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Alexander Albon

Albon looking forward to the challenge of 2021 DTM Championship

Outside of his Formula 1 commitments, Alexander Albon will compete in the 2021 DTM Championship with Red Bull Racing and says he is relishing the opportunity to test himself.

Alex Albon
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Former F1 driver Alexander Albon says he is "looking forward" to racing in the 2021 DTM Championship as Red Bull partner with Italian team AF Corse to make their return to the line-up after two years out.

The two-time podium finisher who lost his seat in Formula 1 to Sergio Perez will still fulfil his role as the Test and Reserve driver for Red Bull, competing in DTM only when he is available.

"DTM is a great series with highly talented drivers in the field and exciting racing," Albon said. "I’ve only driven a ‘tin top’ once back in 2015 when I was nominated for the Autosport BRDC Young Driver award, and they’re really different to single seaters.

"There’s a lot less downforce and the tyres are very different, so it requires a different kind of driving style. It will take a bit of time to get used to, but I'm looking forward to a new racing challenge when I’m available outside of my existing F1 commitments."

With the series moving to GT sports cars, Liam Lawson and Nick Cassidy will join Albon to race two Ferrari 488 GT3 Evo 2020s prepped by former 24 Hours of Le Mans winner AF Corse. The liveries for the two cars were revealed earlier, with one sporting the traditional Red Bull colours.


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