- Red Bull moves for the driver as a possible replacement for Sergio Pérez
- Albon insists he is focused on driving in 2024, despite rumored move
- The Williams star has been the subject of intense speculation about the future of F1.
Red Bull has extended an offer to Williams driver Alex Albon regarding his future in Formula 1, according to reports motor sports.
Amid speculation about his career, Albon finds himself in the spotlight, potentially tipped for a role at Red Bull as Sergio Perez’s successor or even considering the vacant seat at Mercedes following Lewis Hamilton’s unexpected move to Ferrari in 2025.
Contrary to previous rumors suggesting a comprehensive multi-year deal from 2025, it appears that Red Bull’s move involves securing a first option on the 27-year-old’s services, following his current contract with Williams.
If Albon agrees, he gives Red Bull the right to reinstate him into its squad for a period of three years starting in 2026.
The offer has considerable appeal for the Anglo-Thai driver, with a potential path back to a top team.
Red Bull extends its offer to Alex Albon for a future F1 position
Speculation links Albon with Red Bull as a possible replacement for Sergio Pérez or with Mercedes after Lewis Hamilton’s move to Ferrari.
Albon maintains the focus on driving and delegates contractual matters to management
However, there is also a degree of restriction, as it would restrict their room for maneuver within the rapidly evolving driver market, further driven by the seismic movement of Hamilton.
Albon was asked about his future in Williams’ 2024 release, to which he replied: “I would deny it if I said there (hasn’t) been questions and general chatter about that, but honestly, it’s not my area personally.” , that’s more my management. My focus is on driving.
“All my attention is on Williams and that’s where I see myself.” The pace of progression for me is also very important, so time will tell.” he added she.
‘I feel like I’m very close to my peak. There are always improvements to be made and there are still areas to improve, but overall, with my current experience and where I am, I feel that I deserve a car that can score podiums and fight for victories. Albon said.
“More than anything, I want that team to be Williams and that’s where I put all my work and all my efforts.”
James Vowles: Williams team principal confirmed that Albon is contracted to the team for 2025, but Albon reiterated that his focus is progressing on 2024 before 2025.
‘We’ll see. Time will tell. But my focus is on 2024, let’s keep it that way.” Albon said.