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About Albon

Nationality: Thai

Date of birth: 23 March 1996

Height: 1.86m

Weight: 74kg

Career Stats

Statistic Value
Grand Prix Entries 81
Wins 0
Podiums 2
Pole Positions 0
Fastest Laps 0
World Championships 0
Total Points 228
Laps Led 1


Alexander Albon, born in London on March 23, 1996, to a British father and a Thai mother, has had an intriguing journey in motorsports. His father, Nigel Albon, is a former British racing driver, indicating that racing is in his blood. Alexander, who holds dual British and Thai nationality, races under the Thai flag in Formula 1.

His journey in motorsports began in karting, where he competed from a young age. Albon had a successful karting career, winning multiple championships, including the World Karting Championship, European Karting Championship, and various British Karting Championships.

In 2012, Albon graduated from karting to single-seater racing, joining the Formula Renault 2.0 series. His initial years were challenging, but he showed steady progress and finished third in the 2014 Formula Renault Eurocup Championship. This success led him to higher categories in motorsport.

He moved to the GP3 Series in 2016, finishing second overall in a tight battle with Charles Leclerc. In 2017, Albon advanced to the FIA Formula 2 Championship with ART Grand Prix. Despite a season marred by a broken collarbone, he showed his potential. In his second season in Formula 2 with DAMS, Albon finished third in the championship, winning four races.

Albon made his Formula 1 debut with Scuderia Toro Rosso in 2019. His impressive performances earned him a mid-season promotion to Red Bull Racing, where he partnered Max Verstappen. In 2020, Albon took his first podium finish at the Tuscan Grand Prix, becoming the first Thai driver to achieve this in a World Championship Formula One race.

However, 2021 saw Albon demoted to a test and reserve driver role with Red Bull, and his seat was taken by Sergio Pérez. Despite this setback, Albon's determination remained unshaken. He returned to Formula One in 2022, driving for Williams, and continued with the team in 2023. His time at Williams has been marked by his reputation as a fast qualifier and a mature racer, showcasing his resilience and adaptability.

Albon's personality is often described as laidback and cheerful, with a likable demeanor among his peers. His life outside racing includes a passion for pets, as he and his family own numerous cats, a dog, and two horses. He has been in a relationship with Chinese LPGA golfer Lily He since 2019.