Williams Racing hopeful of more points as season heads to Red Bull Ring in Austria

Following several near misses, an overdue points finish is surely on the cards for the famous Williams Racing F1 team, partnered by Acronis.

The 2022 season started full of promise when Alexander Albon finished in the points in Melbourne and Miami. There followed several near misses, both Albon and teammate Nicholas Latifi just missing out in the subsequent races.

Yet with the exciting variables of a Sprint race weekend and possible weather fluctuations forecast, there is every chance that fortune could favour the brave at the Red Bull Ring.

“The weather forecast is calling for relatively cool conditions, which should make setting the cooling level ahead of qualifying more straightforward than it might have been in more usual hot conditions” commented Dave Robson, Head of Vehicle Performance. “Even so, setting the cooling level for the race on Friday afternoon remains a tricky risk-reward game, which all teams must face.”

Alexander Albon has scored all f his team’s points so far this season, and but for an unfortunate accident at Silverstone, he may have again added to that tally.

“Looking forward to Austria, I know the team has been working hard to make the repairs, so we’ll be ready to test it further and gather more data,” commented Albon in his team’s press release. “With the sprint race it does limit our practice time, but it will be good to get back out there and see what we can do with the car.”

As for Latifi, the Canadian remains full of confidence heading into a weekend that he believes he will get his season up and running on the landmark occasion of his 50th grand prix.

“We’re carrying some good momentum after a positive weekend at Silverstone,” added Latifi. “I’m looking to hit the ground running and as always that FP1 session will be crucial. We have plenty of data around that track from before, so I expect us to be in good shape.

“Hopefully we can take advantage of the difference in format that the Sprint event produces and have a solid weekend.”


Prominent once again on the nose of the car and on the front wing endplates this season 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 and continuing this year, 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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