Alexander Albon has a lot to think about after Friday’s free practice sessions. He was about 0.8 seconds short of teammate Max Verstappen in both sessions.
“In the morning I was comfortable in the car. Not really this afternoon. We tried a few things and that did not work in the right direction that we had hoped, but it was an improvement. Yet the Mercedes are still very fast. We have to Take a good look at the data. Maybe we should go back to the setting we had in the first free practice. We will have to manage the tires well here anyway, that’s for sure. ”
Team boss Christian Horner said after the Friday practice sessions that the car is not easy to drive and that Albon still has to gain some confidence. That way he should be able to join Verstappen.