Alex Albon

Alex Albon

1996-03-23 (age 25)


Championship Driver Team Event Location Plus Article type Date
176 articles
Clear all filters
Alex Albon
Article type

Latest news on Alex Albon


Albon "up to speed" with Ferrari GT3 car ahead of DTM debut

Red Bull Formula 1 reserve Alex Albon feels he is “getting up to speed” with the Ferrari 488 GT3 Evo ahead of the opening round of the DTM at Monza this weekend.

Why Albon has his work cut out in the new-look DTM

The DTM moves into its bold new GT3 era with welcome support from Red Bull, which enters two AF Corse-run Ferraris. That includes one for ex-F1 driver Alex Albon, who’s determined to make a success of his GT switch - but he knows it won't be easy...

Perez impressed by Albon’s openness since taking his Red Bull seat

Sergio Perez says he has been impressed by Alexander Albon’s openness and support since replacing him at Red Bull, praising his role in the team’s recent Formula 1 success.

Albon: Red Bull reserve role more important than DTM for 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 DTM.

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

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

OPINION: 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' over lost Red Bull F1 place

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"

Autosport Podcast: What is Albon's path back to F1?

Alexander Albon will dovetail Red Bull Formula 1 reserve and test duties with select events in the DTM racing a Ferrari 488 GT3 after losing his spot to Sergio Perez

Red Bull open to lending out Albon to other F1 teams

Red Bull motorsport advisor Helmut Marko says the squad would be open to lending out Alex Albon to other Formula 1 teams in 2021 if they needed a replacement driver

Why Albon's F1 dream isn't all over Plus

Why Albon's F1 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 put "facts over emotion" in decision to drop Albon for F1 2021

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

Perez replaces Albon at Red Bull for 2021 F1 season

Red Bull Racing has announced the signing of Sergio Perez for the 2021 Formula 1 season, replacing Alexander Albon

Perez poised to replace Albon at Red Bull for 2021 F1 season

Sergio Perez looks poised to secure a seat with Red Bull for the 2021 Formula 1 season, with an announcement set to be made on Friday

Marko: Red Bull F1 decision on Albon due "before Christmas"

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

Albon feels he's "done everything" to retain Red Bull F1 seat after Abu Dhabi GP

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 F1 Abu Dhabi GP

Alex Albon plans to help his Red Bull Formula 1 team-mate Max Verstappen by 'disturbing' the strategy of rivals Mercedes in the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

F1 Abu Dhabi GP: Verstappen leads Albon in final practice

Max Verstappen closed out practice for the Formula 1 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix quickest ahead of team-mate Alexander Albon, as Lewis Hamilton could only finish sixth for Mercedes

Albon: Lack of soft tyre running in FP3 hurt Sakhir GP qualifying

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

Horner: Albon will "spend year on the bench" if he loses Red Bull F1 seat

Christian Horner says Alex Albon's only options for the 2021 Formula 1 season are either to retain his Red Bull seat or "spend a year on the bench"

Red Bull to delay decision on Albon’s F1 future until post-season

Red Bull team principal Christian Horner says that no decision on Alexander Albon's future with the team will be made until after the final Formula 1 race of 2020

Albon hopes to be "thorn in Mercedes' strategy" from fourth in F1 Bahrain GP

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 Bahrain F1 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 Bahrain GP: Hamilton fastest in FP2 as Albon crashes heavily

Lewis Hamilton topped a twice red-flagged second practice session for Formula 1's 2020 Bahrain Grand Prix, as Alex Albon crashed heavily and a dog briefly escaped onto the track

Albon: F1 lucky not to have big crash in Turkish GP qualifying

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

Red Bull: Full grid for 2021 buys time for Albon F1 decision

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 "build" Albon up again ahead of Turkish GP

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

Horner: Red Bull "committed" to Albon for remainder of 2020 F1 season

Red Bull boss Christian Horner says that the team is "committed" to Alex Albon for the rest of the 2020 Formula 1 season, amid speculation over his future

Horner: Red Bull will look outside of F1 driver pool if Albon dropped

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

No extra pressure for Red Bull F1's Albon amidst replacement rumours

Alex Albon says he doesn't feel under any extra pressure despite ongoing suggestions his Red Bull Racing Formula 1 team might look outside its pool of drivers in 2021

Horner: Punctured radiator led to Albon retirement in Eifel GP

Red Bull Formula 1 boss Christian Horner says Alex Albon's retirement from the Eifel Grand Prix was triggered by debris puncturing a radiator

Albon: Red Bull now "a lot closer" to Mercedes with F1 Eifel GP upgrades

Alexander Albon believes the updates Red Bull brought to the Nurburgring for its RB16 Formula 1 car have drawn the team "a lot closer" to Mercedes

Albon: Having quick Red Bull F1 team-mate in Verstappen a benefit

Alex Albon says having a quick team-mate in Formula 1 like Max Verstappen has its benefits, and also praised the Dutchman for not being '"political"

Albon: Confidence in "hustling" Red Bull like Verstappen key to F1 form

Alex Albon says finding 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

Horner: Albon struggled with Sochi F1 layout, Red Bull working on solutions

Alex Albon's Russian Grand Prix struggles were made worse by the Sochi circuit layout exaggerating the difficulties he has with Red Bull's Formula 1 car, says team boss Christian Horner

Albon and Latifi set for grid penalties after gearbox changes

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 Russian GP qualifying "confusing"

Alexander Albon said he found the gap to Red Bull Formula 1 team-mate Max Verstappen in Russian Grand Prix qualifying "confusing" after finishing 1.1 seconds off the pace in Q3

Albon avoids media speculation over his F1 future with Red Bull

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

Ricciardo "frustrated" by Albon's F1 podium pace in Tuscan GP

Renault Formula 1 Daniel Ricciardo admits it was "frustrating to see" Alex Albon's pace late in the Tuscan Grand Prix, with the Red Bull driver taking third from him

Horner: "Too nice" Albon will take confidence boost from Tuscan GP podium

Red Bull team boss Christian Horner says Alex Albon can be "too nice" for his own good, but believes the Thai driver's first Formula 1 podium will boost his confidence

Confidence boost key to F1 improvements at Mugello, says Albon

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

Horner: Swapping Gasly and Albon back in F1 "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 decision will be made "later in the year"

Albon: No extra pressure on me after Gasly's F1 Italian GP win

Alex Albon insists Pierre Gasly's Italian Grand Prix victory has not put any extra pressure on him to secure his Formula 1 future at the Red Bull team

Albon welcomes "more predictable" Red Bull F1 car at Belgian GP

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

Albon doing better than 2020 F1 results suggest - Marko

Red Bull motorsport advisor Helmut Marko says Alex Albon is doing a better job than his 2020 Formula 1 results suggest

Red Bull has "a lot of belief" in Albon despite current F1 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

Ask Tim: Why Albon isn't the biggest scapegoat at Red Bull Plus

Ask Tim: Why Albon isn't the biggest scapegoat at Red Bull

A heavy crash in FP2, dropping out in Q2 and an early skirmish with Kevin Magnussen meant Alexander Albon's British Grand Prix performance came under the microscope, but Autosport's technical expert says there's another figure that has been harshly treated

Steiner: F1 penalty system "not working right" after Albon British GP clash

Haas boss Gunther Steiner says Formula 1's penalty system isn't "working right" after Red Bull's Alex Albon was penalised five seconds for hitting Kevin Magnussen at the British Grand Prix

Horner: Albon needs "straightforward, boring" F1 weekend to regain form

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

Magnussen: Albon "poorly judged" overtake attempt in F1 British GP

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

Red Bull needs to be "brutally honest" and give Albon better-balanced car

Red Bull chief engineer Paul Monaghan says that the team has to be "brutally honest" and provide Alex Albon with a better-balanced Formula 1 car

Albon: I'm not worried about my start to 2020 F1 season

Alex Albon insists his Formula 1 season is going better than his qualifying difficulties have suggested, as he hit back at suggestions he is struggling

Albon blames balance struggles with Red Bull for British GP Q2 exit

Alex Albon feels balance struggles dashed his hopes of a strong showing in qualifying for the British Grand Prix, as the Red Bull driver failed to escape from Q2

F1 British GP: Stroll heads FP2 as second-fastest Albon crashes

Racing Point's Lance Stroll topped the second practice session for Formula 1's 2020 British Grand Prix ahead of Alexander Albon, who crashed his Red Bull midway through the session

Red Bull's Albon explains F1 engineer switch for British GP

Alex Albon's change of Formula 1 race engineer was prompted by the need to have someone with more experience helping him out, rather than any problem with his predecessor

Albon gets Ricciardo's old engineer Rennie in Red Bull technical reshuffle

Red Bull has shuffled its Formula 1 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

Red Bull F1 boss Horner "struggles to understand" Albon criticism

Red Bull boss Christian Horner says Alex Albon did "a super job" in the Hungarian GP, suggesting he should not be criticised for his 2020 Formula 1 performances so far

F1 Hungarian GP: Red Bull summoned by stewards for drying Albon's grid slot

Red Bull has been summoned by the Formula 1 race stewards for drying Alexander Albon's grid slot ahead of Sunday's Hungarian Grand Prix

F1 Hungarian GP: Verstappen calls on Russell to 'focus on his car' after Albon comments

Max Verstappen says George Russell should focus on his own car instead of "speaking for someone else" following the Williams Formula 1 driver's comments about Alexander Albon in Hungary

Albon "being made to look like an idiot" at Red Bull 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

Albon: No need to panic after one difficult F1 race

Red Bull's Alex Albon says there's no need "to panic" after a difficult start to 2020 - and he's confident he can improve with more time in the car