Rumor: Albon Reportedly Offered 3-Year Contract With Red Bull

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by Adam OndrikSaturday, 03 February 2024 at 14:00
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Formula 1 journalist and former F1 sponsorship team manager Peter Windsor suggested Alex Albon has been offered a three-year contract with Red Bull.
Alex Albon showed his qualities last season when he single-handedly lifted Williams from the bottom of the Championship to finish the season in seventh place.
As Christian Horner said, the Williams driver has once again become a "hot property" in the driver market. The 27-year-old is one of the most lucrative drivers on the market at the moment.
It was speculated Ferrari might be really interested in Albon, but the announcement of Lewis Hamilton's move to Ferrari after the end of the 2024 season changed everything.
So, Ferrari is out of the question for the Thai driver from now on. That being said, another door might open in Mercedes. The German team will be looking to fill the seat of the seven-time World Champion with someone experienced, and Albon might be just the driver they are looking for.
On the other hand, the Thai driver is allegedly receiving offers from Red Bull as well. According to F1 journalist Peter Windsor, Albon has a three-year contract with Red Bull on the table currently.

"Mercedes engine is in Williams. He [Albon] has been doing well. But as I understand it, he has been offered a three-year contract by Red Bull to start in 2025."

Red Bull does, at the moment, seem like the most attractive team going into 2025. But that might change come the 2026 season when the team needs to introduce their first internally built power unit.
Then there is also the risk of driving alongside Max Verstappen, who has been with the team for eight years now. Nevertheless, Windsor believes it is likely that we will see Albon in Red Bull from season 2025.

"So I think he will be seen alongside Max Verstappen in the Red Bull. I can't imagine him saying no to that. Equally, as I understand it, it's not a 100%...it's probably 90% correct I think."