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Albon back in F1 with Williams

Albon back in F1 with Williams

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Albon back in F1 with Williams

Albon back in F1 with Williams

Alex Albon is back in F1 after securing a drive with Williams for the 2022 season.

Albon was dropped by Red Bull at the end of last season following a difficult year as team-mate to Max Verstappen, with the team recruiting Sergio Perez.

The Thai-British driver, however, has spent this season in the background with Red Bull as reserve, while also competing in DTM with the AlphaTauri AF Corse squad.

In the driver merry-go-round that has recently seen Valtteri Bottas join Alfa Romeo and George Russell replace the Finn at Mercedes, Albon has now taken up the seat at Williams vacated by the Briton.

A naturally delighted Albon said: "I am really excited and looking forward to returning to a Formula One race seat in 2022.

"When you take a year out of F1 it’s never certain you will make a return so I’m extremely thankful to Red Bull and Williams for believing in me and helping me on my journey back to the grid.

"It’s also been great to see all the progress Williams have been making as a team this year and I look forward to helping them continue that journey in 2022.

"My focus now returns to my Test & Reserve Driver role at Red Bull and helping the team fight for this year’s world championship.”

Williams has also confirmed Canadian driver Nicholas Latifi will remain with the team for a third year.

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