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Albon explains run of Red Bull crashes

Albon explains run of Red Bull crashes

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Albon explains run of Red Bull crashes

Albon explains run of Red Bull crashes

Alexander Albon says his recent spate of crashes have been down to pushing too hard, but he is confident that the run of incidents has not affected his standing at Red Bull.

The Thai driver has made an impressive start to life in the senior team and has outscored Max Verstappen across their five races in tandem, aided by a pair of DNFs for the Dutchman.

However, Albon has crashed in practice or qualifying in three of the last five events, with a significant shunt at the start of FP2 in Mexico forcing Red Bull into a chassis rebuild.

Albon went on to qualify fifth – his best grid spot in F1 – and remains enthused by his ability to bounce back from issues across a weekend.

He said: "To be honest, it sounds bad, but I crashed in the Toro Rosso as well!

"I am pushing, maybe too much sometimes. And that's kind of the price really.

"What is important is just how I recover, and so far that's been OK. It is not nice and does dent my confidence going into the next day, but it seems to not affect me too much. On that side I am quite happy with the bounce back."

Albon dismissed that pressure was coming from the Red Bull hierarchy, adding: "To be honest, it's been okay. They've been very much supportive, actually. They know I'm trying, and the crashes I have had, is not been slow and crashing, it's been pushing crashing.

"Of course it is not ideal, and I think that experience and not knowing the car can contribute to that. I think for the meantime anyway it's been all okay."

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