Albon wrecks his Red Bull on slippery surface

Date published: November 15 2019

Caution! Slippery when wet. Alex Albon found out that particular safety message the hard way at the Interlagos circuits.

Here is how the first day of practice unfolded at Interlagos…

The drivers were treated to absolutely dreadful conditions on Friday morning with heavy rain turning Interlagos into a swimming pool rather than a race circuit.

We thought Toto Wolff would be missing the Brazilian Grand Prix weekend, but it turns out he did show up after all…

Lance Stroll’s face did a good job summing up the mood in Sao Paulo, but it wasn’t all doom and gloom. There was track action at least.

Lance Stroll

The track was dry enough for slick tyres to be fitted in the final five minutes of the session, but was it really? Max Verstappen was the first to spin out and then team-mate Alex Albon found the wall, bringing the session to an abrupt end.

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