Albon: Good to ‘shake off the dust’ and get back to racing

Aston Martin Red Bull Racing’s Alex Albon was happy to get back into a racing mindset on Thursday, the British-Thai driver warming himself up and his team during a filming day at Silverstone ahead of next week’s opening Austrian Grand Prix.

Albon had the track and Red Bull’s RB16 to himself as quarantine measures in the UK kept Max Verstappen at home in Monaco.

“It was good to be back in the car today at Silverstone for our filming day and good to shake off the dust and get back into it,” he said.

“I haven’t been in an F1 car for three months but after five or six laps I was right back into it. All that work in the gym doesn’t really matter until you see it on track.


“It’s a small track, a busy track and it was really hot today. So it’s been a good way to see where I’m at with fitness and I’m happy with it.