Alexander Albon is a Thai driver who made his Formula One debut in 2019. The 24-year-old initiated his F1 career in Toro Rosso alongside returnee Daniil Kvyat.
Initially, he was supposed to race for the Nissan Formula E team. However, Toro Rosso convinced them to let him race in Formula One. Subsequently, now he is in Formula One while his Formula E seat is taken by Oliver Rowland.
During the mid-season break, he attained the seat in Red Bull in place of a misfiring Pierre Gasly.
Since then, he has been highly impressive, with a best finish of 4th in Japan in 2019. Further, he was agonizingly close to a maiden podium in Brazil until Lewis Hamilton came tanking down his inside and tagged him off the track. Finally, this season Albon aced the Tuscan Grand Prix.
According to internet sources, he has a net worth of $1 million and annually earns a basic salary of $650,000.
Albon has proven to be a talented driver and has finished in the top 3 in the championship thrice.
In the 2014 Formula Renault 2.0 season, he was third. Two years later, in the GP3 series, he finished 2nd. Finally, he was 3rd again in the 2018 Formula 2 championship. During his entire career, he has amassed eight wins across the various championships that he has raced in.
Interestingly, he was the teammate to Charles Leclerc in 2016 in GP3. He even won more races than the Monegasque driver. He signed for the Red Bull Junior team at 12! Alexander is the son of racing driver Nigel Albon, who raced in the British Touring Car Championship.
The Thai racer claimed the first podium finish at the Tuscan Grand Prix, for Red Bull in F1.
The Thai-British racer was born on March 23, 1996. His parents are Kankamol and Nigel Albon, a former professional racer.
He was born in London at the Portland Hospital. He has four siblings with whom he grew up in Bures, Suffolk.
Alex believes in Buddhism. However, at present, he lives in Milton Keynes. Further, he also has a housing property in Monaco. Albon is dating Lily Muni, she is a professional golfer.
Albon is active in the regions of Philanthropy too. He along with other racers subsequently raised funds to support the charities and foundations.
|Residence||Milton Keynes and Monaco|
|Endorsements||Moose Cider, MDM Designs|
|Date of Birth||March 23, 1996|