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Alex Albon Signs Multi-Year Deal at Williams

Despite rumours to the contrary, Alexander Albon has resigned with Williams for 2026 and beyond....

Despite rumours to the contrary, Alexander Albon has resigned with Williams for 2026 and beyond. Returning Williams to their former race winning glory will be a long road but at least they have a driver like Albon to help steer them in the right direction, according to team principal James Vowles.

Albon “is a big piece of the puzzle of [Williams] moving up the grid,” Vowles said and it’s fair to see why.

Since returning to Formula 1 with Williams in 2022, he has firmly established himself as their lead driver. During the 2023 season, Albon scored all but one of their 28 points almost singlehandedly lifting Williams to seventh in the Constructors’ Championship, their best placing since 2017.

It was confirmed by Vowles earlier in the year that he had a contract until 2025, this new deal ensures that Albon is with the team for the introduction to the new regulations in 2026.

The Thai-British driver is “incredibly happy to be remaining with Williams” but acknowledges that the start to 2024 has not been without its hurdles.

“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.”

Vowles became team principal in 2023 and has made it his goal to move Williams back up the order since their acquisition by Dorilton Capital in 2020 from the Williams family.

He believes Albon 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.”

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