The Canadian Grand Prix, like several races before it, showcased Alex Albon’s outstanding performance behind the wheel of the Williams, which returned to the points after a hard-fought race. The Anglo-Thai, who started 12th on the grid, fought his way into the Top-10 over the course of the 70 laps scheduled, but the goal was ultimately lost due to the FW44’s limitations and the GP’s unexpected events, on both VSCs and the Safety Car, with the latter allowing the drivers to close the gaps between them on the track.
Watch: Alex Albon satisfied after Canadian Grand Prix, “I think 13th place was the best.”
Albon, on the other hand, made the most of what he had planned ahead of the Canadian weekend, when he worried he would struggle with the pace; “In view of this weekend, we knew that the track would be difficult and despite our good qualifying, in the first 3-4 laps I realized it would be a struggle – explained number 23 – I think 13th position was the best we could have achieved, so, on balance, I’m quite satisfied. In view of the next round of racing, we hope to be able to make certain updates and continue to improve,” stated Albon, as Formula Passion quoted him.
Alex Albon happy, but not so much happiness for Latifi
Despite all the emotions surrounding the case, the atmosphere at home did not help the Alex Albon’s teammate Williams driver, Nicholas Latifi, who was also at the centre of persistent market rumours on the eve of the GP who wanted him in F1 for the last time in Canada, on that track in Montreal that had never seen him engaged in the Circus; “As for the track, we need to understand why there is a lack of pace at both high and low fuel loads. We have two weeks to do an analysis before going to Silverstone. Regardless of the result, this weekend was one to remember,” Alex Albon stated.
Albon currently stands 17th with 3 points in his bag.