Alex Albon will compete in some rounds of the Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters (DTM) Championship which don’t clash with his reserve and test driver duties at Red Bull.
Alex Albon lost his seat at Red Bull Racing to Sergio Perez following the end of the 2020 F1 season, and the team previously said they were open to loaning the Thai driver out to another team to help him stay sharp.
Commenting on the move, Helmut Marko, head of Red Bull’s driver programme, said:
“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.”
“Formula 1 drivers like Alex Albon, DTM stars like three-time champion Rene 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,” Berger said on Monday.
“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,” the ex-F1 driver added.