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Pascal Wehrlein Becomes Youngest DTM Driver Ever

The Mercedes-Benz DTM lineup just got a shake-up, with Ralf Schumacher relinquishing his driver seat to take on a managing shareholder role with RSC Mucke Motorsport. Meanwhile, Formula 3 Euro Series driver Pascal Wehrlein moves up to the vacant slot and is set to be the youngest-ever driver in DTM. The German will be 18 years and 188 days old when he debuts for the team in the season-opening race at Hockenheim. He previously won the ADAC Formel Masters in 2011, then went on to the Formula 3 Euro Series, also for Mucke Motorsport. Wehrlein described his promotion to DTM as “a dream come true.” He added that familiarity will… Continue Reading »

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Ralf Schumacher’s Fifth DTM Season

The fan favorite, Ralf Schumacher, will still race and represent Mercedes-Benz for the 2012 DTM season. He will just continue with the great performance that he did for the 2011 season, his two podium finishes in Hockenheim and Austrian circuit of Spielberg. Since the new season has not started yet, Schumacher is busy getting involved with the testing and developing for the new DTM AMG Mercedes C-Coupe. He drove the race at the Lausitzring last October 12-13, which is also where gary Paffett tried the car in September this year. He is scheduled to test the car again before the end of the year. “DTM is a fantastic championship and,… Continue Reading »

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DTM Driver Bruno Spengler to Leave Mercedes-Benz

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,… Continue Reading »

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