In the round-up: Alexander Albon doubts he could have improved much on his sixth-place finish in the Sakhir Grand Prix, and was surprised to see it won by a driver he spent much of the race battling with.
What they sayMax Verstappen complained about understeer and instability on their cars during free practice, which Albon said was a hindrance during the race:
We were behind Sergio for most of that race and then, I don’t understand quite how it unfolded, but he ended up winning the race and we finished sixth.
It was just tricky because the configuration we had, downforce-wise, was very hard to race with. We were good in the corners on sector two where you can’t do anything. Then obviously for sector one and sector three, it was difficult, so I was kind of doing these dive bombs into turn one to overtake cars, which made it difficult.
I don’t know. I’m sure we could’ve done a bit better. But sixth… I don’t think we could’ve done much, much better than we did.
Quotes: Dieter Rencken
Notable posts from Twitter, Instagram and more:
Gutted. Absolutely gutted.
It just wasn't meant to be tonight but I’m proud of the job we did out there. We'll get our opportunity again.
Congrats to @SChecoPerez. Nobody deserves a win more than him.
— George Russell (@GeorgeRussell63) December 6, 2020
On such a crazy night of racing, I really saw a chance for us tonight, and pushing hard for that bit me badly. A massive apology to the guys and girls @WilliamsRacing, who have been nothing short of legends for my debut weekend. pic.twitter.com/21GgNXPLVJ
— Jack Aitken – 한세용 (@JaitkenRacer) December 6, 2020
Congrats Jack, Williams & Mercedes. A choice based on pure performance. It’s nice to see a team with respect to its drivers. https://t.co/jfDO4gWClK
— Louis Delétraz (@LouisDeletraz) December 2, 2020
Tell you who else I'm pleased for tonight: @OconEsteban. He was seriously under the cosh from @DanielRicciardo at the start of the season but he's ground away, steadily improved, and had a fair bit of bad luck too. Fortune was on his side tonight but pleased he got second.#F1
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