Alex Albon Weighs In on Lando Norris’ Comments on ‘Tricky’ F1 Red Flag Rules

Published 12/07/2021, 10:13 AM EST
Formula One F1 – Eifel Grand Prix – Nurburgring, Nurburg, Germany – Red Bull’s Alexander Albon wearing a protective face mask during a press conference ahead of the Eifel Grand Prix FIA/Handout via REUTERS


In the Saudi Arabian GP, the incident between the championship contenders took away the big chunk of the headlines. But in a race full of headline-worthy moments, there was one that was one that left even the drivers confused. This was about the rule that gives drivers a free pit stop in a red flag situation. After Lando Norris voiced his frustrations about the same, future Williams driver Alex Albon also shared his disapproval.

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In a recent podcast, when asked about his thoughts on this rule, Albon simply said, “I don’t think it’s fair.”

Albon revealed he hopes the rule is looked at by FIA soon. He said, “I think it has to be changed at the end of the year.” 

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And without going too philosophical’, Albon said, “It works out well in a weird way, because I think with Lewis in Imola and here, it kind of balances itself out.” 

Formula One F1 – Eifel Grand Prix – Nurburgring, Nurburg, Germany – Red Bull’s Alexander Albon in the pits FIA/Handout via REUTERS

After the race in Jeddah, McLaren driver Lando Norris had also brutally criticized this rule. Norris, who finished P10, felt the unfair advantage of this rule has negatively affected his race results many times, including in Saudi Arabia.

“It’s happened a few times,” Norris said.

“Of course I’m always on the bad end of it, so it probably sucks more for me than anyone, but I think it’s just a very unfair rule that should be taken away.”

Alex Albon feels it was brewing between Hamilton and Verstappen

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The former Red Bull driver shared his thoughts on the controversial collision between Verstappen and Hamilton. He said, “You knew what Max was doing, Lewis knew what Max was doing and it just brewed up to the point where that DRS line was getting closer and closer. And both of them were trying to make sure they weren’t the ones in front.”

“To the point, they were almost walking speed and that was the point where obviously, it was contact.”

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The rivalry between Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen was progressively getting more and more intense with every race. And now that there’s just one race left in the season, the world is eager to see which of the two drivers wins the drivers’ championship.

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Shaharyar

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Shaharyar is a Formula 1 & NASCAR writer at EssentiallySports. A graduate in Journalism from Amity University, he has been a passionate follower of motorsports for better part of the decade. A Max Verstappen and Ferrari supporter, he dreams of a pairing of the two in future.

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