Fernando Alonso believes that Williams can fight for points at the Red Bull Ring again this weekend.

Styrian GP was one of the races, where Williams proved to be quite competitive. George Russell was on the verge of scoring his first world championship points with the team, but had to retire. However, the 2-time world champion Alonso is not surprised by their pace and expects them to be at the same level at the Austrian GP.

“No surprise [that Russell was right behind],” Alonso said.

“I think he was also really fast on Friday, the Williams. I think they were 11th last year as well in Austria, so it seems that they are generally fast in this circuit, so I was expecting a strong race from them.”

“Unfortunately he had to retire, but next weekend I expect Williams again to be very close to us.”

At the same time, the Spaniard admits that the Red Bull Ring is not their best track.

“I don’t think that Austria is our best circuit. Unfortunately we have to race it here, so we have to manage the damage that we can have in terms of points,” he commented.

“I think we managed very well in race one because we need to score one more point than AlphaTauri and two less than Aston Martin, so we managed to limit this damage.”

“But in race two, I think it’s going to be another challenging weekend and we’ll try to do better, but it’s going to be difficult.”

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