Steering issue caused Albon's early session spin

  • 19 Feb 2019 12:41
  • comments 0
  • By: Fergal Walsh

Toro Rosso team principal Franz Tost says that Alexander Albon was not to blame for his out lap crash at the Circuit de Catalunya on Tuesday.

Albon had only just left the pits and was rounding Turn 4 when his car spun, sending him into the gravel. The test session marks the Thai-British driver's first official session outing in a Formula 1 car.

Although it did not get off to a clean start, Tost has defended Albon, stating that the incident was not his fault. 

"It was a steering issue," he told the official F1 broadcaster. "We changed something from yesterday to today but it didn’t work out as we expected and therefore we changed once more to yesterday’s version."

Tost highlighted the importance of today's test for Albon, who is looking to get up to speed and learn his way with the new car.

"There are not so many test topics today as yesterday with Daniil [Kvyat]. We can’t test so many different specifications on the car, for him it’s important to drive to get experience, to learn the car to get familiar with the car.

"Next week is then another story. We will also test different set-ups with him next week. This week is more for him to do as many laps to get experience."

Replies (0)

Login to reply

Related news



AU Grand Prix of Australia

Local time 

View more photos

AU Grand Prix of Australia

Local time 

View more photos


Test calendar

Circuit de Catalunya - Winter testing

Circuit de Catalunya - Winter testing

See full test schedule

Give your opinion!

Who will win the 2019 Australian Grand Prix?


World Championship standings

Show full world champion standings

Driver profile

  • Country Thailand
  • Date of b. Mar 23 1996 (22)
  • Place of b. Londen, Thailand
  • Weight 74 kg
  • Length 1.86 m
Show full profile

Team profile

Show full profile

Formula 1 Calendar - 2019

Date
Grand Prix
Circuit
-
Spain
-
Spain
15 - Mar 17
Australia
29 - Mar 31
Bahrain
12 - Apr 14
China
26 - Apr 28
Azerbaijan
10 - May 12
Spain
24 - May 26
Monaco
7 - Jun 9
Canada
21 - Jun 23
France
28 - Jun 30
Austria
12 - Jul 14
United Kingdom
26 - Jul 28
Germany
2 - Aug 4
Hungary
30 - Sep 1
Belgium
6 - Sep 8
Italy
20 - Sep 22
Singapore
27 - Sep 29
Russian
11 - Oct 13
Japan
25 - Oct 27
Mexico
1 - Nov 3
United States of America
15 - Nov 17
Brazil
29 - Dec 1
United Arab Emirates
See full schedule

Formula 1 Calendar - 2019

Date
Grand Prix & Circuit
15 - Mar 17
Australia Albert Park
29 - Mar 31
12 - Apr 14
26 - Apr 28
Azerbaijan Baku City Circuit
10 - May 12
24 - May 26
Monaco Monte Carlo
7 - Jun 9
21 - Jun 23
France Paul Ricard
28 - Jun 30
Austria Red Bull Ring
12 - Jul 14
United Kingdom Silverstone
26 - Jul 28
Germany Hockenheimring
2 - Aug 4
Hungary Hungaroring
30 - Sep 1
6 - Sep 8
Italy Monza
20 - Sep 22
27 - Sep 29
Russian Sochi Autodrom
11 - Oct 13
25 - Oct 27
1 - Nov 3
United States of America Circuit of the Americas
15 - Nov 17
Brazil Interlagos
29 - Dec 1
United Arab Emirates Yas Marina Circuit
See full schedule
show sidebar