The 2019 Belgian Grand Prix has just concluded, with Charles LeClerc seizing his maiden victory. However, there were a number of highlights that made the race all the more riveting. One of those moments was Alex Albon and his charge up the order from the tail of the field.
After a poor qualifying, coupled with a grid penalty, Alex Albon scythed his way up the order. The Thai driver even pulled off a daring pass on Racing Point’s Sergio Perez, putting a wheel on the grass in the process.
The good news was that he got the move done, but the bad news was that it caught the attention of the stewards. The kerfuffle began at the Bus Stop chicane, where Alex Albon dived down the inside of Perez. However, the Mexican got squeezed off and took to the escape road.
Then, at the La Source hairpin, Perez ran wide and Albon tried to sneak past again, only to have the door shut. Then, he tailed Perez through Eau Rouge and Radillion and did a DRS pass down the Kemmel Straight. However, Sergio Perez had one last trick up his sleeve, and executed it straightaway. He squeezed Albon onto the grass, though it was to no avail, as the Thai youngster blasted past.
Coming back to the interview, with Sky Sports, where Albon talked about the move, the commentators cut it short. They had a good reason to, because Albon had been summoned by the stewards to explain his actions, particularly the overtake on the grass.