The Williams Racing F1 team, partnered by Acronis, will be looking to continue its points scoring momentum as the calendar moves on to the Zandvoort circuit in the Netherlands.
A fine drive from Alexander Albon during the Belgian Grand Prix netted the team its first points since Miami, but the Anglo-Thai driver is mindful that a very different circuit will present new challenges to overcome.
“Coming out of a successful weekend, we know Zandvoort is a very different track to Spa, and we’ll need to adapt to the different requirements, with a much higher downforce and on a difficult track for overtaking,” commented Albon in his team’s press release.
“Saturday will be an important day for us and, whilst we’d like to have a repeat of Spa, that will obviously be slightly difficult. I haven’t raced at this circuit since 2015, so will work to leverage Friday and Saturday to learn the track and see what we can play for over the weekend.”
Much like in Belgium, a sea of ‘Orange Army’ Dutch fans will greet all the teams and drivers on what is surely one of the most partisan of events on the calendar. Yet away from the man that all attending fans expect to triumph again on home turf, the midfield battle for points will also grab the attention of all F1 fans around the globe.
“We enjoyed a good weekend in Spa,” added Dave Robson, Head of Vehicle Performance. “However, whilst the car performance was good at the low downforce level and Alex was able to drive a very strong defensive race, we know that we also benefited from a lot of grid penalties for our competitors.
“This weekend should be more difficult, but we have some momentum and confidence from Spa which will be invaluable as we take the fight to the midfield at a circuit less naturally suited to the FW44.”
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