“I would have done six or seven pit stops” : Alex Albon claims that his tyres were gone after one lap in the Spanish GP

Alex Albon stresses on how he needed six or seven pit stops at the scorching Barcelona circuit

Alex Albon
Alex Albon

Alex Albon joined at Barcelona for the Spanish Grand Prix after a strong run of fixtures in which he has two points finishes. Things did not look so good in the Spanish Grand Prix, where he started in eighteenth place and ended in the very same position.

The Williams driver stated that he would have desired to make “six or seven” pit stops during the race. “I picked up damage to the floor after my first stop which heavily impacted the car’s performance,” Albon explained. He continued to struggle with speed after this, particularly in the corners.

The Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya is infamous for having one of the most scorching temperatures which proves to be quite detrimental in terms of tyre management. Ahead of the Spanish Grand Prix, it was predicted that weather conditions on the main race day would be mostly sunny and dry all day long with a light southerly breeze in the afternoon.

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Need for more pit stops: Alex Albon

Alex Albon
Alex Albon

The tyres did not appear to operate well under the Williams car either. “It’s unfortunate, as it meant we didn’t really stand a chance today,” said the British-Thai driver while stressing on the need for more pit stops. “If I could, I would have done six or seven pit stops,” added Albon.

He then questions Williams about the root cause of the problem. “My tyres were gone after one lap,” concluded the Williams driver. As a result, he emphasises the dire emergency to “find out what happened” that the hold vanished so rapidly.

The 10 teams on the grid along with their drivers will assemble again from 27 May-29 May 2022 for the Monaco Grand Prix at the Circuit de Monaco. As of the moment, a mere 6 points is separating Max Verstappen and Charles Leclerc on the World Drivers’ Championship leaderboard.

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