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23 March 1996 (23)
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about Alexander Albon

Alexander Albon (born 23 March 1996 in London, England) is a Thai-British racing driver, currently driving in Formula One for Scuderia Toro Rosso.

Albon started his career by racing karts at a very young age due to encouragement from his father, Nigel Albon. He enjoyed success in karting between 2006 and 2010 including titles at the 2006 Super 1 Honda National Championship (Cadet Class), 2009 Super 1 Honda National Championship (KF3 Class) and the 2010 European Championship (KF3 Class).

After becoming part of the Red Bull Junior Team in 2012 he was promoted to open-wheel cars in the form of a seat with EPIC Racing during the Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 2012 season, finishing 38th out of 49 in his debut year. He stayed in Formula Renault 2.0 for two more seasons having secured a seat with KTR, finishing 16th in 2013 and 3rd in 2014. In 2015 Albon switched to European Formula 3, finishing 7th overall. A year later, ART signed Albon to race alongside Charles Leclerc in the GP3 Series, finishing second in the drivers championship only to his teammate. Albon was given a seat once again by ART in 2017 to race in the FIA Formula 2 Championship where he finished his maiden year in 10th position.


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Albon was required to make a pitlane start after a huge crash on Saturday morning forced the team to build up the spare chassis.<br>Rather than go for a conservative strategy and long opening stint, STR gave Albon a set of new soft tyres for the start.<br>He managed to do 19 laps before switching to the hard tyre for the run to the flag, subsequently staying ahead of drivers who stopped ...

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Competing in only his third Grand Prix, the Anglo-Thai racer completed a comeback drive that belied his lack of experience.<br>His free practice three session ended with a crash in the barrier on the exit of the final corner, which ruled him out of qualifying. His rebuilt Toro Rosso had a change of survival cell, which meant he had to start the race from the pit lane.<br>Deploying a one-stop ...

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The F1 rookie crashed his Toro Rosso in final practice and missed qualifying because his team had to change his survival cell, consigning him to a pitlane start.<br>However, he pulled off a one-stop strategy to rise to 10th and bag his second point in a row, fending off the Haas of Romain Grosjean late on.<br>Asked who told him he had been named driver of the day, Albon said: "My trainer. I was ...

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The Toro Rosso rookie missed qualifying at the Shanghai circuit after running slightly wide exiting the final corner, losing control of his car and spearing into the barrier before the pitwall begins.<br>Honda has confirmed the engine will not be used in the car Toro Rosso is building around a new monocoque.<br>"We are all relieved that Alex is fine after his FP3 crash," said Honda F1 technical ...

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It was Albon’s second crash of the season after his FP1 shunt in Australia, and his team boss Franz Tost has urged him to put it behind him and learn a lesson from it.<br>Albon ran wide at the exit of the final corner and had a heavy impact with the barrier on the right, badly damaging the left-hand side of the car and triggering a red flag that ended the session prematurely.<br>With the chassis ...

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Practice was red-flagged with five minutes remaining when Alexander Albon ran wide at the exit of the final corner and smote his Toro Rosso against the barrier.<br>Honours were split in Friday practice as Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel went fastest in the first session and Bottas topped the second, while analysis of long-run times suggested the teams were closely matched on potential race ...

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Albon stepped up to grand prix racing after finishing third in Formula 2 in 2018, having had no previous F1 driving experience before making his debut with Toro Rosso at Misano during a filming day ahead of pre-season testing.<br>The Thai driver finished 14th in his maiden race in Australia before scoring two points with ninth place in Bahrain. Albon says he has taken his team boss' advice on ...

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Albon, who hadn't driver an F1 car until the shakedown for the STR13 in February, has outqualified teammate Daniil Kvyat in both races thus far.<br>He scored his first points with a ninth-place finish in Bahrain.<br>"We've been quite positively impressed from the first test onwards," Tost told Motorsport.com.<br>"He is doing a really good job, and I must say if he continues like this, he will ...

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The Toro Rosso rookie benefitted from Renault's late double-retirement to finish ninth and bag two points on only his second F1 start.<br>His race had started being boxed in at the first corner, and he was following Lance Stroll out of the first sequence of turns when the Racing Point produced a huge trail of sparks after picking up damage from contact with Romain Grosjean.<br>"I was a bit too ...

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Albon, who had not driven an F1 car until last month’s shakedown, qualified 13th in Melbourne, ahead of experienced teammate Daniel Kvyat.<br>He finished 14th in the race, having suffered from brake overheating issues early on.<br>Although he was well outside the points, the team was pleased with how he tackled his first weekend.<br>“He did a really solid job,” Egginton told Motorsport.com ...

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The Toro Rosso driver had a spin on the exit of Turn 1 in the opening session, knocking off his front wing and causing a brief stoppage to track action.<br>Reflecting on what happened, Albon said that he had been caught out as he started to push more in his first official outing on a grand prix weekend.<br>“I was just building up my confidence, and was getting a little better,” he said ...

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Albon has graduated from Formula 2 and will make his F1 debut in the Australian Grand Prix season opener.<br>He had not driven an F1 car before Toro Rosso's shakedown, which gave him a handful of laps in the STR14 prior to having four days in the car across two weeks of testing at Barcelona.<br>Asked where he felt the Toro Rosso is strongest, Albon said: "We're just happy with the car, there's no ...

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The Toro Rosso driver has been on a steep learning curve after being handed an F1 race seat for 2019 despite having never tested a grand prix car before.<br>But while happy with the amount of progress he has been able to make in the two pre-season F1 tests, Albon senses a lot of opportunity to raise his game.<br>“The main thing at the minute is just using all the tools on the steering wheel,” ...

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While Toro Rosso is used to dealing with rookies, Albon hadn’t driven an F1 car at all until the team’s filming day at Misano, just before the Barcelona test.<br>After a frustrating off on his outlap in Barcelona – something that even experienced drivers suffered as they had their first outings with Pirelli’s lower rear tyre blanket temperatures – the Thai driver finished Tuesday in ...

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Albon went fastest half an hour before the lunch break, using the softest compound C5 tyres just as teammate Daniil Kvyat did to go fastest on Wednesday afternoon.<br>That moved him ahead of Daniel Ricciardo, who went fastest initially using the C4 compound, before setting an even quicker time using the C5s just after midday.<br>Before Ricciardo went top, Lewis Hamilton was the pacesetter as ...

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The Red Bull junior team revealed its STR14 in an online launch on Monday.<br>It has followed that two days later with a shakedown at Misano, where Albon and his teammate Daniil Kvyat have been driving.<br>As Albon has never driven an F1 car before, the shakedown will provide a valuable early opportunity for the rookie to acclimatise himself with the Toro Rosso and its controls ahead of ...

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Toro Rosso racer Albon will use the number 23, which he confirmed on Twitter was because it’s half of Valentino Rossi’s famous 46 that he raced with in karting.<br>Albon, 22, who finished third in F2 in 2018, will also use the Twitter hashtag #AA23. As a Rossi fan, Albon raced with the seven-time MotoGP champion’s #46 in karting, and won the 2006 British Super 1 title in Honda Cadets in a ...

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Formula 2 frontrunner Albon inked a deal to race for the Nissan e.dams team in Formula E because he lacked F1 options for next year, but has been able to extract himself from that deal to sign for Toro Rosso instead. Albon was a Red Bull Junior when he made his car-racing debut in 2012 but was dropped after a tough first year in Formula Renault. In a Red Bull interview, he said he almost ...

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The news means 19 of the 20 seats have been revealed, with the official announcement of Lance Stroll's move to Racing Point Force India the only anomaly. Albon had moved to the top of Toro Rosso's list in October, but the former Red Bull protege's situation was complicated by the fact he had already committed to joining the Nissan e.dams ABB FIA Formula E Championship team. He therefore ...

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Albon was a Formula 2 title contender this season, although he slipped from second to third in the F2 points behind Lando Norris after Sunday's finale in Abu Dhabi. He has been at the top of Toro Rosso's list of contenders for its second 2019 seat alongside Daniil Kvyat for several weeks but had already committed to joining Nissan e.dams for the 2018/19 FE season. Sources say the ...

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Albon signed a multi-year deal with the works FE outfit in the summer, but did not take part in pre-season testing as Red Bull sought to sign the British-Thai driver to its junior team in F1. Red Bull and Nissan have been in negotiations since then, but there is yet to be formal confirmation that Nissan is willing to release Albon to replace current Toro Rosso driver Brendon Hartley. The FIA ...

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Albon is second in Formula 2 at the moment and sits between two confirmed 2019 F1 drivers in the standings, behind George Russell (Williams) and ahead of Lando Norris (McLaren). The Anglo-Thai driver signed a three-year contract with the Nissan e.dams Formula E team in the summer, but has been targeted by Red Bull to partner Daniil Kvyat in its junior team in F1 next year. Red Bull is ...

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Nissan had signed 2018 Formula 2 title contender Albon, who races for e.dams' DAMS arm in the F1 support series, to a three-year FE contract in July, placing him alongside Sebastien Buemi for the 2018/19 season. But it emerged at the start of FE's pre-season test at Valencia that Albon was closing on a Toro Rosso seat and he did not drive in Spain, costing Nissan two days of running before ...

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While Hartley has maintained that he is on a long-term deal with Red Bull, the only driver confirmed at the energy drink giant's junior outfit for next year is the returning Daniil Kvyat, brought in to replace Pierre Gasly. Red Bull motorsport advisor Helmut Marko and team boss Franz Tost have been non-committal over Hartley's future, and Anglo-Thai racer Albon has now emerged as frontrunner ...

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However, the Anglo-Thai racer first has to get out of his existing deal to contest the 2018-19 Formula E season with Nissan. It’s understood that Red Bull motorsport boss Helmut Marko is negotiating with Nissan for the release of the 22-year-old, and that it will become clear in the next few days whether he has been successful. Nissan is understood to be extremely frustrated with ...

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