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Albon extends contract at Williams

Albon signs new multi-year contract at Williams

15 May at 10:06
Last update 15 May at 10:24
  • Cas van de Kleut

Alexander Albon is staying at Williams. The team announced this on Wednesday morning. The Thai has signed a new contract, valid for several years.

Albon has done well at Williams in recent years. The Thai joined the British team in 2022 after spending a year as a test driver at Red Bull Racing. Before that he drove as a regular driver for the Austrian team and for Toro Rosso.

Albon says: "I am incredibly happy to be remaining with Williams Racing and to continue working with such a talented and dedicated team of people. It has been a difficult start to the year but since joining Williams we have made significant progress together and I have seen the huge changes happening behind the scenes to take us back to the front of the grid.”

The Thai continues: "This is a long-term project that I really believe in and want to play a key role in which is why I have signed a multi-year contract. The journey will take time but I am confident we are building the right team to move forward and achieve great things in the years to come.”

James Vowles, Team Principal, Williams Racing is also pleased with the extension of Albon's contract: "We are delighted to secure Alex's long-term future with Williams Racing. He has exceptional talent, technical input and dedication to the cause and this is a huge vote of confidence in Williams and the journey back to competitiveness that we are on. Since joining, Alex has consistently demonstrated his ability to perform under pressure, and signing him for the long-term is a big piece of the puzzle of moving us up the grid."