‘Thanks for sticking with me!’ Albon tells Crimson Bull after first podium
Alex Albon thanked Crimson Bull Racing for standing by him after taking a extremely well-liked first podium in Formulation 1 on the Tuscan Grand Prix.
A chaotic race at Mugello was interrupted by two purple flags however finally noticed a well-known sight of two Mercedes drivers and a Crimson Bull on the rostrum. Nonetheless, for the primary time it was Albon in third and after crossing the road behind Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas he mentioned over workforce radio: “Due to everybody, thanks for sticking with me!”
Reflecting on the outcome, Albon admitted it’s a weight off his shoulders after a troublesome season for Crimson Bull thus far, even when he was slightly nervous going across the outdoors of Daniel Ricciardo for third place late within the race after twice having podium outcomes slip away as a consequence of contact with Lewis Hamilton in an identical place.
“Clearly, some time to get right here however no, it was a troublesome one as effectively, we needed to work for it,” Albon mentioned. “I’m actually comfortable. I can breathe. It feels good to be right here.
“We’ve been good within the final sector all weekend and that’s actually vital for a circuit the place there’s just one place to overhaul and that’s Flip 1. The Renaults are fast down the straights so I didn’t catch him as fast as I assumed I’d, and it was form of like a last-minute dive on the skin. In fact, I used to be slightly frightened, however I left sufficient area and Daniel gave me sufficient room and I went previous.”
The British-Thai driver mentioned it wasn’t a straightforward outcome to attain after struggling on the race resumptions, dropping to seventh on the second standing begin.
“It was good to lastly get that podium. Clearly beneath the circumstances as effectively it was a tough race. We weren’t superb off the road, so loads of the overtakes needed to be on the observe and that made it thrilling. We had a extremely good automotive at the moment and happily we have been capable of extract it and do the overtakes once we wanted to.”