Thai racing driver Alex Albon will return to System 1 in 2022 after securing a deal to race with Williams, the motor-racing contest confirmed on Wednesday.
“Alex Albon will return to F1 with Williams in 2022! He’ll group up with Nicholas Latifi, who retains his seat,” the F1 stated on Twitter.
In an announcement, it stated the two-time podium finisher has been pushing for a racing return exterior the Crimson Bull household for a number of months.
“I’m actually excited and looking out ahead to returning to a System One race seat in 2022,” Albon stated in a press launch. “While you take a 12 months out of F1 it’s by no means sure you’ll make a return so I’m extraordinarily grateful to Crimson Bull and Williams for believing in me and serving to me on my journey again to the grid.”
“It’s additionally been nice to see all of the progress Williams have been making as a group this 12 months and I sit up for serving to them proceed that journey in 2022,” he added.
Latifi welcomed Albon to Williams, calling him “a fantastic man and an excellent match for the group.”
“We’ve all the time acquired on effectively off observe, however most significantly I do know we’ll push one another on observe,” he stated in an announcement.