Jamie Green has left Mercedes to join Audi for the 2013 season of the Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters.
“Audi is a fascinating brand with fantastic products. And I’m convinced that with Audi, I’ll be able to achieve what I’ve been deprived of so far: to win the DTM title,” said Green.
The Brit has raced for Mercedes in DTM since 2005 and had his best championship finish this year with third.
“I really owe my previous employer a lot and making the change after so many joint years has certainly not been easy for me. But I carefully considered this step and look forward to a new challenge – I can’t wait to sit in the Audi A5 for the first time,” said Green.
While not being able to win the championship, Green is the king of the legendary Norisring circuit with four victories, of which three are consecutive.
“There’s no doubt about Jamie Green being one of the best DTM racers currently in the field. He proved this in 2012 and was more or less able to choose the manufacturer he wanted to compete for in the DTM – we’re delighted that he has opted for Audi and convinced that with his experience and speed, he’ll truly be strengthening our DTM squad,” said Head of Audi Motorsport Dr. Wolfgang Ullrich.