Albon to contest "selected" DTM races

Paola Ditto
Gennaio 6, 2021

Red Bull reserve driver Alex Albon will take part in selected rounds of the German DTM championship this season with backing from the energy drink company.

New Zealander Liam Lawson was also named as a Red Bull-backed DTM driver for 2021.

An announcement regarding the driver Albon will alternate the seat with will be made at a later date.

It is unclear if Lawson will double his DTM commitments with a full season drive in Formula 2 after appearing in the post-season test with Hitech alongside fellow Red Bull protege Juri Vips.

"The DTM with a high-class field and GT3 sports cars is an interesting plarform and a real challenge, both for successful race drivers like Alex Albon as for our Red Bull junior driver Liam Lawson", said Marko.

Albon and Lawson – a highly-qualified duo
Albon and Lawson – a highly-qualified duo

It was also confirmed that a third, yet to be announced driver, will fill in for Albon when he is completing his duties with Red Bull's Formula 1 program. Mercedes, McLaren, and Audi are the giants involved with the series this season.

Albon spent the second half of 2019 and the entire 2020 season racing with Red Bull in Formula 1 but has been replaced for 2021 by Sergio Perez.

"It is also a flawless fit that ex-Formula 1 World Champion Jenson Button has already submitted an entry for the DTM with his team".

Albon's DTM team, the driver he will share the cockpit with and the type of auto he will drive have not yet been announced.

It's now unclear for which team Albon will race, but so far five outfits have committed to the DTM's maiden GT3 campaign: GruppeM (Mercedes), 2 Seas Motorsport and Jenson Team Rocket RJN (both McLaren), Team Rosberg and Team Abt (both Audi).

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