Williams driver Alexander Albon anticipates that the weather conditions could bring some "surprises" to the Formula 1 Monaco Grand Prix, known for its demanding street circuit.
With rain predicted by some forecasts, Albon is eager to witness the impact of these conditions on the race outcome.
Commenting on the upcoming race to media, Albon said, "Heading into Monaco, it's a bit of a home race to some extent. I really enjoy driving around here; it's obviously a weekend where Saturday is a bit more focused on than Sunday, which is a rarity."
He added, "It's another street track and we've done a number of these this year already, however this one is much more about building up confidence throughout the weekend. As there's zero run-off, you can't attack it the same way as a lot of the other street tracks we've been to.
"In terms of competitiveness, it will be interesting, however, I'm hoping the weather might create a few surprises and make it a bit more unpredictable."
For Logan Sargeant, this will be his first experience of Monaco in Formula 1, having raced there previously in F2.
The American driver acknowledges the challenge of another street track and expresses his motivation to excel, saying, "It was a very special feeling racing there last year and one that I will always look forward to. Another street track will be a huge challenge, but I'm feeling motivated to get back in the car and be better than ever."
Dave Robson, head of vehicle performance at Williams, expects potential disruptions during the weekend, even if the weather remains dry. "Although the layout of the track is very familiar, it never fails to offer up a new challenge," he explained.
"The weather is currently forecast to be cool but dry, however, there will inevitably be cloud on the mountains, which could move over the circuit. Even if the weather remains fair, the sessions will be interrupted as drivers push the limits of their cars," Robson added.
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