Red Bull Racing group fundamental Christian Horner subsidized his driving force Alexander Albon within the incident involving him and global champion Lewis Hamilton in Sunday’s Austrian Grand Prix.
Albon used to be preventing for the second one position with Hamilton after they collided with 10 laps to move. The incident ended in Albon spinning out and dropping observe place whilst Hamilton won a five-second penalty for inflicting the collision.
Albon retired from the race whilst Hamilton crossed the road in 2d position however dropped right down to 4th because of the penalty.
It used to be the second one time in 3 races that Hamilton and Albon had collided, after the Brazilian Grand Prix final season, with the British-born Thai once more coming off worse.
Horner requested for an apology from Hamilton, like he had executed after the race at Interlagos in November final yr.
“You can say that but he got the job done, so, the pass was made. It’s not like he was on the entry so what overtake is safe at the end of the day? I doubt Lewis was ever going to wave him past.
“It was just a misjudgement by Lewis at the end of the day and it’d be good if he apologised for it,” Horner stated.
Red Bull’s house race at Spielberg grew to become out to be a crisis with each drivers – Max Verstappen and Albon – retiring their vehicles because of technical issues.
“It looks something on the power unit side with Alex. We don’t know if that’s a result of the knock that he had or the trip through the gravel. We turned the engine off as a precaution.
“This sport can be pretty brutal sometimes and it feels like today’s been one of those days.
“Alex drove a great race, he didn’t deserve that five seconds [as a penalty for Hamilton] doesn’t doesn’t do anything for him. He could’ve won that race, we strategically made the right call, gone onto the soft tyres, he was in a strong position,” Horner added.
Albon in the meantime, claimed that Hamilton’s mistake price him a possible win on the Red Bull Ring.
I’m slightly recent at this time, so I’ve were given to watch out what I say,” Albon advised tv journalists. “I really felt like we could have won that race.
“I believe like this one, I wouldn’t say it hurts extra however I felt like Brazil used to be slightly extra 50/50.
“I gave as much space as I really could, I was on the edge. I thought if I give him as much space as I can give him, it was up to him if he wants to crash or not,” Albon stated.
Hamilton however, described the incident as “a really unfortunate scenario”.
“I can’t believe we’ve come together again. It really felt like a racing incident but either way I’ll take whatever penalty they feel I deserve and move forwards,” he stated after the race.