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Mercedes engine IP protected by 'very strict' clauses in Albon contract

Toto Wolff has revealed that Alex Albon's contract with Williams includes "very strict" clauses that protect the confidentiality of the Mercedes engine's IP. Albon's return to the grid with Williams next season was the subject of a four-party negotiation involving the Anglo-Thai driver, his current employer Red Bull, Williams and engine supplier Mercedes. During the talks, Wolff suggested that Albon would need to severe all ties with Red Bull before signing with Williams to avoid a potential conflict of interest by which Albon would race for a Mercedes customer team while remaining affiliated to Red Bull which will take over Honda's engine program from 2022. Upon Albon's signing,...
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