Alex Albon

Alex Albon

1996-03-23 (age 25)


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Albon: Reserve duties will play bigger role than DTM in F1 return
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Albon: Reserve duties will play bigger role than DTM in F1 return

Alex Albon believes his test and reserve driver duties with Red Bull will play a bigger role in securing a potential Formula 1 return than anything he does in the DTM.

How Albon plans to fight his way out of Red Bull limbo Prime

How Albon plans to fight his way out of Red Bull limbo

Alex Albon has faced the media for the first time since he lost his Red Bull drive at the end of 2020 and dropped out of a Formula 1 race seat altogether. He has a history of bouncing back from setbacks, so here's what he must do to rise again

Albon: No point "wallowing about" on lost Red Bull F1 drive

Alex Albon says there is no point 'wallowing about' over losing his Red Bull Formula 1 drive, because that will not help him win a race seat back.

Norris: Albon’s Red Bull exit shows F1 can be ‘a cruel world’

Lando Norris feels “a bit sorry” for Alexander Albon after losing his Red Bull seat for 2021, but says it shows how Formula 1 can be “a cruel world sometimes”.

Albon set to race Ferrari as part of Red Bull DTM programme

Alex Albon and Liam Lawson are set to race Ferrari 488 GT3s in the DTM as part of Red Bull’s return to the category, has learned.

Red Bull open to lending Albon out to other F1 teams

Red Bull is open to lending out Alex Albon to other Formula 1 teams in 2021 if one of their regular drivers has to drop out.

Why Albon's Formula 1 dream isn't all over Prime

Why Albon's Formula 1 dream isn't all over

Going up against Max Verstappen in the same car is not an easy task and Alex Albon's attempts to live with his highly-rated team-mate were not enough to keep his Red Bull seat for 2021. But, he's now in the perfect place to get his F1 career back on track

Red Bull trusted "facts over emotion" in Albon decision

Christian Horner feels Red Bull had to "trust the facts opposed to emotion" in replacing Alexander Albon for 2021 after he failed to cut the gap to Max Verstappen.

Marko: Albon future decision due "before Christmas"

Red Bull motorsport chief Helmut Marko says that a decision on the second seat at the Formula 1 team alongside Max Verstappen will be taken before Christmas.

Albon feels he has "done everything" to save Red Bull seat

Alexander Albon feels he has "done everything" to save his Red Bull seat for 2021 after Christian Horner praised his strongest weekend of the Formula 1 season in Abu Dhabi.

Albon plans to “disturb” Mercedes in crucial race for future

Alex Albon plans to help his Red Bull Formula 1 teammate Max Verstappen by “disturbing” the strategy of rivals Mercedes in the Abu Dhabi GP.

Albon feels lack of soft tyre running in FP3 led to Q2 exit

Alexander Albon lamented a lack of soft tyre running in final practice for the Formula 1 Sakhir Grand Prix after only qualifying 12th in Bahrain on Saturday.

Albon facing "a year on the bench" if he loses Red Bull F1 seat

Christian Horner says that Alex Albon's only options for 2021 are either to retain his Red Bull Racing seat or "spend a year on the bench".

Why Red Bull is right to back the much-maligned Albon Prime

Why Red Bull is right to back the much-maligned Albon

Alex Albon has come under plenty of criticism this year for his struggles in matching Red Bull lead driver Max Verstappen. But it's not for nothing that the famously ruthless team hasn't yet reverted to type and shown him the door

Red Bull to delay Albon decision until post-season

Red Bull will not make a decision on Alexander Albon’s future with the team until after the final race of the 2020 Formula 1 season.

Albon wants to be "thorn in Mercedes' strategy" in Bahrain Bahrain GP
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Albon wants to be "thorn in Mercedes' strategy" in Bahrain

Alexander Albon hopes he can be a "thorn in Mercedes' strategy" after qualifying fourth for the Bahrain Grand Prix, matching his best Formula 1 starting position.

Albon surprised by lack of grip in practice crash

Alexander Albon was left surprised by the lack of grip that caused his heavy crash during practice for the Formula 1 Bahrain Grand Prix on Friday night.

F1 lucky not to have big crash in Turkey qualifying - Albon

Red Bull driver Alex Albon says that Formula 1 was “lucky not to have a big crash” in a soaking wet qualifying session for the Turkish GP.

Full 2021 grid buys Red Bull time for Albon decision - Horner

Christian Horner says the fact that all other seats look taken on the Formula 1 grid for 2021 has bought Red Bull more time to decide on Alexander Albon's future.

Red Bull to help rebuild Albon's confidence before Turkey
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Red Bull to help rebuild Albon's confidence before Turkey

Red Bull says it needs to work with Alex Albon to build up his confidence for the Turkish Grand Prix, after another disappointing Formula 1 outing at Imola last weekend.

Red Bull insists Albon will see out 2020 F1 season

Red Bull Racing Formula 1 boss Christian Horner says that the team is committed to running Alex Albon for the rest of the 2020 season.

Horner: Red Bull will take outside driver if Albon dropped

Red Bull Racing Formula 1 boss Christian Horner is clear that the team will look outside its own pool of drivers if Alex Albon is not retained in 2021.

Horner: Punctured radiator led to Albon's Eifel GP retirement

Red Bull Formula 1 boss Christian Horner has revealed Alex Albon’s retirement from the Eifel GP was triggered by debris puncturing a radiator.

Albon: Benefits to having super fast teammate like Verstappen

Alex Albon says there are benefits to having a super fast teammate like Max Verstappen, as he praised the Dutchman for not being ‘political.’

Albon needs more confidence "hustling" Red Bull car

Alex Albon say getting confidence in "hustling" his Red Bull on the limit, like Max Verstappen can, is key to unlocking the progress he wants to see in Formula 1.

Albon's sensitivity exposed by Sochi F1 layout - Horner

Alexander Albon's Russian Grand Prix struggles were made worse by the Sochi circuit layout exaggerating the difficulties he has with the Red Bull car, says team boss Christian Horner.

Albon, Latifi hit with grid penalties after gearbox change

Alexander Albon and Nicholas Latifi will both take a five place grid penalty for Sunday’s Formula 1 Russian Grand Prix after gearbox changes following qualifying.

Albon finds gap to Verstappen in Russia "a bit confusing" Russian GP
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Albon finds gap to Verstappen in Russia "a bit confusing"

Alexander Albon found the gap to Red Bull team-mate Max Verstappen in Russian Grand Prix qualifying “a bit confusing” after finishing 1.1 seconds off the pace in Q3.

Albon avoids media speculation on his Red Bull F1 future

Red Bull Racing Formula 1 driver Alexander Albon says he avoids reading the media because he doesn’t want to be distracted by speculation over his future with the team.

Red Bull: "Too nice" Albon will take strength from podium

Red Bull Formula 1 team boss Christian Horner thinks one of Alex Albon’s biggest disadvantages is that he is ‘too nice.’

Confidence key to improved Mugello form, says Albon

Red Bull Racing Formula 1 driver Alexander Albon says confidence in the car was the key to him recording his best qualifying performance of 2020 in Mugello.

Horner: Gasly/Albon swap wouldn't make sense

Christian Horner believes it "wouldn't make sense" to swap Pierre Gasly and Alexander Albon back between Red Bull and AlphaTauri, but a final decision will be made "later in the year".

Albon: Gasly's first F1 win doesn't put extra pressure on me

Red Bull Formula 1 driver Alex Albon insists that Pierre Gasly’s Italian GP victory has not put any extra pressure on him to secure his future with the team.

Gasly form not prompting Red Bull driver swap thoughts

Red Bull says that it is having no second thoughts about its current driver line up in Formula 1, despite Pierre Gasly’s recent impressive form.

Albon welcomes "more predictable" Red Bull F1 car

Alexander Albon has found Red Bull's Formula 1 car to be "more predictable and consistent" through the Belgian Grand Prix weekend so far after qualifying fifth at Spa.

Marko reveals Albon is as quick as Verstappen in fast corners

Red Bull motorsport advisor Helmut Marko says Alex Albon is doing a better job than his results suggest.

Red Bull has "a lot of belief" in Albon despite his struggles

Christian Horner says Red Bull has “a lot of belief” in Alexander Albon despite his current Formula 1 struggles, believing the RB16 car is “not all making sense” yet.

How Red Bull’s other 2020 F1 star has made Marko “really happy” Prime

How Red Bull’s other 2020 F1 star has made Marko “really happy”

Max Verstappen has strongly led the charge for Red Bull so far in Formula 1 2020, mixing it with the mighty Mercedes team on occasion. But another driver on the energy drink giant's books has also been delivering fine performances this season…

Magnussen critical of Albon's "poorly judged" passing attempt

Kevin Magnussen has criticised Red Bull's Alexander Albon for a "poorly judged" overtake attempt that ended the Haas Formula 1 driver's British Grand Prix.

Albon needs a "boring" weekend, says Horner

Alexander Albon needs a "straightforward, boring" weekend to return to form after a difficult British Grand Prix, according to Red Bull Formula 1 boss Christian Horner.

“Brutally honest” Red Bull has to give Albon better car

Red Bull Racing Formula 1 team chief engineer Paul Monaghan says that the Milton Keynes outfit has to be “brutally honest” and admit that it has to provide Alex Albon with a better balanced car.

Albon blames balance issues for qualifying struggles

Alex Albon said that balance struggles dashed his hopes of a strong showing in qualifying for the British Grand Prix, as the Red Bull driver failed to make it out of Q2.

Red Bull ‘hooked up’ despite Albon’s 20G shunt

Red Bull has been lifted by some encouraging progress with its RB16 on the opening day of practice for the British Grand Prix, despite Alex Albon suffering a 20G shunt.

Albon gets Rennie as new race engineer

Red Bull has shuffled its technical team, with the experienced Simon Rennie returning to trackside action from this weekend's British Grand Prix as Alex Albon's new race engineer.

Horner “struggles to understand” Albon criticism

Red Bull Racing boss Christian Horner says Alex Albon doesn’t deserve to be criticised for his early season performances in the 2020 Formula 1 season.

Albon "made to look like an idiot" in Hungary, says Russell

Williams’ George Russell says that Alex Albon is “being made to look like an idiot” after the Red Bull driver struggled to 13th in Hungarian Grand Prix qualifying.

Horner: Red Bull has to be “patient” with Albon

Red Bull Racing Formula 1 boss Christian Horner says that the Milton Keynes team has to be “patient” with Alex Albon and be ready to “put an arm around his shoulder’ should he need support.

Red Bull baffled by Albon's Styrian GP struggles

Red Bull says it is struggling to understand the cause of Alex Albon’s pace drop off over longer stints, after his disappointing Styrian Grand Prix.

Albon: Hitting a "river" cost me third on Styrian GP grid

Red Bull Racing Formula 1 driver Alex Albon said a mistake when he hit a “river” on a his crucial last run in Q3 cost him a potential third place on the grid for the Styrian GP.

Albon "would do the same thing" in Hamilton battle

Alexander Albon says he hasn't spoken to Lewis Hamilton since their clash during the Formula 1 opener in Austria but feels he wouldn't change his actions after reviewing the incident.

Hamilton: No "bad blood" with Albon after clash

Mercedes Formula 1 driver Lewis Hamilton insists that there's "no bad blood" with Alex Albon despite being penalised for the second time in three races for a clash with the Red Bull driver.

Horner: Hamilton is the one who needs to change approach

Red Bull Formula 1 boss Christian Horner says Lewis Hamilton is the one who perhaps needs to race differently in the future, following his second clash with Alex Albon in three races.

Albon: Hamilton clash denied me potential race win

Alex Albon felt he was on-course to score his maiden Formula 1 victory in Sunday’s Austrian Grand Prix prior to the clash with Lewis Hamilton when battling for second.

Albon: Adapting to new protocols "pretty seamless"

Red Bull Racing Formula 1 driver Alex Albon says adapting to the new COVID-19 protocols proved to be “pretty seamless” when the team ran a filming day on Silverstone’s national track on Thursday.

Verstappen has to wait as Red Bull runs at Silverstone

Max Verstappen will have to wait until the Austrian Grand Prix for his first chance to run in a Formula 1 car since lockdown started, with the UK’s quarantine restrictions a factor in making it too complicated for the Dutchman to join his Red Bull team’s run at Silverstone on Thursday.

Albon: "Special" fan connection will transfer to real life

Red Bull Formula 1 ace Alex Albon thinks drivers won’t lose the new ‘special’ connection they have built up with fans during their lockdown sim racing streaming sessions when real action resumes.

Kvyat "wasn’t happy" to learn of Albon’s Red Bull promotion

Daniil Kvyat has conceded he “wasn’t happy” when he learned Toro Rosso Formula 1 teammate Alex Albon had been promoted into a seat with Red Bull midway through the 2019 season.

Albon ends Leclerc’s winning streak at Interlagos

Red Bull Formula 1 driver Alex Albon took his maiden Virtual Grand Prix victory after triumphing in a tense fight with Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc at Interlagos.

F1 drivers raise $70,000, as Leclerc wins charity Esports title

A field of racing drivers including six Formula 1 stars raised over $70,000 for COVID-19 relief efforts after organising a three-round charity Esports series, which was won by Charles Leclerc.

Leclerc, Albon join F1 Esports field

Charles Leclerc and Alex Albon are among a five-strong contingent of current Formula 1 stars that will race in this weekend's second F1 Esports Virtual Grand Prix.