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Alex Albon explains why he commits future to Williams F1

Alex Albon has affirmed his allegiance to Williams Racing amidst swirling speculations linking him to other Formula 1 powerhouses.

The Grove-based team, Williams, proudly declared a new multi-year contract with the Thai driver, securing his presence as Formula 1 gears up for a new era under fresh technical regulations in 2026.

Before penning this extension, Albon found himself at the centre of transfer rumours, with teams like Red Bull and Mercedes purportedly eyeing him, despite his existing contract with Williams extending until 2025. 

However, Albon candidly admitted that amidst the whirlwind of discussions, he ultimately chose stability and familiarity over fleeting glamour.

"Inevitably it really just fell down to what team I think suited me best, and that was Williams," Albon confessed during a media interaction. "Looking at everything, there was obviously a lot of time to make that choice. 

"It does seem a little bit now it's all just a bit of a waiting game, and everyone is just delaying and delaying."

His decision to stay put resonates with his belief in the Williams project, under the guidance of team principal James Vowles. Albon's stint with Williams since 2022, following a year as a Red Bull reserve driver, has instilled in him a profound trust in the team's potential.

"Firstly, it's a team that I've been with," Albon explained. "I know the team, I know that the people in the team, I believe in the project, I believe in James and the board."

Beyond personal comfort, Albon is fuelled by a conviction that Williams are poised for greater heights than their current standing suggests. With a fervent belief in the team's capabilities, Albon sees a bright future ahead, surpassing the accomplishments of their rivals on the track.

"When I look at what the team should be able to achieve in the next few years, it should be higher than the teams we're racing right now," Albon expressed confidently.

As Formula 1 enthusiasts await the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix slated for the weekend of 17-19 May, Albon's commitment to Williams adds an intriguing layer to the narrative, setting the stage for further drama and competition on the iconic Imola circuit.

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