Scotsman Paul Di Resta has been announced as the first driver for Aston Martin’s DTM entry in 2019.
The 32 year old won the title in 2010 with the HWA run factory Mercedes team. He then joined F1, but later returned in 2014.
The Aston Martin project sees HWA work with R-motorsport to build the Vantage, given the relationship, he was an obvious candidate when Mercedes left the series.
Di Resta told DTM.com:
“They were one of the big reasons behind Mercedes’ DTM success, and I’ve got absolute trust and belief that R-Motorsport can do the job.
The whole organisation is totally professional and 100 percent focused – I think we can do this.”
We saw Di Resta win at the 2018 UK round of DTM at Brand’s Hatch, it would be great to see the same again, especially in a British car!
EDIT: Jake Dennis has been confirmed in the other seat!
“I’m super-happy to be in the DTM because I used to watch DTM races and think, ‘That’s the pinnacle.’
To race at that level is a dream come true – it’s unbelievable.”
If you want to see what it’s like to go behind the scenes with a DTM team, check our article HERE.