Albers joins Mercedes-Benz

EUROPEAN MINARDI test driver Christjian Albers has been named by Mercedes-Benz as a member of the company's touring car team in the German DTM series. The 21-year-old Dutchman was German Formula 3 Champion in 1999 and last year raced for Paul Stoddart's European Formula in the International F3000 series. Albers joins a 10-man Mercedes DTM team which includes former F1 drivers Bernd Schneider and Pedro Lamy and occasional McLaren test driver Darren Turner.

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