Ocon by Werhlein, only change for Mercedes in the DTM 2016


No surprises. Mercedes-AMG has announced its ‘line-up’ for the season 2016 DTM. Training German premiere of the new Mercedes-AMG C 63 Coupe, a commitment to the continuity and keeps on the payroll to 7 of the 8 pilots that defended the interests of the brand during the last campaign. The only change occurs with the arrival of Esteban Ocon. The French driver will be responsible to fill the gap left by the current champion Pascal Wehrlein, all time that this has signed for the team Manor F1. Both continue to occupy a role in the program of Young Pilots Mercedes.

In this way, the eight riders who will compete with Mercedes in the DTM 2016 are Gary Paffett, Paul di Resta, Robert Wickens, Christian Vietoris, Dani Juncadella, Lucas Auer, Esteban Ocon and Maximilian Gotz. Of time the mark has been reserved for the distribution of the pilots around the three teams that will support its project in the DTM, look at the that if there can be some changes. It is worth remembering at this point that the Team HWA aligns four vehicles, while the Team ART and Team Mücke only put on track two units of the Mercedes-AMG C 63 Coupe each.


The arrival of Esteban Ocon to the DTM finds the bet in
firm of Mercedes by the French.
After competing in the Formula Renault 2.0,
earn of the brilliant way the European open F3 and get the title of GP3, the brand
chooses to develop the talent of the frenchman in the DTM and not in GP2, taking
so a surveillance nearest Esteban Ocon. A bet that looks
complemented by his role as third driver at Renault Sport Formula 1 Team and its
presence in the Program of Young pilots Mercedes, where he shares the role with
the own Pascal Wehrlein.

The presence of Esteban Ocon in the DTM serves to maintain
the bet of ‘experience + youth’ that has the signature
. While Gary
Paffett and Paul Di Resta drivers are very veteran with numerous seasons in
the German Championship of passenger Cars, Robert Wickens, Christian Vietoris and Dani
Juncadella represent an intermediate step, where the youth is not a
problem to accumulate several seasons in the category. Lucas Auer,
Maximilian Gotz and Esteban Ocon are the pilots with less mileage, but
have a great talent. A very clear screenplay in which Dani Juncadella
played his fourth year in the DTM