Red Bull announced on Monday that former Red Bull Racing Formula One driver Alex Albon will compete in select races in the 2021 DTM championship when his Formula One commitments with the Milton Keynes based outfit allow. Albon, who was replaced by Sergio Perez as Max Verstappen’s team mate for this season will continue with the team as test and simulator driver.
Red Bull have also announced that New Zealander Liam Lawson who is part of their young driver programme will join Albon and as yet unnamed driver in their DTM line up and speaking about the news, ITR chairman and former Formula One driver Gerhard Berger said:
“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.” “My big goal is 20 cars with at least five brands, strong drivers and a battle for the title that goes down to the wire, the final race.” The DTM participation of Alex Albon is yet another important step in this direction.