Albon touches on the identity of his future teammate at Williams

If the identity of the second Williams driver for 2025 is not yet known, pressure is mounting in the British clan. When Carlos Sainz talks about a decision announced "very soon", Alex Albon prefers not to make any advances on his future teammate...

Published on 21/06/2024 à 12:35

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Albon touches on the identity of his future teammate at Williams

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Who to accompany Alexander albon in Williams in 2025? The weeks pass, so do the rumors from the corridors, and the outcome seems very close on Grove's side. As speculation about his future teammate continues, the Thai driver said: concentrate on your own work », on the sidelines of the Spanish Grand Prix. The former protégé of the industry Red Bull, who signed a multi-year contract with the British team, described this situation as “ interesting » in view of the future of many drivers, who have not yet confirmed their future in the category. “Obviously there are a lot of drivers out there. From my side, it's just about doing my own job,” says Alex Albon.

For his part, James Vowles, principal director of Williams, recently declared: need more » on the part of its second holder, Logan sargeant, who could be removed from office before the end of the season. The American, in the hot seat within the British team, is threatened by one driver in particular: Andrea Kimi Antonelli, who can now (already) drive in Formula 1 even before he turns 18.

However, the American pilot can still prove himself. At the start of this Spanish race weekend, changes to its No. 2 car will be implemented, helping to reduce the chassis problems encountered at the start of the season.

“I will continue to do my best, continue to work, continue to try to find more and more performance”, he said about his future. “ Everything is here. I think as the cars get better it will give me a better chance for the future. »

Sainz – Williams, outcome near?

But then who could be the replacement for the American Logan Sargeant in 2025? James Vowles openly expressed that the Spanish pilot Carlos Sainz was “the number one target” to ride alongside Alex Albon next season.

At the gates of this Spanish Grand Prix, the Madrid driver said he had made his decision “ very soon ". “I don’t want to wait any longer. I think we're getting to a point where it's obvious that this has been taking up space in my head for several weeks and months and I think it's time to make a decision. » The Spanish driver could head to the Williams team or to KICK Sauber, which will become the official Audi team from the 2026 season.

It remains to be seen whether the developments on Logan Sargeant's car allow him to secure his seat for next year... or not.

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