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Alex Albon Commits to Long-Term Future with Williams Racing

Alex Albon Secures Long-Term Contract Extension with Williams Until 2026

British-Thai driver Alex Albon has officially signed a new contract with Williams, ensuring his presence with the team until at least the end of 2026. Joining Williams in 2022, Albon has been a key member of the squad, with his previous contract set to expire at the end of the upcoming season.

While the exact duration of the new contract has not been disclosed by Williams, it has been described as a “multi-year contract extension” that will see Albon through Formula 1’s upcoming regulation era beginning in 2026. Expressing his commitment to the team’s long-term vision, Albon stated, “This is a project I deeply believe in and am eager to contribute to, which is why I have committed to a multi-year contract.”

Reflecting on Williams’ recent performance, the team finished seventh last season under the leadership of new team principal James Vowles. However, a challenging winter restructuring led to delays in the car-building process and a series of on-track incidents in the current 2024 season, placing pressure on the team.

Despite these initial setbacks, Albon remains optimistic, noting, “While the year has presented its challenges, the progress we have made since I joined Williams has been significant. I have witnessed substantial changes behind the scenes that are propelling us towards the front of the grid.”

Williams emphasized that Albon’s new contract underscores their dedication to constructing a competitive team capable of contending for podium finishes and championships in Formula 1. Vowles expressed his delight in securing Albon’s long-term commitment, praising the driver’s talent, technical acumen, and unwavering dedication to the team’s resurgence.

“As Alex continues to exhibit his ability to excel under pressure, securing him on a long-term basis is a pivotal step in our journey towards climbing the rankings and reestablishing our place in the F1 grid,” Vowles concluded.

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