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    “Puzzling” my Williams F1 automobile can’t match what Albon does

    Latifi has endured a troublesome begin to the 2022 season, recording a finest end of 14th in Miami to go away him on the foot of the drivers’ standings with zero factors.

    Albon has led Williams’ efforts to this point this season, scoring factors in Australia and Miami, in addition to outqualifying Latifi for eight of the 9 races.

    It has left Latifi dealing with an unsure future at Williams, with Alpine teen Oscar Piastri extensively anticipated to switch him subsequent yr.

    Latifi completed a lowly sixteenth at his dwelling race in Canada final weekend and stated afterwards there “wasn’t actually something gratifying” in regards to the race on account of his struggles with the FW44 automobile.

    “We’ve been missing a lot tempo, proper from the off,” Latifi stated.

    “On low gasoline, excessive gasoline, when tyres are in an excellent window and we’re managing tyre degradation, we’re simply method too far off.

    “We’ve got to make use of this two-week break to grasp why and see if we will discover something. For me, it must be one thing fairly elementary.

    “There’s no state of affairs or situation on-track, even when folks aren’t pushing flat out and I really feel that I’m that the tempo is there to our rivals. So we’ll see. Try to reset going into Silverstone, and go from there.”

    Alex Albon, Williams, Nicholas Latifi, Williams

    Alex Albon, Williams, Nicholas Latifi, Williams

    Photograph by: Carl Bingham / Motorsport Photos

    Williams has taken a extra conservative method in the direction of its replace plan for the 2022 automobile, however is ready to undertake a visibly-different package deal within the coming races in a bid to take a step ahead.

    The group sits final within the constructors’ championship, having solely scored the three factors courtesy of Albon this yr, and has not often discovered itself combating past Q1 in latest races.

    Albon has fared higher than Latifi in latest occasions, qualifying twelfth in Canada and working contained in the factors early on earlier than in the end crossing the road thirteenth.

    However Latifi thought his struggles had been “far past a driving-style situation” compared to Albon.

    “For positive, originally of the season, there was a part of that, and you can possibly nonetheless attribute a number of the lap time delta to that,” Latifi stated.

    “For me, wanting far past that and previous any of the arrogance limitations that I really feel I used to be having to start with, the tempo would simply not be there.

    “There are conditions the place I simply don’t really feel that my automobile is able to doing what I see he’s doing on the information, which isn’t a pleasant feeling to be in.

    “It’s a bit puzzling. However once more, we’ll use this two-week break to see what we will analyse.”

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