Alexander Albon believes that tracks with bumpy surface and those that require frequent usage of curbs will be a challenge for some cars this year.

The new generation of F1 cars will produce a significant amount of downforce underneath, creating a ground effect. Albon thinks cars that lack downforce will struggle at tracks with a lot of bumps.

“I think tracks like Singapore, for instance, Austin – it’s going to get tricky. I think that’s when you’re going to really see compromises between cars that have got downforce, but are on the edge and vice versa, maybe some have a bit less but are a bit more forgiving,” he said.

“I can’t imagine Baku, for instance, is going to be very easy around there on the street track as well. So Barcelona was almost, I think, I don’t want to say an ‘easy’ test for the cars, but I think we’re going to see the true difficulties of the cars when we go to different circuits.”

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