Cassidy and Fraga heads joint Red Bull-Ferrari project into second season

Nick Cassidy and Felipe Fraga will head up the joint Red Bull and Ferrari DTM programme into its second DTM season.

A pair of Ferrari 488 GT3s will be run throughout the 2022 season with two drivers carrying the ‘Red Bull AlphaTauri AF Corse’ name.

Brazil’s Felipe Fraga will drive the #74 featuring a Red Bull livery throughout the full eight-round campaign.

His teammate Nick Cassidy will drive the #37-numbered Ferrari which will have an AlphaTauri livery, based on Red Bull’s premier fashion brand.

The Kiwi, unlike Fraga, will only compete in six events.

“I am really delighted to be in DTM again,” Cassidy said in a press release.

“As a racing driver, there is nothing you want more than just to be driving a lot.

“I am very happy with the programmes for this year and I think it will help me to do my utmost all the time.”

His GTE-Am AF Corse seat in the World Endurance Championship does not clash with DTM, although his Formula E commitments with Envision Racing do so.

The 27-year-old will miss the opening Portimao weekend for the Monaco E-Prix at the beginning of May, and Norisring for Formula E’s Vancouver race in July.

With Alex Albon now unable to step in due to his prevailing Formula 1 duties with Williams Racing, another driver will be announced soon who will cover the two DTM weekends.

Fraga, who won the 60th 24 Hours of Daytona in the LMP3 category, said:

“I am really very happy to be allowed to drive here. It is a big chance for me, even the biggest of my career so far, and I intend to do it well

“I can’t predict any results, but I am here because I want to compete for victories and I know that we can do it with Red Bull AlphaTauri AF Corse, like last year.

“So, why not again this season?”

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