Alex Albon Confirmed as Red Bull AlphaTauri AF Corse DTM Driver for 2021 Season
Alex Albon will make his debut in the DTM for the 2021 season, racing for Red Bull AlphaTauri AF Corse in a Ferrari F488 GT3 EVO.
The Red Bull Racing Test & Reserve driver will share driving duties with Nick Cassidy in a car carrying the colours of Red Bull’s premium fashion brand, AlphaTauri.
Born in London and racing for Thailand, Albon, 24, is a two-time podium finisher in Formula One who will continue with Red Bull Racing as Test and Reserve driver in addition to his new DTM role.
Having raced in the 2015 F3 European Championship that ran numerous races on the DTM support package, Albon has a certain familiarity with the DTM platform.
Alexander Albon, Red Bull AlphaTauri AF Corse DTM Driver:
“DTM is a great series with highly talented drivers in the field and exciting racing,” says Albon. “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 tires 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.”
DTM’s 2021 campaign will feature eight race weekends: four in Germany and four elsewhere in Europe, including the season opener on June 18-20 at Monza, Italy, the home race weekend for AF Corse.
A home race weekend for Red Bull will come at Austria’s Red Bull Ring in early September, with the traditional closer at Hockenheim, Germany, on October 1-3.