A well-known name in the racing community, Alex Albon is a Formula One racing driver. He has been with Red Bull in Formula One since early 2019.
The professional F1 racer has been impressive with his performances at the highest level. He is the first Thai F1 driver to take a podium at the World Championship.
He was also given the Rookie of the Year award on his debut season in Formula One 2019.
As for his nationality, Albon is Thai. Despite being born in London, England, he holds Thai citizenship and drives under the Thai flag.
Well, before we head into details about the player’s career and personal life, here are some quick facts about him.
|Full Name||Alexander Albon Ansusinha|
|Birth Date||March 23, 1996|
|Age||26 Years Old|
|Place of Birth||London, England|
|Profession||Professional F1 Racing Driver|
|Father’s Name||Nigel Albon|
|Eye color/ Hair Color||Brown/ Black|
|Current Team||Williams Racing|
|Social Media||Instagram, Twitter, Facebook|
|Net Worth||$1 million|
|Last Update||July, 2022|
Alex Albon | Early Life, Family, and Education
The professional F1 racer, Albon, was born in a family of car racers in London, England. He is the son of proud parents, father Nigel Albon, a racing driver, and mother Kankamol. Albon has a big family of 5, including himself. He has three sisters and a younger brother.
Similarly, Alex was born to a British father and a Thai mother. Hence, he holds dual nationality of British and Thai. But he races under the Thai flag and practices Buddhism.
As for his education, the F1 racer attended Ipswich school while growing up in Bures, Suffolk. However, he dropped from school to pursue his dream of being a professional racer.
Alex Albon | Height, Weight, and Age
The London-born car racer is athletically built and tall. He stands 185.5 cm tall and weighs around 172 lbs.
Likewise, Albon was born on March 23, 1996, which makes him 24 years old. His birth sign is Aries.
Alex Albon | Career
Well, as it’s said, there is no age to start learning. However, in Albon’s case, he started to compete in the local Kart race championships at the very young age of eight.
Additionally, to add more surprise to it, he won the local Hoddesdon Championship in 2005 when he was just eight years old.
Albon participated in the various national-level competitions under cadet class. He managed to secure the 1st position in Kartmasters British Grand Prix.
Moreover, he took part in the Super 1 National Honda Cadet Championship in 2006 & 2007 and secured First and Second positions. In 2018, he secured the 1st position again.
By 2008, Alex moved up to KF3 class and stayed there until 2010. Meanwhile, in that time, he managed to win various Kart Championships, including Kartmasters British Grand Prix, Formula Kart Stars Championship, KF Winter series, CIK-FIA World Cup, and many more.
Later, he was promoted to KF1 in 2011 and secured the second position in WSK Euro Series and second at CIK-FIA World Championship.
Eventually, the kid who started racing in his early teens graduated to Formula Renault 2.0 Eurocup series in 2012.
At Formula Renault 2.0 Eurocup Series, he drove for Epic Racing alongside many other talented European drivers. However, out of 49 racers, he finished at the 38th position.
After a tough year in 2012, Alex joined KTR to race in the 2013 Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0. He raced alongside Yu Kanamaru and Ignazio D’Agosto. He managed to finish at 16th position out of 36 in the competition.
Albon changed to European formula 3 in 2015, hustling at Signature with partner Dorian Boccolacci. He secured seventh overall. He also managed two pole positions, 187 overall points, and five podiums.
Meanwhile, at the year-end of 2015, he participated in post-season testing with ART Grand Prix. Later, he raced for ART in GP3 and secured four wins in 2016. He was adjudged runner-up in the championship.
Formula 2 Championship
Albon graduated from the FIA Formula 2 Championship with ART in 2017. Moreover, he made his debut in Bahrain in a feature race and finished sixth. Later, at the Monaco round, he qualified second on the grid.
However, considering safety measures, the grid was divided into two groups. Albon was placed in group B and impressed with his performance.
He managed to get the best timing in the group. In the meantime, Alex, unfortunately, finished the race at 4th position due to being stuck behind slower-moving racers.
Additionally, in the sprint round, Albon finished the race at the sixth position despite starting the race fifth on the grid.
Albon met with an unfortunate accident during mountain bike riding training and sustained a broken collarbone. Thus, this injury kept Alex out of the Baku round.
Well, Albon was back from injury during the fifth round of the championship. He went through a successful surgery. Also, he took part in a practice session and finished eighth.
Furthermore, Albon was also qualified for the feature race in 4th. Nonetheless, he got promoted to third on the provisional starting grid after the third player was disqualified. He managed to finish the race fifth.
Moving forward, he started the sprint race at fourth on the grid and secured his first podium of Formula 2.
Later, he secured another podium of his career at the season finale in Abu Dhabi in the sprint race. In the final lap, Leclerc took over him, resulting in him securing second place.
An auto racing team from France, DAMS, signed Albon to partner with Nicholas Latifi for the 2018 season. This was a huge break for the racer, meaning that he was signed as a full-time driver for them.
Albon started the feature race at the fourth position and finished the sprint race at the 13th position in Bahrain.
In the next round at the Baku, he started the feature race from the pole and clinched his first win in Formula 2. However, in the sprint race, he finished in 13th position.
He again started at pole position at the Spain round but finished fifth in the feature race and secure the second position in the sprint race behind jack Aitken.
Furthermore, in the Monaco round, he collided with Nyck de Vries in the feature race and subsequently collided with Campos’ Roy Nissany in the sprint race. It was the round to disremember for the Thai driver.
Nevertheless, Albon won the feature race at Silverstone. Later on, he managed to win twice in the sprint race at the Hungaroring. He also won the feature race at Sochi.
Despite good performances, his title-winning chances went in vain when he finished the feature race and the sprint race at 14th and 8th, respectively.
He finished the drivers’ championship at 3rd position, just behind George Russell and Lando Norris.
Nissan e Dams signed Albon for the 2018-2019 Formula E season. However, Alex was released from his contract even before the season started.
Nonetheless, it was for his good as he was released to drive at Formula One(F1) season for Torro Rosso.
Alex Albon became just the second Thai driver to compete in the F1 when he signed for Torro Rosso for the 2019 season of Formula One.
He joined the team alongside Daniil Kvyat. He finished ninth in Bahrain Grand Prix and secured his first points.
Subsequently, in China’s race, he managed to finish tenth and also won the Driver of the Day award.
During the Monaco round, he collected another point after finishing 8th. Meanwhile, at the Canada Grand Prix, Albon didn’t finish inside points consecutively three times.
The last poor performances were overseen by an outstanding performance in the 2019 German Grand Prix. Alex finished at sixth position in a rain-hit race. At the following race in Hungary, he managed to finish tenth.
Red Bull signed Albon in 2019 to replace Pierre Gasly in the team. He was to replace Pierre from Belgian Grand Prix. During his first race with Red Bull, he finished in 5th place.
The Thai racer finished 6th in Italy and Singapore. Followed by the 5th position finish in Russia. The impressive run continued with Albon registering his career-best 4th position in Japan.
In Brazil, he finished the race at the 14th position after Lewis Hamilton overtook by causing a collision.
In the season finale held at Abu Dhabi, he finished 6th and completed his opening season at 8th position with 92 points.
At the FIA Prize Giving Ceremony, he was given the Rookie of the Year award.
2020 -Present Season
In the 2020 season of Formula One, Albon started well until he collided with Lewis Hamilton while overtaking him for 2nd position and later retired. In the Styrian Grand Prix, he finished 4th.
Furthermore, Alex finished 5th and 6th respectively in Hungarian Grand Prix and Belgian Grand Prix.
Similarly, four places behind his teammate Max Verstappen, Albon qualified ninth in the Italian Grand Prix.
Albon became the first Thai driver to take the podium at the World Championship after he managed to clinch his first podium of F1 at the Tuscan Grand Prix. Later, he took his second podium at the Bahrain Grand Prix.
However, in 2021 he was demoted to reserve and development driver. Sergio Perez took his place. Due to this behavior, Alex in one of the interviews spoke that “It hurts” and mentioned that he is not giving up and hopes to return to the F1 with Red Bull.
Learn more about his stats on Stats F1.
- Podium at 2018 Silverstone Formula 2
- First Thai driver to take the podium at World Championship
- Rookie of the Year award in 2019
Alex Albon | Relationships and Children
Alex seems to be a very romantic and loving person. Nonetheless, he is yet to get married. But, the F1 racer is rumored to be dating a professional athlete.
Albon is in a relationship with a Professional lady golfer, Lily Muni.
It is believed that the couples are together since 2019 and enjoying each other’s company. The lovely couples have been seen going out on vacations and exploring different places often.
Alex Albon | Net Worth, Salary, and Endorsements
The Thai driver is quite early in the higher level of his career. He has an estimated net worth of around $1 million. His major part of earning comes from a base salary of $6,50,000.
Alex Albon net worth is estimated to be around $1 Million.
In addition to that, he earns from brand endorsement deals. Albon has endorsed brands like Edifice Watches, Moose Craft Cider, and PTT Lubricants. Red Bull and MDM Designs also sponsor him.
Alex Albon | Social Media Presence
The 24-year-old is quite active on his social media. He is very much popular on Instagram, where he shares many photos from his racing track and his racing cars. As a matter of fact, the racer has just over 1 Million followers on his Instagram handle.
Alex has more than 200,000 followers on Twitter and often shares his memories from past events, present race videos, and other fun stuff. He also has a Facebook handle with around 95,000 likes on it.
Furthermore, he even has a social media handle for his pets. You can find his adorable animals on Albon_Pets.
Alex Albon | Some FAQs
When is Alex Albon aiming to return Red Bull or AlphaTauri?
Alex Albon is aiming to return to Red Bull or AlphaTauri in the year 2022.
Who is Alex Albon coaching?
The racer coached Yuki Tsunoda.
Has Alex Albon sustained an eye injury?
No, Albon has not sustained an eye injury in his racing career.
Was Alex Albon Suspected to Jail?
Alex Albon was not suspected in jail but his mom was jailed when he was just 15 years old.