Alexander Albon Ansusinha is a British-Thai racing driver, currently competing in Formula One for Red Bull Racing, under the Thai flag. He took his first podium, and the first podium for a Thai driver, at the 2020 Tuscan Grand Prix. Albon is known to practice Buddhism and currently resides in Milton Keynes. He is currently in a relationship with Ladies Professional Golf Association player Lily Muni He.
About Alexander Albon in brief
Alexander Albon Ansusinha is a British-Thai racing driver, currently competing in Formula One for Red Bull Racing, under the Thai flag. He raced for Toro Rosso for the first half of 2019, before being promoted to Red Bull for the second half of the season, replacing Pierre Gasly. He took his first podium, and the first podium for a Thai driver, at the 2020 Tuscan Grand Prix. Albon is known to practice Buddhism and currently resides in Milton Keynes. He is currently in a relationship with Ladies Professional Golf Association player Lily Muni He. His father, Nigel Albon, is a former British racing driver who participated in the British Touring Car Championship and Porsche Carrera Cup. His mother Kankamol, is from Thailand. He attended Ipswich School before leaving to pursue his professional racing career, citing Michael Schumacher and Valentino Rossi as being inspirational figures when he was younger. He has a younger brother and three sisters who he also owns a house in Monaco which he bought in 2019; he is also known to own a house on the island of Monaco. He was born in Bures, Suffolk, England on 23 March 1996. He graduated to open-wheel cars in the form of a seat with EPIC Racing during the Eurocup Formula Renault 2. 0 2012 season, finishing 38th out of 49 in his debut year. In 2013 Albon joined KTR to race in the 2013 Eurocup F2 Championship. He finished 16th in 2013 and 3rd in 2014. In 2015 Albon switched to European Formula 3, finishing 7th overall.
A year later, ART signed Albon to race alongside Charles Leclerc in the GP3 Series, finishing second in the drivers championship only to his teammate. In 2016, Albon raced for ART in the FIA Formula 2 Championship, claiming four wins and four podiums. In 2017, Al bon graduated to the FIA 2 Championship with ART, finishing 5th overall with two pole positions and 187 points overall. He made his Formula One debut at the 2019 Belgian Grand Prix alongside experienced Russian Daniil Kvyat. In 2011 Albon graduated to KF1 placing 2nd in the WSK Euro Series and 2nd at the CIK-FIA World Championship. In 2012 Albon won the Kartmasters British Grand Prix, Formula Kart Stars Championship, KF Winter Series, Super 1 National KF3 Championship, CIK/FIA world Cup and CIK&FIA European Championship. Albon managed to secure one fastest lap and one pole position in 2013 season, both of them coming at the Red Bull Ring in Austria. He managed to get 14 points at the Nürburgring in 2014 but managed to only get one win at the 3rd race. In 2014 Albon was once again unable to find a win at any of the races but managed 14 points. In the 2015 Formula 3 Championship he finished seventh overall, with teammate Matsuharu Matsushita claiming four pole positions, two podiums and four wins. He would be the first Thai driver to be on the podium at a grand prix.