“That familiarity will work in my favour this weekend” :Alex Albon doesn’t see missing out on FP1 in Barcelona as a major problem

Alex Albon explains why missing out on FP1 in Barcelona won't affect his run in the main race on Sunday

Alex Albon
Alex Albon

Newly recruited Williams driver Alex Albon was given the Friday day off by Williams on Monday, with Formula E driver Nyck de Vries taking his place in accordance with the latest Formula One mandate. Teams must now let a driver with no more than two grands prix of expertise operate on the cars during FP1 at two rounds this season.

Williams Racing is the very first team to do so, and the Dutch driver will make his debut on track during a Formula One weekend. Albon, on the other hand, is not concerned about the deficit of track time because Barcelona is a circuit that all drivers are acquainted with due to its role as one of the pre-season test arenas.

The return to Barcelona, according to the British-Thai driver, was a positive place to determine how much the car had gotten better since pre-season testing at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya.

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“We’re hungry for more points after Miami” : Alex Albon

Nyck de Vries who is going to replace Alex Albon for FP1 in the Spanish Grand Prix
Nyck de Vries who is going to replace Alex Albon for FP1 in the Spanish Grand Prix

“It will good to head back to Barcelona. I’m interested to see how much the car has improved since we were last there for pre-season testing. It’s a good track, and one that every driver has done countless laps around, more so than any other circuit. That familiarity will work in my favour this weekend and help me get up to speed more quickly after sitting out FP1 whilst Nyck is in the car,” said Albon in an interview ahead of the Spanish Grand Prix

“We’re hungry for more points after Miami, so that’s what we’ll continue to push for,” added the 26-year-old driver. Canadian driver Nicholas Latifi, Albon’s teammate, has also stated that the Barcelona drive is a decent barometer about how far the crew has flourished after the first five races of the season.

Alex Albon is currently ranked at 15th place on the drivers’ standings for this season with a total of 3 points culminated from the first 5 races of the season. Albon’s teammate Latifi is yet to score points this season.

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