Alex Albon doesn’t remorse his failed Saudi Arabian GP transfer on Lance Stroll, which later earned him a grid penalty.
Albon within the Williams and Aston Martin’s Stroll went to battle within the closing phases of the race in Jeddah, Albon fancying the prospect to take some extent away from the race.
That plan went horribly improper although as Albon dived down the within, colliding with Stroll and bringing the race to a untimely finish for each of them.
The stewards regarded into the incident and determined that Albon was guilty, handing him a three-place grid penalty for the upcoming Australian Grand Prix, in addition to inserting two penalty factors on his superlicence.
Talking to reporters earlier than his punishments had been introduced, Albon defined that to his thoughts, the collision with Stroll was a racing incident.
“Robust defence, but it surely’s fantastic,” he mentioned.
“Went for the transfer, actually we’re struggling for grip, we’re not nice on the brakes, however I went for it, we had been combating for some factors on the finish, at the least hoping we’d get some factors as we speak.
“So I don’t actually remorse the transfer, it was simply, for me a little bit of a racing incident.”
Albon’s team-mate Nicholas Latifi had crashed out of the race earlier, following on from his qualifying crash.
Put to Albon that Latifi had claimed the FW44 is tough to drive, Albon mentioned that it’s certainly “difficult”, however defined that when in its window it’s a good automobile to drive and has tempo.
“It’s difficult, when it’s in its window it’s fantastic, it’s really automobile to drive, we’ve had moments of that all through to this point driving the automobile, even on the finish of the race we had been fairly fast really,” mentioned Albon.
“So it’s simply making an attempt to get it extra constant, unpredictable actually.”
Stroll mentioned he felt he had left sufficient room for Albon to make the cross.
“He dived and I felt like I left room, however I obtained a thump from behind,” mentioned the Canadian.