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Alex Albon

Thai-British Formula One driver for Williams Racing

Alex Albon
F1 driver for Wiliam Source: Google

Thai-British Formula One driver Alex Albon Ansusinha is a current Williams Racing driver. Albon previously raced for Scuderia Toro Rosso and Red Bull Racing in Formula One.

Early Life, Family, and Education

A professional F1 racer named Alex Albon was raised in a racing family in London, England. He is the devoted son of Nigel Albon, a racing driver, and Kankamol.

There are five members of Albon’s family, including him. He is the youngest of four siblings and the fourth in age.

 

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Alex was also conceived by a Thai mother and a British father. He consequently holds dual citizenship with the UK and Thailand. However, he competes in races while flying the Thai flag and is a Buddhist.

The F1 driver received his education at Ipswich High School while growing up in Bures, Suffolk. To pursue his goal of becoming a professional racer, he, however, left school.

 

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Height, Weight, and Age

The tall, athletic race car driver was born in London. He roughly weighs around  172 lbs. and is 185.5 cm tall.

Albon was born on March 23, 1996, making him 26 years old. His astrological sign is Aries.

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Career

As a cadet, Albon participated in a number of national-level contests. In the British Grand Prix of the Kartmasters, he finished first.

Additionally, in 2006 and 2007, he won first and second positions in the Super 1 National Honda Cadet Championship.

In 2008, Alex moved up to the KF3 class, where he remained until 2010. He won various Kart Championships during that period, including the CIK-FIA World Cup, the KF Winter Series, the Formula Kart Stars Championship, the Kartmasters British Grand Prix, and many others.

Along with many other great European drivers, he competed in the Formula Renault 2.0 Eurocup Series for Epic Racing. Nevertheless, he placed 38th overall out of 49 contestants.

After having a challenging year in 2012, Alex joined KTR to compete in the 2013 Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0. Out of 36 contestants, he placed 16th at the competition’s conclusion.

Again, In 2015, Albon moved to European Formula 3 where he partnered with Dorian Boccolacci at Signature. He finished seventh overall. He also had two pole positions, 187 total points, and five podium finishes.

 

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Feature Races

Albon also qualified for the feature race in fourth place. Nonetheless, after the third player was disqualified, he was promoted to third on the provisional starting grid. He finished fifth in the race.

Moving on, he started the sprint race fourth on the grid and secured his first Formula 2 podium.

Later in his career, he finished third in the sprint race at the season finale in Abu Dhabi. Leclerc passed him on the final lap, putting him in second place.

DAMS, a French auto racing team, signed Albon to partner with Nicholas Latifi for the 2018 season.

At the Spain round, he once more qualified on pole but finished fifth in the feature race and took second place behind Jack Aitken in the sprint race.

 

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In addition, during the Monaco round, he was involved in collisions with Roy Nissany of Campos and Nyck de Vries of the feature race. For the Thai driver, it was the round he would forget.

Albon nevertheless prevailed in the Silverstone feature race. Later, he was successful in taking home two victories at the Hungaroring sprint race. He triumphed in Sochi’s main event as well.

Despite strong efforts, his chances of winning the championship were unsuccessful because he placed 14th and 8th in the sprint and feature races, respectively.

In the drivers’ championship, he came in at 3rd position, just behind George Russell and Lando Norris.

2020 -Present Season

Albon had a promising start to the Formula One season of 2020 until he collided with Lewis Hamilton as he passed the British driver for second place and eventually retired. He came in fourth place in the Styrian Grand Prix.

Additionally, Alex placed fifth in the Hungarian Grand Prix and sixth in the Belgian Grand Prix, respectively.

Similar to this, Albon qualified ninth for the Italian Grand Prix, four positions behind teammate Max Verstappen.

Albon managed to secure his first F1 podium at the Tuscan Grand Prix, making him the first Thai driver to win the World Championship. Later, at the Bahrain Grand Prix, he won his second podium.

Relationships and Children

Alex comes across as a very romantic and loving person. But he hasn’t yet tied the knot. But there are rumors that the F1 racer is dating an athlete.

Lily Muni, a professional female golfer, and Albon are dating.

 

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The couples are thought to have been dating since 2019 and enjoy each other’s company. The adorable couples have frequently been observed traveling and exploring new locations.

Net Worth

The Thai driver is still in the early stages of his higher-level career. As per the report, his net worth is around $1 million. His base salary of $650,000 accounts for the majority of his income.

He also receives compensation from brand endorsement agreements. Albon has supported a number of companies, including PTT Lubricants, Moose Craft Cider, and Edifice Watches. Red Bull and MDM Designs both sponsor him.

Social Media Presence

The 24-year-old uses social media extensively. He has a large following on Instagram, where he frequently posts images of his racing track and vehicles. In actuality, the racer’s Instagram account has a little over 1 million followers.

On Twitter, Alex has more than 200,000 followers and frequently posts his recollections of previous events, current race videos, and other entertaining content. Additionally, he has a Facebook page with about 95,000 likes.

FAQ’s

Who is Alex Albon mentoring?

Yuki Tsunoda was coached by the racer.

Has Alex Albon suffered any eye injuries?

Albon’s racing career has not included any eye injuries.

Was Alex Albon suspected of going to jail?

While his mother was imprisoned when he was only 15 years old, Alex Albon was not suspected while he was there.

Quick Facts

Full Name Alexander Albon Ansusinha
Birth Date March 23, 1996
Age 26 Years Old
Place of Birth London, England
Nickname N/A
Nationality British-Thai
Ethnicity White-Asian
Profession Professional F1 Racing Driver
Education Ipswich School
Father’s Name Nigel Albon
Mother’s Name Kankamol
Siblings N/A
Marital Status Unmarried
Girlfriend Lily Muni
Children None
Height 185.5 cm
Weight 172 lbs
Birth sign Aries
Eye color/ Hair Color Brown/ Black
Current Team Williams Racing
Social Media Instagram, Twitter, Facebook
Net Worth $1 million

 

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