Williams F1 Team Signs Alex Albon to Multi-Year Extension

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Williams F1 Team Signs Albon to Multi-Year DealClive Mason - Getty Images

Alex Albon has pledged his long-term Formula 1 future to Williams after signing a multi-year contract extension with the outfit.

Albon made his Formula 1 debut with Toro Rosso in 2019 and moved to Red Bull Racing midway through his rookie season, where he remained for 2020, though struggled alongside Max Verstappen.

After a year as Red Bull’s test and reserve driver, Albon returned to the grid in 2022, with Williams, and has rebuilt his reputation with a string of strong performances in unheralded machinery.

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Alex Albon will occupy one of the two Williams F1 seats at least through 2027.NurPhoto - Getty Images

Albon’s displays aided Williams in finishing seventh in last year’s constructors’ championship standings, though its start to 2024 has been disappointing, with the team yet to score. Albon was contracted to Williams through 2025 but remained coy about his future earlier in the year amid the prospect of vacancies at several front-running seats.


On Wednesday it was announced that Albon has signed a multi-year extension with Williams, tying him to the team through at least 2027, ensuring he will remain at the squad through the transition into new regulations in 2026.

It is a strong endorsement from Albon in the project being undertaken at Williams by team principal James Vowles, who was appointed in early 2023, with sizeable investment being made in upgrading the squad’s outdated infrastructure and working practices.

“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,” said Albon.

“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 added that 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.”

Williams’ second seat for 2025 remains open, with incumbent Logan Sargeant unlikely to be retained.