Williams’ Alex Albon exclaimed he could have made the top three of Las Vegas Grand Prix qualifying had the event
Williams drivers Alex Albon and Logan Sargeant had a strong qualifying session in Las Vegas, with Albon finishing sixth and Sargeant in seventh. Due to a grid penalty for Carlos Sainz, both drivers will start one place higher in the race. Albon expressed confidence in the performance of the low-drag Williams FW45 on the long straights of Vegas, but acknowledged that the team could have achieved an even better result if the race had taken place earlier in the season. The team now faces the challenge of converting their qualifying pace into race pace and managing tyre graining in the cool conditions. Williams Team Principal James Vowles praised the team’s performance in qualifying and expressed optimism for the race, but also acknowledged that they may not be as strong as their rivals in the race. With a double top-10 grid slot and AlphaTauri’s struggles in qualifying, Williams has the opportunity to extend their lead over their rivals in the Constructors’ standings.