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Alexander Albon

Alexander Albon. Copyright, Stella-Marie Thomas, 2018. Used with Permission.

Alexander Albon. Copyright, Stella-Marie Thomas, 2018. Used with Permission.

Born:

23 Mar 1996
Westminster, London, England

Nationality:

Thailand

Grands Prix:

37 (2019-2020)

A joint British-Thai national, who is racing under a Thai licence, and thus becoming the first Thai driver in Formula 1 since B Bira sixty-four years previously, Alexander was born in the Portland Hospital and grew up in Suffolk. Son of Nigel Albon, a businessman, who raced in the Renault Clio Cup, British Touring Car Series, FIA GT series and the Porsche Carrera Cup, Alexander, encouraged by his father, became a champion karter, winning the 2010 KF3 class of the European Championship. In 2012, Albon became part of the Red Bull Junior Driver's Academy, racing in the Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 series in 2012, but it was a difficult first season. He carried on though, finishing third in the series in 2014 and since then has progressed - and impressed - in European Formula 3, GP3 and Formula 2, matching the likes of Norris, Leclerc and Russell. After doing well with Toro Rosso, he switched half-way through the season to the main Red Bull team and excelled, retaining his seat for 2020. However 2020 had ups and downs and at the year end, he lost his seat and slots into the reserve driver role for now with some DTM drives as well.

Biography last updated 5 Jan 2021