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Alexander Albon

Albon: Williams already onto stage two of Vowles' plan

Alexander Albon has given insight into how the team are progressing under new boss James Vowles.

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Alexander Albon says Williams are already implementing the next stage of new Formula 1 boss James Vowles' strategy.

Vowles was appointed boss in January to replace the departing Jost Capito, switching across from his role as strategy chief and Toto Wolff's lieutenant at Mercedes.

He has been tasked with returning the team to fighting consistently in the midfield for points after slipping towards the back of the grid.

The 2023 car has been a step forward on the '22 one, with Albon grabbing a point in the season-opener in Bahrain, although no others have been forthcoming after mistakes, and the Thai driver crashing out from sixth place on a strong weekend in Australia.

But he has spoken about the rebuilding process with Vowles and the next stage of it for the nine-time Constructors' champions.

Albon reveals Williams latest

"From the beginning of the year to now, we've already put a lot of the short terms idea into processes, and in the last month or so, a lot of it is more of [Vowles] telling me his vision for next year," Albon told media, including RacingNews365.

"There's also things that we just have to take and accept that they may not get better, but it is all for next year basically, the bigger picture.

"I'm giving my feedback on the driving point of view, but also on the other team points of view, he's spoken already in a lot of detail and it is just about having the right plan and right steps going forward to make sure we finish off this year in a good place, and really know the direction that we need to go with the characteristics of the car.

"So it is pretty much shifting a bit more now towards that long-term strategy for us."

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Working with Vowles

Albon also touched on the working relationship he has with Vowles, who worked with the likes of Michael Schumacher, Lewis Hamilton, Jenson Button and Nico Rosberg at the various guises of 'Team Brackley' over the years.

"For sure we speak a lot about the weekends, the sessions themselves and also on my side how do we want to position ourselves going forward," he said.

"So it is like: 'This is the car, this is the situation we are in, how do we get the most out of it?'

"'What can we do better? How can I do better? How can I extract performance out of the team and out of myself?'

"So we do talk about a lot of various things, and not even just racing things, also outside of the track, so yeah, it is pretty good."

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