2022 lineup (current championship standing): Alex Albon (19), Nicholas Latifi (20)
2023 drivers under contract: Albon, Logan Sargeant
What we know: Williams announced that Albon signed a multi-year extension to remain with the team, as expected. The team also announced that Latifi would not be back next season. His qualifying and race performance at the Italian Grand Prix — behind backup driver Nyck de Vries, who was subbing for Albon — certainly sealed that fate if it weren’t already understood.
De Vries seemed like the frontrunner to replace Latifi after his strong performance at Monza, but he chose AlphaTauri instead.
The team will instead turn to Logan Sargeant who is currently third in the F2 standings. However, the American youngster needs to make sure he finishes sixth or better in the season finale at Abu Dhabi to qualify for a Super License.
If that doesn’t happen, look for Williams to turn to Mick Schumacher. Team boss Jost Capito confirmed that Haas driver Schumacher was an option before announcing the seat would go to Sargeant.