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The Moving Reason Behind Alex Albon’s Daring New Look for the Australian GP

Published 04/07/2022, 6:03 AM EDT

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Alex Albon made a happy return to F1 this year. The former Red Bull driver joined Williams to replace outgoing George Russell on a 2-year-deal. With already two races down, the Thai-British driver gets ready for the third race in Australia.

The sport had a week off between the two races in Saudi Arabia and Australia. Alex took his time out and visited his country, Thailand in the meantime. From getting surprised by his girlfriend to allowing children to dye his hair, Albon seems to be enjoying his time.


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In a Twitter post shared by a user, Alex is seen getting his hair dyed. The banner behind him portrays that the kids are from a school. They wore Liverpool jerseys and helped Albon dye his hair red. All in all, it seems a happy Alex Albon and happy children. Adorable isn’t it?

How Alex Albon has fared after his F1 return?

As the 26-year-old gets ready to leave his country and set foot in Australia for the third race of the season, things might get tricky. The start of the season hasn’t been good for the former Toro Rosso man in Bahrain as well as in Saudi Arabia.


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Having qualified in P14 on Saturday, Alex finished in P13 on race day in Bahrain Grand Prix. Moreover, things were worse in Saudi Arabian Grand Prix when he started from P16 but had to retire from the race. A technical problem ended the Thai-British driver’s race after 47 laps.


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As F1 goes to the land down under, the 26-year-old will have to use all the expertise he gained during his one and a half year tenure with Red Bull. Alex drove alongside Max Verstappen from 2019 to 2020 until he had to leave the seat for Sergio Perez in 2021.


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As of now, the former Red Bull man stands in P18 in the driver’s championship and is yet to pick up a point. His teammate Nicholas Latifi also failed to bag points for his team. All in all, Williams has 0 points after two races. But it’ll be interesting to see if things change for the Grove-based team and for Alex Albon in Australia.



Sabyasachi Biswas

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Sabyasachi Biswas is an F1 writer at EssentiallySports. He has completed his Master's in Mass Communication and Journalism from Jadavpur University, Kolkata. Sabyasachi is an ardent Red Bull and Max Verstappen fan and has been following the sport for over a decade now.

Edited By: Ranvijay Singh