Albon crash forces Red Bull chassis change

Red Bull have changed the chassis on Alexander Albon‘s car following his crash in second practice for the Mexican Grand Prix.

Albon missed much of Friday afternoon’s session after losing control of his car on entry to Turn 7 and making heavy contact with the barriers.

The front-right corner of Albon’s RB15 seemed to be worst affected, and the impact did enough damage to warrant a switch of survival cell, as confirmed by the FIA ahead of Saturday’s practice session.

Discussing the incident, Albon admitted he had tried to take too much speed and kerb into the corner.

“It did go really quick, I wasn’t expecting it to go like that,” he said.

“It was just a bit of a careless mistake, used a bit too much track. These things go quickly. I did snap it, it went really quick.”