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For the first time in 64 years, a Thai racer will be competing in a Formula One or F1 race

For the first time in 64 years, a Thai racer will be competing in a Formula One or F1 race. Twenty-two-year-old, Thai-British, Alexander Albon is now the 2nd F1 racer in history to compete under the Thai flag, the first being Prince Birabongse Bhanudej, who competed from 1950 - 1954. 

Albon was born in London, England to Nigel Albon, a British racer, and a Thai mother. He started racing at the age of 8 and has won many awards during his early years. He did, however, went through quite a struggle during the Formula Renault 2.0 Eurocup series in 2012, but it did not cease his passion for racing. 

He finally gained worldwide recognition after claiming four wins in the 2016 season. This prompted ART GrandPrix to upgrade him to the F2 team, where he went on to reach the 10th place in 2017 and 3rd place in 2018. 

Albon is now signed with Red Bull’s Torro Rosso and will go on to compete in the 2019 Formula One World Championship alongside Russia’s Daniil Kvyat.

 

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