BIOGRAPHY
Full Name Alexander Albon Ansusinha
Nationality Thai
Born 23 March 1996, London
Died
Website Official Website
Twitter @alex_albon
Instagram @alex_albon
PRE-F1 CAREER
Season Series Team Races Poles Wins Podiums F/L Pts Rank
2012 Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0
Formula Renault 2.0 Alps
EPIC Racing 14
14
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
26
NC
17th
2013 Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0
Formula Renault 2.0 NEC
KTR 14
6
1
0
0
0
0
1
1
1
22
61
16th
22nd
2014 Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0
Formula Renault 2.0 NEC
KTR 14
6
1
0
0
1
3
2
0
1
117
80
3rd
17th
2015 FIA F3 European Championship
Macau Grand Prix
Signature 33
1
2
0
0
0
5
0
1
0
187
7th
13th
2016 GP3 Series
Masters of Formula 3
ART Grand Prix
Hitech
18
1
3
0
4
0
7
0
3
0
177
2nd
5th
2017 FIA Formula 2 Championship ART Grand Prix 20 0 0 2 1 86 10th
2018 FIA Formula 2 Championship DAMS 24 3 4 8 0 212 3rd
FORMULA 1 CAREER
Entries Races Non-Starts Best Grid Best Finish Podiums F/L Pts DNFs
21 21 0 5th x 3 4th 0 0 92 1
First Grand Prix Last Grand Prix
2019 Australian Grand Prix 2019 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix
Season Team Chassis Engine Races Poles Wins Podiums F/L Pts Rank
2019 Scuderia Toro Rosso
Red Bull Racing
STR14
RB15
Honda 1.6 V6 TH 12
9
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
92 8th
2020* Red Bull Racing RB16 Honda 1.6 V6 TH 0 0 0 0 0 0 NC

* Season in progress


Alexander Albon, Red Bull Toro Rosso honda STR14 - 2019 Austrian Grand Prix


Biography

Born in London but racing under the flag of Thailand, Alexander Albon’s first word was in fact Italian – and that word was Ferrari.

Idolising Michael Schumacher and dreaming of racing in Formula 1, Albon got his wish with another team from Italy. After a patient wait for his big break, Albon did his talking on track with Toro Rosso in 2019’s opening races, earning a mid-season promotion to Red Bull Racing.

Pipped to the 2016 GP3 Series title by a certain Charles Leclerc, Albon then left his great friendship with George Russell trackside as he also took the 2018 Formula 2 Championship title fight down to the wire, before graduating into the Formula 1 big league along with yet another F1 contemporary, Lando Norris.

A stylish over-taker with a championship mentality, Albon was unfazed by partnering the mighty Max Verstappen for the second half of his rookie season, taking top-six finishes in eight of his nine 2019 races with Red Bull Racing.He was on course for a fine podium finish at the Brazilian Grand Prix until punted into a spin by Lewis Hamilton on the penultimate lap.

On the basis of his performances, it was no surprise that Red Bull Racing re-signed him for the 2020 season.

Laidback and cheerful with a cheeky grin, the Thai racer is popular among his peers – not always easy in motorsport’s cauldron of competition. But you don’t succeed in F1 by being popular – Albon’s challenge now is a big one: matching Max Verstappen in identical machinery over a full season.

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