Alex Albon suggested the Williams car could be more competitive once the updates are implemented.
The Thai-British driver added that the team should be able to score points more frequently once improvements are made to the car.
Describing his experience at the Imola GP, Albon said:
“It feels good. I think we’re not quite there at the pace of the car, but we seem to be making the most of our opportunities. If we can find a few more tenths, I see us scoring points. regularly. We are in a good position; I think we did our best. Hopefully once the updates on the car we can get more points.
Albon finished 11th in the race but had controlled the rest of the field behind him for the majority of the race. Although no points were scored, the Williams driver felt the Imola race result was just as good as Melbourne’s.
Confident in the Williams car package, Albon said his team should be able to score more points going forward. Referring to his last race in Australia and comparing it to the current one, he said:
“It feels good. I feel like the race went as well as Melbourne to some extent. We didn’t have the tire advantage or the pace advantage that we had there. , but we still made the most of our opportunities and we got the clearance, we passed a few cars on track, and I felt like…if we had DRS available a bit earlier, we could have taken a few steps forward.
Alex Albon thinks he was able to keep his pace in the Imola GP
Alex Albon had formed a DRS train at the Imola GP, which included Pierre Gasly, Lewis Hamilton and Esteban Ocon behind him. While the drivers behind Albon could follow him closely, they were unable to pass him comfortably.
The 26-year-old believes Williams Racing has a race-worthy car with plenty of potential. He said:
“Once everyone found their groove, that was really it. I kept up the pace a bit, I tried to keep Pierre behind me – I’m sure he was fed up with me! We definitely opted for the low tracking force [set-up] this weekend and I could feel it in the corners. But it’s a racing car. We don’t do it for no reason – we can pass when we’re fast and we can defend when we’re slow.
Returning to the sport after a two-year hiatus, Alex Albon managed to score a point for the Williams team, their only score in the first four races.
However, he was able to outrun Canadian billionaire Nicholas Latifi in almost every race in the 2022 season.