Williams might decrease F1 automobile drag at Monza to repeat Spa prime speeds
Albon grabbed tenth at Spa-Francorchamps as his Williams automobile’s low drag and spectacular prime speeds allowed him to fend off inherently quicker vehicles.
It was solely the Thai driver’s third prime 10 of 2022 as Williams has typically fallen to final within the pecking order.
When requested by Motorsport.com if Williams can repeat the Spa state of affairs and rating factors in Italy, Williams’ Head of Trackside Engineering Dave Robson says the Grove staff has choices to make its automobile much more slippery for Monza’s lengthy straights.
“Now we have some choices to run even much less drag than we ran in Spa,” Robson replied.
“Whether or not they’ll be the proper factor to do due to the downforce [requirements], we’ll have to attend and see what the monitor situations are like in Monza. However we will undoubtedly decrease our drag degree.
“We’ll wait and see what individuals do and whether or not we nonetheless have a straight-line pace benefit. However I feel if we will do and nonetheless get out of Parabolica in an inexpensive form, then I feel we would look to do this once more.”
Robson defined that the staff did not essentially skew its Spa set-up in the direction of attaining increased prime speeds, however that it simply adopted the set-up that projected the quickest lap time.
“What helped within the race [at Spa] was clearly our prime pace relative to the others however we did not do this, significantly for prime pace, within the sense that we did what we thought was finest for lap time for our automobile,” he added.
“We did wish to be fast on the straights as a result of we knew we have been going to inherit some locations in Spa with the engine penalties, however it wasn’t our essential motivation for the way we set the automobile up.”
“Clearly Monza is a bit completely different, and it’ll rely upon what different individuals convey.”