Alex Albon will return to Formula 1 in 2022 as a Williams driver

Alex Albon (D) será companheiro Nicholas Latifi na Williams em 2022

Thai pilot Alex AlbonOn Wednesday (8), the British team announced that Red Bull will return to Formula 1 in the 2022 season as a driver for Williams, alongside Canadian Nicholas Latifi.

Albon, 25, was Red Bull’s test and reserve driver this year, while also competing in the German Touring Car Championship (DTM), having been laid off by the Austrian energy drink company’s core team at the end of the season.

“When you take a year out of F1 it’s never certain you’ll be back, so I’m so grateful to Red Bull and Williams for believing in me and helping me on my journey to the grid,” said the UK-born. Driver.

The Thai will replace him left by George Russell, who will join seven-times world champion Lewis Hamilton at Mercedes in the all-British drivers’ lineup.

Meanwhile, Latifi will compete in his third season as a Williams driver in 2022.

“We are very excited about our new squad, as both drivers bring a great mix of youth and experience,” Williams team principal Just Capito said in a statement.

“Alex is one of the most exciting young talents in motorsport, but he has a lot of experience in Formula One from his time at Red Bull. The multiple podiums highlight his speed as a driver and we know he will immediately feel at home with Team Grove.”

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