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Williams Celebrate Albon’s Ninth Place

Albon Criticises Monaco Race Pace

30/05/2024

Alex Albon voices frustration over Monaco’s slow pace, while his ninth-place finish brings joy and optimism to the Williams F1 team, marking a significant step in their season’s progress.

Alex Albon is delighted to have finally opened the points tally for Williams F1 in Monaco, with the two points earned from his ninth-place finish. The Thai driver explains that it is the realisation of the team’s developments and progress.

“To be honest with you, I am pleased,” Albon declared. “Ninth place is good for the team, it gives us a strong start and means a lot to us. It’s good for the team’s morale.”

“Now that we are in the race, we can use this as a springboard for the rest of the season. We have added small amounts of performance to the car, so it is good to see that these improvements are working and that we can stay at a similar pace to our direct competitors.”

Albon had already mentioned after the race that the pace was far too slow, and he reiterates: “I think I have all the RB in my head! It’s frustrating because Tsunoda had pace, he had so much pace! I thought we could have managed things differently. We didn’t need to manage so much.”

“We were managing so much. I was thinking that I could have gone out and driven my Vespa here. It was so slow. It was so painful. It is difficult to stay focused when you are driving so slowly because you are not close to anything. You are not near any limit.”

According to him, no driver would say they had fun this Sunday in Monaco: “I don’t think any other driver would say otherwise, except maybe Charles. It was interesting. It wasn’t very fun. I think there were a few moments where I could have had Yuki at the start of the race, but I am just happy to have qualified ninth.”

Williams Celebrate Albon’s Ninth Place

Williams Celebrate Albon’s Ninth Place. Williams Celebrate Albon’s Ninth Place.

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