This is something you don’t get to see very often – children applying dye to an F1 driver’s hair! The F1 driver in the hot seat is none other than 26 year-old Thai-British Formula One driver Alexander Albon.
Alex made his debut in F1 as a part of the AlphaTauri team (then Scuderia ToroRosso) alongside Daniil Kvyat in 2019. After just twelve races, Albon was promoted to Red Bull Racing, partnering with F1 Driver Max Verstappen.
The 2020 Tuscan Grand Prix saw him take his first podium finish. He became the first Thai driver to make it to an F1 podium. However, after just two seasons, Albon was demoted to a test and reserve driver with Red Bull in 2021.
He returned to Formula One in 2022 and is now driving for Williams. Though he is the second racer to represent Thailand on the F1 grid, the roots of racing did run in the family.
His father Nigel Albon was a British racing driver who participated in the British Touring Championship and the Porsche Carrera Cup.
The photo of Alexander Albon having his hair dyed appeared on Reddit. Albon is seen sitting on a chair at an Orphanage School in Thailand while allowing children beside him to dye his hair red.
By the looks of the flex board behind him, the photo might be from one of his social campaigns. The children seem quite amused as they fiddle with his hair. The lady standing right behind him is probably guiding the kids to do the job right.
The scene does look funny and Albon seems to be having a good time too. Kudos to him for being such a good sport!
Some of the reactions on Reddit were unsurprisingly hilarious.