Alex Albon insists his Formula 1 season goes higher than his qualifying difficulties have prompt, as he hit again at ideas he’s struggling.
The Thai driver endured one other powerful qualifying session for the British Grand Prix, as steadiness points with the difficult Red Bull RB16 left him unable to get essentially the most out of the automotive and he was left down in 12th place on the grid.
Although he’s conscious that his Saturday kind could possibly be higher, he says his run of race outcomes are nothing to be involved about and that there have been no worries on his facet that Red Bull might look to switch him.
“Firstly, I don’t see it as struggling,” mentioned Albon, who got here near successful the 2020 F1 opener in Austria earlier than a conflict with Lewis Hamilton which the Mercedes driver was penalised for.
“I feel like race one we had a very strong race, race two we finished fourth and race three we finished fifth. So if that’s struggling then I’d be worrying about other things.
“I’m joyful personally with the primary few races, however issues have not gone our method. And to be trustworthy, I’m not apprehensive within the sense that I really feel prefer it’s been powerful or it is going badly.
“It’s just a tough qualifying and on my side I’m just focused on trying to get more comfortable with the car and extract the performance out of it.”
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Albon’s precedence for the time being is looking for a constant steadiness together with his automotive over the numerous corners on a monitor, with the RB16’s inconsistent dealing with placing him on the backfoot.
And with the Red Bull automotive having a nervous rear finish, Albon says that strikes in the direction of a extra understeering arrange are only one strategy to attempting to assist enhance his scenario.
“It’s obviously tricky,” he mentioned. “I wouldn’t say we put in understeer to make it safe. It’s obviously we just want to be as optimal as possible with the car.
“But there’s positively locations, particularly with tailwinds, the place when you find yourself on the sting on the rear already, it does make it tougher when you might have a tailwind or something like that. It’s the identical for everybody to be trustworthy.
“But yeah it’s just one of those things. It’s just trying to get the balance a bit more consistent through speed types and corner types through the lap. That’s kind of where my focus is on.”