Alex Albon lamented his Las Vegas Grand Prix race being an “endless cycle of pain” as he dropped from fifth
Williams had high expectations for the F1 race in Las Vegas due to the track layout and cooler conditions, and both cars made it to Q3 in qualifying. However, the team was unable to capitalize on their best starting positions in years, with Albon finishing 12th and Sargeant finishing 16th. The Safety Car period hurt their strategy, and the drivers who pitted under the Safety Car had an advantage. The low grip track surface was a challenge for Albon, as defending and racing alongside other cars caused tire graining. Overall, it was a difficult race for Williams, but there were some positives towards the end when the tires cleaned up.