Williams’ James Vowles looks forward to Las Vegas GP as he is convinced the cold race will give the team some good points

James Vowles, Team Principal at Williams, appeared hopeful for the British team’s chances at the Las Vegas Grand Prix ahead of the inaugural race.


Williams’ James Vowles looks forward to Las Vegas GP as he is convinced the cold race will give the team some good points

James Vowles (via imago)

Williams are currently enjoying their best season since 2017 as both their drivers, Alex Albon and Logan Sargeant have managed to score points for the Legendary outfit this season. Albon has led the charge for the team as he has scored 27 of the 28 points for the team, the Thai-British driver sits at a comfortable P13 in the driver’s standings. Sargeant, despite his struggles in his debut season, managed to score a singular point at COTA.

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William’s Team Boss, James Vowles, recently commented on the team’s high hopes for adding even more points to their tally at the upcoming Las Vegas Grand Prix weekend. Williams, supposedly, had a miserable outing at the Brazilian GP as Albon crashed out on the very first lap and Sargeant narrowly fell short of the point-scoring places as he finished P11. Vowles, however, remains optimistic for the upcoming race weekend as he claims the new track will favour the FW45’s positives.

When approached by Motorsportweek, James Vowles talked about his team’s chances at Las Vegas.

I’ve personally been looking forward to Las Vegas for a number of reasons. Positives are, it’s a track where if you had to pick where you were on efficiency of the car, rear wing level if you like, it’s close to Monza, maybe just about Spa, than it is to all of the other ones. In other words, in a remit where we know we have tended to perform well and where the strengths of the car lie.

Williams vs AlphaTauri to fight for P7 in the Constructors’ Championship

Williams, the legendary team in Formula 1 have been struggling for the past decade, the independent team, once known for its incredible heritage, was reduced to a bottom-table team in recent years. However, following its acquisition by Dorilton Capital, the team has seemed to bounce back this season as they’ve managed to accumulate a total of 28 points (their highest tally since 2017) throughout the 2023 season.

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Alex Albon (via Imago)
Alex Albon (via Imago)

However, the team is still fighting for the mid-table spots as they are a massive 80 points behind Alpine, who currently hold the P6 spot in the Constructor’s standings. Williams, currently at P7, are now being chased down by the rejuvenated AlphaTauri team. AlphaTauri trail Williams by 7 points and have recently managed to hunt down the British team’s advantage by a considerable margin.

Following a disappointing outing at the Sao Paolo Grand Prix, Williams will be hoping to bounce back at the much-awaited Las Vegas Grand Prix. If Vowles’s beliefs hold weight, then the viewers are in for a thrilling clash between the two teams at the inaugural event on the famous ‘Vegas Strip’.