Red Bull reserve Albon will race for the Mercedes-powered Williams team next year alongside Nicholas Latifi after competing in the DTM during 2021.
Mercedes boss Toto Wolff said over the Italian Grand Prix weekend that Albon’s contract with the Grove-based squad has clauses to protect the intellectual property of the German manufacturer’s F1 engine.
“What was important for us is if a driver from another power unit manufacturer joins the team then there are very strict and clear IP confidentiality clauses,” said Wolff.

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