Ralf Schumacher has been confirmed to continue with Mercedes in the Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters next season.
“DTM is a fantastic championship and, after four years as part of the Mercedes-Benz family, I feel in the best place possible. So I’m all the more delighted to be starting a new era next year together with Mercedes-Benz,” said Schumacher.
The German is going to drive the all-new DTM AMG Mercedes C-Coupé next season, a car which he already has got a first taste of with a test at Lausitzring.
“With the new technical regulations and the arrival of BMW on the scene as the third premium manufacturer alongside Audi and Mercedes-Benz, DTM has an exciting future, and I feel privileged to be playing my part in development of the new DTM AMG Mercedes C-Coupé. My first impressions from testing are positive, and I’m very excited about racing this car next year,” said Schumacher.
The current DTM season is Schumacher’s so far best with two podium finishes and seventh in the drivers championship, with the final race of the season at Hockenheim this weekend left.
“Ralf Schumacher isn’t only the best-known driver in the DTM, he’s also one of the most-liked and most successful in international motorsport. I rate very highly the fact that Ralf walked the difficult road from Formula One to the DTM, boosted the series’ popularity and continuously improved until he scored his first podium. Ralf is now one of the drivers aiming for his first win and he has shown that everything is possible with talent, determination and hard work,” said Norbert Haug, Vice-President of Mercedes Motorsport.