Alex Albon returned to Formula 1 with Williams in 2022 and adapted to his team leader role, scoring a handful of points for the team who finished last in the Constructors’ Championship. Here’s Albon’s 2022 F1 season in statistics.
|% of teams’ points scored:||50%|
|Points Scoring Grands Prix:||3|
|Best finish:||9th (Miami)|
|Number of starts:||22|
|Number of non-finishes:||5|
|Number of finishes:||17|
|% of Laps Complete:||85.01%|
|Laps Raced in the Top 10:||0|
|Laps Raced in the Top 5:||0|
|Laps Raced in the Top 3:||117|
|Races gained positions in:||10|
|Races lost positions in:||3|
|Finished where started:||3|
|Best Qualifying Position:||9th (Belgium)|
|Worst Qualifying Position:||20th (Imola)|
|Average Qualifying Position:||16.14|
|Average Grid Position:||15.62|
|Beat team-mate in how many qualifying sectors:||49|
|Beaten by team-mate in how many qualifying sectors:||11|
|Average gap to team-mate per sector in qualifying:||-0.247s|
ALEX ALBON 2022 F1 SEASON SUMMARY
|Qualifying battle||Quali||Sprint||Grid||Race||Pos change|
RACE BY RACE: ALEX ALBON’S 2022 F1 SEASON IN STATISTICS
2022 Bahrain Grand Prix
Finishing in thirteenth place on his Williams debut, Alex Albon failed to score points at Bahrain International Circuit for the first time in his four appearances at the track. Both he and Lando Norris moved out of the 100% points finishers group in Bahrain, while Zhou Guanyu joined the club. Paul di Resta, Stoffel Vandoorne and Yuki Tsunoda are the only other drivers to score on every Bahrain Grand Prix appearance.
2022 Saudi Arabian Grand Prix
Both Williams drivers failed to finish the race. It’s the second time in the last three races that the team has recorded a double DNF. The last time the team recorded double retirements with such a short interval between them was at the opening two rounds of the 2011 season. This was Alex Albon’s first DNF since the 2020 Eifel Grand Prix.
2022 Australian Grand Prix
After completing almost the entire race on a single set of hard tyres, Alex Albon picked up a point at the Australian Grand Prix, finishing tenth. This was the first time Albon scored since his fourth place finish at the 2020 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.
Albon became the first driver to score at Albert Park having started 20th on the grid. It’s the first time a driver has scored from 20th on the grid since Max Verstappen finished as runner-up at the 2021 Russian Grand Prix. While Albon is the first driver to score from 20th on the grid here, Pedro de la Rosa recorded a better result in 2002. He finished eighth, before the position awarded any points.
2022 Emilia Romagna Grand Prix
Alex Albon recorded his best Imola result to date with 11th place. He finished 15th with Red Bull in 2020.
2022 Miami Grand Prix
Alex Albon scored points for the second time this year, finishing in ninth place. His two points took his career total to 200 points. Albon is one of only seven drivers to have scored 200 points without winning a Grand Prix.
2022 Spanish Grand Prix
For the first time since the 2019 Mexican Grand Prix, Alex Albon finished the race in the same position as he started.
2022 Monaco Grand Prix
Alex Albon was the third and final driver to retire from the 2022 Monaco Grand Prix. He recorded Williams’ first non finish in Monaco since 2014. Of the 12 rain affected races, Albon made this the 11th to have resulted in a retirement for the driver starting 16th on the grid.
2022 Azerbaijan Grand Prix
Alex Albon finished 12th in the 2022 Azerbaijan Grand Prix, one position lower than he finished on his first appearance here with Toro Rosso in 2019.
2022 Canadian Grand Prix
With 12th place, Alex Albon recorded his best qualifying result of the year to date. This was the first time a Williams driver made it out of Q1 since Albon did so at the season-opening Bahrain Grand Prix. This was also the first time since 2017 that a Williams driver made it out of Q1 at the Canadian Grand Prix.
2022 British Grand Prix
Alex Albon made this the seventh consecutive race at Silverstone in which a Williams driver has been eliminated in Q1. Albon became the first Williams driver to retire from the British Grand Prix since Felipe Massa in 2014. Those are the only two retirements for the team at Silverstone in the past 17 races at the circuit.
2022 Austrian Grand Prix
On Friday, Alex Albon equalled his best qualifying result of the season so far with 12th place. He also qualified 12th at the Canadian Grand Prix. However, he lost four positions in the Sprint and eventually lined up 15th on the grid.
2022 French Grand Prix
Alex Albon made his 50th Grand Prix start. He finished 13th for the third time this year.
2022 Hungarian Grand Prix
Alex Albon and Yuki Tsunoda both finished outside of the points at the Hungarian Grand Prix, meaning both lost their 100% points-scoring rate at the Hungaroring circuit. Antonio Pizzonia and Johnny Dumfries, who each made only a single appearance at the track, are now the only other drivers in that club.
2022 Belgian Grand Prix
For only the second time this year, a Williams driver reached Q3. Alex Albon qualified in the top ten for the first time since the 2020 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. With ninth place, he recorded the team’s best qualifying result of the season. With Albon reaching Q3, all 20 drivers have now qualified in the top ten at some point during the 2022 season.
Albon scored for the third time this year, with his tenth place marking his first points-scoring appearance since the Miami Grand Prix. This was Albon’s worst result in Belgium. He had never previously finished outside of the top six at Spa.
2022 Dutch Grand Prix
Alex Albon was eliminated in Q2. With Nicholas Latifi out in Q1, Williams are the only team who did not qualify in the top ten at either the 2021 or 2022 Dutch Grands Prix.
2022 Italian Grand Prix
Alex Albon was forced to sit out the Italian Grand Prix after being diagnosed with appendicitis on Saturday morning. He became the first Williams driver to be replaced during a Grand Prix weekend since Felipe Massa at the 2017 Hungarian Grand Prix.
2022 Singapore Grand Prix
With both Nicholas Latifi and Alex Albon failing to finish the race, Williams recorded their first double DNF since the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix. It was the team’s first double retirement in Singapore since 2012.
2022 Japanese Grand Prix
Alex Albon recorded consecutive Q1 exits for the first time since being out in Q1 at all seven races between the Saudi Arabian and Azerbaijan Grands Prix. On Sunday, Albon was out on Lap 1 and recorded retirements at consecutive races for the first time in his career. This was Albon’s first retirement at Suzuka, meaning he lost his 100% points-scoring rate at the track.
2022 United States Grand Prix
With 11th place, Alex Albon equalled Williams’ best qualifying result at the United States Grand Prix since 2016. He finished the race in 13th place, losing his 100% points-scoring streak at Circuit of The Americas. Lando Norris and Lewis Hamilton remained in the group. Bruno Senna is the only other driver to have scored on every appearance at COTA.
2022 Mexico City Grand Prix
Alex Albon finished the 2022 Mexico City Grand Prix in 12th place, ending his 100% points-scoring record in Mexico.
2022 Sao Paulo Grand Prix
Alex Albon became the first Williams driver to reach Q2 at Interlagos since Sergey Sirotkin in 2018.
2022 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix
For the first time in his three Abu Dhabi Grand Prix appearances, Alex Albon failed to reach Q3. Albon came home in 13th place, failing to score at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix for the first time.