No Formula 1 driver ever has an easy time if they want to do well, even when they get their hands on the best car. But there are occasions in every driver's career when the challenges can come thick and fast.
Alex Albon has been hit with a double whammy this season that few drivers would be especially envious of. First, he's going up against a team-mate in Max Verstappen who is in the best form of his career and leaving no stone unturned in his quest to take the fight to Mercedes. On top of that, Albon has been handed a very tricky Red Bull RB16, which has been hampered by aerodynamic imbalances that have left both its drivers struggling at times.
The combination of those two factors have triggered some frustrating afternoons for Albon, including last weekend in Russia where he was at a loss to explain the 1.1 seconds difference to his team-mate in qualifying.