Mercedes will say goodbye to the DTM after nineteen seasons

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times change and to more lasting relationships will come to an end. Thus it is patent the decision of Mercedes to leave the DTM at the end of 2018 to join the opposition in the Formula And in the season 2019-20. A movement that puts an end to the historical presence of the brand in the German Championship of passenger Cars, a program that dates back to the year 2000, at which time refounded the championship after its cancellation three year before. Therefore, Mercedes will put an end to a continued participation in the DTM nineteen seasons, a period in which he has achieved a lot of successes.

Mercedes has been one of the brands with more successes in the DTM, both in its current stage, as in the days of the Deutsche Tourenwagen Meisterschaft. In fact, before the cancellation of the event, Mercedes had already added five titles of brands and four titles of pilots with the two titles made by Klaus Ludwig and the first two crowns of Bernd Schneider. After the restructuring of the DTM in the year 2000, Mercedes has added another seven titles drivers ‘ and nine constructors, figures that allow you to treasure to date, a total of eleven drivers title and thirteen of brands.

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Although it is likely that HWA AG, as a partner of Mercedes, follow the steps of the brand on your arrival to the Formula And, by the time Toto Wolff just wanted to appreciate the great and successful experience they have had in the DTM: Our years in the DTM will always be an important chapter in the history of Mercedes. I want to thank every member of the team the work done to contribute to that Mercedes was the manufacturer with the greatest success in the DTM. Despite being a difficult departure for everyone and each one of us, we’re going to do everything in our power to win as many titles in the DTM as possible before you leave.

Mercedes can boast of having held up to the time 183 victories, 128 pole positions, and 540 podiums in a contest, a reason to be very proud, as it says Dr. Jens Thiemer, Vice president of brand Marketing: Our departure from the DTM puts an end to a long era. We look back with pride on the commitment of our teams, drivers, partners and all those people who are behind the camera and that so often make it possible for the DTM is a platform fascinating for our customers and for all the fans of the brand“.