Alex Albon Attempts to Make Sense of Williams' Top-Three Pace at Silverstone

Alex Albon Attempts to Make Sense of Williams’ Top-Three Pace at Silverstone

The Williams driver reflects on surprising performance during Friday practice sessions

Acknowledging Williams’ reputation for not being associated with one-lap heroics, Albon commented, “Exactly. We don’t either. I’d be lying to say it’s not surprising, obviously we’re not doing anything special.”

He further explained, “It’s strange because, without sounding too pessimistic, it doesn’t feel great out there for us, but it clearly must feel worse for the others. The wind out there today is a real pain; it really affects the balance of the car. We seem to be coping with it much better than everyone else.”

Albon attributed part of their performance to the team’s upgrade package, which appeared to be more effective in high-speed corners. He also noted that their long-run pace was strong, even on the hard tires.