Like most aspiring racing drivers, Alex Albon rose through the ranks, right from karting. Evidently the young Anglo-Thai driver ticked all the right boxes as he got noticed by Red Bull motorsport advisor, Helmut Marko.

The young Alex Albon revealed that Red Bull approached him for a sponsorship deal and he was only too happy to agree. When asked why he was chosen out of all the other drivers, he sheepishly admitted that maybe he was quite good.

Little did that young boy know that several years down the line, he would be in Formula One. Even more exhilarating is the fact that in a few weeks’ time, he will step into the cockpit of one of the three fastest F1 teams.

However, his journey to F1 has been a rollercoaster, with him initially thinking that he will be racing in F1’s electric cousin, Formula E. However, some last minute convincing from Toro Rosso resulted in him swapping out Nissan overalls to Toro Rosso ones. Now, come Belgium, and he will be donning a different set of overalls, those belonging to Red Bull.