A look back: Alex’s past visits to Saudi
Refresh your memory on Albono's previous races in Jeddah
06 Mar 2024
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After debuting as recently as 2021, the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix is one of the newest circuits on the F1 calendar.
We’ve seen Alex take to the streets of Jeddah just twice, both times for Williams Racing in the past two seasons.
So let’s take a look back at Albono’s past trips here, in what has often proved to be a frustrating destination…
In 2022, Alex lined up in P17 on the grid. For 47 laps Albono battled his way up the field to enter the final stages of the evening in 12th place.
However, a collision with the Aston Martin of Lance Stroll meant Alex was unable to finish the race and sadly had to retire the car. The collision also resulted in a 3-place grid penalty for the following round at the Australian Grand Prix, in what was a day to forget for our Thai racer.
A year on and the frustrations seemed to continue in Saudi. In 2023, after qualifying in P17 for the second year in a row, a positive first half of the race saw Alex rise to P13.
Whilst battling with Hulkenberg towards the end of lap 26, Albono reported a brake issue, which ultimately caused the retirement of his car two laps later.
We are yet to see Alex take the chequered flag in Jeddah, but will have our fingers crossed he is able to break that trend this weekend!
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