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Alexander Albon

Albon rues 'weekend to forget' after Monaco struggles

Having previously scored points on two occasions in the 2022 season, Alex Albon did not have such luck at the Monaco Grand Prix.

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Alex Albon admits that he had a "weekend to forget" at the Monaco Grand Prix after recording his second DNF of the season.

The Williams driver has twice scored points during the 2022 campaign, but did not enjoy such good fortune in Monte Carlo. Firstly, he was left frustrated following qualifying on Saturday, during which he failed to progress from Q1 and secured P16 as his grid slot.

On Sunday, the race start was delayed when rain began to fall, and there were two red flags during the event once it got underway.

Amidst the chaos, Albon struggled to make ground and eventually retired due to a mechanical issue on Lap 48.

Albon admits to a "scruffy performance"

Reflecting on the race, Albon feels that the combination of difficult conditions and his own performance issues resulted in a tough afternoon for him.

"It was a tricky day out there and a bit of a scruffy performance from my side, too," the British-Thai driver said.

"The conditions meant that getting the brakes in the right window was really challenging, especially with all the variation that a drying track brings and the red flags.

"The car felt good whenever we had clean air though and I did feel competitive at points, so there are some positives to take away from today."

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Not the best weekend for Albon and Williams

Ultimately, Albon thinks that the weekend as a whole was not a strong one.

"Unfortunately, towards the end of the race I had an issue with the car which meant I had to retire," he added.

"I think it’s probably a weekend to forget for us, but that's how it goes sometimes."

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