(Motorsport-Complete.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 Method 1 drivers. The British racing group has prolonged the contract with Alexander Albon. The group introduced this on August third.
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Alexander Albon will drive with Williams in Method 1 in 2023
The 26-year-old will compete in Williams’ second Method 1 season in 2023. And extra will comply with, as Williams is negotiating a multi-year contract.
“I’m very excited to be staying at Williams in 2023 and I look ahead to seeing what we will obtain as a group all through the season and subsequent yr. The group is working exhausting 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 “an important driver and beneficial member of Williams.” The German continues: “Alex brings an important mixture of abilities and understanding that can assist the group obtain nice success sooner or later. He’s a tricky competitor, he has confirmed to be a preferred and dependable group member and we’re joyful that he’ll type a secure basis for our continued improvement on this new period of Method 1 vehicles.”
It isn’t but recognized who shall be Albon’s teammate at Williams subsequent season. The contract along with his present group Nicholas Latifi expires on the finish of 2022. Because of poor efficiency, Williams’ Canadian keep is doubtful.
The Second Williams boarding space continues to be empty
Former Purple Bull driver Albon returned to Method 1 as a daily driver at Williams in 2022 after a one-year break and has been proving there to date. Albon has a group and Latifi is clearly underneath management.
In the present day’s announcement by Williams could possibly be a response to the chaos surrounding Alpine and Piastri. The reigning Method 2 champion has lengthy been thought of 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 group. 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 celebration.