“In the whole weekend, I’m happy,” said Albon. “The race didn’t go quite as we wanted it to but looking back at it I don’t think there’s anything we could have really done.
“I don’t think points were possible just with the strategy. It wasn’t a bad strategy, just unlucky with Giovinazzi. Norris, Perez and myself we spent four laps and we lost maybe three, four seconds a lap behind in those four laps. All the people that we were in front of got past us.
“Obviously this track’s not easy to overtake so I spent most of my race looking at an orange rear wing. Or a pink rear wing.
“But I’m happy with the final result. I think there’s a lot of good things to take into Bahrain.”
Albon, who only drove an F1 car for the first time in Toro Rosso’s filming day at Misano ahead of pre-season testing, says he is still learning the differences between F1 and F2.
“In Formula 2 you’re driving at 90% in a race to save the tyres, in Formula 1 it’s more like 95%. You can push a bit more.
“The thing is when you’re following cars it’s really bad for tyres. So battling is really difficult. You can’t spend more than two laps in a row, really, without overheating them. [I’m] just learning this.
“I think following cars is actually better than I expected and I think part of that was probably because of the new regulations. But it’s still not easy to overtake. I think Melbourne obviously isn’t the easiest example for this.”
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