Alex and Logan look ahead to Austria

Published on
28 Jun 2023
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Our driver duo and Head of Vehicle Performance preview the 2023 Austrian Grand Prix

We’re back in Europe and all set to battle it out in four races across five weeks before the summer break, starting this weekend at the Austrian Grand Prix.
After picking up six points last time out, the team are excited to see what lies in store at the Red Bull Ring, especially with both cars now running the upgrade, as Dave Robson will go on to share.
But first, here is what our two drivers have had to say.

Alex Albon

Hot on the heels of his best result for the team, our No23 is keen to see what this second Sprint weekend of the year has in store.
“I’m looking forward to Austria after coming off the back of a great weekend in Canada,” he told us.
“This track is another one that should suit our car more than some other circuits. With this format being a sprint weekend, coupled with the rain, it’s all to play for.
“We’re going to be aiming for points so let’s work to try make that happen.”

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Logan Sargeant

Logan was a winner on his last visit to Spielberg following a dramatic F2 Feature Race in changeable conditions, and our American racer is looking forward to his return.
“I have a lot of really good memories from Austria in the past,” Sarge shared.
“I’m looking forward to heading back and building on that. Another sprint weekend offers more opportunities, and I think it will be a fun and exciting weekend!”

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Dave Robson

Finally, our Head of Vehicle Performance, Dave Robson, is excited to share that thanks to the hard work of everyone back at our Grove HQ, upgrades will be run on both cars this weekend.
“We secured a good result at the last event in Montreal and this weekend we are looking to consolidate that result with another strong performance,” Dave began.
“This weekend, both cars will have the upgraded parts that only Alex ran in Canada. We have also been able to make some minor adjustments to the outer floor fence and front brake duct vane to gain a little more performance from the new floor package.
“Both cars will have these latest developments but, as this is a sprint event, there will be limited time to assess the extra performance.
“This is the second sprint event of the season, but we expect this one to be more demanding than Baku; the limited quantity of tyres and mandated use of certain compounds at certain times is possibly more restrictive on this short, fast circuit.
“The threat of rain for Saturday adds to the potential complexity but could offer a useful opportunity for us to exploit the pace of FW45.
“Both drivers know this circuit well and Logan has enjoyed a lot of success during his previous visits here.
“This should help both to start FP1 on the front foot and will help them overcome the limited setup time ahead of Friday evening qualifying.”
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