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Alexander Albon: Wiki, Biography, Career Stats & Facts Profile
NameAlexander Albon
CountryThailand Thailand
Place of BirthLondon
Date of BirthMar 23rd 1996 - 24 years old
First Race2019 Australian Grand Prix
Last Race2020 Russian Grand Prix
Best Qualifying4th - (2 times)
Best Result3rd - 2020 Tuscan Grand Prix
First Podium2020 Tuscan Grand Prix
Last Podium2020 Tuscan Grand Prix
Albon races with number 23 for Red Bull Racing
Alexander Albon F1 stats
Total Races31
Drivers' Titles0
Victories0
Pole Positions0
Podiums1
Total Points156
Fastest Laps0
Total Laps1831

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Alexander Albon Biography


Helmut Marko happy with rookie Alexander Albon

Alexander Albon prepares to drive in the garage during practice for the F1 Grand Prix of China at Shanghai International Circuit on April 12, 2019

Karting
Alexander started karting at the age of 8 back in 2005. He started competing in his local Hoddesdon karting championship. In 2006 Albon took part in the cadet class and finished 1st at the Kartmasters British Grand Prix.

He also participated in the Super National Honda Cadet Championship and finished 1st in 2006 and was 2nd in 2007. From 2008 till 2010 he drove at the KF3 karting class and won a lot of prices during this period. He won the Kartmasters British GP, the Formula Kart Stars Championship, the KF Winter Series, the Super 1 National KF3 title, the CIK-FIA European Championship and even the CIK-FIA World Cup.

In 2011 Albon took part in the KF1 class. He finished 2nd in the WSK Euro Series and also ended up 2nd in the CIK-FIA World Championship behind the Dutch talented driver Nyck de Vries.

Alexander Albon of Thailand and Scuderia Toro Rosso, Daniil Kvyat of Russia and Scuderia Toro Rosso, Scuderia Toro Rosso Team Principal Franz Tost and the Scuderia Toro Rosso team pose for a photo to commemorate the teams 250th Formula One race before the F1 Grand Prix of China at Shanghai International Circuit on April 14, 2019.

Alexander Albon & Daniil Kvyat and the Scuderia Toro Rosso team pose for a photo to commemorate the teams 250th F1 race before the F1 GP of China at Shanghai International Circuit on April 14, 2019.

Formula Renault 2.0
In 2012 Albon stepped up to open-wheel racing for the EPIC racing team in the Formula Renault 2.0 Eurocup series. He ended up 38th out of 49 drivers who participated in this championship and had a tough season without scoring any points. He also became part of the Red Bull Junior programme.

He stayed in the series for the next 2013 season but switched teams. He could drive for KTR and was more successful this season. He scored 1 pole position and drove one fastest lap during a venue on the Red Bull Ring in Austria. He ended up as 13th in his second season with 22 points in the 2013 Formula Renault 2.0 season.

In 2014 he was getting the hang of it and finished 3rd in the championship with 117 points and a pole position on the Nürburgring.

Alex Albon with Sir Jackie Stewart at the Hungaroring on August 04, 2019 (Photo by Peter Fox/Getty Images)

European F3
The next 2015 season he drove F3 at the Signature team. He won 4 races and scored 187 points to finish 7th in this championship.

GP3 Series & F2
Albon again stepped up to the GP3 series to drive for ART Grand Prix in 2016. He became a teammate of Charles Leclerc who won the championship. Albon was 2nd with 4 race wins and would also drive for ART the following season in F2. He ended up in the 2017 F2 championship as 10th with 86 points.

In 2018 Albon also took part in the F2, but switched teams and drove for the DAMS team. He won 4 races and 3 poles that season to score 8 podiums and 212 points, which gave him P3 in the championship.

Alexander Albon, Toro Rosso STR14, makes a pit stop during the Chinese GP at Shanghai International Circuit on April 14, 2019.

Alexander Albon, Toro Rosso STR14, makes a pit stop during the Chinese GP at Shanghai International Circuit on April 14, 2019.

Formula E & F1
Albon signed a contract to race for the Nissan E-DAMS team in 2018/19 to be the teammate of Sébastien Buemi in Formula E. On the 26th of November the news got out that he was released by the Nissan team and would become Formula 1 driver for Toro Rosso F1 Team next to Daniil Kvyat during the 2019 F1 season.

Albon showed his racing abilities with good performances during the first half of the 2019 season, especially in China and Germany. In Shanghai he had to start from the pit-lane because he wrecked his STR14 in FP3 and the team couldn't fix it on time for qualifying. He drove a great race and finished 10th. In the rain-hit German Grand Prix, he drove an F1 car in the wet for the first time and finished sixth. The best result of his career at the pinnacle of motorsport so far.

After scoring points in five of the first 12 races in 2019 for Toro Rosso, Red Bull announced on the 12th of August that the Thai driver was promoted to the Milton Keynes squad. He will drive alongside Max Verstappen to replace the underperforming Pierre Gasly starting from the 2019 Belgian Grand Prix to the end of the season.

Alexander Albon of Thailand driving the (23) Aston Martin Red Bull Racing RB15 on track during the F1 Grand Prix of Belgium at Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps on September 01, 2019 in Spa, Belgium.

In the 2019 Belgian Grand Prix, his debut race for Red Bull, Albon had to start from 17th place due to penalties for exceeding PU elements. The Thai racer drove a brilliant Grand Prix at Spa and secured the first top-five finish of his F1 career.

Albon produced an amazing overtake against Racing Point's Sergio Perez in the final lap which gave him the fifth position. Albon overtook the Mexican after the Eau Rouge-Raidillon section even with his right-hand tyres on the grass.

Both drivers were called by the stewards but the situation was deemed as a racing incident.

In the 2019 Italian Grand Prix, the Thai driver lined up ninth in qualifying after he could not set a time during a weird Q3 at Monza.

Albon started the race and had a hard fight with McLaren's Carlos Sainz, with the Spanish driver squeezing Albon out of the track at the first Lesmo turn. Albon was able to recover and took advantage of Sebastian Vettel spinning out of the points and Sainz's retirement to finish in a solid sixth place.

In the 2019 Singapore Grand Prix, he started from sixth place and finished in the same position. Then, he crashed during qualifying for the 2019 Russian Grand Prix, which forced him to start the race from the Pit-Lane. However, he had a great Sunday, finishing fifth after making great overtaking moves.

In his first seven races for Red Bull Racing, he finished in the top six. During the 2019 Mexican Grand Prix, he ran third in the early part of the race before a two-stop strategy threw away his chance of a first-ever podium. Then, at Brazil, he was running second with less than a handful of laps remaining and Lewis Hamilton crashed into him, which again took away the possibility of his first podium in F1.

He finished 2019 in eighth in the WDC with 92 points. He showed decent pace with Red Bull and consistently put the car in at least in the top six, where it belonged. Although he did not have particularly stunning performances, the team announced on the 12th of November that Albon was staying with them for the 2020 season.

 


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Helmets

 

Alexander Albon Helmets


Cars

 

Alexander Albon F1 Cars


Seasons

 

Alexander Albon Final Championship Results

YearTeamEngineGP1st2nd3rdPodPoleLapsFLAvg PtsPoints
2020 Austria Red Bull Honda100011058606.4064
2019 Austria Red Bull
Italy Toro Rosso
Honda
Honda
2100000124504.3892

Results

 

Alexander Albon F1 GP Race Results

YearRaceNoTeamEngineGridPosRetiredPts
3120202020 Russian Grand Prix result23Red BullHonda15101
3020202020 Tuscan Grand Prix result23Red BullHonda4315
2920202020 Italian Grand Prix result23Red BullHonda9150
2820202020 Belgian Grand Prix result23Red BullHonda568
2720202020 Spanish Grand Prix result23Red BullHonda684
2620202020 70th Anniversary GP result23Red BullHonda9510
2520202020 British Grand Prix result23Red BullHonda1284
2420202020 Hungarian Grand Prix result23Red BullHonda13510
2320202020 Styrian Grand Prix result23Red BullHonda6412
2220202020 Austrian Grand Prix result23Red BullHonda413Electrics0
2120192019 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix result23Red BullHonda568
2020192019 Brazilian Grand Prix result23Red BullHonda5150
1920192019 USA Grand Prix result23Red BullHonda6510
1820192019 Mexican Grand Prix result23Red BullHonda5510
1720192019 Japanese Grand Prix result23Red BullHonda6412
1620192019 Russian Grand Prix result23Red BullHonda20510
1520192019 Singapore Grand Prix result23Red BullHonda668
1420192019 Italian Grand Prix result23Red BullHonda868
1320192019 Belgian Grand Prix result23Red BullHonda18510
1220192019 Hungarian Grand Prix result23Toro RossoHonda12101
1120192019 German Grand Prix result23Toro RossoHonda1668
1020192019 British Grand Prix result23Toro RossoHonda9120
920192019 Austrian Grand Prix result23Toro RossoHonda18150
820192019 French Grand Prix result23Toro RossoHonda11150
720192019 Canadian Grand Prix result23Toro RossoHonda13RetCollision damage0
620192019 Monaco Grand Prix result23Toro RossoHonda984
520192019 Spanish Grand Prix result23Toro RossoHonda11110
420192019 Azerbijan Grand Prix result23Toro RossoHonda11110
320192019 Chinese Grand Prix result23Toro RossoHonda20101
220192019 Bahrain Grand Prix result23Toro RossoHonda1292
120192019 Australian Grand Prix result23Toro RossoHonda13140

Podiums

 

Alexander Albon F1 Podium Finishes

YearRaceNoTeamEngineGridPosRetiredPts
120202020 Tuscan Grand Prix result23Red BullHonda4315

Poles

 

Alexander Albon F1 Pole Positions

YearRaceNoTeamEngineGridPosRetiredPts

Comparison

 

Alexander Albon Teammate Comparison

SeasonTeamTeam MateBest PosPointsWinsPolesPositionQualifying
2019Red BullMax Verstappen41769701014518
Toro RossoDaniil Kvyat63162700005757
2020Red BullMax Verstappen3164128010037010

News

 

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Verstappen: Albon deserves his seat in F1

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September 18, 2020 with 4 Comments

Horner admits looking at driver 'options'

Sep.13 - Red Bull boss Christian Horner admits he is looking into the team's "options" for its driver lineup for 2021. Max Verstappen is firmly under contract, but both Pierre..

September 13, 2020 with 0 Comments

Marko slams Hamilton over Albon-Gasly comments

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September 9, 2020 with 6 Comments

Hamilton: Red Bull did not treat Gasly 'fairly'

Sep.7 - Lewis Hamilton says shock Monza winner Pierre Gasly "wasn't treated fairly" by Red Bull last year. Frenchman Gasly emerged from the unusual Italian Grand Prix - in which..

September 7, 2020 with 0 Comments

Albon 'won't listen' to Hamilton criticism

Sep.4 - Alexander Albon says he "won't listen" to criticism either from Formula 1 fans on social media or even six-time world champion Lewis Hamilton. Hamilton suggested at Spa..

September 4, 2020 with 4 Comments

Marko hits back at 'criticism of Albon'

Aug.31 - Red Bull is continuing to support Max Verstappen's struggling teammate Alexander Albon. At Spa, Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton said he would enjoy a closer race for the world..

August 31, 2020 with 0 Comments

Heidfeld: Albon's confidence 'badly damaged'

Aug.26 - It is "extremely important" that Red Bull continues to support struggling driver Alexander Albon. That is the view of Nick Heidfeld, as pressure continues to mount on the..

August 26, 2020 with 0 Comments

Ex-Red Bull driver says Albon has 'lost his way'

Aug.18 - Alexander Albon has "lost his way" at Red Bull, according to former team driver Robert Doornbos. While the team is for now standing behind the struggling British-born..

August 18, 2020 with 1 Comment

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