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Alex Albon will race for Williams F1 next season

The 25-year-old will fill the seat vacated by George Russell

Published: 08 Sep 2021
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More big news from Formula One’s transfer silly season – Alex Albon is back in the sport and will race for Williams next season, replacing George Russell when the young Brit heads to Mercedes.

Albon will line up alongside Nicholas Latifi, who keeps his seat for next year. The 25-year-old Thai driver has been Red Bull’s reserve and development driver this season whilst also competing in DTM with AF Corse.

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Before Albon confirmed the news, there had been rumours that Mercedes reserve driver and recently-crowned Formula E world champion Nyck de Vries would get the seat at Williams.

“It is an absolute honour to be joining a team with a rich and legendary history and it’s been very impressive to see how the team has progressed at such a fast pace,” said Albon on Twitter.

“Watching on from the sidelines this year has made me more motivated than ever and I cannot wait to get started!”

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