Why the DTM driver market is about to go crazy

Why the DTM driver market is about to go crazy

With the return of BMW to the DTM in 2012 after 20 years away, get ready for the driver market to explode into life over the coming months. Glenn Freeman outlines the reasons why

The sort of fanfare that came with Gary Paffett's new Mercedes contract this week is something that never usually surrounds a simple contract renewal in the DTM, even when the three-pointed star signs new deals with big name ex-Formula 1 stars.

But this wasn't a case of Stuttgart purely over-egging a small piece of news in the hope of grabbing a few additional headlines. This was a line being drawn in the sand as the DTM driver market prepares to burst into life like never before.

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