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Alexander Albon

DRIVER PAGE
11/02/2019

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Alexander Albon

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23/03/1996
23
1.86m
74kg
Single
London, England
London, England

Official website:
https://www.alexalbon.com

BIOGRAPHY

Though born in London, Alexander Albon has taken the nationality of his mother, and will therefore become the first Thai driver to race in F1 since Prince Birabongse, a member of the Thai royal family who raced for Maserati, Gordini, and Connaught in the 1950s.

With the encouragement of his father, Nigel, a former racing driver who participated in the BTCC and Porsche Carrera Cup, Alexander began in karts in 2005 at the age of 8 at the legendary Rye House track in Hoddesdon.

Between2006 and 2010 he enjoyed moderate success including titles at the 2006 Super 1 Honda National Championship (Cadet Class), the 2009 Super 1 Honda National Championship (KF3 Class) and the 2010 European Championship (KF3 Class). In 2011 he graduated to KF1, finishing runner-up in the WSK Euro Series and 2nd at the CIK-FIA World Championship.

In 2012, having been recruited to the Red Bull Driver Programme, he made the switch to single-seaters, contesting the Formula Renault 2.0 Eurocup series with EPIC Racing. At the end of a tough season, things got worse when he was dropped by Red Bull.

For 2013 he joined KTR in order to contest Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0, finishing the year 16th (of 36), his best result coming at the Red Bull Ring where he took pole and posted the fastest lap of the race.

He remained with KTR in the Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 for 2014, finishing the season third overall despite not scoring a single win.

In 2015 he made the move up to European Formula 3 with Signature, finishing the season seventh overall, with two pole positions but still without a win.

In December 2015, Alexander took part in a post-season GP3 test with ART Grand Prix and subsequently signed to drive for the French team, alongside Nyck de Vries, going on to finish runner-up to Charles Leclerc with four wins.

Staying with ART, for 2017 he moved up to F2. However, a mountain-bike accident left him with a broken collar bone which compromised his season, and caused him to miss the Baku weekend, and at season end he was tenth.

Remaining in F2 for 2018 he switched to DAMS, a quartet of wins, three poles and seven podiums seeing him finish the season third overall.

Having agreed to drive for his Nissan e.dams in Formula E 2018/2019 alongside Sebastien Buemi, Alexander was subsequently linked with a move to F1 and Toro Rosso, and on 26 November it was confirmed that the youngster would partner Daniil Kvyat.

Like Kvyat, predecessor Brendon Hartley, and many others, Alexander has first-hand experience of how hard and unforgiving Red Bull and Helmut Marko can be. The youngster will need to start proving himself from the outset.

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