SportF1Williams could be even quicker on the Monza straights

Williams could be even quicker on the Monza straights

Alexander Albon managed to finish 10th at Spa-Francorchamps thanks to his Williams’ low drag and impressive top speed, which enabled him to fend off faster cars that stuck to the rear of his car.

It was the third time the Thai driver has finished in the top ten in the 2022 season, which is logical considering Williams has slipped to the bottom of the grid hierarchy.

When asked by Williams Head of Track Engineering Dave Robson if they could repeat their Belgium performance at Monza, he said the Grove team has options to make their car even faster for the long straights. of the Italian GP.

“We have some options to run even with less downforce compared to Spa,” he replied. “If it will be the right thing for the downforce [requirements], we will have to wait and see what the track conditions are like. But we can certainly reduce our downforce level even more.”

“We’ll wait to see what the others do and if we still have a top speed advantage. But I think if we can do it and we have a car that comes out of Parabolica quicker than everyone else, then obviously I think we’ll go for it.” .

Williams ‘ Head of Track Engineering explained that the team modified their set-up at Spa-Francorchamps with the aim of achieving the highest top speeds, but instead simply chased the set-up that gave them the fastest lap time.

“What helped in the race [at Spa-Francorchamps] was obviously our top speed relative to the others, but we didn’t do it for that, we just did what we thought was best to get the lap time with our car. , assured.

“Yes, we wanted to be quick on the straights, because we knew we were going to gain some positions due to other drivers’ engine penalties, but it wasn’t our main objective when we decided on that setup.

“Obviously Monza is a bit different, and it will also depend on what the others bring,” Dave Robson concluded.

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