Williams F1 Driver Alex Albon Swaps Gear With Viral Tik-Toker Turned Gucci Model at the Miami GP

Published 05/07/2022, 6:28 AM EDT
BAHRAIN, BAHRAIN – MARCH 11: Alexander Albon of Thailand and Williams talks in the Drivers Press Conference during Day Two of F1 Testing at Bahrain International Circuit on March 11, 2022 in Bahrain, Bahrain. (Photo by Lars Baron/Getty Images)

British TikTok Star Francis Bourgeois was in high demand on the initial practice day of the inaugural Miami Grand Prix. Many people in the F1 paddock wanted to meet and click a picture with him. Williams’ driver, Alex Albon, was one of the people who were very excited to meet Francis.

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He even swapped his helmet with the British Star and shared the post on Instagram. Albon presented him with the blue Miami-inspired helmet that he will use in the race. The Thai driver was beaming with happiness while clicking a picture with Bourgeois.

 

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“Helmet swap with @francis_bourgeois43, I think it blue him away 🤪 What do you guys think of my special Miami blue lid?” wrote Albon on his Instagram caption. 
Alex has been one of the most impressive drivers at the start of the 2022 season. His performances have even surprised his boss and Williams‘ team principal Jost Capito.

Williams F1 boss reflects on Alex Albon and his performances in 2022

The Thai driver has managed to score a point on his return to the sport in arguably the slowest car on the grid. Jost Capito, CEO and team principal of Williams Racing, revealed Albon has settled amazingly well within the team.

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“Alex is settling in fantastically. I think it is the best that could have happened to the team. But what I was underestimating is what he gained through having a year outside the car,” said Capito.

JEDDAH, SAUDI ARABIA – MARCH 25: Alexander Albon of Thailand and Williams talks in the Drivers Press Conference before practice ahead of the F1 Grand Prix of Saudi Arabia at the Jeddah Corniche Circuit on March 25, 2022, in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)

“As he worked with Red Bull, he was at most of the races, and he’s seen how the interaction of the driver and team is, and then as he was in the team he’s seen how the drivers could impact the team and how the team reacted, which is something a driver normally doesn’t get,” said the Williams team boss.

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Alex is getting the most out of FW44 and showing the true capabilities of the car. But he would hope that the car would improve throughout the season and become more competitive. If it becomes more competitive, then he can regularly fight for points on the grid.

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Devang Chauhan

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Devang Chauhan is an F1 author at EssentiallySports. Having completed his graduation in Journalism and Mass Communication, he has a keen eye for writing engaging and detailed articles on F1. Previously a writer for Sports Social's 'Chase Your Sport' Magazine, Devang has been an ardent follower of the sport for over a decade and has attended two editions of the Indian Grand Prix.

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