Jul.31 - Alex Albon is not interested in moving from Williams to Aston Martin.

That, however, is not the claim of the British-born Thai driver himself, who has impressed since being loaned by Red Bull to the Grove-based team for 2022.

When Sebastian Vettel announced his impending retirement a few days ago, 26-year-old Albon's name was one of those immediately mentioned as a potential replacement.

"Obviously Aston Martin is a great team," Albon said in Budapest. "They're clearly expanding as a team as well.

"But the focus right now has to be on this year. We'll leave it at that."

Albon's current boss Jost Capito, however, insists the Williams driver is not interested in leaving the team.

"He is happy here," Capito is quoted as saying by Sky Deutschland.

"Even if he had the opportunity to change teams, he wouldn't want to."

Aston Martin boss Mike Krack says he will only start to turn his attention to Vettel's successor from "Monday morning".

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Nyck de Vries

But he doesn't deny that Mercedes junior Nyck de Vries, the reigning Formula E champion, could be an option.

"Nyck is one of many, many drivers," said Krack.

"I know him through the Formula E times. He is a nice chap.

"He drove the Williams, he drove the Mercedes car last week I think, so he's one of the drivers we're looking at.

"But we're looking at others as well."

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5 F1 Fan comments on “Albon has no interest in Aston Martin switch says Williams F1 Boss

  1. Shroppyfly

    Fillyacrack Jesus f1 potential driver's aren't meant to be Nice... they are mean to to be hungry beasts Nice guys finish 2nd or as Max calls it, The first of the losers, what was the race result today?

    • Nobodysperfect

      Hahaha, I believe MV drove a hell of a race and his rivals are still puzzeled on how the hell he pulled this one off!?

      On the other hand it again looked like Ferrari didn't want to win the race today. Maybe they don't have room for an extra trophy or they didn't like the design of the trophy?

      • Shroppyfly

        I see Curly is adopting the Merc book of excuses now saying when interviewed by c4 after the race, he said "We win as a team and we lose as a team" yeah right Im sure that's how Charlie sees it..!

        • Nobodysperfect

          Hmmm, well I think they didn't lose the race win. The part of the team that wasn't driving, just trashed the race win and probably could have a 1-2, if they also started on the softs.
          Now they started on the mediums and pitted around the same time as the guys on the softs! While LH just drove his laps on the mediums as far as he could and 'simply' picked-up the P2 trophy.

  2. smokey

    "He is a nice chap."
    Maybe De Vries is a very nice person, however, the days of nice chaps winning F1 Championships are long gone! These days you need to be aggressive, disrespectful and wicked to get there!


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