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Albon: 'It’s a big deal for me to be a Thai driver'

F1 rookie Alexander Albon is particularly proud of his Thai heritage, the Toro Rosso driver becoming only the second driver in Grand Prix history to fly the Southeast Asian country's flag on his helmet. One must travel all the way back to the early fifties and note the presence in the history books of one Prince Bira of Siam to be remembered that there was once a representative of Thailand on the F1 grid. While Albon was born in London and raised in the UK, there's no questioning his allegiance to his mother's original country. Toro Rosso's STR 14 in action at Misano "It’s a big deal for me to be a Thai driver," he admitted. "It’s been a long time since there’s been a...
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