Albon hoping weather creates ‘surprises’ in Monaco
Alex Albon is hoping that the weather could result in some “surprises” at the Formula 1 Monaco Grand Prix.
While the iconic street track is famed for posing a challenge to drivers, there could be an additional factor at play during the upcoming event given that some forecasts have predicted a possibility of rain.
Albon – who has so far scored Williams’ only point of the 2023 F1 season – is keen to see the impact that weather conditions could have on the outcome of the event.
Albon hoping for ‘unpredictable’ outcome in Monaco
“Heading into Monaco, it’s a bit of a home race to some extent,” Albon commented.
“I really enjoy driving around here; it’s obviously a weekend where Saturday is a bit more focused on than Sunday, which is a rarity.
“It’s another street track and we’ve done a number of these this year already, however this one is much more about building up confidence throughout the weekend.
“As there’s zero run off, you can’t attack it the same way as a lot of the other street tracks we’ve been to.
“In terms of competitiveness, it will be interesting, however I’m hoping the weather might create a few surprises and make it a bit more unpredictable.”
Williams expect interrupted sessions
Dave Robson, Head of Vehicle Performance at Williams, is expecting some interrupted sessions during the weekend even if conditions remain dry.
“Although the layout of the track is very familiar, it never fails to offer up a new challenge,” he explained.
“The weather is currently forecast to be cool but dry, however, there will inevitably be cloud on the mountains, which could move over the circuit.
“Even if the weather remains fair, the sessions will be interrupted as drivers push the limits of their cars.”
The weekend will be Logan Sargeant’s first experience of Monaco in Formula 1, having previously raced there in F2, and the American admits that it could be a challenging event.
“It was a very special feeling racing there last year and one that I will always look forward too,” Sargeant added.
“Another street track will be a huge challenge but I’m feeling motivated to get back in the car and be better than ever.”