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British-born Thai driver Albon to race for Toro Rosso in 2019

Red Bull junior team Toro Rosso have signed Alexander Albon to compete their line-up for 2019. It means there will be four drivers of British origin on the grid next year. Albon, 22, was born in London but races under a Thai flag. He joins rookies Lando Norris at McLaren and George Russell at Williams and five-time champion Lewis Hamilton. Albon has been given a second chance by Red Bull after being dropped from their driver programme in 2012. He replaces New Zealander Brendon Hartley at Toro Rosso, As such, the 22-year-old is in a similar position to his new team-mate Daniil Kvyat, whose contract Red Bull terminated last year after four years driving for them in F1, before they decided to...
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