Alex Albon, the F1 driver, is hopeful that the upcoming Las Vegas Grand Prix’s unique conditions might work in favor of his team, Williams. He believes the combination of long straights and cool temperatures could be advantageous for the Williams’ FW45 car.
Between the Lines:
– Albon anticipates the “stars aligning” for Williams at the Las Vegas GP.
– The forecast predicts single-digit Celsius temperatures during the race.
– The challenge lies in maintaining efficient tyre temperatures in these conditions.
– Albon believes the Williams’ FW45 could perform well in Vegas’ low-downforce environment.
– He also noted potential difficulties with front locking at certain corners.
Albon is positive about the Las Vegas GP, despite the fact that F1 cars may struggle to maintain efficient tyre temperatures in the cool conditions. He stated, “For Vegas, the stars should hopefully align. It’s a track that should suit us in terms of its layout, but it should also suit us in terms of its temperature.”
The Williams’ FW45 might face challenges with front locking at certain corners, but Albon remains optimistic. He explained, “The track is quite interesting, there’s quite a few combined corners, which are not easy for front-locking, which is not great for our car, but that’s fine.”
In terms of overtaking opportunities, Albon initially seemed positive, but later added a caveat. He noted that straights followed by slow corners, similar to Mexico City, might not provide the best chances for overtaking. Despite this, he remains hopeful about the race, concluding, “I hope it’s not too easy.”