Albon: Monaco first time in F1 2019 Toro Rosso has maximised result

Alexander Albon reckons the Monaco Grand Prix was the first time in 2019 that his Toro Rosso Formula 1 team fulfilled its full potential

Albon: Monaco first time in F1 2019 Toro Rosso has maximised result

Albon qualified 10th and eventually finished eighth, right behind team-mate Daniil Kvyat, with both drivers beating the team's previous season best result of ninth.

It was also the first time this year that both Toro Rosso drivers finished in the points.

Albon feels his squad got everything right in Monaco after some it endurance frustration in recent events, such as the pitstop mix-up at Barcelona that delayed both cars.

"Top 10 for us, that's pretty much all we can ask for," he told Autosport. "I think this is the first weekend where we've come away with the points we deserve as a team.

"As a team effort from the beginning of the weekend to the end we did everything we were supposed to, and it went very well.

"I'm really happy with the job we did, so onwards to Canada."

But Albon - who took sixth in FP2 on his first day driving an F1 car in Monaco - believes he could have started higher up the grid.

"The weekend started off well, and then I just lost the rhythm a bit in qualifying," he explained.

"I found it just felt different out there, with that day in between. It just took a while - maybe [because of] inexperience - to adapt my driving to the track.

"It's a shame, because I think on Sunday the pace looked pretty strong. I know the team were saying take it easy out there, because I do like to push the edge a bit!

"Obviously there was a lot of tyre management involved, and the team did a great job with the strategy."

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