This Friday was not only devoted to the first two sessions in Zandvoort but also to statements regarding the future of Alexander Albon. Horner said earlier that he hopes Mercedes doesn’t block a possible transfer from Albon to Williams. Wolff has since reacted to this.
Talk to formula1.com The Austrian says he will not oppose a possible seat of Albon in Williams. On the contrary. He hopes the driver will soon regain his place in Formula 1 and can be a key player in this season’s seat race.
“I think right now it’s all about Alexander Albon who, as Christian says, deserves a spot. He’s a really good guy, and he’s probably the main player in the musical chairs.”
Where is the future of Albon and de Vries?
It is not yet certain, but it is clear according to Wolff that both drivers deserve a place in Formula 1. The problem is that these places are not easy to find and are quite rare. Still, Wolff won’t stop a pilot like Albon.
“I would never block someone like Alex Albon; he’s a fantastic guy, his personality is great. I was personally sad to see him go. [in 2020], and if he has a chance in a Formula 1 car, I think it’s the right thing to do. But maybe Nyck has that too. So we have to look at the vacancies at Alfa and at Williams and try to find a solution. “ But what is the likelihood that de Vries will drive for Williams next year?
“I do not know, ”Wolff says. “I think what’s good about Nyck is that he has two options: he has the guaranteed seat in Formula E, which is a really tough championship, and on the other hand there maybe [a] 50/50 chances of it being in a Formula 1 car. “
The future of Nyck de Vries, like that of many other drivers, should soon become clear.