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WOW! Alexander Albon has been promoted to Red Bull Racing to drive alongside Max [edited]


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#701 maximilian

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Posted 05 September 2019 - 13:36

Sour grapes from Kvyat, and poor team spirit overall.  What he should have done is to place emphasis on his own (very good!) drive in that race, instead of putting down Albon, who was in a new team and new car mid-season, which is difficult even within the RB organization.



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#702 MikeV1987

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Posted 05 September 2019 - 16:27

Shots Torpedoes fired!



#703 MikeTekRacing

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Posted 05 September 2019 - 17:02

not a classy comment from Kvyat but I am sure he knows it doesn't help in anyway make his situation better. As long as he can deliver good results, he's got a chance to continue his career.



#704 sushantf1

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Posted 05 September 2019 - 17:11

Kvyat spoke his mind but he should show some respect.



#705 Anuity

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Posted 05 September 2019 - 17:18

Don’t see what’s the problem here. In essence he is right.
In the end Albon had a good result and made some passes in the end but for the majority of the race he looked pretty lost abd unremarkable, even compared to Gasly.

#706 jannyg

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Posted 05 September 2019 - 18:13

True. But in RBs eyes Gasly would have made no further progress. Albon made the pass and came alive late in the race.

It was Albion’s first race with minimal running. He did ok

Albon is saying all the right things, ie “first stint was bad and he needs to understand why etc etc”.

#707 DS27

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Posted 05 September 2019 - 18:16

Sour grapes from Kvyat, and poor team spirit overall.  What he should have done is to place emphasis on his own (very good!) drive in that race, instead of putting down Albon, who was in a new team and new car mid-season, which is difficult even within the RB organization.

 

 

Indeed. Maybe something along the lines of "Albon had a great race and showed a lot of speed at times; it was tough keeping him behind me for the first part of the race" would have been much more sensible to say.

 

This shows a lot more class and respect while also bigging himself up. 



#708 balage06

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Posted 05 September 2019 - 18:24

Tbh I watched Albon's race onboard on F1TV and his driving wasn't so impressive yet. He did lots of small mistakes along the way. Even he admitted it on the radio at the end.



#709 OvDrone

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Posted 05 September 2019 - 19:23

Speaking of Kvyat; a mate of mine just sent me this:

 

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#710 MaxisOne

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Posted 05 September 2019 - 19:52

Did they inject the grapes with Lime Kyvat?

 

Completely classless



#711 BobbyRicky

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Posted 05 September 2019 - 20:10

Hah, Torpedo is right tho. 



#712 Anuity

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Posted 05 September 2019 - 20:18

He was asked the question, it’s not like him going out and talking about it. What did you expect? The guy is being honest and telling the facts. It’s funny that some people blame him for that. And the fact is that until the last 10 laps Albon had a very mediocre race and was less impressive than either of Toro Rosso drivers.
He showed some class with his passes, in my opinion it’s too early to rate him as an impressive drive.

#713 Grundle

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Posted 05 September 2019 - 20:49

Didn't take long for the sour grapes.
Pure jealousy. Mental weakness is still there

#714 JBJ

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Posted 05 September 2019 - 21:16

He's not wrong



#715 f1paul

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Posted 05 September 2019 - 21:22

Kvyat maybe shouldn't have said that, but his drive was every bit as good as Albon's IMO. Underrated by most. 



#716 tom

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Posted 05 September 2019 - 22:46

So majority of people don't want his honest answer to a question?

What a false world we live in 🤐

#717 Myrvold

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Posted 05 September 2019 - 22:47

ffs Daniil, play it cool!

(Spec 4 vs Spec 2 btw)!

Please, let's not rewrite history and pretend Albon's drive was poor. It was a solid performance. I've already seen some things on other parts of the internet suddenly agreeing with Kvyat - it's not like we all watched the same race !! The Kvyat fandom sympathy train continues ...

It was Albon with spec 4, or?

Forget that. Just remembered. They took for the penalty. But used spec 2 to save spec 4!

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#718 baddog

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Posted 05 September 2019 - 22:57

Poor team spirit? Different team or did you forget?.

 

He has a point, the drive has been talked up beyond what it actually was, which was a decent but unspectacular start which netted a decent result, but only just sneaking 6th then inheriting 5th from a retirement is not exactly giving Max a hard time on performance is it? Kvyat I would say did better this race given relative equipment and start position.



#719 P123

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Posted 05 September 2019 - 23:00

Just a clumsy way of saying "hey, what about my race", no doubt motivated by being passed over for the drive. But I think plenty rated Kvyat's race highly anyway.

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#720 ANF

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Posted 05 September 2019 - 23:10

Kvyat said it half-jokingly when I read his words.

#721 Diablobb81

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Posted 06 September 2019 - 05:05

Poor team spirit? Different team or did you forget?.

He has a point, the drive has been talked up beyond what it actually was, which was a decent but unspectacular start which netted a decent result, but only just sneaking 6th then inheriting 5th from a retirement is not exactly giving Max a hard time on performance is it? Kvyat I would say did better this race given relative equipment and start position.


He started from the back in his first race for a new team. Yeah, he was relly expected to give Max a hard time.Ffs

#722 Tony Mandara

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Posted 06 September 2019 - 05:18

I don't think the RB team were expecting much performance on full fuel and harder tyres. Didn't he say in a post race interview that Christian Horner said to him on the grid not to worry, and that the car would come to life in the second half of the race?



#723 shure

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Posted 06 September 2019 - 07:18

He started from the back in his first race for a new team. Yeah, he was relly expected to give Max a hard time.Ffs

yeah, and only halfway through his first season, too, promoted into a team because the previous driver had been ruthlessly chopped for poor performance.  Given the hand he got played I think he performed very well indeed.



#724 ElectricBoogie

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Posted 06 September 2019 - 10:16

Before I find the comment.Kvyat did have a similar drive in a NOT winning RB, Spa 2015. From the back to the front.In a car that lacked lots of top speed.



#725 baddog

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Posted 06 September 2019 - 10:46

He started from the back in his first race for a new team. Yeah, he was relly expected to give Max a hard time.Ffs

 

Thats not what I meant at all.  He did well but there has been some hyperbole about the drive.



#726 absinthedude

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Posted 06 September 2019 - 11:31

I guess it's understandable that Kvyat feels there is too much hype around Albon when Daniil himself is doing a fine job. But there are ways of expressing it. Like "He did well out there on Sunday, really pleased for Red Bull. I think me and Pierre did really well in the Toro Rossos too so it's all great for the team"

 

Press and fans will always be interested in the new kid in a top team, there is intrigue there. 



#727 Ivanhoe

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Posted 06 September 2019 - 16:25

Can’t count the times when I said or done something of which I thought a few moments later I maybe should have handled it differently. It happens to all of us, also to professional race drivers, certainly when they have to directly react to questions from the press.

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Posted 06 September 2019 - 16:29

Speaking of Kvyat; a mate of mine just sent me this:

 

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Someone here once compared him to Rose Namajunas.

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Edited by karl100589, 06 September 2019 - 16:30.