Williams is ‘actually a good car’ in the ‘right window’

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Williams is ‘actually a good car’ in the ‘right window’

Alex Albon believes if the FW44 is in a set-up candy spot, Williams might be aggressive in qualifying and races this season.

Williams had one of many slowest automobiles on the grid within the opening two races, mentioning the rear together with Aston Martin in qualifying specifically – regardless of Albon’s climb into Q2 in Bahrain which appeared to outperform the equipment beneath him.

Albon was working nicely in Saudi Arabia on the weekend although earlier than a collision with Lance Stroll left each automobiles broken – with the Williams needing to retire consequently.

The Thai driver was discovered culpable for the incident and obtained a three-place grid penalty that may take impact in Melbourne subsequent weekend, however he felt factors had been potential for the workforce in Jeddah.

Williams is ‘actually a good car’ in the ‘right window’

“We had been making an attempt to struggle our manner into the factors on the finish and I attacked Lance,” mentioned Albon, quoted by the French version of Motorsport.com.

“He defended strongly and sadly we collided. We needed to retire due to the puncture however the factors had been virtually there – we needed to go for it.”

Albon pinpointed the principle problem of his automobile as being the shortage of downforce accessible to him whereas driving, however he has managed to outperform Nicholas Latifi within the sister automobile by the yr to date, benefiting from what he has.


However regardless of Williams’ backmarking tempo, the previous Pink Bull man thinks there’s a specific place by which the FW44 can function the place it may be extra aggressive – however he added the caveat that the workforce want to seek out this set-up frequently if they’re to maneuver ahead.

“We lacked downforce,” mentioned Albon. “The steadiness of the automobile might be difficult, however in the fitting window it’s really automobile.

“We had been fairly fast on the finish of the race, we simply must try to make the automobile extra constant and predictable.”

Williams and Aston Martin are the one groups but to get off the mark within the Constructors’ Championship this season after two races.




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