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Formula 1 news | Oscar Piastri contract saga, Alex Albon tweet after re-signing with Williams


Alex Albon has taken a subtle dig at Oscar Piastri while announcing he had re-signed with Williams.

The young Thai-British driver playfully mocked the Aussie in a tweet announcing he had signed a “multi-year” deal with the Grove outfit.

“I understand that, with my agreement, Williams Racing have put out a press release this afternoon that I am driving for them next year,” the Tweet read.

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“This is right, and I have signed a contract with Williams for 2023. I will be driving for Williams next year.”

The tweet is worded almost identically to Piastri’s now-famous rebuttal to Alpine’s news they had signed the 21-year-old Aussie for 2023.

Piastri himself approved of the dig – replying with a GIF reading “well played sir, that was good”.

While Williams was able to secure Albon from 2023 onwards, the future of teammate Nicholas Latifi remains in limbo.

The Canadian is yet to finish in the points this season, and while Albon has only done so twice – with a 10th place finish in Australia and a 9th in Miami – Latifi has not beaten his teammate all season when both cars have made the finish.

Speculation had been rife that Piastri himself may have partnered Albon before the season was finished, although those suggestions have since fallen away.

Piastri is now expected to sign with McLaren, which would potentially open the door for Daniel Ricciardo to reunite with his former team at Alpine.

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