Alex Albon Tag

By FIA Newly re-signed Red Bull Racing driver Alex Albon set the fastest time of the opening practice session for the Brazilian Grand Prix before crashing out late in the rain-hit session at Interlagos. In his first outing since Red Bull this announced that the Thai driver will be staying with the team for 2020, Albon hit the top of the timesheet late in the session with a run intermediate tyres that left him half a second ahead of Mercedes’ Valtteri Bottas. However, after moving to slicks on an improvingRead More
By Joey Barnes, Editor-in-Chief Aston Martin Red Bull Racing will keep its current driver lineup together after announcing Alex Albon will return alongside Max Verstappen for the 2020 Formula 1 season. The 23-year-old was promoted up from Toro Rosso following the summer break, swapping places with Pierre Gasly. Since then, Albon has put together a stout run by finishing in the top six in each of the seven races, including a career-best fourth-place finish in the Japanese Grand Prix. While the sample size is small, it was enough for teamRead More

Posted On August 2, 2019By Motorsports TribuneIn Formula One

Gasly Tops Rain-Affected FP2 as Albon Crashes

By FIA Red Bull Racing’s Pierre Gasly topped the timesheet in a rain-affected seconds practice session for the Hungarian Grand Prix that saw Toro Rosso’s Alexander Albon crash out. The session was held under grey skies and the threat of rain and as such there was a flurry of activity soon after the green lights went on at the end of the pit lane with 17 drivers taking to the track in the opening minutes. One of those was Mercedes’ Valtteri Bottas. The Finn missed the morning session owing toRead More
By FIA Mercedes powered away from its rivals in second practice for the Monaco Grand Prix, with Lewis Hamilton setting a time of 1:11.118 to top the timesheet 0.081s ahead of team-mate Valtteri Bottas. The Silver Arrows’ closes rival in the session was Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel who finished more than seventh tenths of a second behind Hamilton. Hamilton and Bottas set the early pace in the session, using medium compound Pirelli tyres, but were dislodged when Vettel bolted on a set of softs for his performance runs. The German wasRead More
By FIA Lewis Hamilton won Formula 1’s 1000thworld championship race, getting the jump of polesitting team-mate Valtteri Bottas off the line at the start to take a lead he then held for the full race distance. Sebastian Vettel was third ahead of Red Bull’s Max Verstappen. Hamilton made a good start from second place on the grid to power past Bottas, who afterward admitted he had been disadvantaged by momentary wheelspin on the start/finish line. Starting from the same side of the grid as Hamilton, Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc also gotRead More
By FIA Mercedes Valtteri Bottas went quickest in final practice to the Chinese Grand Prix in a session curtailed due a heavy crash involving Toro Rosso’s Alex Albon.  With six minutes remaining in the session the Thai driver went wide in the final corner. He attempted to correct the error and that sent his Toro into a spin. He hit the barriers hard, destroying the whole left-hand side of his car. The Toro Rosso driver was quickly on the radio to confirm he was unhurt and to apologise for aRead More
By FIA McLaren rookie Lando Norris went quickest on the opening day of the second F1 pre-season test of 2019, despite twice stopping on track during the session. Norris first brought out the red flag with a little over 90 minutes left in the morning session when his McLaren was halted with what was later reported as a loss of hydraulic pressure. The British driver, who had completed 38 laps to that point, missed the remainder of the morning session but returned to the action after lunch. Late in theRead More
By FIA Renault’s Nico Hulkenberg set the fastest time of the first week of 2019 pre-season Formula 1 testing in Barcelona, beating Toro Rosso’s Alexander Albon by two tenths of a second. In the morning Albon maintained the hold on top spot established by Toro Rosso on day three, when Daniil Kvyat claimed that session’s fastest time, but this afternoon Hulkenberg moved well clear of the 1:17.637 to post a lap of 1:17.393. The time was the quickest of the opening four days of pre-season testing and like the Toro RossoRead More