Williams F1 team representative Jost Capito has confirmed that the 2022 driver Alexander Alban’s helmet will be branded with Red Bull.
Toto Wolff, team leader of Mercedes F1 engine supplier for Williams F1, has now expressed concern about the connection between Albon and Red Bull before Red Bull reserve driver Alexander Alban signed with Williams.
But in the end, the deal will include a confidentiality clause, which will break the direct relationship between Alexander Alban and Red Bull and Alpha Tauri next year.
Still, Alexander Alban remains a member of the Red Bull family. Christian Horner, for example, does not rule out bringing Arbon back to one of Redbull’s teams in 2023.
Asked if Williams F1 could really lose Alexander Alban in just one season, Jost Capito commented, “I don’t want to talk about the details of the deal.”
“The only thing I can say is that he will be an official Williams driver without a contract with Red Bull.”
“He has a contract with his personal sponsor, the Thai division of Red Bull, throughout his career. He has the right to have a personal sponsor.”
Meanwhile, Jost Capito believes Alexander Alban will be released at the end of the 2021 season to finally start work at Williams F1.
“He worked a lot in the Red Bull simulator before the race,” said Jost Capito.
“The deal with him will start in January, but we’ll talk to Red Bull to see if we can release him after the final race of the season.”