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WATCH: ‘I believe in this journey’ – Albon discusses multi-year contract extension with Williams Team Principal James Vowles

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With Alex Albon having put pen to paper on a multi-year extension that will see him remain at Williams into Formula 1’s new regulations era in 2026, the Thai driver sat down with Williams Team Principal James Vowles to discuss what it means for the Grove-based squad.

With the pair chatting in Williams HQ just moments after the team’s staff have been told that Albon – who netted 27 of the team’s 28 points in 2023, as they claimed P7 in the constructors’ standings – would be extending his stay at Grove, Albon and Vowles break down exactly what the announcement means for Williams as they seek to rebuild themselves into title contenders once again.

READ MORE: Albon signs multi-year contract extension with Williams

“Doing this is a huge vote of confidence for the team,” Vowles tells Albon. “You saw the reaction [from the team] downstairs. That’s a better reaction than when I joined actually… You were in demand, and rightly so.”

“I know we’ve really only put pen to paper not so long ago,” says Albon, “but in the process it’s been about trying to use this as a shift to everyone, to try and motivate everyone.

“I’m hoping the fact that I believe in this team, to everyone at the factory – that’s reason in itself to realise that we all can do this and I feel like, and I hope, I can give that reassurance in some ways to everyone to know that I believe in this journey, so you should too.”

Watch the video up top – and to discover how Albon’s contract signing came amidst some stingray smooching, hit play on the clip below.

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