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Switch to Williams did not change Albon’s motivation

Alexander Albon (THA) Williams Racing. Austrian Grand Prix, Saturday 9th July 2022. Spielberg, Austria. Credits: Williams Racing.

Alexander Albon stated that he is “determined to prove to people what I am capable of” in Formula 1.

After a difficult 2020 season with Red Bull, Albon was left without a seat in 2021. The Thai-British driver made his return to the championship this year as he had joined Williams. Albon revealed that the switch had not been difficult for him.

“Of course, Red Bull has financial advantages which still have an effect even with a budget cap,” he told Auto Motor und Sport.

“But in terms of structure and working methods, both teams are very similar. The dynamics also always depend on the personalities of the employees.”

Albon added that the move to Williams had not affected his motivation.

“It has no influence on my motivation.

“I’m determined to prove to people what I’m capable of. I still have a few scores to settle with Formula 1.

“Of course, the perspective is a bit different. Points are like victories for us. But you soon understand that.

“I still have a lot of fun. We can see the progress. It would be more difficult if we didn’t develop further.”

Williams are currently last in the Constructors’ Championship with 3 points scored. Albon admits that the FW44 car did not live up to their expectations at the start of the season but notes the effectiveness of upgrades.

“We had high hopes before the winter tests. Unfortunately, we were not where we would have liked to be.

“But we knew that we could improve more this year than we had in the past. We then completely changed our design concept in the middle of the season.

“I wouldn’t say that [we can regularly finish in the points now].

“The upgrade has brought us closer to the midfield. But we still have to fight for every point. That is already an improvement for us.

“We are still learning with the new package. With a few more upgrades, it could look very different in a few races.”

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