Deprived of driving in Formula 1 for 2021, Red Bull having most well-liked Sergio Perez, Alexander Albon is not going to be completely weaned from competitors. Despite his sidelining from the incumbent place, the Thai was already assured of being the reservist of Red bull racing and AlphaTauri, Helmut Marko specifying that the motive force may be loaned to one other crew if wanted in the course of the season. At the identical time, proof that the Austrian bosom doesn’t need to abandon the 24-year-old driver, a DTM racing program has been arrange.
This 12 months, the German touring championship has fully modified its face with the transition to GT3 laws, in order to deal in specific with the defection of a number of producers. Red Bull will support a crew dedicated to this new components. Albon will likely be lined up for the races when they don’t coincide with Grands Prix the place he could have to be current with Red Bull Racing. This program additionally affords a steering wheel to the younger New Zealand driver Liam lawson, 18 years previous.
“With a high level field and GT3s, the DTM is an interesting platform and a real challenge, as much for accomplished riders like Alex Albon as for our young Red Bull rider, Liam Lawson”, explains Helmut Marko, particular advisor to Red Bull.
Details on the composition of the Red Bull crew in DTM and on the GT3 automobile used will likely be given later. With its new components, the DTM hopes to current a grid of a minimum of 20 automobiles, representing 5 totally different manufacturers.
“Formula 1 drivers like Alex Albon, DTM stars like three-time champion René Rast, GT pros and young talents like Liam Lawson form a mix of top drivers that I like for the 2021 season”, welcomes Gerhard Berger, boss of the championship. “It’s also ideal for someone like ex-Formula 1 World Champion Jenson Button, who has already entered his team in DTM. Alex Albon is a young and ambitious driver, and he is a brilliant rookie for the DTM. “