ALEXANDER ALBON

NATIONALITY Thailand

HOMETOWN London

DATE OF BIRTH 23/03/1996

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ALEXANDER ALBON

NATIONALITY Thailand

HOMETOWN London

DATE OF BIRTH 23/03/1996

meet ALEXANDER

Alexander Albon is Scuderia Toro Rosso’s newest driver, competing in the 2019 Formula 1 World Championship. Born in London on 23 March 1996, he has dual nationality, being both British and Thai.

Like all F1 drivers, Alex started karting at a very young age, winning the Super 1 Honda National Championship (Cadet and KF3 classes) in 2006 and 2009 and in 2010 he was crowned European Champion. In 2012, he joined the Red Bull Junior Programme, racing in the Formula Renault 2.0 Eurocup.

After a difficult year, Albon left the programme, but his determination saw him fight his way back to the top: in 2016, he proved his worth, finishing second in GP3, behind winner Charles Leclerc.

For the past two seasons, he has raced in Formula 2, first with ART Grand Prix and then with DAMS, finishing third in 2018 with four wins, three pole positions and four more podium finishes. These results, combined with his perseverance saw him recalled to the Red Bull Programme and in 2019, he made his Formula 1 debut alongside team-mate Daniil Kvyat.

F1 and Thailand

Alexander Albon is only the second ever driver to race in Formula 1 sporting the flag of Thailand. In fact, his father Nigel is English and used to race in touring cars in the early Nineties and his mother is Thai. The first Thai F1 driver, Birabongse Bhanudej Bhanubandh, known as B. Bira, raced in the early Fifties.

career

2012: Formula Renault 2.0 Alps & Formula Renault 2.0 Eurocup
2013: Formula renault 2.0 Eurocup & Formula Renault 2.0 NEC
2014: Formula Renault 2.0 Eurocup, finished 3rd
2015: FIA Formula 3 Championship, finished 7th
2016: GP3 Series, finished 2nd
2017: FIA Formula 2 Championship, finished 10th
2018: FIA Formula 2 Championship, finished 3rd
2019: Scuderia Toro Rosso F1 Driver

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