Albon: the one chosen by Red Bull whose dorsal honors Rossi

The British driver of Thai origin has premiered this year in the F1 World Championship with Toro Rosso, has played 12 GG PP and 15th overall in the overall with 16 points.


Alexander Albon has been chosen to replace Pierre Gasly in Red Bull for the remainder of the 2019 season. He was born in London (03/23/1996) but is of Thai origin and runs with that nationality. He arrived at Formula 1 this year, but at eight he already climbed in a kart (his best result was a second position in the KF1 World Cup). To this young man of 23 years, the hobby comes from his father and is divided between two idols: Michael Schumacher and Valentino Rossi. 2

with stickers of the mythical number 46 of 'The Doctor'. 2 And although it may not seem so, his dorsal number, 23, is a tribute to the Italian motorcycle racer. 2 Albon did not want to wear the 46 for several issues, including commercial ones. "I thought I would continue with my tradition of somehow using a number related to Rossi and I chose half of it," Alexander said.

Outside F1, he has not had great achievements, his best result is the second place he achieved In 2016 at GP3 behind Charles Leclerc, his teammate that season at ART. His last championship before reaching the 'Grand Circus' was the Formula 2 in 2018 with the DAMS team, the Thai finished third and achieved four victories and three poles.

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This season he has played his first twelve great prizes in Formula 1 with Toro Rosso and his baggage has been 16 points and a sixth place in Germany as a best result, yes, he has finished all the races except that of Canada, by failure. As for Saturdays, his best classification so far was a ninth place on the grid of Great Britain.

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Albon March in 15th place in the general classification of the World Cup, while Kvyat, his partner in Toro Rosso, is ninth with 27 points (11 more than the Thai) and achieved a great podium in Germany as the best result of the season

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