Alex Albon mentioned he doesn’t blame Lewis Hamilton regardless of two high-profile crashes that dramatically influenced his Crimson Bull profession.
Alex Albon’s time at Crimson Bull was beneath the microscope from the second he first sat within the seat. Struggling to regulate to a automobile constructed for his team-mate Max Verstappen and likewise struggling to provide comparable ranges of outcomes as the long run World Champion, the Thai-British driver was beneath rising stress because the season went on.
One factor that may have alleviated that stress would have been his first podium within the sport however he was twice denied by the identical man, Lewis Hamilton.
Chatting with the Past the Grid podcast, the now Williams driver admitted higher outcomes would have allowed him to have a greater mindset.
“I do keep in mind in one of many races I used to be getting bashed like ‘the place’s your efficiency?’ and I used to be like ‘Maintain on a minute, it wasn’t even that unhealthy, everybody sit back a bit,’” he mentioned.
“I believe a consequence would have quietened all the things down. I’d have had the subsequent six, seven races with a bit much less of that noise as a result of the noise began from the very first race of the 12 months it was there. It was fairly intense.”
On two events he got here near attaining that elusive podium solely to be denied by Hamilton. The primary was at Brazil 2019 when the Mercedes driver clipped Albon as the 2 turned a nook. The Crimson Bull driver would go on to complete the race outdoors of the factors in P14.
The next 12 months in Austria and Albon was not solely in competition for a podium however perhaps even the race win solely to once more be hit by Hamilton.
After the crash, Albon was heard over the crew radio shouting “This man is such a sore loser!” however two years on and Albon mentioned he doesn’t blame Hamilton for the route his profession has gone.
“I’d by no means, by no means blame Lewis for what’s occurred to me. It’s all on me,” Albon mentioned.
“It’s simply a kind of issues. He apologised and actually, I take a look at the Brazil one and suppose I may have completed my half in avoiding a crash in some locations. I at all times take a look at crashes between drivers and it’s by no means 100-0, there’s at all times somewhat little bit of give and soak up most of those incidents.
Albon did nonetheless go on to joke that the Austria crash was Hamilton’s fault.
“The Austria one, although, I do suppose is his fault, for the file,” he mentioned laughing.