Red Bull Racing reserve driver Alex Albon spoke about his future in motorsport, stating that while a return to F1 is his top priority, he is also considering a switch to IndyCar, should his return to F1 not pan out.
Albon raced in DTM in 2021 so far, standing fifth after three events, in an eventful result. However, Albon expressed his desire for an F1 return, something which looks impossible for him at the moment.
“My main goal is to drive in F1, but you can never be 100 percent sure about that, so you have to have a plan B and C. I’ve always been interested in IndyCar. I’m talking to a number of teams, I want to see what’s possible so I can determine what I want to do,” Albon explained.
“When the right opportunity presents itself, or rather there is a lack of opportunities in F1, and a good opportunity comes with a good team, the chances [of participating in IndyCar] increase.”
Albon gave these comments after a visit to the renowned Indianapolis Motor Speedway, during an IndyCar series weekend where he contacted a former veteran of F1 and recent IndyCar rookie Romain Grosjean.
When asked about the matter, Albon explained that he wanted to get an idea of how IndyCar works and how the transition from F1 feels like, and so contacted the Frenchman.
“I just wanted to know what he thinks about it,” Albon admitted.
“Is he happy? Of course, he is happy, he always has a smile on his face. How did the transition go for him and how did he feel in IndyCar?”