It has been a whirlwind twelve months for Alex Albon. Not knowing if he’d be in Formula One for 2019, Albon then made his debut for Toro Rosso - but finished the season at Red Bull.
Being awarded with the ‘Rookie of the Year’ trophy, Albon certainly deserved it. Being team-mates with Max Verstappen is not easy for any driver yet Albon has held his own and unluckily, missed out on a podium in Brazil following a collision with Hamilton whilst the Red Bull driver was in second.
But Albon was able to put on a brave face following it and his resilience is something that remains special about the driver. As a youngster part of the Red Bull driving academy, he was once released yet he did not let that define him. He continued in his mission to get to Formula One before Red Bull decided to sign him back and give him his F1 debut with Toro Rosso - looks like the release worked well for both parties in the end.
He has fought his way through the ranks racing alongside drivers such as Charles Leclerc, Lando Norris and George Russell but 2020 is where the sternest challenge comes - competing closely with Max Verstappen in equal machinery throughout a whole calendar year.