Why Williams now holds the power in Formula 1 silly season
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Why Williams now holds the power in Formula 1 silly season

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Amid mounting speculation linking Nyck de Vries and Alex Albon to seats at Williams next year, the team is now in a position of strength in the driver market that it has not occupied for many years. Whichever way the team decides to go will have significant ramifications for teams and drivers elsewhere

After months of intrigue over who will partner Lewis Hamilton at Mercedes next year, we appear to be moving into the next chapter of Formula 1's silly season.

Mercedes may not have announced anything, but with George Russell saying he knows where he'll be racing next year, Valtteri Bottas saying he's eager for a multi-year deal, and Alfa Romeo sorting a replacement for the retiring Kimi Raikkonen, the puzzle pieces are falling into place.

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