Albon, however, is adamant he is far from wallowing in any self-pity, adding: "Of course, it was disappointing, it was always going to be disappointing. This is our dream.
"Very quickly it was one of those things where there was no point in feeling sorry for yourself. You've got to get back into it, and do as much as you can to get back.
"So my goal, of course, is to be back in a seat next year and just be ready for this year as well because you never know what's going to happen with fitness or with Covid around.
"This winter has been about making sure I'm as ready as I can be, to be as fit as I can, doing all the simulator stuff, and we've a few days where I can do some tyre tests and things like that.
"Something I've carried with me from a very early age is [an attitude of] 'What can I do right now that gives me a better chance, or is beneficial to me?'
"The way I see it, if you do wallow around, then you're not doing anything to open any doors or to get a seat back.
"So very quickly you just have to put yourself in a position where [it is a case of] 'What can you do as a driver to give you the best opportunity, to get straight back into it and not be too negative?'"
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