It was a day to remember for Thai-British driver Alexander Albon, as he made his debut in Formula One and finished in a rather respectable 14th position.
Not too many expected fireworks from the youngster, but Albon out-qualified his teammate Daniil Kvyat on Saturday, leading many to believe that he could finish in the points during the main race.
While that didn’t quite happen, a clean drive from the former Formula Two driver ensured that he remains one of the top rookies in F1 this campaign.
Speaking after an exhausting race in Melbourne, Albon’s relief was noticeable, while he did seem a touch disappointed not to have finished in the points.
Thai-Brit Alexander Albon on first F1 race at Australian GP
Despite finishing outside the top 10, there is plenty to look forward to for the Toro Rosso driver, especially since Kvyat’s drive proved that the team has a bit of oomph about it and may well prove to be a dark horse for best of the rest.
With his F1 welcome now out of the way, one can surely expect young Albon to knuckle down and focus ahead on bigger and better things as the 2019 season progresses.