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Alexander Albon reveals an important factor in deciding between Alfa Romeo and Williams F1 for 2022

In the second week of September, several teams confirmed their driver line-up for 2022. A beneficiary of the rapid movement in the driver market was..

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Alexander Albon reveals an important factor in deciding between Alfa Romeo and Williams F1 for 2022

In the second week of September, several teams confirmed their driver line-up for 2022. A beneficiary of the rapid movement in the driver market was Alexander Albon, whom Williams confirmed as a driver for the next season.

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While the Thai racing driver was shortlisted by Williams, rumors also linked him to Alfa Romeo. Albon recently mentioned how the different growth trajectories helped him make his decision.

Alexander Albon names Williams’ background as the main reason for his decision

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Since its dismal 2019 season, Williams has steadily improved over the past two seasons. Although the last in 2020, they look far more competitive this season.

In the last four races, George Russell and Nicholas Latifi collectively collected 22 points and thus finished eighth in the constructors’ championship. In fact, Russell also took Williams’ first podium in four years at the rainy Belgian Grand Prix.

The British move to Mercedes opened the door for Albon to return to Formula 1 with Williams. When asked why he chose the British outfit despite partnering with Mercedes, he mentioned how her growth helped him make the decision.

As quoted by Autosport, he said: “First of all, I would say that both are great teams. When I look at Williams I would say the first thing I do is look like they are on the rise.

“They obviously made the investments, but I also had the opportunity to visit the team and they all seemed very positive and optimistic. They were very interested in talking to me, getting involved and making a difference. It seemed like a good choice to get back online. “

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Albon mentions the role of the media in his F1 seat in 2022

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The 25-year-old made an impressive debut for Toro Rosso in 2019, replacing Pierre Gasly at Red Bull mid-season. Despite keeping his seat in 2020, the Thai driver struggled to make a strong impression. Sergio Perez replaced him as a team-mate of Max Verstappen, while he took on a test driver role in 2021.



Formula 1 F1 – Sakhir Grand Prix – Bahrain International Circuit, Sakhir, Bahrain – Red Bulls Alexander Albon arrives before the Sakhir Grand Prix REUTERS / Hamad I Mohammed

Albon mentioned that the media played a role in confirming his seat, despite the other names he had to compete with. “I honestly believe that you push the push more than anyone else,” said the Thai. “Obviously, on my side, things were still talking. But let’s say other names were mentioned. “

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Albon will move to Latifi in Williams next year, with whom he was once a teammate in Formula 2.

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