One of the most well-known DTM drivers, Bruno Spengler, is leaving Mercedes-Benz as he already signed a contract with BMW. He will start with the Munich-based company in the 2012 DTM season.
Spengler, a French-Canadian became a DTM driver in 2005 and since then ranked among the best drivers in the race. Certainly, if this report is true, it will somehow affect the both the companies’ performance in the race. There may also be fans of the driver who will start cheering for BMW instead of Mercedes-Benz, causing some atmosphere change one way or another, as undeniably, Spengler is a charismatic and great driver whom supporters will follow.
But surely, Mercedes-Benz is ready for this, as this report was released as a rumor since May. Well, let’s just see what will happen at the 2012 season of DTM.
Source: MB Passion Blog.