Felix Rosenqvist, the reserve driver for Mercedes in DTM


Winner of the Masters of Formula 3 in 2013, winner of the GP of Macau in its last two editions and current champion of the FIA F3 European Championship. After a long career in F3, the swede Felix Rosenqvist has burned through all their stages of learning. His 24 years, the next season will be a total revolution for the pilot’s natural Värnamo, as it will have a sports program very diverse. And the first step has been landing on Mercedes. Felix Rosenqvist will be the reserve driver and testing of Mercedes-AMG in the DTM as has been announced by the brand in a statement.

Felix Rosenqvist will take over the gap left by Esteban Ocon, every time that the frenchman has gone on to be one of the eight pilots, owners of Mercedes-AMG in the DTM. In any case, his arrival at the brand from Stuttgart will have another direct consequence, a program away from Championship German Touring car. Rosenqvist played the Blancpain Sprint Series at the wheel of a Mercedes-AMG GT3 team AKKA-ASP Team. Under the box and on the GT of the firm share work with Tristan Vautier, driver of IndyCar driver and champion of the Indy Ligths in the 2012 season.

And it will be precisely that category of the third front that will open Rosenqvist in 2016. Just a few days ago, the pilot himself Swedish announced his presence in the Indy Lights after reaching an agreement with the team Belardi Auto. Its presence in the category american comes from the hand of his excellent work in a test performed on the past month of January in Hornestead, being even the rider fastest in the combined times of all present. With this agreement, Rosenqvist will travel from united States to Europe to to meet its commitments in Indy Lights, DTM and Blancpain.