Formula 1 | Williams F1: Albon feels ‘in the right window’ at Spa


Williams F1: Albon considers himself (...)

Williams F1 had an encouraging day to start the Belgian Grand Prix. Alex Albon showed good dispositions with fairly fast laps from the start, and the Thai is enthusiastic for the rest of the weekend.

« The new track has changed because the tarmac helps us by giving a bit more grip » Albon said. « I think we’re in the right window. In terms of balance, we’re more or less there. There’s still a bit of work to do on the performance side but for a Friday it’s pretty good. »

Nicholas Latifi is also satisfied to have taken over the wheel, but he regrets a not fully optimized day: « It’s nice to be back behind the wheel after the summer break. We got off to a good start in FP1. »

« But FP2 was a bit different with mixed track conditions and maybe we didn’t have the most productive running compared to the others. We’ll see if we can make some constructive changes to our F1 for Free Practice. 3. »

Developments that have posed « no problem »

Dave Robson, Performance Director, details the effects of the changes made for the Belgian Grand Prix: « It was a fairly typical Spa day with near-constant drizzle and occasional heavy downpours. »

« Although this disrupted our plans a bit, we were able to adapt a large part of the program and carry out most of our key tests. The new parts we had brought in for the front and rear wings were tested and did not fit. no problem. »

« They are now available to the race engineers to deploy as required over the remainder of the weekend. Alex and Nicky both handled today’s changing conditions well and were able to learn a lot about the car. and changes on the circuit. »

« We expect the track to be a bit different tomorrow with drier and warmer conditions returning, but most of what we discovered today should still be relevant. »



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