Biography of Alexander Albon
Alexander Albon is a Thai F1 driver racing for the Williams team.
Albon, who previously enjoyed spells with Toro Rosso and Red Bull, was born in London, England, on March 23, 1996. He is now 27 years old
Alex is one of the tallest drivers on the F1 grid in 2022
, standing at a height of 6ft 1 in (1.86m).
Alex Albon in F1
Alex Albon's F1 career seemed like a lost dream when he signed for Nissan e-dams in Formula E for the 2018-19 season.
Before the season even started, however, Red Bull came calling to renew ties that had been cut seven years prior. Albon was signed to drive for Toro Rosso with Daniil Kvyat in 2019.
A solid start to his F1 career, along with Pierre Gasly's struggles, saw Albon promoted to Red Bull after the Hungarian Grand Prix.
In his first race with the top team, Albon started 17th through engine penalties but fought through to fifth
He looked on course to secure his first podium in Brazil before being hit by Lewis Hamilton in the closing stages.
In 2020, a similar fate would befall Albon at the season opener, with Hamilton colliding with the Thai-British driver in the closing stages, taking away a chance of a maiden F1 win.
Podiums would eventually come at Mugello and Bahrain, but incidents and a lack of pace would see Albon demoted at the end of the year.
Albon took up a reserve role at Red Bull for 2021, alongside a campaign in DTM.
After his stint in Germany ended, Albon coached AlphaTauri rookie Yuki Tsunoda.
In 2022, Alexander Albon made a return to the F1 grid, stepping in for George Russell at Williams.
Albon partnered with Nicholas Latifi in a season that proved to be a learning curve for the Thai-British driver, as he only managed to score four points, placing him 19th in the standings.
Moving into the 2023 season, Albon climbed the ranks, culminating in a 13th-place finish in the drivers' standings with 27 points.
He will continue to race for the Grove-based outfit in 2024, with his contract set to expire at the end of the season.