Williams driver Alexander Albon of Thailand arrives to the Hungaroring racetrack in Mogyorod, near Budapest, Hungary, Thursday, July 28, 2022. The Hungarian Formula One Grand Prix will be held on Sunday. (AP Photo/Darko Bandic)
Williams driver Alexander Albon of Thailand arrives to the Hungaroring racetrack in Mogyorod, near Budapest, Hungary, Thursday, July 28, 2022. The Hungarian Formula One Grand Prix will be held on Sunday. (AP Photo/Darko Bandic)
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LONDON (AP) — Alex Albon has signed a multi-year contract extension to continue driving for Formula One team Williams.

The 26-year-old Albon joined Williams this season as a replacement for George Russell, who moved to Mercedes.

Williams said on Wednesday that the London-born Thai had signed a “multi-year agreement,” but it didn't specify the length of the extension.

“It’s really exciting to be staying with Williams Racing for 2023 and I look forward to seeing what we can achieve as a team in the remainder of this season and next year,” Albon said. “The team is pushing hard to progress, and I am really motivated to continue this journey and further develop our learnings together.”

Albon has accounted for all of the team's points — three — this season with a 10th-place finish in Australia and ninth in Miami. Nicholas Latifi is Williams' other driver.

Team principal Jost Capito called Albon a “tremendous driver."

“Alex brings a great blend of skill and insightful learnings that will help bring the team greater success in the future,” Capito said. “He’s a fierce competitor, has proved a popular and loyal team member and we are delighted that he will provide a stable base for us to continue to develop in this new F1 car era.”

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