Alex Albon Attempts to Make Sense of Williams’ Top-Three Pace at Silverstone
The Williams driver reflects on surprising performance during Friday practice sessions
Alex Albon’s impressive performance in Friday’s practice sessions at the British Grand Prix left him trying to understand the unexpected top-three pace achieved by Williams. The Anglo-Thai driver secured the third-fastest time in both sessions, even challenging the dominance of Max Verstappen from Red Bull Racing.
Albon’s standout performance raised eyebrows as he achieved a time within half a second of Verstappen’s pace during the opening Silverstone practice session. In the following FP2 session, he replicated his success, narrowing the gap to Verstappen to just two-tenths of a second.
Alex Albon Suspects Tricky Conditions Played a Role When asked to explain the source of Williams’ pace, Albon admitted that the results were surprising and not something they expected. While he believed the windy conditions worked in their favor, he also suggested that the team’s recent upgrades may have contributed to their performance at a track well-suited to their FW45 challenger.