Why Albon has his work cut out in the new-look DTM
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Why Albon has his work cut out in the new-look DTM

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The DTM moves into its bold new GT3 era with welcome support from Red Bull, which enters two AF Corse-run Ferraris. That includes one for ex-F1 driver Alex Albon, who’s determined to make a success of his GT switch

For many years, the Red Bull-backed Audi of Mattias Ekstrom was easily one of the most recognisable cars in the DTM, with the energy drinks giant becoming synonymous with the success of the two-time champion during their 16 years together in the series. So, when Ekstrom announced his exit from the DTM at the end of the 2017 season, it perhaps came as little surprise that Red Bull followed suit a few months later, pulling out as a sponsor of both the ex-Ekstrom Audi slot and Marco Wittmann's BMW.

But Red Bull's absence from the DTM has turned out to be short-lived, and it's back in the revamped GT3-based series this year with a team of its own. One of the operation's two AF Corse-run Ferraris will carry the famous red-and-blue colour scheme of the Red Bull brand, while the other 488 GT3 will sport the fan-favourite AlphaTauri livery also seen in Formula 1.

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