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09 Mar 2024
Signing off from Jeddah ๐Ÿ‘‹
Our live coverage comes to a close from Saudi Arabia. Grasping distance from points today as Albono battled and battled... Plenty of positives to take into round three...see you in Melbourne in a couple of weeks! ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ
09 Mar 2024
A valiant fight from Albono
09 Mar 2024
What could have been...
Such a solid drive from Alex today. If the incident with Magnussen on lap 10 didn't occur, then points could have been on the cards...
09 Mar 2024
Race over ๐Ÿ
And that's it! Alex takes the chequered flag to finish in P11. So close to points from Albono today after battling hard ๐Ÿ˜”
09 Mar 2024
Final laps to go ๐Ÿ‘€
Albono still in P12, 5 seconds out from the Haas of MAG, who has a 20 second penalty. This makes Alex P11 as it stands. LAP 49/50
09 Mar 2024
He just loves that turn ๐Ÿ˜
Alex makes his move on OCO at turn 1 and goes ahead into P12. Can he chase the Haas down for a points position? LAP 45/50
09 Mar 2024
Albono battling โš”๏ธ
OCO still within sight, can Alex close the gap to get within DRS of the P13 Alpine again? LAP 42/50
09 Mar 2024
LAP 40/50
Alex now over 1 second behind OCO, after running wide at turn 1 on lap 38. Still plenty to fight for though...
09 Mar 2024
Next target in sight ๐Ÿ‘
Alex is back chasing OCO in P13 again, can he catch up to make a move? LAP 36/50
09 Mar 2024
FINALLY ๐Ÿ’ช
Albono finally makes his move up the inside of turn 1 and lunges past TSU! Up to P14... LAP 34/50
09 Mar 2024
Still pushing ๐Ÿ˜ฎโ€๐Ÿ’จ
Albono pushes on the outside of TSU at turn 13 and almost makes it. So close! P15
09 Mar 2024
Glued together ๐Ÿ‘€
Alex now glued to the back of Tsunoda, it seems like only a matter of time before we see the overtake... LAP 30/50
09 Mar 2024
So close ๐Ÿ˜…
Alex looks to make his move, but OCO just hangs on to P14... LAP 27/50
09 Mar 2024
Halfway gone ๐Ÿ
25 laps down with 25 to go. Alex still in P15, just two tenths off OCO now...
09 Mar 2024
Under the lights ๐Ÿคฉ
09 Mar 2024
Choo choo ๐Ÿš‚
Alex currently in P15 at the back of a 3-car DRS train in front of teammate SAR... LAP 19/50
09 Mar 2024
Question answered ๐Ÿ’ช
Confirmation that MAG has received a 10 second penalty for the incident with Albono. If you don't ask, you don't get...
09 Mar 2024
Target in sight ๐ŸŽฏ
Albono has his sights set on OCO in P14, only a matter of time before our Thai racer lines up a move.. LAP 17/50
09 Mar 2024
Alex asking the question โ‰๏ธ
And that question is a potential penalty for MAG, who is currently under investigation for the incident at turn 4... Alex - P15
09 Mar 2024
Alex on MAG incident
"What is he doing?"
09 Mar 2024
Green Flag ๐ŸŸฉ
And as we go again the pack is very tight together and Albono makes contact making a move on MAG, it's unclear if there is damage. Alex has dropped to P15 as a result...
09 Mar 2024
Box Box ๐Ÿ…ฟ๏ธ
Alex into the pits and the hard tyres are on. Making the most of the cheap pit stop under the safety car. He comes out in P14 between MAG and OCO... LAP 8/50
09 Mar 2024
๐ŸŸก Safety car ๐Ÿš—
Lance stroll into the wall and a safety car is deployed. Albono up to P12... LAP 7/50
09 Mar 2024
DRS Train ๐Ÿš‚
Alex currently sitting at the back of a 4-car DRS train. He remains in P13 for now... LAP 6/50
09 Mar 2024
Tight start ๐ŸŽ
The middle of the pack very tight, with Albono within six tenths of MAG as he looks to claim back his place...
09 Mar 2024
Lights out ๐Ÿšฆ
And we are underway! Albono drops to P13 as MAG goes in front on turn 1...
09 Mar 2024
Mediums on ๐Ÿ›ž
Alex rolls out for the formation lap with medium tyres on his FW46, not long to go...
09 Mar 2024
A few minutes out ๐Ÿ‘€
Lining up on the grid in P12, Albono is right in the mix with plenty to fight for this evening...
09 Mar 2024
Going through the data in preparation...
09 Mar 2024
Race day here we come ๐Ÿ’ช
Welcome back to the Jeddah Corniche Circuit, as Alex takes to the grid for his second race of the season! 20 minutes to go until lights out...
08 Mar 2024
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08 Mar 2024
Goodnight from Jeddah ๐Ÿ‘‹
That's it for today's coverage. Join us tomorrow to follow Alex's progress in the main event - roll on race day here in Saudi!
08 Mar 2024
Under the lights
08 Mar 2024
Quali complete โœ…
And the day comes to a close for Alex on track until tomorrow. It will be a P12 start on the grid for Albono.
08 Mar 2024
ALEX to PIT
"...yeah, I'm quite happy with that."
08 Mar 2024
Not quite enough โŒ
Alex sets a 1:28.980, a strong effort but just not quite up there to reach Q3.
08 Mar 2024
ALEX to PIT
"We're just sliding, we don't have the downforce"
08 Mar 2024
Fresh tyres ๐Ÿ›ž
Albono boxes and is back out with a fresh set of softs. Time to push for that Q3 spot...
08 Mar 2024
Lap time set ๐Ÿ‘€
Lap times speed up as the track gets rubbered in. Albono goes P13 with a 1:29.409...
08 Mar 2024
Locked in ๐Ÿ”’
08 Mar 2024
๐ŸšฆLet's try again ๐Ÿ˜…
Albono heads back out for Q2 following the stoppage. Nine minutes remaining - the track is going to get busy...
08 Mar 2024
๐Ÿšฉ Red Flag ๐Ÿšฉ
A red flag here in Jeddah, as Hulkenberg pulls over to the side of the race track. Back to the garage for now...
08 Mar 2024
Time to push ๐Ÿ”’
Albono is out onto the track for Q2, 3-lap old soft tyres on his FW46...
08 Mar 2024
๐Ÿ’ช Into Q2 ๐Ÿ˜ฎโ€๐Ÿ’จ
And Albono creeps into Q2 by seven hundredths of a second. That was close...
08 Mar 2024
ALEX to PIT
"I'm sorry but that Ferrari is outrageous..."
08 Mar 2024
2 Minutes to go โฑ
The final minutes remaining of Q1 here in Jeddah, Alex in P12...
08 Mar 2024
Back on track ๐Ÿ›ž
Alex heads back out with a fresh set of softs, currently P11...
08 Mar 2024
Box Box ๐Ÿ…ฟ๏ธ
Alex heads back to the garage, currently in P9 with 7 minutes of Q1 remaining...
08 Mar 2024
Picking up the pace ๐Ÿ“ˆ
Albono improves on his first flying lap with a 1:29.107, sitting in P8 as it stands...
08 Mar 2024
๐Ÿ‘€ Onto the board ๐Ÿ‘Œ
Alex sets a first time of 1:29.551, currently sitting in P10...
08 Mar 2024
Rolling out ๐ŸŽ
Albono rolls out the pit lane and onto the Jeddah Corniche Circuit, let's go...
08 Mar 2024
Warmed up and ready to go...
08 Mar 2024
๐Ÿ‘€ Quali incoming ๐Ÿ”œ
And we are back from Jeddah with all your Alex updates, not long to go till Q1...
08 Mar 2024
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08 Mar 2024
FP3 โœ…
Alex doesn't find more time on old softs during his final push, ending the session in P17. Come back again for qualifying later today!
08 Mar 2024
Heading out โ†—๏ธ
Albono rolls out to take the flag on used softs...
08 Mar 2024
Five minutes left ๐ŸŸข
We're green again...
08 Mar 2024
Improvement ๐ŸŸข
Alex slots in P7 with a 1:29.808, just before ZHO hits the barrier. Thankfully he's out of the car. Red Flag.
08 Mar 2024
Did someone order fresh softs? ๐Ÿ›ž
Ah yes, they're for Albono. He's opening a lap on new tyres now...
08 Mar 2024
Box ๐Ÿ…ฟ๏ธ
Back to the garage for Alex after climbing into the top 10. He's currently P8 following a 1:30.092...
08 Mar 2024
First laps โœ…
Alex's best is a 1:30.542 so far, he's pushing again now...
08 Mar 2024
To the track โ†—๏ธ
Alex has rolled out on softs, opening his first lap of the day now...
08 Mar 2024
15 minutes gone ๐Ÿคซ
All quiet from a Williams perspective, but Alex will be heading our imminently...
08 Mar 2024
ICYMI
08 Mar 2024
Green Light ๐ŸŸข
Here we go, FP3 is underway at the Jeddah Corniche Circuit...
08 Mar 2024
Friday in Jeddah ๐Ÿ‘‹
It's Quali Day on the Red Sea coast, but first it's the small matter of FP3. Follow along for live coverage of Alex's progress...
07 Mar 2024
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07 Mar 2024
FP2 ๐Ÿ
That's Alex's Thursday complete! His best time came in the quali simulations, a 1:29.789 that places him P14... See you tomorrow for more from Jeddah ๐Ÿ‘‹
07 Mar 2024
PIT to Alex
Three more laps, three to go.
07 Mar 2024
10 minutes remaining โณ
Last chance to gather representative data for the race...
07 Mar 2024
Alex to PIT
So much understeer in the high speed.
07 Mar 2024
Rolled out โ†—๏ธ
After an out lap, Alex returns to the pits and switches to used hards...
07 Mar 2024
Back to the pits ๐Ÿ…ฟ๏ธ
Time for a chat with his engineers before heading back out again...
07 Mar 2024
First soft push ๐Ÿ”’
A 1:29.905 for Albono, he's winding up for another push now...
07 Mar 2024
What time is it? ๐Ÿค”
Soft tyre time! Albono is warming up for his first red-walled flying lap of the evening...
07 Mar 2024
Back to the garage ๐Ÿ…ฟ๏ธ
Alex is wheeled back into his bay following a consistent opening FP2 stint on the hards...
07 Mar 2024
Finding time on the hards ๐Ÿ›ž
A 1:31.534 on Albono's second flying lap, the quickest of the three on hards...
07 Mar 2024
Alex to PIT
In Qualifying, it will be wiser to go out early, like that, than it is to go out later...
07 Mar 2024
Green Light ๐ŸŸข
And straight to work for Albono, he's left the garage on hard tyres...
07 Mar 2024
Heading out shortly ๐Ÿ™Œ
Race Control will green light the circuit at 20:10 local, so just a few minutes left to wait...
07 Mar 2024
Delayed start ๐Ÿ›‘
Awaiting the all clear from Race Control to head out onto the track...
07 Mar 2024
Data consumed, time for more practice!
07 Mar 2024
The sun has set ๐ŸŒƒ
The floodlights have taken full effect here in Jeddah, it's almost time for the only representative practice session of the weekend..
07 Mar 2024
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07 Mar 2024
FP1 ๐Ÿ
Alex's first hour behind the wheel this weekend is complete, ending the session in P10 with 26 laps to his name. A solid foundation to build on!
07 Mar 2024
Final five ๐Ÿ“Š
Alex is gathering some long run data as we fast approach the chequered flag for FP1...
07 Mar 2024
On track โ†—๏ธ
As the sun heads for the horizon, Alex heads to the circuit on the medium tyre... he's P10.
07 Mar 2024
Box Box ๐Ÿ…ฟ๏ธ
Alex is back in the garage after his soft tyre stint. He's P9 with a best time of 1:30.747...
07 Mar 2024
20 minutes remaining โณ
Alex sits P6 right now, still circulating on soft tyres...
07 Mar 2024
P3 for now ๐Ÿฅ‰
Albono sets a 1:30.737 on his first run with soft tyres bolted to his car...
07 Mar 2024
Box Box ๐Ÿ…ฟ๏ธ
Alex's first stint of the weekend is complete and he's back in the garage. His best time of a 1:31.585 has him sitting in P10...
07 Mar 2024
Finding time ๐Ÿ“ˆ
Albono jumps to P8 after his third push lap, a 1:31.941...
07 Mar 2024
On the timing sheets ๐Ÿ“Š
A 1:34.021 on Albono's first push lap, he's going again now...
07 Mar 2024
Heading out โคด๏ธ
Alex rolls out of the garage for his first laps of Jeddah in 2024, medium tyres fitted
07 Mar 2024
Green Light ๐ŸŸข
The first hour of running in Jeddah is... go! The sun is shining here on the Red Sea coastline, so it makes it a pretty unrepresentative session...
07 Mar 2024
It's almost time โณ
FP1 is moments away, follow along for full updates on Albono's progress in Jeddah...
07 Mar 2024
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