Williams with confirmed duo: Nicholas Latifi and Alex Albon

The Thai will fill the position vacated by George Russell, who will emigrate to Mercedes.

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The team Williams de F1 It already has confirmed pilots for the next Maxima season. The Canadian to be continued Nicholas latifiwhile the Thai Alex Albon returns to category after one year hiatus to replace English George Russell, which will run for Mercedes.

“It is fantastic to be able to confirm our driver line-up for 2022 and I am delighted to welcome Alex to the team, as well as confirming our continued relationship with Nicholas next year. We are extremely excited about our new line-up as both drivers bring a great combination. of youth and experience that will not only fit in perfectly with the team, but will also help us take the next step in our journey "Said Jost capito, CEO of Williams Racing

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Alex Albon returns to Formula 1 after a year racing in DTM. Photo: Mark Thompson / Getty Images.

“Alex is a young talent, but with a great deal of F.1 experience from his time at Red Bull. His multiple podiums highlight his speed as a driver and we know that he will immediately feel at home with the team at Grove. Meanwhile, Nicholas has consistently impressed us over the past three years with his hard work, diligence, and positive attitude. ", Agregó.

Latifi, for her part, noted: “I am excited to continue with Williams for another year; partly due to the new technical regulations of F.1, but also because the team is moving in a more competitive direction with new owners, management and people on the technical side… The aim is to keep making small improvements so that we can all take advantage of the opportunity that we have next year ”.

While Albon assured: “I am very excited… When you leave F.1 for a year, it is never certain that you will come back, so I am very grateful to Red Bull and Williams for believing in me and helping me on my journey back to the network. It has also been great to see all the progress Williams has been making as a team this year and I look forward to helping them continue that journey in 2022. My focus now returns to my role as test and reserve driver at Red Bull and helping the team fight. for this year's world championship ”.


44 Lewis Hamilton (ING) Mercedes
63 George Russell (ING) Mercedes
11 Sergio Pérez (MEX) Red Bull
33 Max Verstappen (NLD) Red Bull
16 Charles Leclerc (MON) Ferrari
55 Carlos Sainz (ESP) Ferrari
3 Daniel Ricciardo (AUS) McLaren
4 Lando Norris (ING) McLaren
14 Fernando Alonso (ESP) Alpine
31 Esteban Ocon (FRA) Alpine
10 Pierre Gasly (FRA) AlphaTauri
22 Yuki Tsunoda (JAP) AlphaTauri
5 Sebastian Vettel (ALE)? Aston Martin
18 Lance Stroll (CAN) Aston Martin
6 Nicholas Latifi (CAN) Williams
23 Alex Albon (THA) Williams
77 Valtteri Bottas (FIN) Alfa Romeo
99 Antonio Giovinazzi (ITA)? Alfa Romeo
9 Nikita Mazepin (RUS)? Haas
47 Mick Schumacher (ALE)? Haas

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