Albon: Macau return "on the cards" after Masters

Alex Albon says that an entry into the Macau Grand Prix is "on the cards" following his upcoming appearance in the Masters of Formula 3 at Zandvoort.

Albon: Macau return "on the cards" after Masters
Alexander Albon, Signature Dallara F312 Volkswagen
Alexander Albon, ART Grand Prix
Alexander Albon, ART Grand Prix
Alexander Albon, Signature Dallara Volkswagen
Alexander Albon, ART Grand Prix
Alexander Albon, Signature Dallara F312 Volkswagen

GP3 regular Albon will join the regulars of the European F3 series this weekend at the Dutch circuit, teaming up with the Hitech GP squad.

His presence in the Masters means he will be eligible to race in Macau, where he finished 13th last season with Signature.

The Anglo-Thai driver says that he will wait to see how the second part of his GP3 campaign - in which he currently lies second behind ART teammate Charles Leclerc - before committing one way or the other.

"[Macau] is always on the cards," Albon told Motorsport.com. "Obviously with Zandvoort I qualify for it, we’ll see how it goes.

"It’s quite good because we have a break and it’s not in the way of anything, whereas Macau is right before Abu Dhabi – it depends how well I’m doing in the championship. We’ll see."

Downforce challenge

Albon admitted that this weekend's Masters will be a tough challenge despite his F3 pedigree, due to having become accustomed to a lower level of downforce this season in GP3.

"F3 has so much more downforce than GP3, so it will be good to get back into it," he said. "The cornering speeds compared to us are huge.

"In the end, we’re quicker because of the engine. It will take a lot of getting used to, I imagine.

"I won’t have done any testing beforehand, whereas they’ve already been there this year, but I’m up for the challenge."

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Series F3
Event Masters of F3
Location Circuit Zandvoort
Drivers Alex Albon
Author Jamie Klein