RaceFans Round-up: AlphaTauri’s performance “a bit scary”


In the round-up: Alexander Albon admitted that he was concerned by the pace AlphaTauri showed during the Interlagos sprint race

In brief

AlphaTauri pace “a bit scary” – Albon

AlphaTauri’s pace in yesterday’s sprint race was unnerving for Albon as his Williams team aim to hold onto seventh place in the constructors’ championship. Yuki Tsunoda claimed sixth place in Saturday’s sprint event to score three points and move AlphaTauri clear of Alfa Romeo in the championship, while team mate Daniel Ricciardo narrowly missed out on points in ninth.

After rising from 19th on the grid to 15th, Albon admitted he is concerned about Williams’ performance. “It was a good race, actually,” he said. “I think we made up some good positions, had decent pace.

“It was a bit scary to see the AlphaTauris being so quick. But for us, that was okay.”

Haas performance “not good enough”

Haas team principal Guenther Steiner described his team’s performance in the Interlagos sprint race as “not good enough”.

Kevin Magnussen and Nico Hulkenberg started from 11th and 12th, respectively, two of the only three drivers to start on mediums, finishing down in 16th and 18th

“It’s a very disappointing result, starting P11 and P12 and finishing where we finished – it’s not good enough,” Steiner said.

“We have this tyre degradation, and it just seems that we can’t get it under control. We need to keep working on it as there’s no way out of this without a lot of effort. Tomorrow is going to be another tough day.”

Hedge claims FRAC title

Callum Hedge became the Formula Regional Americas champion with two wins out of three races in the final round of the season at Circuit of the Americas.

Hedge arrived in Austin with a comfortable lead over Ryan Shehan in the championship before taking pole position for all three races. He won the opening race on Friday before taking second to Oliver Westling in race two. In the final race on Saturday, Hedge again won from pole position to seal a dominant championship win with his 13th victory from 18 rounds.

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