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Alexander Albon

Albon addresses F1 future amid Mercedes-Red Bull links

Alex Albon has stated that his future destination in Formula 1 is not an area he is focusing on amid rumours of a switch away from Williams.

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Albon’s name has been linked with Mercedes amid Lewis Hamilton’s departure to Ferrari at the end of 2024.

RacingNews365 understands that Red Bull has reached out to Albon over the potential of bringing him back to the squad as a replacement for Sergio Perez.

However, Williams Team Principal James Vowles recently confirmed that Albon’s current Williams contract is signed until the end of 2025, complicating the Thai-British driver’s place in the driver market.

Albon claimed that his management team is focused on handling contract discussions, leaving him to concentrate on his on-track performance.

"I would be denying it if I said that there have [not] been questions and general chats surrounding around that,” Albon told media including RacingNews365.

"But truthfully it's not really personally my area, that's more my management. My focus is on driving.”

Focusing on Williams

Albon enjoyed a strong campaign last year as he aided Williams’ run to seventh place in the Constructors’ Championship.

Despite rumoured interest from various other F1 teams, Albon has suggested that he remains committed to finding success with Williams.

"Where I stand is, I'm very excited to see how this FW46 develops, I want to see how the car feels in Bahrain and the subsequent four, five, six races and really get a feel for the progression that I hope we've made as a team.

"My whole focus is on Williams and that's where I see myself. The rate of progression, to me, is also very important, so time will tell.

“That’s my short-sighted view [of the driver market], things are moving around quite a lot - you guys know that, but you guys also know there are a lot of rumours going around.”

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