Williams have retained Alex Albon as their driver in Method 1 for what they are saying is subsequent season “and past”.
The crew introduced on Tuesday that they’d signed a “multi-year settlement” with the British-born Thai driver.
Albon mentioned: “The crew are pushing arduous to progress, and I’m actually motivated to proceed on this journey.”
Williams crew principal Jost Capito added: “Alex brings an important mix of talent and insightful learnings that may assist convey better success.”
Albon joined Williams for this season after a 12 months on the sidelines as Purple Bull reserve after the drinks firm dropped him following two years with their junior after which senior groups in 2019 and 2020.
The 26-year-old has impressed on his return to F1 and has scored three factors for Williams, who’re struggling in direction of the again of the grid this season.
Albon mentioned: “I look ahead to seeing what we are able to obtain as a crew within the the rest of this season and subsequent 12 months.”
Capito mentioned that Albon is a “super driver and valued member” of Williams Racing.
“We’re thrilled to have the ability to verify we shall be working with him on a long-term foundation,” he added.
“He is a fierce competitor, has proved a well-liked and constant crew member and we’re delighted that he’ll present a secure base for us to proceed to develop on this new F1 automobile period.”
Williams didn’t reveal the size of the contract or title Albon’s team-mate for 2023.
Present driver Nicholas Latifi is believed to have been informed he won’t be retained, and is anticipated to lose his seat.
The favorite for the second seat is Dutchman Nyck de Vries, the reigning Method E champion and a take a look at and reserve driver for the Mercedes F1 crew.
Reacting to the announcement on social media afterward Wednesday, Albon poked enjoyable on the ongoing bother at rival F1 crew Alpine, who on Tuesday introduced Oscar Piastri as certainly one of their drivers for 2023 solely to be contradicted by Australian on social media hours later.