"I need to be careful what I say," said Albon. "I mean it is what it is. I really felt like we could have won that race today, the guys did a great job with the strategy.
"As soon as it all played out it looked really strong for us. They [Mercedes] were on the hard tyres and the first five laps was when I was going to do the overtakes.
"I was confident, the car was feeling good at that stage of the race. It is what it is, I feel like this one hurts more, but I felt Brazil was a bit more 50/50.
"I felt like I had done the move already, and I was kind of already focused on [Valtteri] Bottas in front. It was so late, the contact.
"I think there's always a risk of overtaking on the outside but I gave as much space as I could. I was right on the edge and I knew if I gave him all the space I could give him, it's up to him whether he wants to crash or not.
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