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Alexander Albon

Albon excited by 'very fluid driver market'

Alex Albon is expected to be a key figure in the driver market this year despite having a contract in place with Williams for 2025.

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Alex Albon has conceded to being excited by a "very fluid driver market" in F1 at present given the numerous opportunities available.

Williams driver Albon has been tipped as a potential replacement for Lewis Hamilton at Mercedes when the seven-time World Champion joins Ferrari in 2025.

Williams Team Principal James Vowles confirmed earlier this year that Albon’s current contract runs until the end of next year.

Vowles, however, did not deny that he would block any move away from the team should a rival squad wish to buy out his contract.

Speaking to the Beyond The Grid podcast, Albon has insisted he is focused on his project at Williams for the time being but recognises the situation behind the scenes.

When asked what his situation is regarding a 2025 drive, Albon said: “It’s something that we know, let’s say it like that.

“You’re going to have to wait and see. On my side, I'm totally focused on the team - I feel like it sounds generic.

“But it is very true that I love being a part of this team, this kind of building the team and this upward progress that we're on is very exciting.”

Albon eyeing 'fluid driver market'

Hamilton’s decision to join Ferrari has sparked the driver market into life earlier than normal, which was already anticipated to be lively this year.

Over half of the grid is out of contract, with drivers looking for a landing spot ahead of the 2026 season when new power unit regulations take effect.

Despite being under contract at Williams, Albon conceded there are alternate opportunities available to him.

“I won't deny and [I’ll] say there are opportunities around, there is a very fluid driver market right now,” he said.

“I think it's exciting, it’s moving around. But my focus and my entire time is put on the team for me to go racing.”

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