Albon Revisits Horrifying Hamilton F1 Memories at Red Bull Ring

Published 07/09/2021, 10:22 AM EDT
Formula One F1 – Steiermark Grand Prix – Red Bull Ring, Spielberg, Styria, Austria – June 26, 2021 Red Bull’s Max Verstappen during qualifying REUTERS/Lisi Niesner


Sometimes incidents in Formula One can leave a mark in driver’s mind when they visit the track where it took place. So it is no different for Alex Albon when he arrived at the Red Bull Ring with DTM in an AlphaTauri car.

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The event that replays in the Thai driver’s mind is his battle with Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton last year. As they zipped around the track. Hamilton went for the inside to overtake Albon, but they had contact which saw Albon spin off into the gravel area.

However, the 23-year-old doesn’t have any bad blood against the 7-time world champion, but as he revised the track, he took this opportunity to have a stab at himself.

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Albon jokes about the incident with Hamilton that still haunts him

Red Bull rolled up to the track in Austria in their DTM car, as Alex was going to give them a hot lap of the fast-paced circuit. In response to their Tweet, Albon replied, stating that he should be careful of one particular corner of the track, where it all went down.

He said, “Turn 4 coming back to haunt me.”

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What exactly happened between Lewis & Alex?

The then Red Bull driver was set to bag his first podium for the Milton-Keynes based outfit out last season. But at lap 61 of the race, disaster struck, as Hamilton was chasing in down, and at turn 4 they came together; Lewis made it out, but Alex wasn’t so lucky as went onto the gravel, losing his P2 position.

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In frustration, Albon came on the team radio and said, “This guy is such a sore loser.” 

However, this isn’t the first time the two have come together, as back in 2019 at the Brazilian Grand Prix, the same thing happened. Albon aiming for a place finish; but Lewis had contact with him, which saw him go off the track and lose out on a podium finish.

With Alex competing in DTM with AlphaTauri, do you think we will see the underrated Thai driver back in Formula One? Let us know what you think in the comments below.

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Arpit Gomes is an F1 author at EssentiallySports. Currently pursuing his Journalism degree from Xavier’s Institute, he is a big fan of McLaren and their driver Lando Norris and Daniel Ricciardo. Arpit always looks forward to the paddock moving to Spa and drivers dealing with the exciting Eau Rouge corner as well the straight at Monza.

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