Dani Juncadella will be the reserve driver for Mercedes in DTM


Dani Juncadella will continue to be tied to the program
Mercedes in the DTM as the reserve driver of the brand
. Despite losing its
seat fruit of the reduction from eight to six cars, the Catalan driver will continue to
linked to a contest in which he has competed since 2013 until 2016. Although in
first instance, Mercedes had announced to Maximilian Günther for this role,
finally, the brand from Stuttgart has opted for having Juncadella for
allow the young German pilot to focus on his fight for the title of the
F3 European
in the six rounds that shares track with the DTM.

Dani Juncadella will be embedded within the Mercedes in these six
tests of the DTM
, although this will not affect a priori to its athletic program far
Championship German Touring car. In this regard, it should be remembered that
Juncadella will live a 2017-focused GT with their involvement at a time
full Blancpain GT Series with one of the Mercedes-AMG GT3 of the team
AKKA-ASP. In addition, the Catalan driver also will be at the controls of another GT3
team Black Falcon to compete in the VLN Series, an event that is disputed
exclusively on the Nürburgring Nordschleife.

Ulrich Fritz, head of Mercedes in the DTM, has
explained: “Several of the weekends racing in the DTM collide
with the commitments natural of the F3 European. we Want Max Günther is
to focus on their careers in Formula 3
and it is for this reason that we have decided to tell
with Dani”
. In this aspect, it is worth remembering that in 2016 the reserve driver of
Mercedes, Felix Rosenqvist, played the last four rounds of the DTM after
if confirmed the departure of Esteban Ocon, pilot, holder of the brand, to the Formula
1 the hand of the now defunct team Manor.