Alex Albon quotes ahead of the Chinese Grand-Prix

Alex Albon quotes ahead of the Chinese Grand-Prix

09.04.2019: Alex Albon (Car #23): “I have good memories of China, especially in 2016, when I went from sixth on the grid to stand on the podium in third place.” “Not everything clicked together a hundred percent in Bahrain. I didn't get to do all the laps I

Alex Albon (Car #23):

 

 

“I have good memories of China, especially in 2016, when I went from sixth on the grid to stand on the podium in third place.”


“Not everything clicked together a hundred percent in Bahrain. I didn't get to do all the laps I wanted, so that didn't help with the way the track evolves in Bahrain. We didn't get the best out of Qualifying and the race itself was a little bit scrappy. However, on a positive note, my actual pace looked competitive, which is encouraging looking ahead to China.



“It's also been useful to have the two days testing in Bahrain, with Alex working for the team, while I drove the Pirelli test. In China, we must work hard to get a good setup so that everything works at its best. If we do that, I believe we can
have a really good weekend.


“I have good memories of China, especially in 2016, when I went from sixth on the grid to stand on the podium in third place. It's an interesting track with a good mix of some slow and medium speed corners and that very long straight: get it right and it's a satisfying track to drive. There are some tricky sections, including the hairpin which, after the very long straight and hard braking, is challenging as are the first two turns - they are extremely long corners.


“This weekend will be the one thousandth Grand Prix and it's cool to be part of that. It means the drivers in this race will be a part of F1 history and it's nice to be on the list.



“Shanghai itself is an exciting place and, although we don't stay in the centre, I usually manage to spend a day there - it's a very interesting city.”






- Fabiana Valenti, photo Red Bull

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