He finished 5th at both the Mexican and United States rounds and looked set for a 2nd-place finish in Brazil before a botched overtaking move by Lewis Hamilton scuttled his chances. Albon was back in action for the fifth round of the championship, stating that his initial feeling on returning to action after breaking his collarbone was "a lot better" than he expected. "That transition from karts to single-seaters is not easy because the money required is massive. In-depth analyses and award-winning multimedia content, Get access to all with our no-contract promotional package at only $0.99/month for the first 3 months*. Alex Albon speaking to the media during preseason testing in February. Albon was able to continue but later retired from the race with an electrical failure likely caused by the clash. He stayed in Formula Renault 2.0 for two more seasons having secured a seat with KTR, finishing 16th in 2013 and 3rd in 2014.
You can read this subscriber-only article in full, All done! And with his rising status, there is growing adulation from his adopted homeland, which he was initially wary of, but now he is able to recognise the benefits. “The pace in the car is good so it’s annoying to have a result like this now, but to be honest on my side I wasn’t really too happy with my race. "Since January, when I first got into F1, there was talk, but it wasn't huge, yet there were still weird moments, like when there were some people waiting for me outside the lobby at a hotel I was staying in Bangkok, and I thought 'Woah! It's exciting. "I can see it, and I love it. He started the season with a fourth place in the feature race in Bahrain before finishing thirteenth in the sprint race. † Did not finish, but was classified as he had completed more than 90% of the race distance. It was a dreadful day for Alex Albon and Daniil Kvyat at the Eifel Grand Prix. I've learned a lot in six months, but it's still chipping away, and we'll see how it goes next year.".
At the Bahrain Grand Prix, the second race of Albon's Formula One career, he finished 9th to score his first points.
"Of course, I want to close the gap and mix it with the top boys, which is quite a clear goal for me, and with Max, I'm comparing myself to one of the top people, if not the quickest guy on the grid. However, mechanical problems forced Matsushita to start from the pitlane promoting Albon to second. Just over a year ago, Alex Albon was poised for a career in Formula E. To his own disbelief, he ended up in Formula One as Max Verstappen's team-mate at Red Bull. * Season still in progress. The gift link for this subscriber-only article has expired. Whilst attempting to overtake Lewis Hamilton for second place, the two cars collided, sending Albon into the gravel, an incident for which Hamilton received a penalty. That was really the only way I could survive. It's nice to be able to move into my own place. Albon was given a seat once again by ART in 2017 to race in the FIA Formula 2 Championship where he finished his maiden year in 10th position. ", AS IT HAPPENED: F1 live: Abu Dhabi Grand Prix 2019 - latest updates from Yas Marina, READ MORE: Lewis Hamilton ends F1 world-championship winning campaign in style at Abu Dhabi. "I'm moving out soon," said Albon, again with a big grin.  He is also known to own a house in Monaco which he bought in 2019; he is currently in a relationship with Ladies Professional Golf Association player "Lily" Muni He.. This article is now fully available for you, Please verify your e-mail to read this subscriber-only article in full. Another retirement would follow in the feature race at Le Castellet after he suffered an engine failure. Albon knows that without the maternal link to the country, it is extremely unlikely he would have made it into F1. , At the Italian GP, Albon qualified ninth, four places behind teammate Max Verstappen in P5. In 2016, Albon raced for ART in the GP3. He would later score another podium at the sprint race at the season finale in Abu Dhabi, finishing in second after being overtaken by Leclerc on the final lap. Albon's podium was the first-ever podium for a Thai Formula One driver in the World Championship. 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Group cycling, with other racing drivers, I think that's the norm, so it will be fun. A pair of 6th-place finishes followed in Italy and Singapore. อัลบอนเตรียมซิ่งF1ฤดูกาลหน้า", "Driver Of The Day: Albon dedicates China point to mechanics after FP3 smash", "Red Bull drops Pierre Gasly for Alexander Albon", "Red Bull: Alexander Albon to replace Pierre Gasly", "Albon: Hamilton clash denied me potential F1 race win at Austrian GP", "Albon's DNF likely caused by Hamilton clash, not Honda fault", "Formula 1 Pirelli Grosser Preis der Steiermark 2020 – Race Result", "F1 news: Red Bull baffled by Albon's Styrian GP struggles", "F1 Hungarian GP: Red Bull summoned by stewards for drying Albon's grid slot", "Albon's fifth place confirmed after Red Bull 'grid drying' investigation", "The Winners and Losers of the 2020 Belgian Grand Prix | Formula 1®", "A tight Mercedes battle & an intriguing fight for the podium: What To Watch For in the 2020 Italian GP", "Italian Grand Prix 2020 race report and highlights: Gasly beats Sainz to maiden win in Monza thriller, as Hamilton recovers to P7 after penalty | Formula 1®", "Tuscan GP Facts & Stats: Hamilton just one win shy of Schumacher record", https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Alexander_Albon&oldid=986729717, FIA Formula 3 European Championship drivers, Wikipedia articles needing factual verification from September 2019, BLP articles lacking sources from December 2013, Wikipedia articles that are excessively detailed from July 2020, All articles that are excessively detailed, Wikipedia articles with style issues from July 2020, Pages using small with an empty input parameter, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 2 November 2020, at 17:29. https://www.planetf1.com/news/daniil-kvyat-unprofessional-alex-albon In the sprint race, Albon started 4th on the grid and enjoyed a well fought battle with Leclerc for the majority of the race and after battling for a number of laps, Leclerc finally passed Albon for fifth place. Albon missed the Baku round of the Championship due to injury.
What should we look out for at the Sochi Autodrom?Well Sochi doesn’t tend to be an amazing track for us as a Team but as we’ve seen this season, you never really know what to expect until you get to the track so let’s see how it goes but we head to Sochi hopeful. Kvyat, in particular, was quite unhappy about the incident with Albon during Lap 16 of the race. "Then when I was there just before the Japanese Grand Prix, there were trains and billboards in Bangkok with my face on it, and I was like 'Wow! I had six Russian teammates in karting and I’m still friends with a couple of them so I picked up the odd word here and there. Two months later, FE became F1 as he maintained his link to the Red Bull stable by joining Toro Rosso. I obviously now just hope to make the Thai people proud. At the next two rounds in Barcelona and Monaco, Albon took two more pole positions but finished fifth in the feature race in Spain after getting away slowly while in the sprint he finished second behind Jack Aitken. He managed to recover to fifth. 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 who returned to Toro Rosso. www.stroossenenglen.lu, 2001-2020 automobilsport.com full copyright, EMILIA ROMAGNA GP, IMOLA 2020 photos by diff.teams & photographers on AutoMobilSport.com, FORMULA RENAULT EUROCUP IMOLA 2020 photos copyright Renault / DPPI on AutoMobilSport.com, FORMULA RENAULT and GT4 Series SPA 2020 photos copyright Renault DPPI and SRO Brecht Decanq on AutoMobilSport.com, PORTUGAL GRAND PRIX 2020 photos copyright by diff.teams & photographers on AutoMobilSport.com, http://www.automobilsport.com/alex-albon-first-thai-f1-podium-speaking-russian---213012.html, Williams F1 drivers looking fully motivated to Sochi, Williams F1 notes and quotes ahead of Russian Grand-Prix, Pirelli F1 Russian GP preview - Why we've chosen the tyres, Daniil Kvyat quotes ahead of Russian GP - Is great to have a home race, Pierre Gasly looking ahead for the intesting track in Sochi with more spectators, BWT Racing Point F1 Team appoints Jefferson Slack as Commercial Managing Director, Eifel Grand Prix Nürburgring 20.000 tickets available, timetable, Honda F1 Tuscan GP Mugello incident-packed race review, McLaren very happy with the final outcome of today's race, bringing home eight important points, Scuderia Ferrari F1 Tuscan GP Mugello race - reaching a milestone but not the goals, BWT RacingPoint F1 Tuscan GP race by numbers and quotes, Scuderia AlphaTauri F1 Tuscan GP Mugello race notes and quotes, Aston Martin Red Bull Racing F1 Tuscan GP Mugello race - podium for Albon, DNF for Verstappen, Williams F1 Tuscan GP Mugello - Finish in action packed Mugello race, The Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 Team scores a 1-2 finish in Tuscan Grand Prix, Renault DP World F1 Team Tuscan GP Mugello - so close to the podium in chaotic race, Haas F1 Tuscan GP Mugello race - Never give up, Pirelli F1 Tuscan GP Mugello race to remember for long time, Tuscan Grand Prix F1 race result - Victory for Hamilton in turbulent race, Pirelli tyre sets available for Tuscan Grand Prix F1 race today, The Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 Team locks out the front row at the Mugello Circuit, McLaren F1 Tuscan GP Mugello qualifying - P9 and P11 were pretty much everything we could achieve today, Honda F1 Tuscan GP Mugello qualifying review and quotes, Scuderia Ferrari F1 Tuscan GP Mugello qualifying - Leclerc fifth, Vettel on seventh row, Aston Martin Red Bull Racing F1 Tuscan GP Mugello qualifying - enjoying the circuit, Renault DP World F1 Team Tuscan GP Mugello qualifying - Expectations where higher, BWT RacingPoint F1 Tuscan GP qualifying in words and numbers, Pirelli F1 Tuscan GP Mugello qualifying review and possible race strategies, Williams F1 Tuscan GP Mugello qualifying notes and quotes, Haas F1 Tuscan GP Mugello qualifying - Tomorrow is another day, Scuderia AlphaTauri F1 Tuscan GP Mugello qualifying - not what expected, Tuscan Grand-Prix Mugello qualifying classification - Pole for Lewis Hamilton, Tuscan Grand-Prix Mugello practice 3 classification - Bottas ahead of Verstappen and Hamilton, Scuderia Ferrari F1 Tuscan GP Mugello -A memorable Friday at home, McLaren F1 Tuscan GP Mugello practices - a tricky day, Honda F1 Tuscan GP Mugello practices - a new track and a strong start, BWT RacingPoint F1 Tuscan GP practices review - no room for mistakes, Haas F1 Tuscan GP Mugello practices - 87 laps run, RUSSIAN GRAND PRIX PREVIEW F1 ROUND 10SOCHI INTERNATIONAL STREET CIRCUIT25 – 27 SEPTEMBER 2020George Russell: It was disappointing missing out on those points at Mugello, points that I felt we thoroughly deser, RUSSIAN GRAND PRIX F1 ROUND 10SOCHI INTERNATIONAL STREET CIRCUIT25 – 27 SEPTEMBER 2020Round 10 of the FIA Formula One World Championship plays host to Sochi’s Russian Grand Prix.
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