Alex Albon: Williams driver agrees new multi-year contract with F1 group

Alex Albon had been linked to the briefly vacant seat left by Sebastian Vettel at Aston Martin, earlier than that was taken by Fernando Alonso; “I’m actually excited to be staying with Williams Racing for 2023 and stay up for seeing what we are able to obtain as a group,” mentioned Albon

Final Up to date: 03/08/22 3:40pm

Alex Albon has extended his stay with the Williams team

Alex Albon has prolonged his stick with the Williams group

British-born Thai driver Alex Albon has dedicated his speedy future to Williams by agreeing a brand new multi-year contract amid hypothesis over his future.

The 26-year-old, previously of Purple Bull, joined the group in the beginning of the 2022 marketing campaign because the substitute for George Russell, now of Mercedes.

Albon lately refused to rule out a attainable transfer to Aston Martin when Sebastian Vettel introduced his retirement final week, earlier than that seat was swiftly crammed by Fernando Alonso.

“I’m actually excited to be staying with Williams Racing for 2023 and stay up for seeing what we are able to obtain as a group within the the rest of this season and subsequent 12 months,” mentioned Albon, per the official F1 web site.

“The group has made some sturdy positive aspects this 12 months and it is thrilling to proceed this journey and additional develop our learnings collectively.”

Albon is answerable for Williams’ three factors up to now in 2022, managing a Tenth-placed end in Australia adopted by ninth in Miami.

“Alex is an amazing driver and valued member of Williams Racing, so we’re thrilled to have the ability to affirm we shall be working with him on a long-term foundation,” mentioned group principal Jost Capito.

“Alex brings a fantastic mix of ability and insightful learnings that can assist carry the group better success sooner or later.

“He is a fierce competitor, has proved a preferred and constant group member and we’re delighted that he’ll present a steady base for us to proceed to develop on this new F1 automotive period.”

Upon confirming the information on social media, Albon made gentle of Oscar Piastri lately denying he had signed a contract with Alpine regardless of the group saying him as Alonso’s substitute.

“I perceive that, with my settlement, Williams Racing have put out a press launch this afternoon that I’m driving for them subsequent 12 months. That is proper and I’ve signed a contract with Williams for 2023. I shall be driving for Williams subsequent 12 months,” Albon tweeted.

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