Max Verstappen has changed competition. No, it hasn’t stopped Toro Rosso or the F1, but after the GP of Russia, the pilot decided to make a visit to the paddock of the DTM. In short, a return to your home until the last season to compete in F3 category in support of the German Championship of passenger Cars. Within this visit in the last round of the category at Hockenheim, Max has been able to chat with Mattias Ekström, Audi driver. A contrast curious of ages as Verstappen is the youngest driver of the F1 and Ekström the most veteran of the DTM.
Mattias Ekström and Max Verstappen have shared a few minutes inside the box of the Team Abt Sportsline, chatting about the category and their respective trajectories. The Audi driver still has options math to become champion of the DTM in 2015, although the logic invites us to think that it will be Pascal Wehrlein the champion because of the great advantage that it holds the pilot of Mercedes-AMG. In any case, Max Verstappen has had the opportunity to ride in the Audi RS 5 DTM with the colors of Red Bull. However, everything is in house at the level of sponsorships.
It gives the chance that Max Verstappen has more links with the DTM
of which can be seen by the naked eye. In addition to his past in F3 and
your visit to Audi for the links of union with Red Bull, also
will pay a lot of attention to the Audi Sport TT Cup. In this category
brand competes Mikaela Ählin-Kottulisky, partner of the pilot of the Toro
Rosso. With respect to the DTM, Verstappen said: “The DTM is a
very professional with high-level cars and racing
exciting. Mattias Ekström is a rider very strong, and as a man
Red Bull, I’m happy for their successes”.
The visit of Verstappen is showing more of the growing relationship between the F1 and
DTM. Crowd are the examples in the last few years. Gary Paffett, Paul
di Resta, Dani Juncadella and Roberto Merhi have been passed by the competition
German before moving to F1, while Timo Glock or the own
Paul di Resta, have traveled the reverse path. Marco Wittmann, champion
the DTM until the end of this week tested the Toro Rosso and Pascal Wehrlein
you can claim and end up competing in F1, every time is protected