Alexander Albon has been cleared of blame for spinning off on his first lap out of the pits during today’s test.
“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 confirmed Toro Rosso have not set as many targets for today’s test as their main priority is to give Albon time to get used to the car.
“Yesterday Daniil Kvyat was out, he’s an experienced driver, that means we got a lot of data fortunately,” said Tost.
Today we are out the first time with Alex. This is always something special because to driver in a Formula 1 car the first time you really have to prepare the driver in the best possible way. We discussed it a lot also with the engineers and I must say up to now Alex is doing a real good job and I hope that he will continue like this.
“There are not so many test topics today as yesterday with Daniil Kvyat because with Alex we have to drive. 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.”
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