Written by Vyas Ponnuri, edited by Megan Hill
Former Red Bull driver and current Williams driver Alexander Albon has
just extended his contract with the team for 2023 and beyond. The Thai-Brit driver confirmed the news in a witty tweet, stating that Williams had put out a press release regarding his contract extension, which was right and that he would be driving for Williams next season.
Albon has had a great season so far, scoring all of the team’s three points, and outperforming his Williams car on more than one occasion, in qualifying as well as the race. His performance in the Australian Grand Prix will be remembered for his tyre management: he did 57 laps on a set of hard tyres, before he pitted on the last lap for soft tyres to fulfil the two different tyre compounds rule. He also finished 10th place, giving him one point.
With Williams looking to move up the grid from here on, signing Albon for multiple seasons is a big step forward, and the team has put much faith in him to bring more great results in the future. It will be interesting to witness how Albon performs in the Williams in the upcoming seasons.