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F1 | The rise and fall of Alex Albon at Red Bull

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Alex Albon
Alex Albon
Mark Thompson

   •  The fact is that Alex Albon was not on any F1 team's radar before 2019.
   •  His see-sawing junior career has turned out to be a template for his zero-to-hero-to-zero stint in F1.   
   •  Red Bull had given him a shot; he clearly exceeded expectations in 2019.
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Alex Albon's childhood dream came true at the end of November 2018. 

"It's such an amazing feeling to know that I'm in Formula One next year," Albon said at the time. "Throughout my single-seater career, I went through a few ups and downs. I was dropped by Red Bull in 2012, so from then I knew my road to F1 was going to be a lot harder. I worked really hard and tried to impress every time I got in the car, and I have to say a big thank you to Red Bull and Dr Marko for believing in me and giving me a second chance… To be given this opportunity is just incredible."

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