DTM: Gerhard Berger brings Red Bull’s Alex Albon out of Formula 1

The DTM around boss Gerhard Berger (61) achieved a real transfer coup!

For the coming season, the Austrian had announced the ambitious goal of wanting “20 vehicles with at least five brands and strong drivers” in the completely restructured racing series. At least with the drivers, he made good progress.

Berger brings Alex Albon (24) into the DTM!

The Thai competed in Formula 1 for Red Bull in the past year and a half and made two podiums. 7th place in the World Cup was not enough to bring the bulls closer to serial winner Mercedes, Albon has to give up his place to Sergio Perez (30).

Bad luck for Albon, a stroke of luck for the DTM. “Alex Albon is a young, ambitious racing driver and an excellent asset to the DTM. It will further strengthen the international importance of the DTM, ”says Berger. However, Albon does not drive every race because he remains active as a substitute driver in Formula 1.

How did Albon switch to the DTM come about?

According to BILD information, it was a joint coup by the Austrians Dr. Helmut Marko (77) and Gerhard Berger (61). Red Bull’s head of motorsport was looking for a way to keep the attention and tension of his killed driver high – DTM boss Berger wants new stars for the conversion of his racing series.

It’s a win-win situation.

Albon and talent Liam Lawson (18 / New Zealand) are said to be driving with Red Bull support, the brand and team are not yet known. It is also possible that they are used in changing teams.

By the way: Alex Albon is not the only Formula 1 driver who wants to be in the DTM in 2021.

World champion Jenson Button (40) also signed up for the coming season as the boss of a GT3 team. His “Rocket RJN” racing team will use a McLaren 720S GT3. Guest starts of the British not excluded.


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