Why Alex Albon is the right pick for Williams F1
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Why Alex Albon is the right pick for Williams F1

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OPINION: Having given its blessing when George Russell’s departure to Mercedes was confirmed, focus turned to who would fill the vacant spot in the Williams’ Formula 1 driver line-up for 2022. Just over 24 hours later, Alexander Albon was given that responsibility, in a move that makes sense and provides opportunity for both team and driver

The driver market for 2022’s Formula 1 season was simply a domino run in waiting. It needed only Alfa Romeo’s announcement of Valtteri Bottas to start knocking the rest of the tiles down, as George Russell’s long-awaited move to Mercedes followed the day after. What was not expected was Williams making its own splash in the driver market quite so soon.

Wednesday’s news that Williams had extended Nicholas Latifi’s contract and signed up Alexander Albon for the now-vacant second seat caught many by surprise, but it’s probably good to have a balance in comparison to the tediously protracted Bottas and Russell announcements.

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