Red Bull has revealed the liveries for its entries into DTM this year and has ratified its partnership with the Ferrari-affiliated AF Corse outfit.
The drinks company previously confirmed that Alexander Albon will enter select DTM events in conjunction with his role as Red Bull’s Formula 1 test and reserve driver.
Albon raced for Red Bull across the second half of 2019 and through 2020 but lost his 2021 drive to Sergio Perez.
On Tuesday Red Bull revealed that Albon will drive an AlphaTauri-liveried Ferrari 488 GT3 Evo 2020 in DTM, and will share duties with Nick Cassidy, with a full schedule yet to be confirmed.
Cassidy, who has signed to race for Virgin in Formula E, has been Japan-based since 2017, taking that year’s Super GT crown and the 2019 Super Formula title.
Full-season driver Liam Lawson, who will also embark on his maiden Formula 2 campaign with Hitech, is due to sport a Red Bull livery.
The trio will drive Ferrari 488 GT3s prepared by WEC LMGTE Pro front-running team AF Corse.
“DTM is a great series with highly talented drivers in the field and exciting racing,” said 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 tyres 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.”