After the farewell of George Russell, gliding in the direction of Mercedes alongside Lewis Hamilton, Williams browsed through the daisy of candidates for their seat for 2022, choosing Alexander Albon. The official announcement arrived at 2 pm directly from the British team, confirming the rumors that had spread in recent weeks, with the Anglo-Thai driver who will maintain his ties with Red Bull despite the move to Grove. Williams simultaneously confirmed Nicholas Latifi, who will lead to four consecutive years in the team, three as an official driver.
Jost Capito, Williams CEO, commented: “Announcing our line-up for 2022 is fantastic and I am delighted to welcome Alex to the team, confirming my confidence in Nicholas for next season as well. We are happy for the choice, which mixes experience and youth and which will help us in the next steps we intend to take. Alex is one of the best young talents in motorsport, already with a lot of experience in F1 behind him. He has already reached the podium on several occasions, showing all his speed, and we are confident that he will immediately feel at home in Grove. Nicholas has impressed us over the past three years with his hard work and positive attitude. He has continued to improve and grow, as evidenced by his points finishes in this championship. We now hope to end the season in a positive way, before dedicating ourselves to 2022“.
FP | Stefano Ollanu
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