Albon swaps Red Bull to join Latifi at Williams for 2022 World Championship

By Sports Desk September 08, 2021

Williams Racing has confirmed that Alex Albon will join the team for the 2022 Formula One World Championship.

Currently a test and reserve driver with Red Bull, Albon returns to the grid having previously occupied a race seat for Christian Horner's team between 2019 and 2020, claiming podium finishes in Tuscany and Bahrain.

The 25-year-old will link up with Nicholas Latifi, who remains on the team for a fourth consecutive season.

Albon is relishing returning to the grid, but has his immediate sights set on a strong finish to 2021 with Red Bull.

"I am really excited and looking forward to returning to a Formula One race seat in 2022," he said.

"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 and reserve driver role at Red Bull and helping the team fight for this year's World Championship."

Widely regarded as one of the most exciting young talents in motorsport, Albon enjoyed an impressive junior career that included multiple race wins in the GP3 Series and the FIA Formula Two Championship.

Albon replaces George Russell, whose move to Mercedes was finally announced on Tuesday after Valtteri Bottas' switch to Alfa Romeo went through.

 

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