Similar to previous seasons, Williams is currently in last place in the constructor’s championship standings after three circuits, with only one point to its name. Nevertheless, the team has made a vehicle that can routinely operate in the minutiae, if not in all races, compared to its earlier performances. Alex Albon scored only one position in the season’s opening race, and he and rookie colleague Logan Sargeant have not scored since. Albon was running as high as sixth in the Australian Grand Prix on the back of a strong qualifying performance before tumbling out.

In a video posted on the official Williams F1 website, team principal James Vowlesw discussed the team’s performance and situation, stating, “We’re three rounds out of this 23-race period, and encouraging is the first term that comes to mind. We’ve been there or thereabouts and in a position to compete for points at each and every one of these rounds thus far, and that will continue in the upcoming couple of races. The next stop is Baku, and once again, I believe the track should be within the capabilities of our vehicle.”

“While we sit 10th in the championship with a single point to our name, it is not a fair reflection of the work that has absent into this vehicle so significantly this year, and the functionality that the vehicle can unquestionably have on the monitor,” he added.

Alex Albon currently holds the 18th position with a single point, followed by Logan Sargeant in the 19th position, who has yet to achieve a stage. The only other driver without a rating is AlphaTauri’s novice driver Nyck De Vries, who made the transition from Formulation E to Components 1 after winning the championship once.