Huge progress made & not Aston Martin

Albon hails Williams F1’s “incredible progress” that has “slipped under the radar” – Alex Albon scored the first point of the year for his Williams team at the Bahrain Grand Prix on Sunday, leaving them seventh in the Formula 1 constructors’ championship. Another team making big progress whilst all eyes have been on Aston Martin.

Tenth at the Bahrain Grand Prix on Sunday, Alex Albon took the last point available to any driver in the top ten for Williams, a result he says is a testament to the hard work of the Grove-based team over the winter.

Fifteenth on the grid just ahead of team-mate Logan Sargeant in Bahrain on Sunday, Alex Albon opted for the right strategy in the race, completing his first two stints on soft tyres before switching to hard tyres to finish tenth.

After the race the Williams driver was obviously delighted with the result and admitted that he had not expected to be so competitive: “It’s a bit of a shock,” said Albon on Sunday evening.

“I got a good start and gained a few positions, but we had a very good strategy and we were quite flexible as well [in terms of strategy].”

“Honestly, if you had told me we would finish in the points before the weekend started…it’s pretty special. But it’s not just me, because Logan [Sargeant] was also pretty quick, we were both quick, and we battled [Sargeant finished P12]…”



Great platform to build on

Although his teammate finished outside the points in his first Formula 1 race, Albon explained that he and the American had two different packages on their car on Sunday and both packages obviously worked well, giving the team optimism for future development as a good platform to build on.

“We were actually on different packages this weekend and they both worked. So I think we definitely have some potential coming up. I know there can be even more pace in the car and hopefully we can show that over the next few races.”


“But I’m obviously very happy with the result today and I also owe it to the team for all their hard work.”

“I’ve said it before, but everyone is looking at Aston Martin, but we’ve also made incredible progress. It’s harder to see because we’re not on the podium, but we’ve made good progress.” added Albon.

After the first round of the year, the Williams team sits seventh in the constructors’ championship with one point scored. For comparison, Williams has scored eight points in the entire 2022 season.

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