Capito declares ties with Red Bull: 'Right to have personal sponsors'

25-09-2021 08:56 | Updated: 25-09-2021 12:07
by GPblog.com
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Capito declares ties with Red Bull: 'Right to have personal sponsors'

Alexander Albon is still working behind the scenes for Red Bull Racing this season, but will be part of Williams next season. According to team principal Jost Capito, this does not mean that the teams will work together intensively.

Albon was given the chance to prove himself alongside Max Verstappen at Red Bull for a season and a half, but failed to convince the Austrians. This season he is helping Sergio Pérez and Verstappen to improve the car. However, when he realised Williams was keen on him, he decided to revive his Formula 1 career.

"He is a full Williams driver, with no contract with Red Bull," Capito stated in conversation with Motorsport.com. "What he has is that Red Bull Thailand is his personal sponsor all through his career. And he has the right to have personal sponsors. So he will keep Red Bull as his personal sponsor. But it’s not a Red Bull-Williams connection."

Albon replaces Russell

The Thai will take the place of George Russell who has been doing an excellent job this season. The British driver's performance even earned him a move to Mercedes, where he should be fighting for the podiums alongside Lewis Hamilton.

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