Alex Albon is hopeful that Williams can continue to make improvements when they make further upgrades to their car. The team had a challenging weekend at the Canadian Grand Prix. Albon and teammate Nicholas Latifi qualified in P12 and P19 respectively, and both struggled to find pace during the race. Albon eventually finished in 13th, whilst Latifi ended the day in 16th at his home event.
Albon expected a "struggle" in Montreal
Despite having anticipated a difficult weekend, Albon was left pleased with what he was able to achieve in the race. However, he hopes that future upgrades can enhance this performance even further in upcoming Grands Prix. "Going into this weekend, we knew this track was going to be difficult and despite our good qualifying, in the first three-four laps I could tell it was going to be a struggle," Albon explained. "I think P13 was all we could have achieved today so at face value; I am quite happy with it. "Going into the next stint of races, hopefully we can make these upgrades and continue to improve on this."
Praise for Albon's approach
Dave Robson, Head of Vehicle Performance at Williams, has praised Albon for "making the best" of what was thrown at him during the race. "It was always going to be difficult to hang on to what we earnt yesterday, and we didn't have the pace to hold off the quicker cars that started behind us," Robson commented. "However, we did have a good race with [Pierre] Gasly and [Lando] Norris, and we were close to [Sebastian] Vettel and [Daniel] Ricciardo at the end too. "Like last weekend, the timing of the Virtual Safety Car was not good for Alex, but he kept his head down and made the best of it. "Similar to Alex, Nicholas struggled to find pace during the race despite his best efforts. As a team it was great to be a part of Nicholas’ first home race and experience the support from the fans. "We needed a little more basic car pace to be able to really race for points and everyone in Grove is working very hard to deliver that to the track as soon as possible."