(Motorsport-Whole.com) – Whereas the face about the way forward for Oscar Piastri continues to be in full swing, Williams is making a transfer available in the market of Formulation 1 drivers. The British racing workforce has prolonged the contract with Alexander Albon. The workforce introduced this on August third.
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Alexander Albon will drive with Williams in Formulation 1 in 2023
The 26-year-old will compete in Williams’ second Formulation 1 season in 2023. And extra will observe, as Williams is negotiating a multi-year contract.
“I’m very excited to be staying at Williams in 2023 and I sit up for seeing what we will obtain as a workforce all through the season and subsequent yr. The workforce is working arduous to develop and I’m very motivated to proceed this journey and develop our understanding collectively,” Albon was quoted as saying in Williams’ assertion.
Piastri’s tweet turns into a working gag
Albon confirmed the contract extension on Twitter in a extra humorous manner. in a tweet, it is the identical as Oscar Piastri’s on Tuesdayhe wrote: “I perceive that Williams Racing issued a press launch this afternoon, with my permission, that I’ll drive for them subsequent yr. That’s right and I’ve signed a contract with Williams for 2023. I’ll race subsequent yr. Williams drive.”
Group supervisor Jost Capitio describes Albon in a message as “a terrific driver and invaluable member of Williams.” The German continues: “Alex brings a terrific mixture of abilities and understanding that may assist the workforce obtain nice success sooner or later. He’s a troublesome competitor, he has confirmed to be a preferred and dependable workforce member and we’re completely happy that he’ll type a steady basis for our continued improvement on this new period of Formulation 1 automobiles.”
It’s not but identified who might be Albon’s teammate at Williams subsequent season. The contract together with his present workforce Nicholas Latifi expires on the finish of 2022. As a result of poor efficiency, Williams’ Canadian keep is doubtful.
The Second Williams boarding space continues to be empty
Former Crimson Bull driver Albon returned to Formulation 1 as a daily driver at Williams in 2022 after a one-year break and has been proving there up to now. Albon has a workforce and Latifi is clearly beneath management.
As we speak’s announcement by Williams may very well be a response to the chaos surrounding Alpine and Piastri. The reigning Formulation 2 champion has lengthy been thought-about a number one candidate for the Williams cockpit for the 2023 season.
The truth that Australia now seems to be favoring McLaren is clearly upsetting the Grove workforce. With the extension of the Albon settlement, the British-Thai airline has additionally been taken into consideration within the present dynamic pilot market and prevented from being poached by one other social gathering.