Alex Albon: ‘Silverstone is so special to me … it gives me goosebumps’

A trip to Silverstone when he was six sparked the Red Bull driver’s passion for F1 and he can’t wait to race in the British Grand Prix

Smiling in the sunshine, Alex Albon simply cannot suppress a playful grin. It is, he concedes, the product of irrepressible glee, of the child with the dreams, now the man who still cannot quite believe on Sunday he will be racing in the British Grand Prix.

“Silverstone is so special to me,” he says. “I still think of myself as a young boy coming to the track, seeing F1 cars and I think: ‘This is crazy’. To be in a race-winning team, a championship-winning team at Silverstone. Just thinking about it gives me goosebumps.”

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