David Coulthard warns the DTM series that if they want to progress and be even more successful, they will have to include the DTM series in the system of obtaining a super license for Formula One. Namely, many racers came from F1 to DTM in the past, but among other things, many of them also won for a prize, or advanced from DTM to F1 (for some testing). For example, Pascal Weglein appeared in both series at the same time, in one week. He first won the Norisring in the DTM, then set the fastest time with Mercedes in the Red Bull ring in F1 and drove for Force Indio the next day. Together with DTM series champion Marco Wittmann, they then tested the Toro Rossa race car as a reward from BMW. Coulthard, who came from F1 to DTM, sees it as a retirement like this: “I think DTM is a great profession
A two-day off-season test will take place on Tuesday and Wednesday after the Austrian Grand Prix at the Spielberg racetrack. We will see two racers on the track - Marc Wittmann and Antonio Fuova, who will test the Formula 1 race car for the first time. Wittmann, a DTM series racer, earned the opportunity after winning the DTM series last year with a BMW. So we’ll see him on the second day when he takes over the Toro Rossa race car from Max Verstappen, who will be driving the first day. Fuoco will be behind the wheel of Ferrari, which is the only team besides Force Indie not to compete with the regular racers of this season. Fuoco is a member of Ferrari's Young Driver Academy and will test on the first day, and will be replaced on the second day by reserve racer Esteban Gutierrez. Force India would split the two-day test among Merce
DTM Series champion Marco Wittmann earned a Formula One race car test after winning the said championship this year. Otherwise, this is an award from BMW, with which Wittmann signed a new multi-year contract. BMW boss Jens Marquardt said that Marco had a great season in which BMW took it to a new peak: “He has done a lot for us this season, and now is the time for us to reward him as well. We extended his contract, which is a logical step, as he has been working hard for us for three years. In addition, we also made his dream come true, as he will be able to pass a test of a Formula One car. In collaboration with Red Bull, we thus arranged a test at Toro Rosso. We will see how fast it will be, how quickly it will adapt and then use it in the BMW M4 DTM as well. ”Wittmann has experience with single-seater
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