At the tests in Abu Dhabi, Williams worked with two riders who will defend the colors of the team next season – Alex Albon got behind the wheel as part of tire tests, and debutant Logan Sargent as part of the youth. In total, the riders drove 200 laps, and the team was satisfied with the work done.
Dave Robson, Chief Engineer: “We had a very productive day that ended the 2022 season. Both machines worked flawlessly, which allowed Alex and Logan to complete the planned programs.
Alex tested the tires, evaluating them under different fuel loads and track temperatures. Logan got his first full test day experience in Formula 1, and also evaluated the 2023 tires. We were able to do much more with him than in the first training session in the Grand Prix. He did an excellent job, which was the preparation for the pre-season test next February.
Lap times didn’t mean anything today as each rider worked according to his program. However, it was nice to see that both riders did a lot of fast laps on soft compounds. Logan was a great pilot and fully deserved that his best time is almost the same as Alex’s.”
Alex Albon (6th): “In today’s tests after the end of the season, we were able to cover a large distance, and everything went according to plan. We have tested all the compounds for next year and have collected a lot of information that will have to be analyzed in the winter to understand the differences in tires. In fact, the differences are not that big.
Hard work begins today – we must come to Bahrain as prepared as possible. I am confident that the information gathered today will help us in this.”
Logan Sargent (7th): “The day went well. We did everything we planned and drove all the necessary circles. By the end of the day, I felt as comfortable as possible behind the wheel. It was great to work out behind the wheel not one training session, but the whole day.
My season is not over yet – there is a lot to do in the next three months to prepare for the next season. I will spend a lot of time in the gym, on the simulator and at the Grove base to be as prepared as possible. Can’t wait to get back on the track for winter testing ahead of my first season in Formula 1.”
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