Home comforts for Albon as F1 heads to magical Monaco

As the FIA Formula One World Championship moves on to the iconic Monaco Grand Prix around the streets of Monte Carlo, there will be one driver relishing the race weekend more than most others.

For Williams Racing driver Alexander Albon Monaco represents home, so he will be in a relaxed frame of mind as he looks to further add to his two points scoring finishes so far this season.

“Monaco is one of the biggest races of the year,” said Albon on his team’s official race weekend preview. “It’s a really cool circuit and I live about a three-minute walk from the paddock, so it’s an easy morning commute for me. The track itself is a proper street-circuit with a great atmosphere which means it’s always special. We’ll be pushing hard and hoping to finish off the double-header well.”

Alex Albon (THA) Williams Racing.
Spanish Grand Prix, Saturday 21st May 2022. Barcelona, Spain.

Dubbed the ‘Jewel in the Crown’ of the Formula One calendar, the Monaco Grand Prix has been running since 1929 and its famous tight confines, where the slightest mistake can spell disaster, makes it one of the toughest tests of man and machine.

“With the new 2022 cars, this is going to be an even greater challenge as it will be necessary to move the car away from the aerodynamic optimum in order to be able to deal with the bumps and kerbs of the Monte Carlo streets,” commented Dave Robson, Head of Vehicle Performance.

“Apart from some additional brake cooling and steering options, we have no test items or upgrades for this event and so we will be free to spend the practice sessions exploring the car setup and helping the drivers to get maximum confidence in the car.”


Prominent once again on the nose of the car and on the front wing endplates are the team’s official cyber protection partner Acronis. Williams Racing uses Acronis technology to add extra layers of protection to its IT infrastructure, protecting hundreds of servers and endpoint devices.

During the 2021 season, Acronis opened up an exciting #TeamUp Program, giving new and existing service providers the opportunity to support sports partnerships, join the sports ecosystem, attend races and enjoy amazing sports marketing benefits. To find out more, please visit https://www.acronis.com/en-us/lp/msp-sports/

Williams Racing FW44 front wings.
Spanish Grand Prix, Thursday 19th May 2022. Barcelona, Spain.

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