Albon signs multi-year contract extension to stay at Williams

Alex Albon has committed his long-term future to Williams by signing a multi-year contract extension with the Formula 1 team.

The highly rated Thai-British driver had a contract until the end of 2025 but it was believed to include options that Williams was open to exercising if it received the right offer for Albon’s services. However, it has now secured Albon through the introduction of the new technical and power unit regulations in 2026, as another piece of the driver market falls into place.

“I am incredibly happy to be remaining with Williams Racing and to continue working with such a talented and dedicated team of people,” Albon said. “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.”

Team principal James Vowles says the commitment from Albon shows how much belief there is in the rebuilding process that is currently ongoing at Williams, with Vowles himself having only joined at the start of last season.

“We are delighted to secure Alex’s long-term future with Williams Racing,” Vowles said. “He 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.”

Williams still has a vacancy for 2025 with Logan Sargeant out of contract at the end of this year and Mercedes young driver Andrea Kimi Antonelli linked with the seat, as Vowles targets a lineup that will remain in place across the regulatory change.

Story originally appeared on Racer