Alex Albon Spotted With Romain Grosjean As Plans IndyCar Stint

Published 08/14/2021, 6:04 AM EDT
NUERBURG, GERMANY – Alexander Albon of Thailand and Red Bull Racing and Red Bull Racing Team Principal Christian Horner talk in the garage during qualifying ahead of the F1 Eifel Grand Prix at Nuerburgring in Nuerburg, Germany. (Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images)


Ever since being dropped out of Red Bull last season to make way for Sergio Perez, Alex Albon has been competing in DTM this year while doing some tests for his Milton-Keynes-based team.

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

This weekend saw the Thai racing driver visit Indianapolis for an IndyCar race, where was spotted with former rival, Romain Grosjean. Seeing the potential that the racing series holds, Albon isn’t crossing out the idea of competing in IndyCar.

Albon might be lured to race in IndyCar, as both former Haas F1 drivers, Kevin Magnussen & Grosjean have had experience in the series.

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

Watch Story: From Prince to the Queen: When F1 Stars Interacted With the Royal Family

Alex Albon sees IndyCar as an option as F1 hopes fade

Speaking to IndyCar.com, Albon said, “My main goal is to be in F1, but there’s never a 100% certainty on that, so you’ve got to have plan B and C to see what else is out there. I’ve always had that interest within IndyCar. You see it on the rise now, especially with the viewership and everything going up.”

“Let’s just say, if the right opportunity is there, or let’s say the lack of opportunity is there in F1, and there’s an opportunity here that’s a good opportunity with a good team, and if in these next few days I think it’s something I would enjoy, obviously then the odds go up,” Albon concluded.

A return to the team is unlikely for Albon

The British-Thai driver will aim to redeem himself at Red Bull or their sister team, AlphaTauri. However, team advisor, Dr. Helmut Marko is hoping to keep Max Verstappen, Sergio Perez, Pierre Gasly, and Yuki Tsunoda at their respective team’s next season making Albon dream to return to F1 a nightmare.

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

Speaking to Felix Görner in an exclusive interview with RTL, the Austrian said, “We should be ready to announce our driver pairings for both Red Bull and AlphaTauri. In principle we want to maintain the existing pairings. But that takes time, because we include all relevant facts.”

With chances of returning to the grid next year diminishing, Albon will be hoping to make a name for himself in the DTM series or make a switch to the underrated IndyCar championship.

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

DIVE DEEPER

How Red Bull Tried Using Albon to Prove Lewis Hamilton Guilty in the British GP Incident

about 2 months ago

SHARE THIS ARTICLE :

ADVERTISEMENT

Arpit Gomes

842 articles

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.

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT