Alexander Albon

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Alexander Albon
Alexander Albon.JPG
Albon in 2012
Nationality Thailand Thai
Born (1996-03-23) 23 March 1996 (age 20)
London, England
GP3 Series career
Debut season 2016
Current team ART Grand Prix
Car no. 3
Starts 8
Wins 3
Poles 1
Fastest laps 2
Best finish TBA in 2016
Previous series
2015
2012-2014
2013-14
2012
European Formula Three Championship
Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0
Formula Renault 2.0 NEC
Formula Renault 2.0 Alps

Alexander Albon (born 23 March 1996 in London, England) is a Thai racing driver. He has raced in different racing series, winning championship titles in the 2006 Super 1 Honda National Cadet Championship, 2008 Kartmasters British Grand Prix-KF3, 2009 Formula Kart Stars-KF3, 2009 KF Winter Series-KF3, 2009 Super 1 National KF3 Championship, 2010 CIK-FIA World Cu-KF3 and the 2010 European Championship KF3. He became a part of the Red Bull Junior Team in 2012 and in 2013 he was announced by the Lotus as one of the official junior drivers of Lotus F1 Junior Team Program/Lotus.

Personal life[edit]

Alex was born in London, England. His father is a former BTCC and Porsche Carrera Cup driver, Nigel Albon, who encouraged him to race in karts.

Career[edit]

Alex started racing in karts, competing in different series in Europe and Asia in 2004-2011 and then made his debut in Formula Renault 2.0 in 2012.

Formula Renault 2.0[edit]

Since the 2012 Formula Renault 2.0 Eurocup series season as his debut race he was first race for EPIC Racing and then KTR on 2013 Formula Renault 2.0 series season.

EPIC Racing (2012)

From karting Alex graduated to the Formula Renault 2.0 Eurocup series where he drove for EPIC Racing in his first year in 2012 alongside Kevin Giovesi, Dennis Wusthoff, Konstantin Tereschenko, Kevin Jorg, and Christof von Grunigen and finished in 28th position in the championship with no points.

KTR (2013-)

In 2013 Albon joined KTR to race in the 2013 Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 season alongside Yu Kanamaru and Ignazio D'Agosto and finished in 28th position in the championship, with one fastest lap, one pole position and 22 points overall.

European Formula 3[edit]

In 2015, Albon switched to European Formula 3, racing with Signature. He finished seventh overall, with two pole positions (scored at the Norisring), 5 podiums (including four rookie wins) and 187 points overall.

GP3 Series[edit]

In December 2015, Albon partook in post season testing with ART Grand Prix. In 2016, Nyck de Vries confirmed Albon as racing in the 2016 season.[1] ART signed Albon later that week.

Racing record[edit]

Season Series Team Races Wins Poles FLaps Podiums Points Position
2012 Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 EPIC Racing 13 0 0 0 0 0 38th
Formula Renault 2.0 Alps 13 0 0 0 0 26 17th
2013 Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 KTR 14 0 1 1 0 22 16th
Formula Renault 2.0 NEC 6 0 0 1 1 61 22nd
2014 Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 KTR 14 0 1 0 3 117 3rd
Formula Renault 2.0 NEC 6 1 0 1 2 80 17th
2015 FIA European Formula 3 Championship Signature 33 0 2 1 5 187 7th
Macau Grand Prix 1 0 0 0 0 N/A 13th
2016 GP3 Series ART Grand Prix 8 3 1 2 5 107 1st*

* Season still in progress.

Complete FIA European Formula 3 Championship results[edit]

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Entrant Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 DC Points
2015 Signature Volkswagen SIL
1

4
SIL
2

6
SIL
3

6
HOC
1

13
HOC
2

8
HOC
3

9
PAU
1

5
PAU
2

7
PAU
3

NC
MNZ
1

21
MNZ
2

WD
MNZ
3

WD
SPA
1

3
SPA
2

16
SPA
3

9
NOR
1

5
NOR
2

2
NOR
3

3
ZAN
1

7
ZAN
2

4
ZAN
3

8
RBR
1

7
RBR
2

5
RBR
3

8
ALG
1

2
ALG
2

12
ALG
3

Ret
NÜR
1

12
NÜR
2

14
NÜR
3

11
HOC
1

11
HOC
2

Ret
HOC
3

2
7th 187

Complete GP3 Series results[edit]

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Entrant 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 Pos Points
2016 ART Grand Prix ESP
FEA

6
ESP
SPR

1
AUT
FEA

2
AUT
SPR

2
GBR
FEA

1
GBR
SPR

14
HUN
FEA

7
HUN
SPR

1
GER
FEA

GER
SPR

BEL
FEA

BEL
SPR

ITA
FEA

ITA
SPR

MAL
FEA

MAL
SPR

ABU
FEA

ABU
SPR

1st* 107*

* Season still in progress.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "De Vries joins 2016 GP3 field with ART". February 24, 2016. Retrieved February 24, 2016. We have Charles Leclerc, Alexander Albon [neither confirmed yet], Jake Hughes, Jack Aitken and Kevin Jorg lining up on the grid and Antonio Fuoco is staying for another season. All these guys are capable of winning races 

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