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Alexander Albon

'Williams way' required amid spare chassis struggles – Albon

Alex Albon has accepted that Williams are in a difficult position especially given they remain without a spare chassis.

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Alex Albon has accepted that it has become the "Williams way" to perform repair "miracles", with the team still being without a spare chassis.

Williams' mechanics have had to deal with three huge repair jobs across the past two races in Australia and Japan, with the side being up against it as a result of a lack of spare parts.

It was revealed during the recent Japanese Grand Prix that the team will remain without a spare tub until the Miami Grand Prix, which follows this weekend's first visit to China since 2019.

This is why Logan Sargeant was withdrawn from the Australain Grand Prix after Albon cracked his chassis following a crash in first practice, as Williams needed to give the ex-Red Bull driver the American driver's tub.

Since Australia, both Albon and Sargeant had heavy crashes at Suzuka, with the Thai-British driver's chassis having been returned to Grove for repairs a second time.

A spare tub would at least buy the British outfit time to complete the repairs, with it putting both Sargeant and Albon under the ultimate pressure not to crash.

Williams are not the only team currently performing with limited spare parts available, although it is the British side who have become used to working this way in recent years.

Albon recognises this and the challenging position it has left the team in this season, particularly as the bottom five teams are all very close in perfomance.

"Obviously, we haven't had a great start to the season," Albon conceded to select media including RacingNews365.

"With everything going as well, we've been on the backfoot. But it's always been kind of the Williams way that everyone digs deep and genuinely produces miracles to get cars built, prepared and ready on time.

"So unfortunately, we're going to have to rely on that for a little bit longer as well now. But there is definite character building along the whole factory, across the whole factory.

"It's a tough, tough time, and obviously frustrating for everyone. I feel like we're in a tough place. And now it's just staying motivated and hungry and driven to bounce back."

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