One of the rookies on show at the Australian Grand Prix was Thai-British driver Alexander Albon, and the youngster was impressive in his first F1 outing in Melbourne.
Albon looked quick in Q1, and duly qualified for Q2, where he narrowly missed out on a position in the top 10, finishing 13th instead.
But in doing so, Albon managed to out-qualify his more experienced teammate in Daniil Kvyat, who was making his own return to F1 with Toro-Rosso.
We caught up with the former F2 driver, and his honest account on proceedings was an indication of just how polished he really is, coming up the ranks to F1.
How did Alexander Albon fare in Australian GP Qualifying?
Albon finally admitted he was “happy” with how things turned out in the end, but the Toro-Rosso looks fast enough to mount a challenge for the best of the rest spots on the grid, and it should be interesting to see how it all plays out on Sunday during the main race.
As of now, one thing is clear. The pride of Southeast Asia, Alexander Albon surely looks the real deal.