The Thai has signed a "multi-year contract" with the British team
MADRID, 3 Ago. (EUROPA PRESS) -
Thai driver Alexander Albon will continue at Williams Racing next season "and beyond" after reaching a "multi-year" deal with the British team, according to a statement issued by the team on Wednesday.
"We are pleased to announce that Alex Albon will remain with Williams Racing in the 2023 Formula 1 World Championship and beyond," confirmed the team.
The '23' on the grid signed a new contract "for several years" to continue building his history with Williams, after "several outstanding performances so far this season", such as his race in Melbourne, when he came back from the last place to the points, as the British team recalled in the note.
"It's really exciting to stay with Williams Racing for 2023," Albon confessed in statements published by Williams collected by Europa Press. "I look forward to seeing what we can accomplish as a team in the rest of this season and next year," he added.
"The team is working very hard to progress, and I am really motivated to continue this journey and continue to develop our learning together," said the Thai, who returned to Formula 1 this season at the hands of Williams, after passing through Toro Rosso and RedBull.
For his part, the CEO of Williams, Jost Capito, also acknowledged being satisfied with this news. "Alex is a great driver and a valuable member of Williams Racing, so we are delighted to be able to confirm that we will be working with him for a long time," he applauded.
"Alex brings a great mix of skills and smart learnings that will help the team be more successful in the future. He is a fierce competitor, has proven to be a loyal team member and we are delighted that he will provide us with a stable foundation to continue developing." in this new era in Formula 1", celebrated Capito.
It remains to be confirmed whether Albon will partner at Williams next year with Nicholas Latifi, whose contract expires at the end of this campaign. The Thai's contract extension comes two days after Aston Martin announced the arrival of Fernando Alonso for 2023 and one day after Alpine named Oscar Piastri as the Spaniard's replacement, and hours later Piastri himself denied the news.