Why the star of Mexican GP practice flopped in qualifying

Alex Albon headed into qualifying for the Mexican Grand Prix looking a dead cert to make Q3 and perhaps even challenge for a position on the front two rows.But Williams was denied what could have been an exceptional starting position for Sunday’s race thanks to conditions going against it - and a controversial laptime deletion.The FW45 looked genuinely quick during FP3 - with Albon setting the second-fastest time, just 0.070s off Max Verstappen’s Red Bull - and had shown promising long-run pace. However, Albon will start 14th after a lap that would have seen him through to Q3 was deleted…

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