Mercedes AMG PETRONAS F1 Team Principal and CEO Toto Wolff says that Alexander Albon is free to join Williams Racing next season if Red Bull release the British-Thai driver from his contract.
It is expected that George Russell will be announced as a Mercedes driver next week with Valtteri Bottas joining Alfa Romeo Racing ORLEN replacing Kimi Raikkonen.
It was believed that Albon was also in contact with Alfa Romeo but Paddock Eye understands that he is leaning towards joining Nicholas Latifi at Williams.
Wolff revealed that James Vowles, Head of Mercedes strategy has been in contact with Albon about next season.
Wolff has also said that he believes that Albon deserves a race seat in Formula One.