Alex Albon Takes Maiden DTM Victory at the Nürburgring
Alex Albon celebrated the first DTM win of his career, leading the way from pole in an eventful Race Two at the Nürburgring on Sunday.
Having put his Ferrari 488 GT3 Evo 2020 on pole position at the Nürburgring, Red Bull AlphaTauri AF Corse driver Alex Albon then produced a dominant performance to defend his place during a turbulent race.
Sunday’s race was ample reward for Albon after he had to retire with suspension problems from a difficult race seven the previous day. After that disappointment, he managed difficult conditions and wet surfaces in qualifying to record the best time. He then remained calm during the race despite numerous incidents and safety car periods, crossing the line after 38 laps with a lead of 4.6 seconds. The win marks the Thai driver's best result and third trip to the podium following third-place finishes at Zolder, Belgium, and Monza in Italy.
Alexander Albon, Red Bull AlphaTauri AF Corse DTM Driver:
“A great day for the team and for me too! The weekend at Zolder went well and we took another big step forward here, and that after being essentially nowhere on Saturday.
We were pondering that for a long time in the evening. We went in the right direction with the set-up today and we were rewarded with the win.
I hope that we can take this momentum to the home race at the Red Bull Ring.”
Albon moves up to fourth in the drivers’ standings, with 82 points following his maiden series victory.
After eight races, Red Bull AlphaTauri AF Corse has scored 162 points and is in second place in the team standings.
Round five of DTM 2021 season is on September 3-5, 2021, at the Red Bull Ring (AUT).