I started dating F1 star after watching Drive to Survive – he DM’d me on Instagram’

Drive to Survive inspired many fans to begin watching F1 – and it was also the catalyst for a blossoming relationship in the world of motorsport

Golf star and girlfriend of F1 ace Alex Albon, Lily Muni, has offered fans an insight into how she started seeing the motorsport star.

The Chinese golfer, who competes on the Ladies PGA Tour, has been in a relationship with the Williams driver since 2019. They both share a fast-moving and unpredictable lifestyle that sees them compete in their respective sports all around the world.

Fittingly, their relationship was inspired by the hit Netflix series ‘Drive To Survive’ which became an enormous hit on the streaming site that year. But while it was Muni who garnered an interest in the Thai driver after seeing him on the big screen, it was Albon who accelerated into her direct messages

In an interview with TS Media, Muni said: “He DM’d me first, very smoothly. But we were really just friends for the longest time. We really bonded over our sports or similarities that, you know, we see, we feel and all the struggles we were going through at the time. So we really bonded over that.”

Muni also said she was inspired by Albon’s appearance on the show as he was the only Asian driver competing in F1. In another interview with, Golf Week, she added: “When we first met, I had more followers than him (laughs). Just seeing his growth, I’m so happy for him. It’s really incredible

LPGA player Lily Muni He wearing a black sleeveless top and white mini skirt

A friend of mine convinced me to watch a documentary on Netflix called ‘Drive to Survive’. They said, ‘I think you’d really like it. It helps you to see another perspective of a sport that’s under so much pressure’.

“So I watched the whole entire season in one day. I know as bizarre as this might sound, it got me really motivated in golf instantly

Alex Albon of Thailand and Williams F1 enters the paddock during the F1 Grand Prix of Saudi Arabia at Jeddah Corniche Circuit on March 9, 2024 in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

Naturally, I wanted to learn more about the sport … I started following [Alex] and really didn’t think that much of it. He said he had a pretty small following. Well, by small he meant around 190,000 to 200,000.

“But he saw me, and he was really getting into golf at the same time I was getting into his sport. He was watching a lot of YouTube videos and golf on TV, so then he followed me. I guess that’s how we technically met.”

The couple will likely be heading down under for the Australian GP. Albon is yet to register any points this year having finished 11th and 15th in the Saudi Arabian and Bahrain Grand Prix respectively.

Be the first to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.