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Williams: Albon experience was key advantage over de Vries

Williams boss Jost Capito says Alex Albon's experience in F1 was a key reason why the Red Bull reserve was chosen over Mercedes protégé Nyck de Vries for its 2022 line-up. The Grove-based outfit announced on Wednesday that Albon will race alongside incumbent Nicholas Latifi, a move that will see the Anglo-Thai racer return to the F1 grid after a year on the sidelines with Red Bull Racing. Although Albon was the British outfit's first choice for 2022, its relationship with engine supplier Mercedes led to de Vries – the manufacturer's reigning Formula E champion - being also short-listed for the drive. Despite Capito's good relationship with Mercedes boss Toto Wolff and his backing of...
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