Alex Albon signs long-term deal with Williams

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Williams have announced that Alex Albon has signed a multi-year contract extension with the team, committing his long-term future to the Grove-based outfit.

Having departed the Red Bull family, Alexander Albon joined Williams for the 2022 F1 season. His first year at Grove saw the Thai driver score only four points, but with Williams improving its competitiveness for the next season, Albon collected a total of 13 points.

The current season has been more difficult for the London-born driver as he is yet to score points in 2024.

On the eve of this weekend's Emilia Romagna Grand Prix, Williams have confirmed that Albon has signed a long-term contract extension. It means Albon will head Williams’ charge for the new technical regulations which are introduced in 2026.

Commenting on his new contract, Albon added: "I am incredibly happy to be remaining with Williams Racing and to continue working with such a talented and dedicated team of people. It has been a difficult start to the year but since joining Williams we have made significant progress together and I have seen the huge changes happening behind the scenes to take us back to the front of the grid.

"This is a long-term project that I really believe in and want to play a key role in which is why I have signed a multi-year contract. The journey will take time but I am confident we are building the right team to move forward and achieve great things in the years to come.”

Williams team boss James Vowles said: "We are delighted to secure Alex's long-term future with Williams Racing. He has exceptional talent, technical input and dedication to the cause and this is a huge vote of confidence in Williams and the journey back to competitiveness that we are on.

"Since joining, Alex has consistently demonstrated his ability to perform under pressure, and signing him for the long-term is a big piece of the puzzle of moving us up the grid."