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Albon “most optimistic I have been” about Miami


Within the round-up: Alexander Albon thinks Williams may very well be able to a stronger efficiency this weekend as they search their first factors of the season.

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Albon “most optimistic I’ve been” about Miami

Though Williams are one of many three groups but to have scored their first factors in 2024 up to now, Albon says he’s feeling extra assured about his group’s possibilities in Miami than earlier rounds.

“Really, in the event you take a look at final yr right here, we had the automotive – earlier than the improve, so it was not the quickest automotive – however we had been nonetheless close to factors,” Albon advised the official F1 channel.

“I believe we certified P12 on the time and we didn’t have fairly as sturdy a race, however the areas the place we actually focussed on from the FW45 to the FW46, there are a number of the corners that this monitor has. So I’m excited to see. Hopefully the progress is powerful. Factors are at all times going to be tough, particularly with the highest 5 groups, however I’m essentially the most optimistic I’ve been.”

French GP investigation

A prosecutor in France is investigating an alleged misuse of public funds by the French Grand Prix organisers through the occasion’s final run on the F1 calendar. The race was held at Paul Ricard between 2018 and 2022.

Le Monde experiences the organisation behind the race was liquidated with money owed of €32 million (£27.38m) after the occasion was final held.

Barnard to face in for Chicken in Berlin

McLaren’s Components E group have introduced reserve driver Taylor Barnard will stand in for Sam Chicken for the subsequent spherical in Berlin subsequent weekend. The group’s common driver suffered a damaged hand in a crash in apply in Monaco.

“We’re very happy to report constructive progress on Sam’s restoration,” mentioned group principal Ian James, “with a profitable operation on his hand supporting his journey again into the automotive.

“Taylor did a stellar job in his last-minute call-up in Monaco, as did the group, who supplied him with nice assist and steerage all through. He’ll now be capable to construct on that have, whereas Sam works on his restoration – with the group’s full assist.”

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