Nicholas stays on the staff for a fourth consecutive season, his third as race driver, while Alex returns to the Method One grid having spent a 12 months as Red Bull Racing Honda’s Take a look at & Reserve Driver and a race-winning marketing campaign within the DTM. The 25-year-old beforehand drove for Scuderia Toro Rosso in F1 earlier than being promoted to a race seat with Pink Bull Racing, scoring two podiums in 2020.
Jost Capito, CEO of Williams Racing: “It’s incredible to have the ability to affirm our driver line-up for 2022 and I’m delighted to be welcoming Alex to the staff, together with confirming our continued relationship with Nicholas into subsequent 12 months. We’re extraordinarily excited by our new line-up, with each drivers bringing an ideal mix of youth and expertise that won’t solely be an ideal match for the staff but in addition assist us take the subsequent step in our journey.
“Alex is among the most fun younger skills in motorsport, but comes with a considerable amount of F1 expertise from his time at Pink Bull. His a number of podium finishes spotlight his pace as a driver, and we all know he’ll instantly really feel at house with the staff at Grove. Nicholas in the meantime has persistently impressed us over the previous three years together with his exhausting work, diligence, and optimistic perspective. He has continued to develop all through his time at Williams and has grown into a formidable F1 driver, as seen by his factors scoring finishes this season.
“We at the moment are wanting ahead to persevering with to construct on our optimistic momentum as a staff and ending this season as strongly as doable, earlier than turning our attentions to 2022.”
Nicholas Latifi: “I’m excited to be persevering with with Williams for an additional 12 months; partly due to F1’s new technical rules, but in addition as a result of the staff is transferring in a extra aggressive route with new homeowners, administration and other people on the technical aspect.”
“I’ve felt at house right here because the day I arrived, and I feel I’m in the best place to proceed with my optimistic trajectory. The intention is to proceed making little enhancements so we are able to all reap the benefits of the chance we’ve subsequent 12 months.”
“I’m tremendous excited to work with subsequent 12 months’s automotive and it’s like a recent begin for everyone. I really feel privileged to be a part of that change.”
Alex Albon: “I’m actually excited and looking out ahead to returning to a Method One race seat in 2022. Whenever 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 Pink 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 staff this 12 months and I sit up for serving to them proceed that journey in 2022. My focus now returns to my Take a look at & Reserve Driver function at Pink Bull and serving to the staff battle for this 12 months’s world championship.”
With a stellar report within the junior classes, together with a number of race wins within the GP3 Sequence and the FIA Method Two Championship, Alex is among the most extremely rated younger skills in motorsport. The Thai-British racer additionally is aware of his new team-mate effectively having beforehand raced alongside the Canadian at DAMS throughout his 2018 Method Two marketing campaign.
Nicholas in the meantime has continued to impress in his first three seasons with Williams, contributing to the staff’s improved efficiency together with his detailed suggestions and motivated method. The 26-year-old scored his first factors on this 12 months’s Hungarian Grand Prix, earlier than including to his tally on the Belgian Grand Prix.
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