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Albon to contest "selected" DTM races

Albon to contest "selected" DTM races

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Albon to contest "selected" DTM races

Albon to contest "selected" DTM races

Red Bull reserve driver Alex Albon will compete in "selected DTM races" in 2021 when his services are not required by Red Bull.

The Formula 1 team opted not to renew Albon's contract for 2021 following a difficult season, instead replacing the Thai-British driver with Sergio Perez.

In a bid to ensure Albon at least gets some racing under his belt, Red Bull is allowing the 24-year-old to race in DTM this year as the German championship transitions from a touring car category into a GT3 sports car series.

Albon will be joined in DTM by Red Bull young driver, New Zealander Liam Lawson. It has yet to be determined with which team he will compete.

“The DTM. with a high-class field and GT3 sports cars, is an interesting platform and a real challenge, both for successful race drivers like Alex Albon as for our Red Bull junior driver Liam Lawson,” said Helmut Marko, head of Red Bull's driver development program."

DTM boss Gerhard Berger added: “Formula 1 drivers like Alex Albon, DTM stars like three-time champion René Rast, GT professionals and young talents like Liam Lawson - that is a high-class driver mix the way I would like it for the 2021 DTM season.

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

“Alex Albon is a young, ambitious driver and an outstanding gain for the DTM.”


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