Nationality: Thailand Born the 23 march 1996 – Londres (Royaume-Uni) – 27 years First Grand Prix: Australia 2019 Last Grand Prix: Belgium 2023 Best Result: 3th Best Grid Position: 4th
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Alexander Albon Biography
Alexander Albon, a Thai-British driver who was born in London, has already had an exciting career in Formula 1.
Albon advanced to the top division of motorsport in 2019 as a member of the Red Bull stable after ascending through the junior divisions of racing alongside many other potential F1 drivers.
Here is all the information you need to know about Alexander Albon’s life and career.
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Early professional life of Albon, via Getty Images/Red Bull Contentpool
When Albon was eight years old, he began his racing career. The kid rapidly found success in the world of karting after beginning in the Honda Cadet class in 2005. From 2006 until 2011, he held the record for never finishing below the top three in any competition he participated in.
The Thai driver took home a number of titles at both the British and European levels, including the 2010 CIK-FIA World Cup in the KF3 category and the CIK-FIA European Championship in the same year, also in the KF3 category. Albon competed in karting competitions with drivers like Max Verstappen and Charles Leclerc.
Albon moved up to single-seaters in 2012 and spent many seasons racing in the Formula Renault 2.0 championship. His highest finish in the 2014 Eurocup division was third.
After that, Albon continued to compete in the 2015 FIA Formula 3 European Championship, where he earned five podium finishes and finished seventh overall.
Albon’s transition to the GP3 Series in 2016 marked a further improvement. Albon achieved four victories and seven podium finishes, but it was not nearly enough to win the championship; Leclerc, a colleague, did.
F1, F2, and a last-minute switch to Formula E
Albon made his Formula 2 debut in 2017 with the ART Grand Prix squad. The driver’s year was filled with ups and downs as he was forced to miss the championship’s fourth round in Baku due to a broken collarbone.
He finished the season with 86 points, ranking him tenth overall, as Charles Leclerc once again won the championship.
Albon had a better second year in F2 after transferring to DAMS and teaming up with Nicholas Latifi. Albon won the Feature Race at the second round of the championship in Azerbaijan after starting from the pole position, but he didn’t qualify for the Sprint Race and finished outside the points.
Albon had a challenging weekend in Monaco, as he was collided with in both races. Albon’s victory in the Feature Race at Silverstone, however, made things appear better.
Thereafter, triumphs in the sprint race in Hungary and the feature race in Russia both transpired. Albon ended third overall at the season’s end, behind champion George Russell and fellow Brit Lando Norris, who would both go up to Formula One in 2019.
Albon initially appeared to be headed for Formula E after signing a contract to compete for the Nissan e.dams team in the electric championship. Albon received a chance to compete for the then-named Toro Rosso F1 team in 2019 from Red Bull toward the end of his second season in Formula 2.
Albon felt a little underprepared due to the last-minute change, but he was excited to move up to Formula 1.
For his maiden season in Formula One, Albon was paired with Daniil Kvyat, and he had a successful debut season. On the second race weekend of the Bahrain Grand Prix, he earned his maiden points finish with a P9 performance.
Albon displayed particularly strong performance at the subsequent Grand Prix in China. Albon started the race from the pitlane because a severe crash in Free Practice 3 forced him to visit the hospital and miss qualifying.
The Toro Rosso driver, on the other hand, battled through the pack to finish ninth and earn another point. Additional point finishes occurred in Germany, Hungary, and Monaco.
Following the Hungarian Grand Prix, Red Bull declared that Albon will take the place of struggling Pierre Gasly in the main squad and be returned to Toro Rosso.
Albon made his team debut in Belgium and finished fifth. He then went on to score points in each of the following six races, with his best finish coming in Japan.
Albon was running in second place at the Brazilian Grand Prix when Lewis Hamilton collided with him as the Mercedes tried to pass. Albon dropped to position 14 as a result.
With 92 points earned across his time with Toro Rosso and Red Bull, he finished the season in eighth place overall in the World Championship.
Albon will continue to work with Verstappen for Red Bull in 2020. Albon was unable to finish on the podium until the Tuscan Grand Prix, the ninth race on the calendar, as he found it difficult to match the Dutchman’s performance throughout the year.
Later in the season, Bahrain hosted a second podium finish. Verstappen, who finished third overall with 214 points, was far ahead of Albon, who ultimately concluded the season in seventh place with 105 points.
Red Bull made the decision at year’s end to keep Albon on as a backup and test driver but to replace the Thai driver with Sergio Perez for 2021.
Red Bull was delighted with how Albon’s work on the simulator aided the team’s efforts as Verstappen and the team battled Mercedes and Hamilton throughout the season.
Albon’s agreement with the Williams team and subsequent return to the F1 grid in 2022 were revealed in September 2021.
William Williams Williams
Williams will return to Formula One
After spending a year on the sidelines, George Russell moved on to Mercedes, and Albon took his place at Williams for 2022. Albon said that he owed Russell “a few beers” for putting in a good word for him.
Many people were concerned about Albon’s performance when he returned to an F1 racing seat after his disappointing Red Bull stint caused his reputation to suffer.
The Anglo-Thai shone in 2022 despite the constraints of his Williams FW44, frequently outrunning and outracing teammate Nicholas Latifi.
Albon earned his first points of 2022 with a strong performance in the Australian Grand Prix, where he rose to finish 10th thanks to shrewd tyre management and a well-timed Safety Car period.
A contract renewal with Williams was confirmed during the summer break, and more points were earned in Miami and Belgium, but Albon was forced to miss the Italian Grand Prix after contracting appendicitis.
The Williams driver’s situation got worse when it was discovered that post-operative difficulties had caused him to experience respiratory failure.
Albon endured challenging weekends in Singapore and Japan, despite being well enough to return to the cockpit for the following race there.
Team captain for 2023
Albon will be the sole team leader at Williams in 2023 as Latifi leaves the club after three seasons to be replaced by American rookie Logan Sargeant. Albon says he is excited to help Sargeant through his first F1 season.
With Team Principal Jost Capito and Technical Director FX Demaison both departing during the 2022–23 close season, Albon’s experience will be even more valuable to a Williams team that is in transition.
Alexander Albon Stats
Alexander Albon didn’t win in his career
Alexander Albon had 2 podiums in his career
|2||2020||Bahrain||Sakhir||3||23||Red Bull||RB16||Honda||V6 t h||Pirelli|
|1||2020||Tuscany||Mugello||3||23||Red Bull||RB16||Honda||V6 t h||Pirelli|
Alexander Albon had no pole position in his F1 career
Grands Prix started
Alexander Albon has started 71 Grands Prix in his career
|71||2023||Belgium||Williams Racing||23||Williams||FW45||Mercedes||V6 t h||Pirelli||15||14|
|70||2023||Hungary||Williams Racing||23||Williams||FW45||Mercedes||V6 t h||Pirelli||16||11|
|69||2023||Britain||Williams Racing||23||Williams||FW45||Mercedes||V6 t h||Pirelli||8||8|
|68||2023||Austria||Williams Racing||23||Williams||FW45||Mercedes||V6 t h||Pirelli||10||11||10s penalty|
|67||2023||Canada||Williams Racing||23||Williams||FW45||Mercedes||V6 t h||Pirelli||9||7|
|66||2023||Spain||Williams Racing||23||Williams||FW45||Mercedes||V6 t h||Pirelli||18||16|
|65||2023||Monaco||Williams Racing||23||Williams||FW45||Mercedes||V6 t h||Pirelli||13||14|
|64||2023||Miami||Williams Racing||23||Williams||FW45||Mercedes||V6 t h||Pirelli||11||14|
|63||2023||Azerbaijan||Williams Racing||23||Williams||FW45||Mercedes||V6 t h||Pirelli||12||12|
|62||2023||Australia||Williams Racing||23||Williams||FW45||Mercedes||V6 t h||Pirelli||8||ab||Accident|
|61||2023||Saudi Arabia||Williams Racing||23||Williams||FW45||Mercedes||V6 t h||Pirelli||17||ab||Brakes|
|60||2023||Bahrain||Williams Racing||23||Williams||FW45||Mercedes||V6 t h||Pirelli||15||10|
|59||2022||Abu Dhabi||Williams Racing||23||Williams||FW44||Mercedes||V6 t h||Pirelli||19||13|
|58||2022||São Paulo||Williams Racing||23||Williams||FW44||Mercedes||V6 t h||Pirelli||19||15|
|57||2022||Mexico City||Williams Racing||23||Williams||FW44||Mercedes||V6 t h||Pirelli||17||12|
|56||2022||USA||Williams Racing||23||Williams||FW44||Mercedes||V6 t h||Pirelli||8||13||5s penalty|
|55||2022||Japan||Williams Racing||23||Williams||FW44||Mercedes||V6 t h||Pirelli||16||ab||Water pressure|
|54||2022||Singapore||Williams Racing||23||Williams||FW44||Mercedes||V6 t h||Pirelli||18||ab||Damages|
|53||2022||Netherlands||Williams Racing||23||Williams||FW44||Mercedes||V6 t h||Pirelli||15||12|
|52||2022||Belgium||Williams Racing||23||Williams||FW44||Mercedes||V6 t h||Pirelli||6||10|
|51||2022||Hungary||Williams Racing||23||Williams||FW44||Mercedes||V6 t h||Pirelli||17||17|
|50||2022||France||Williams Racing||23||Williams||FW44||Mercedes||V6 t h||Pirelli||13||13|
|49||2022||Austria||Williams Racing||23||Williams||FW44||Mercedes||V6 t h||Pirelli||15||12|
|48||2022||Britain||Williams Racing||23||Williams||FW44||Mercedes||V6 t h||Pirelli||16||ab||Pile-up|
|47||2022||Canada||Williams Racing||23||Williams||FW44||Mercedes||V6 t h||Pirelli||12||13|
|46||2022||Azerbaijan||Williams Racing||23||Williams||FW44||Mercedes||V6 t h||Pirelli||17||12|
|45||2022||Monaco||Williams Racing||23||Williams||FW44||Mercedes||V6 t h||Pirelli||16||ab||Handling|
|44||2022||Spain||Williams Racing||23||Williams||FW44||Mercedes||V6 t h||Pirelli||18||18|
|43||2022||Miami||Williams Racing||23||Williams||FW44||Mercedes||V6 t h||Pirelli||18||9|
|42||2022||Emilia-Romagna||Williams Racing||23||Williams||FW44||Mercedes||V6 t h||Pirelli||18||11|
|41||2022||Australia||Williams Racing||23||Williams||FW44||Mercedes||V6 t h||Pirelli||20||10|
|40||2022||Saudi Arabia||Williams Racing||23||Williams||FW44||Mercedes||V6 t h||Pirelli||16||14||Collision|
|39||2022||Bahrain||Williams Racing||23||Williams||FW44||Mercedes||V6 t h||Pirelli||14||13|
|38||2020||Abu Dhabi||Aston Martin Red Bull Racing||23||Red Bull||RB16||Honda||V6 t h||Pirelli||5||4|
|37||2020||Sakhir||Aston Martin Red Bull Racing||23||Red Bull||RB16||Honda||V6 t h||Pirelli||12||6|
|36||2020||Bahrain||Aston Martin Red Bull Racing||23||Red Bull||RB16||Honda||V6 t h||Pirelli||4||3|
|35||2020||Turkey||Aston Martin Red Bull Racing||23||Red Bull||RB16||Honda||V6 t h||Pirelli||4||7|
|34||2020||Emilia-Romagna||Aston Martin Red Bull Racing||23||Red Bull||RB16||Honda||V6 t h||Pirelli||6||15|
|33||2020||Portugal||Aston Martin Red Bull Racing||23||Red Bull||RB16||Honda||V6 t h||Pirelli||6||12|
|32||2020||Eifel||Aston Martin Red Bull Racing||23||Red Bull||RB16||Honda||V6 t h||Pirelli||5||ab||Overheating|
|31||2020||Russia||Aston Martin Red Bull Racing||23||Red Bull||RB16||Honda||V6 t h||Pirelli||15||10||5s penalty|
|30||2020||Tuscany||Aston Martin Red Bull Racing||23||Red Bull||RB16||Honda||V6 t h||Pirelli||4||3|
|29||2020||Italy||Aston Martin Red Bull Racing||23||Red Bull||RB16||Honda||V6 t h||Pirelli||9||15|
|28||2020||Belgium||Aston Martin Red Bull Racing||23||Red Bull||RB16||Honda||V6 t h||Pirelli||5||6|
|27||2020||Spain||Aston Martin Red Bull Racing||23||Red Bull||RB16||Honda||V6 t h||Pirelli||6||8|
|26||2020||70th Anniversary||Aston Martin Red Bull Racing||23||Red Bull||RB16||Honda||V6 t h||Pirelli||9||5|
|25||2020||Britain||Aston Martin Red Bull Racing||23||Red Bull||RB16||Honda||V6 t h||Pirelli||12||8|
|24||2020||Hungary||Aston Martin Red Bull Racing||23||Red Bull||RB16||Honda||V6 t h||Pirelli||13||5|
|23||2020||Styria||Aston Martin Red Bull Racing||23||Red Bull||RB16||Honda||V6 t h||Pirelli||6||4|
|22||2020||Austria||Aston Martin Red Bull Racing||23||Red Bull||RB16||Honda||V6 t h||Pirelli||4||13||Electronics|
|21||2019||Abu Dhabi||Aston Martin Red Bull Racing||23||Red Bull||RB15||Honda||V6 t h||Pirelli||5||6|
|20||2019||Brazil||Aston Martin Red Bull Racing||23||Red Bull||RB15||Honda||V6 t h||Pirelli||5||14|
|19||2019||USA||Aston Martin Red Bull Racing||23||Red Bull||RB15||Honda||V6 t h||Pirelli||6||5|
|18||2019||Mexico||Aston Martin Red Bull Racing||23||Red Bull||RB15||Honda||V6 t h||Pirelli||5||5|
|17||2019||Japan||Aston Martin Red Bull Racing||23||Red Bull||RB15||Honda||V6 t h||Pirelli||6||4|
|16||2019||Russia||Aston Martin Red Bull Racing||23||Red Bull||RB15||Honda||V6 t h||Pirelli||20||5|
|15||2019||Singapore||Aston Martin Red Bull Racing||23||Red Bull||RB15||Honda||V6 t h||Pirelli||6||6|
|14||2019||Italy||Aston Martin Red Bull Racing||23||Red Bull||RB15||Honda||V6 t h||Pirelli||8||6|
|13||2019||Belgium||Aston Martin Red Bull Racing||23||Red Bull||RB15||Honda||V6 t h||Pirelli||17||5|
|12||2019||Hungary||Red Bull Toro Rosso Honda||23||Toro Rosso||STR14||Honda||V6 t h||Pirelli||12||10|
|11||2019||Germany||Red Bull Toro Rosso Honda||23||Toro Rosso||STR14||Honda||V6 t h||Pirelli||16||6|
|10||2019||Britain||Red Bull Toro Rosso Honda||23||Toro Rosso||STR14||Honda||V6 t h||Pirelli||9||12|
|9||2019||Austria||Red Bull Toro Rosso Honda||23||Toro Rosso||STR14||Honda||V6 t h||Pirelli||18||15|
|8||2019||France||Red Bull Toro Rosso Honda||23||Toro Rosso||STR14||Honda||V6 t h||Pirelli||11||15|
|7||2019||Canada||Red Bull Toro Rosso Honda||23||Toro Rosso||STR14||Honda||V6 t h||Pirelli||13||ab||Withdrew|
|6||2019||Monaco||Red Bull Toro Rosso Honda||23||Toro Rosso||STR14||Honda||V6 t h||Pirelli||10||8|
|5||2019||Spain||Red Bull Toro Rosso Honda||23||Toro Rosso||STR14||Honda||V6 t h||Pirelli||11||11|
|4||2019||Azerbaijan||Red Bull Toro Rosso Honda||23||Toro Rosso||STR14||Honda||V6 t h||Pirelli||11||11|
|3||2019||China||Red Bull Toro Rosso Honda||23||Toro Rosso||STR14||Honda||V6 t h||Pirelli||20||10|
|2||2019||Bahrain||Red Bull Toro Rosso Honda||23||Toro Rosso||STR14||Honda||V6 t h||Pirelli||12||9|
|1||2019||Australia||Red Bull Toro Rosso Honda||23||Toro Rosso||STR14||Honda||V6 t h||Pirelli||13||14|
Alexander Albon had 5 teammates in his career
|5 drivers||GP||First Year||Last Year|
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Result by Grand Prix
|n||Grand Prix||Involvement||Win||Pole position||Fastest lap||Podium||Point|
Alexander Albon has raced 4 seasons in his career
|2022||Williams||Mercedes||19||21||4||0.19||1 100||5 455|
|2020||Red Bull||Honda||7||17||2||105||6.18||1||5||994||5 014|
|Honda||8||21||92||4.38||1 245||6 305|
Retirement / DNF / Abandon
Alexander Albon had 10 retirements in his career
|10||2023||Australia||8||23||Williams||FW45||Mercedes||V6 t h||Pirelli||6||Accident|
|9||2023||Saudi Arabia||17||23||Williams||FW45||Mercedes||V6 t h||Pirelli||27||Brakes|
|8||2022||Japan||16||23||Williams||FW44||Mercedes||V6 t h||Pirelli||0||Water pressure|
|7||2022||Singapore||18||23||Williams||FW44||Mercedes||V6 t h||Pirelli||25||Damages|
|6||2022||Britain||16||23||Williams||FW44||Mercedes||V6 t h||Pirelli||0||Pile-up|
|5||2022||Monaco||16||23||Williams||FW44||Mercedes||V6 t h||Pirelli||48||Handling|
|4||2022||Saudi Arabia||16||23||Williams||FW44||Mercedes||V6 t h||Pirelli||47||Collision|
|3||2020||Eifel||5||23||Red Bull||RB16||Honda||V6 t h||Pirelli||23||Overheating|
|2||2020||Austria||4||23||Red Bull||RB16||Honda||V6 t h||Pirelli||67||Electronics|
|1||2019||Canada||13||23||Toro Rosso||STR14||Honda||V6 t h||Pirelli||59||Withdrew|