Vowles: The pace was good regardless of the conditions

In Canada, the Williams team had a real chance to earn points, as Alex Albon, after the first restart, in an absolutely fantastic way at the last chicane ahead of two rivals at once – Daniel Ricciardo and Esteban Ocon, reached 9th position.

He remained in the top ten for the next twenty laps, but then an unfortunate incident involving Carlos Sainz occurred, forcing both to retire.

There is no need to talk about Logan Sargent, he honestly drove unsuccessfully, twice losing control of the car, but if the first time he managed to return to the track, albeit in the last position, then finished the race ahead of him on the 23rd lap.

The sad results of the weekend were summed up by team leader James Vowles: “The Canadian Grand Prix was tough and difficult. The race was unpredictable, there was overtaking by the entire peloton and that is great for our sport.

The start took place when the track conditions were very difficult and most of the riders started on intermediate tyres, but the situation gradually improved and it seemed possible to switch to slicks, but the rain front was approaching again, so we had to use the same tires on stay on the job. But towards the end of the race the asphalt finally dried out, making it possible to switch to slicks.

On the plus side, it’s worth noting that we were competitive regardless of the weather conditions. Our car allowed us to stay in the top ten all weekend, giving us the opportunity to fight for points. Furthermore, the decisions we made during the race allowed us to reach a position in the top ten.

But Alex was involved in a racing incident that was not his fault. He dropped out of the race, which is just a shame because he put in so much effort to get into the top ten. It must be emphasized that the car’s pace allowed us to gain back positions.

As for Logan, he made mistakes in such difficult circumstances, and this led to retirement.

These results are disappointing, as the Alpine team earned points, but I would like to point out: we were competitive in Monaco, where the track required the highest level of downforce. And now the race took place on a track that required completely different settings, namely: a bit of downforce, but we were still competitive and could earn points.

For the next stages of the championship we expect to further increase the efficiency of our car, allowing us to claim higher positions. After a disappointing start to the season, we now have reasons to be optimistic for the remaining races.”

Source: F1 News

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