Why BMW's new hero does not need F1

Why BMW's new hero does not need F1

Marco Wittmann has twice triumphed in one of motorsport's toughest championships. And, as he says, there are no pay-drivers in the DTM - so who needs Formula 1?

At the age of 26, Marco Wittmann is already a two-time champion in arguably the most competitive series outside of the Formula 1 World Championship. As a BMW factory driver, his strike rate in just four seasons in the DTM is truly impressive, his second title coming a month ago in a gripping showdown at Hockenheim with charging Audi star Edoardo Mortara.

When we say it's the most competitive series outside F1, that's because all 24 of the drivers over the past season are professionals who were there on merit. And that, Wittmann argues, in some ways makes it perhaps even stronger than F1.

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