Alex Albon Ansusinha (อเล็กซานเดอร์ อัลบอน อังศุสิงห์ in Thai) is a talented racing driver who has made a name for himself in the world of motorsports.
Alex Albon was very successful early part of his motorsport career. He has had some disappointments, including being dropped as the number two Red Bull driver where he partnered with Max Verstappen. He is settling at Williams and is enjoying his racing again.
In this article we look at facts about Alex Albon that you may not be aware of. We look at his history, his family life and his turbulent time at Red Bull.
Alex Albon’s Early Life And Career
Alex was born in London, England, on March 23, 1996 making him 23 years old.
Albon is of Thai and British descent.
Who Is Alex Albon’s Father?
His father, Nigel Albon, was also a racing driver and encouraged his son’s interest in the sport
Alex Albon Mom
Alex Albon’s mother, Kanako, is from Thailand.
In 2018 Alex Albon’s Mom went to jail for a £7.5million car scam.
She sold Ferraris, Bentleys and Rolls Royce’s to investors at discounted rates with a promise of selling them on again for quick profits.
Customers never received their high end cars.
At the time she owned a £4million country house located in Essex(it even had its own moat). She also spent £10,000 a year sending her five children to private school.
Alex Albin’s mum was arrested in 2008 and sentenced to six years in prison by the Ipswich Crown Court in 2012. The judge – Judge Rupert Overbury – said that her crimes where a “massive, greed-driven fraud.”
Her home was repossessed, and her collection of Mulberry handbags was sold to enable some restitution to victims who lost money. The bags sold for £60,000.
She left prison in 2015. Alex has said that he has now forgiven her and that she has paid for her crime.
Does Alex Albon Have Any Siblings?
Alex has a brother and three sisters.
- Luca – Brother
- Chloe – Sister
- Zoe – Sister
- Alicia – Sister
Where Did Alex Albon Go To School?
Albon attended a private boarding and day school called – Ipswich School
What Is Alex Albon’s Religion?
Alex Albon practices being a Buddhist.
How Did Alex Albon Enter Motor Racing?
Alex Albon’s passion for racing began at a young age. He began his racing career at a young age and has quickly risen through the ranks to become one of the most promising young drivers in the world.
Albon began karting at the age of eight and quickly showed a talent for racing.
He quickly made a name for himself in the karting world, winning numerous championships in his early years. In 2009, Albon won the prestigious European KF3 karting championship, beating future Formula 1 drivers George Russell and Lando Norris.
Albon’s success in junior categories caught the attention of Red Bull, and he joined their junior program in 2012.
Alex Albon – Formula Renault 2.0 UK And Eurocup Championship
In 2012, Albon made the transition to single-seater racing and joined the Formula Renault 2.0 UK Championship.
He finished fifth in his debut season making him “Rookie of the Year” and continued to impress in the following years and won the championship in 2016.
Alex also competed in the Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 and finished third in the championship.
Alex Albon – GP3 Series
In December 2015, Albon took part in the post-season testing with ART Grand Prix and the following year Albon raced for ART in the GP3 series and claimed four wins.
He ended up as the runner-up in the championship to teammate Charles Leclerc.
Alex Albon – Formula 3 European Championship
Albon’s success in Formula Renault 2.0 led to his promotion to the Formula 3 European Championship in 2017.
He joined the highly competitive field and finished third in the championship, behind Lando Norris and Joel Eriksson. Albon won four races and was consistently competitive throughout the season.
Alex Albon – Formula 2
In 2017, Albon made his debut in the Formula 2 Championship with ART.
This is one of the feeder series to Formula One.
In April 2018, the DAMS team announced that they signed Albon for the 2018 season. He joined the DAMS team and had a strong rookie season, finishing third in the championship. Albon won four races and was a consistent front-runner throughout the season.
Alex Albon F1
Albon made his Formula 1 debut in 2019, replacing Brendon Hartley at Toro Rosso.
Alex Albon Australian GP
He scored points in his first race in Australia, finishing in ninth place, and continued to impress throughout the season. His performances caught the eye of Red Bull, and he was promoted to their senior team for the 2020 season, replacing Pierre Gasly.
Alex Albon – Toro Rosso
Albon’s performances in Formula 2 caught the attention of the Toro Rosso team, the junior team of Red Bull Racing.
He was signed as a test driver for the team in 2018 and made his debut in the F1 car during the post-season Abu Dhabi test. He impressed the team with his performance and was signed as a full-time driver for the 2019 season.
Albon made his F1 debut at the 2019 Australian Grand Prix and finished 14th. He scored his first points at the Chinese Grand Prix, where he finished tenth.
Albon’s performances improved throughout the season, and he scored his first podium finish at the 2019 Brazilian Grand Prix, where he finished second behind Max Verstappen.
Red Bull Racing
Albon’s performances at Toro Rosso caught the attention of Red Bull Racing, and he was promoted to the team for the 2020 season.
He replaced Pierre Gasly, who had struggled to match Verstappen’s performances in the team.
Albon joined the team as Verstappen’s teammate and was expected to provide a strong challenge to the Dutchman.
Albon had a difficult start to the 2020 season and struggled to match Verstappen’s performances. He finished outside the points in the first two races of the season and scored his first points at the third race in Hungary, where he finished fifth.
His performances improved in the following races, and he scored his first podium finish at the Tuscan Grand Prix, where he finished third behind Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas.
Despite his podium finish, Albon’s performances continued to be inconsistent, and he struggled to match Verstappen’s pace. He finished the season in seventh place in the championship, with two podium finishes and 105 points.
Albon’s performances in the 2020 season were not enough to secure his place in the team for the 2021 season. Red Bull Racing replaced him with Sergio Perez for the 2021 season.
Christian Horner has recently confessed that Red Bull promoted both Albon and Gasly to fast before they had a chance to grow into the position.
Life In The Desert!
While Pierre Gasly found huis way back to AlphaTauri for 2021 Alex was not so lucky.
Although Alex was not literally in the desert he ended up as the reserve driver for Red Bull during 2021. He held his nerve and was appointed to Williams where he replaced outgoing driver – George Russel.
Alex Albon Williams
While Williams is arguably the slowest team on the grid, the move git him back into a place where he could grow his experience and skill level.
Just as George Russel was promoted to Mercedes from Williams, the possibility exists for Alex to move his career forward from this point.
Where Does Alex Albon Live?
Albon’s main residence is at his parents’ house in Milton Keynes with his siblings in their family house. From October 2019, he also lived in both Monaco.
Alex Albon Girlfriend
Alex is not married, but is in a relationship with Lily Muni, a pro golfer.
Lily Muni is a professional golfer who play golf on the U.S – based LPGA Tour.
Lily is of Chinese descent and was born in Chengdu, China.
She has previously won the 2018 Prasco Charity Championship as well as the 2019 Ladies Golf Professional Association
Lily and Alex met through social media after she watched “drive to survive” which Alex stars in, and Albon was also experimenting with golf at the time.
The two of them started talking and eventually formed a relationship.
Alex Albon’s Car Collection
Ales owns the following cars.
Aston Martin DB11
The Aston Martin DB11, is equipped with a 5.2-liter twin-turbocharged V12 engine that produces a monstrous 630 hp and 516 lb.-ft of torque.
It accelerates from 0-60 mph in 3.7 seconds and has a top speed of 208 mph.
The cars costs $245,900 new.
Aston Martin Vantage F1
The Aston Martin Vantage F1 is powered by a 4.0-litre V8 engine, and produces 538 hp and 505 lb.-ft of torque.
The car cab accelerate from 0-60 mph in 3.6 seconds and has an impressive top speed of 195 mph.
The car costs over $162,000.
Honda Civic Type R
The Honda Civic Type R has a 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder engine.
It produces 306 hp and 295 lb.-ft of torque.
It accelerates from 0 to 60 mph 5.1 seconds. He accelerates to 169 mph.
In new form the car costs $40,000.
What Is Alex Albon’s Race Number?
Alex races under race number 23.
What Twelve Things Does Alex Consider Essential?
and these are my 10 essentials.
Anyone who knows me knows I lose everything.
Alex claims to be scatter brained and cannot operate without Apple Air tags
His Crocs where he uses them as his travel shoes, and can throw them into washing machine, ad treat the roughly.
They smell good, like the detergent sticks on the shoe so it’s pretty nice.
His Chipotle Celebrity Card
This gives him free Chipotle, and it makes him very excited.
The Put Lane Pass In F1
He considers his pit lane pass is very important as it gets onto the circuit,
His Notebook For Racing
Hi notebook is very important to him where he records everything he does in racing.
He records his goals, the cars set up specs. He also records details of the track and notable points.
He chews on Caffeine Gum before every session which keeps him alert and in top of his game.
His Oculus Rift
His Oculus Rift keeps him active when he spends time in hotels.
He got into Oculus Rift during the CIVID lockdown. Being in a long distance relationship means that he can play with his girlfriend, Lily Muni, when they are apart.
His Comfortable Lounge Wear Clothes
His kind of comfortable lounge wear are listed below.
These include his Levi tracksuit bottoms, which are very cozy, and his racing underwear.
His Gel Cream
Albin has sensitive skin and so uses SPF cream.
Being half Thai, Alex loves all kinds of Chilies, although the chilies he enjoys the most are Chinese chilies.
His girlfriends family sends Szechuan peppers to him which he really enjoys.
He claims to be a massive iPad kid and loves watching YouTube.
Outside of racing his passion is photography.
Alex has said that if he is ever recalled to Red Bull, he would consider it. At the moment he seems to be enjoying his time at Williams.
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