The driver had a spin on the exit of Turn 1 in the opening session, even knocking away his front and causing a quick stoppage to track action.

Reflecting on exactly what happened, Albon said he had been caught out as he started to push in his very first official excursion to some grand prix weekend.

“I was building up my confidence, also was getting just a little better,” he said. “Then I was caught out by the spin at the conclusion of this run.

“I believe it was only a little bit of inexperience as well as the tyres had been a tiny bit overly sexy. Was a mix of both of these. But nothing too serious, as well as in the end run in FP1 was pretty excellent.

“Considering it was my first time here, I was quite pleased with how it moved. But that really did mean going in to FP2 a bit more stable and just building up the rhythm. ”

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“It was a weird one and I have never had it happen before,” he said. “I was going through Turn 11, so that as I was going to 1 2 I couldn’t start the steering. So I was sort of stuck onto the headrest.

“I just had to lift my hands and also abort the horn. Nothing too serious, however, it took me by surprise. We’ll see now if we will give me a bit more clearance for my own hands. ”

Albon said this certain of the biggest things he had to get used to was that the wind — and especially how a tailwind would affect flying for a few corners.

“It is the conclusion, that’s the major item,” he said. “In we were very blessed with this stuff, it was zero. It’s remarkable.

“It is merely recognizing it, and even on my negative maybe not reporting it — saying’this corner is that’, however it’s not actually, it’s simply because the wind is performing this. ”

He included: “You can find big tailwinds, that will be truly fresh to me personally. Therefore obviously with those cars, they’re so sensitive that tailwinds, headwinds, they’re changing balances massively.

“I already was used to it out of the preceding laps, but of course it doesn’t help once you have a gust or tailwind into Turn 1. ”

Albon’s teammate Daniil Kvyat said the wind in was unusual though.

“It’s different states to ,” said the Russian. “The trail is tough, and there is more wind.

“We had, let’therefore say, seven days almost perfect at analyzing in , so coming here, this track is more of a street circuit, so of course it’s a big difference. But yeah, it’s fairly ordinary here. ”

Additional reporting by Adam Cooper

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Alexander Albon, Toro Rosso STR14, suffers a spin and damages his front wing

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Alexander Albon, STR14, endures a spin and damages his front wing

Alexander Albon, Toro Rosso STR14, suffers a spin and damages his front wing

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Alexander Albon, STR14, endures a spin and damages his front wing

Alexander Albon, Toro Rosso STR14, suffers a spin and damages his front wing

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Alexander Albon, STR14, endures a spin and damages his front wing

Alexander Albon, Toro Rosso STR14, suffers a spin and damages his front wing

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Alexander Albon, STR14, endures a spin and damages his front wing

Alexander Albon, Toro Rosso STR14, suffers a spin and damages his front wing

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Alexander Albon, STR14, endures a spin and damages his front wing

Alexander Albon, Toro Rosso STR14, suffers a spin and damages his front wing

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Alexander Albon, STR14, endures a spin and damages his front wing

Alexander Albon, Toro Rosso STR14, suffers a spin and damages his front wing

Alexander Albon, STR14, heads to the pits with his front wing missing

Alexander Albon, Toro Rosso STR14, heads to the pits with his front wing missing

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Alexander Albon, STR14 to the grass

Alexander Albon, Toro Rosso STR14 on the grass

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