2024 Formula 1 Chinese Grand Prix Highlights


Williams Racing


The 2024 Formula 1 Chinese Grand Prix produced yet another tight midfield battle, but Williams Racing will leave Shanghai with no points to their name, finishing five seconds shy of the top 10.

Alex Albon

It was an okay race today. Although the lower winds helped us, we were battling a lot of tyre degradation throughout the race. We ultimately didn’t have the pace to overtake [Esteban] Ocon at the end, and he was defending well. We understand the problems with the car, but they’re not immediate fixes, and we will need a few upgrades to improve our performance. Looking to Miami, I think our car will suit the track much better, and I’m optimistic we can get a better result.

Logan Sargeant

It’s been a difficult weekend as we’ve struggled to get the car in the right window. We’ve had good moments and some bad moments through the weekend. Most importantly, we must figure out what we could’ve done better as a team. The first half of the race was solid. The start on the Softs was strong then we were in a perfect place on the Medium tyres. We probably could’ve done without the Safety Car because we would’ve gone Medium, Medium, which would’ve suited us better. When we put the hard tyres on, I couldn’t get them to switch on, and they suffered from degradation. The penalty for the Safety Car infringement doesn’t really matter in the end. From my perspective, I thought I crossed the line first. When the cars go at such different speeds, I don’t know how I could’ve known the true order.

Dave Robson, Head of Vehicle Performance:

We were more competitive today, and having taken the opportunity to make some setup changes on Logan’s car, we were able to do some helpful testing in good condition. The experience gained yesterday in the Sprint race helped Alex and Logan to manage their stints today. Whilst we didn’t quite have the pace to fight for the final points positions, we were close on pace with the teams around us.  It was good to return to the Shanghai circuit and complete the first Sprint event of the year. It was a tricky weekend, but the team worked very hard throughout, and we made good progress as the event progressed.

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