Williams Formula 1 have announced that Alex Albon will replace George Russell as their driver and team up with Nicholas Latifi for the upcoming season. The Thai-British driver after being dropped from Red Bull’s senior team at the end of the 2020 season, spent this year serving as its reserve driver, as well as racing in the Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters (DTM).
Red Bull had revealed last month that they were working on a deal to facilitate Albon’s F1 return with Alfa Romeo and Williams showing interest in his services.
With Williams’ British driver George Russell heading to Mercedes next season and Mercedes’ Finnish driver Valtteri Bottas joining Alfa Romeo in a multi-year deal from 2022, it paved the way for Albon to join Williams.
More to come…