Alex Albon
  • AlexAlbon

  • Nationality Thai-British
  • Born23rd March 1996
  • Job DescriptionRace Driver
  • Height1.86m
  • Weight73kg

Alex Albon

Career highlights

2022 - Race Driver for Williams Racing

2021 - Reserve Driver for Red Bull Racing Honda

2021 - DTM, 6th overall: 1 win, 4 podiums 

2020 - Race Driver for Aston Martin Red Bull Racing, 7th overall: 2 podiums 

2019 - Race Driver for Aston Martin Red Bull Racing, 8th overall 

2019 - Race Driver for Scuderia Toro Rosso

2018 - FIA Formula 2 Championship, 3rd overall: 4 wins, 8 podiums 

2017 - FIA Formula 2 Championship, 10th overall: 2 podiums

2016 - GP3 Series, 2nd overall: 4 wins, 7 podiums 

2015 - FIA Formula 3 European Championship, 7th overall: 5 podiums 

2014 - Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0, 3rd overall: 3 podiums

2013 - Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0, 16th overall

2012 - Formula Renault 2.0 Alps, 16th overall 

2006-2011 - Karting, multiple title winner

 

Beginning his motorsport journey at the age of eight, Alex started racing in the Honda Cadet class and quickly rose through the ranks winning multiple titles along the way. He became a multiple champion at both the British and European levels, including claiming the 2010 CIK-FIA World Cup in the KF3 category and winning the CIK-FIA European Championship that year, also in the KF3 category.

Alex graduated to single-seaters in 2012, spending a number of seasons competing in Formula Renault 2.0 claiming a best finish of third overall in the 2014 Eurocup category. He subsequently stepped up to the FIA Formula 3 European Championship in 2015, finishing seventh overall and stepping on to the podium five times. A move into the GP3 Series followed for 2016 with Alex narrowly missing out on the title, ending the year runner-up to Charles Leclerc with four wins and seven podium finishes. 

Two consecutive years in FIA Formula 2 saw Alex claim third in the championship in 2018, only beaten by George Russell and Lando Norris. That precipitated a move into Formula One with Alex drafted into Scuderia Toro Rosso for 2019. A number of eye-catching performances saw him promoted to Red Bull Racing after just 12 races, where he remained for 2020 scoring two podium finishes and finishing the season seventh overall. 

For the 2021 season, Alex was named as Red Bull Racing’s Reserve Driver. He combined the role with a full campaign in the DTM where he finished sixth overall.

In 2022, Alex will take on the role of Race Driver for Williams Racing, marking his third season in Formula One.