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Albon expects Williams to be in 'good place' in 2023

As he prepares for his second season with the Williams team, Alex Albon has revealed his hopes for how much of a step forward the Grove-based squad can take.

Alex Albon believes that Williams can be in a "good place" for 2023 after the team's struggles in the previous season. Albon is entering into his second campaign with the Grove-based squad, where he will be joined by rookie teammate Logan Sargeant. With the outfit having finished 2022 at the bottom of the Constructors' Championship, Albon – who joined Sargeant in unveiling the new FW45 livery at the team's launch event – has acknowledged that they have to be realistic in their expectations for the year ahead. "Coming from last year, realistically it wasn't where we wanted to be," Albon told media, including RacingNews365.com . "Coming to this year, there were some clear things with the FW44 that we needed to address, which wouldn't have happened just with some updates. "It took more long-term thinking regarding that, especially obviously with the budget cap and all that kind of thing to consider. "I feel like, from what I've done so far in simulator, we have addressed a few of [those] things."

Albon expects 'good platform' for Williams

While Albon feels that there have been positive signs so far, he admits that the team will only truly know where they stand when the season gets underway in Bahrain in March. "Regarding correlation or whatever, only in Bahrain will we really [be able to] tell," Albon continued. "But in terms of expectation, I think we can have a good platform to start, [and a good] balance through low-speed and high-speed, technically speaking. I think we'll be in a good place. "But it's hard to say just because, of course, we can say we've made a better car than we had last year, but everyone has. It's all [in] perspective of how much have we gained compared to everyone else?"

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