Alexander Albon is under pressure. Not only because he will fall of Max verse in the Qualifying for the Grand Prix of Styria 0,522 seconds behind penalty received and in the rain, not the best figure made. But also because his future if the ongoing rumors of a return of Sebastian Vettel to Red Bull is questioned.
Whether the uncertain Situation around the four-time world champion is exerting extra pressure on him? "No, not really", tried Albon to negate the topic. "You do not need to just work on yourself, the rumors in the Background to change."
The Thai enjoy support from the majority owner of Red Bull, the family Yoovidhya, and is therefore left. "Such things do not affect me. I have my work self in the Hand. I just have to deliver, but this is not to say that I feel extra pressure."
However, you might get this impression when you look at Albons performance in rainy Qualifying in Spielberg. The 24-Year-old was able to fall any time vers the water. He turned right at the beginning in turn 3.
"I had difficulties with stability. In Q1 I was behind a Williams, and haven't driven my round at the end, as the track was in really good condition." Albon managed to enter the Q3, but had been on his second fast lap for a ride in curve 6.
"We have made a few Changes in the vote, and brought the car in the optimum working window. However, it is a mistake to me then, in the curve 4, under run, the tires blocked, and I have strayed from the ideal line."
"it was my fault. I braked a little too late." In a puddle he had slipped finally out. Generally speaking, Albon could not be found throughout the weekend on Verstappens level. On Friday, in the Dry, just under eight tenths of a seconds behind him.
"I found this weekend a little more difficult in the past. I must find out why that is so. Actually, our package is on this weekend better, but I still have difficulties in getting the Maximum out of it," he said.
The rain has complicated his task on Saturday in addition. "In rainy conditions, the vulnerability even more obvious. For example, the tail was in some of the corners at the Limit." After Q3 hid Albon his displeasure about the Performance.
He radioed: "I know. This weekend, something feels very strange in the car." The answer to that, he has not found yet. Albon wings was back with the old front on the road. "To be honest, the fit is a better route," he explains.
This article "was written by Maria Reyer
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