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The irregular and rocky rise to a Red Bull F1 seat

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The irregular and rocky rise to a Red Bull F1 seat
Oct 4, 2019, 9:28 AM

Alexander Albon has traced an unusually difficult path Formula 1, but an impressive start to his rookie season has yielded a fast-track promotion to Red Bull. James Roberts sat down the son of a former touring car racer to discuss his ascent from karting to the highest echelon of motorsport...

Racing drivers who are the 'sons of' are nothing new.

On today's Formula 1 grid Carlos Sainz, Max Verstappen and Kevin Magnussen have descended from highly successful drivers in their own right. But there is another current F1 racer who is the son of someone who didn't quite reach the same heights.

Toro Rosso rookie Alexander Albon is the progeny of British Touring Car racer Nigel Albon, who did one season piloting a Renault 19 to fifth place in the Privateers Cup in 1994. His best result was 12th at Brands Hatch.

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