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Albon commits to Williams as FIA and F1 call truce - RacingNews365 Review

Check out the biggest stories from Wednesday 15th May with the RacingNews365 Review!

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Albon stays at Williams

Another piece of the driver jigsaw has fallen into place as Alex Albon has committed his long-term future to Williams on a multi-year deal. 

The Thai has been with the team since 2022 and is seen as a crucial cog in the rebuild being overseen by boss James Vowles. 

There is no news yet of who his team-mate will be with Logan Sargeant struggling to match Albon's performances.

READ MORE: Albon signs new multi-year F1 contract

What does it mean for the driver market?

The removal of Albon from the driver market will have some big knock-on effects, chiefly for Red Bull and Mercedes. 

Jake Nichol has written an analysis of what Albon's re-signing means for both Albon himself and the wider driver market. 

READ MORE: What Albon's new Williams deal means for the 2025 driver market

FIA and F1 call truce

Tensions over the past couple of years have grown between the FIA and F1, with the 2021 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix and the Andretti saga both among the flashpoints between the two bodies.

However, peace has broken out after talks between Mohammed Ben Sulayem and Stefano Domenicali, with the need to re-negotiate the Concorde Agreement coming onto the horizon.

READ MORE: FIA and F1 broker peace after recent tensions

Potential new driver in F1 test

Should Pierre Gasly or Esteban Ocon decide to leave Alpine for next season, the next cab off the Enstone rank is Jack Doohan, who has taken part in four FP1 sessions. 

The Australian has been keeping himself match fit this week, with a test at Dutch Grand Prix venue Zandvoort...

READ MORE: Potential new F1 driver in Zandvoort test

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