In 1988, Mercedes-Benz officially joined the DTM championship in which it contented with Ford, BMW and Opel. Mercedes has been part of DTM since 1986, but not as official car manufacturer. This year Mercedes decided to ‘retire’ from the DTM championship. The official story is to focus on Formula E where it will take over HWA RACELAB which just started its first FE season with Stoffel Vandoorne and current DTM champion Gary Paffet. With both the constructors and drivers’ title Mercedes-AMG said goodbye to DTM in style. Somehow it’s a pity that the most succesful brand in DTM will leave the competition, but new challenges are ahead.
Below a goodbye video from Mercedes-Benz as hommage to 30 years DTM. Higly recommended.