Rumour: Nyck de Vries and Alex Albon battling for each others places?

03-09-2021 12:44
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Rumour: Nyck de Vries and Alex Albon battling for each others places?

The calendar has recently changed to September and that can only mean one thing in Formula 1: Peak silly season. The rumour mill is well and truly turning at the Dutch Grand Prix as the future of a number of drivers looked to get a team for 2022. 

Nyck de Vries

The Dutch driver increased his value recently by winning the Formula E World Championship. There are rumours of him joining Williams, and CANAL+ suggest this will come true. 

However, in the paddock at Zandvoort, motorsport magazin report that de Vries has been talking to Alfa Romeo team boss Fred Vasseur. Earlier in the week, Kimi Raikkonen confirmed he will be leaving the team and F1 altogether. It's expected that Valtteri Bottas will fill that seat if he leaves Mercedes. The future of Antonio Giovinazzi is also indoubt meaning two seats might need to be filled. 

Alex Albon

Over the last few days, it appears that former Red Bull driver Alex Albon is in talks with Williams. He forms part of the domino effect which is part of George Russell and Valtteri Bottas' deal. However, CANAL+ report he will be in the Alfa Romeo. 

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