After being removed from his position as official team driver Red Bull Racing de F1 Due to the lack of results, the Austrian company found a new challenge for the Thai Alex Albon: compete in the renewed DTM, which during 2021 will premiere a park based on the GT3 regulation.
Albon, who was replaced by the Mexican Sergio Pérez in the Máxima team, he will lead a 488 Ferrari 3 GT2020 Evo that the renowned team will enlist AF Corse.
The 24-year-old will alternate his position with the New Zealander Nick cassidy (26) in a car that will be decorated in the colors of AlphaTauri, the clothing brand of the emporium of Dietrich Mateschitz.
“The DTM is a great series with very talented drivers. I only drove a car with a roof once in 2015, when I was nominated for the Autosport BRDC Young Driver Award. They really have nothing to do with monoposts. There is much less downforce and the tires are very different, so it requires a different driving style. "Albon explained.
"It will take me a little getting used to, but I am looking forward to this new challenge as long as my commitments to Formula 1 allow me to."added the 24-year-old who remains linked to Red Bull as its test and reserve driver.
AF Corse, who won three times in his class in the 24 Hours of Le Mans, will put on the track a second Ferrari 488 GT3 Evo 2020, this time decorated with the official tones of the energy drink, which will be handled throughout the year by the New Zealander Liam Lawson of only 18 years.
Since winning its debut race in 2016, the 488 GT3 has achieved the status of one of the most successful models in Ferrari's history, with an overall tally of 355 wins, 640 podiums and 91 championships in 636 races.
The DTM 2021 campaign will feature eight race weekends: four in Germany and four in other parts of Europe, including the June 18-20 season opener in Monza (Italy).