throughout this week it has been concluded the traditional test of ‘Young driver’ of the DTM in Jerez. The path andalusian hosted a test in which up to 16 pilots climbed to the models of Audi, BMW and Mercedes. But it is still a great experience to be able to test a prototype bodywork of the latest generation, it is certain that the feeling that remains is that these tests are of the face of the gallery. Big names and successful pilot meeting, but the opportunities to continue his career in the DTM are almost nil.
Audi Sport and BMW Motorsport have confirmed its roster of riders for the season 2016 and in both cases no changes have occurred. The eight Audi RS 5 DTM and the eight BMW M4 DTM already have an owner to 2016, so that the opportunities of young talents tested are null and void. It has not always been so, and without going any further Miguel Molina was discovered in a test similar to, but the trend is changing. At least Audi has proven young talent without a relationship with the brand as Mitch Evans, Matthew Brabham, Antonio Giovinazzi, Arthur Pic, Ben Hanley and Alex Palou.
BMW Motorsport has opted for an intermediate solution. The signature of Munich, has climbed in his M4 DTM drivers related in one way or another with the brand. Jesse Krohn was elected rookie of the year mark in 2014 and has participated in the VLN and in the ELMS with the Z4 GT3 and GTE in this season. Louis Deletraz is part of the youth program of BMW, while Alex Sims and George Russell have a few ties more diffuse with the brand. All of them ended up surprised by the downforce of the BMW M4 DTM… and if you have seen I do not agree.
Mercedes is the exception that conforms the rule. At the controls of the
Mercedes-AMG C 63 were pilots of all types. The DTM of the brand
Stuttgart climbed Maro Engel, with 42 races in the category
back. Jazeman Jaafar, Mikkel Jensen or Marvin Kirchhöfer also
were in the tourism, and even Sébastian Asch and Luca Ludwig also
they were able to test the DTM Mercedes on the day prior to the start of the
test. However, the great stars of this test were Kevin
Magnussen and Raffaele Marciello. The trajectory and successes of both so
however, opportunities in Mercedes also
are reduced, for a lot of that is the exception. The signature of the star
it is the only one that has not confirmed their drivers for the season 2016 for the
DTM and in the case of gambling, by the same alignment, there is a
pilot who is in doubt. The champion Pascal Wehrlein could end up
leaving the DTM if you find site in the Formula 1, a possibility that
has been losing strength with the passage of the weeks. In any case,
a theoretical square seems to little prize for a few test with both name and so little message.