Why Rast is the best driver outside F1

Why Rast is the best driver outside F1

OPINION: There's a host of drivers who can lay claim to being a Formula 1-ready talent, but those around Rene Rast point to the double DTM champion's incredible record as proof that should he ever get the chance, he would be worthy

Why is Rene Rast a cut above the rest? It's a question asked often in the DTM paddock, and even those close to him are usually at a loss to answer. The numbers are startlingly good: two titles in just three years in the DTM, winning 11 of the past 22 races and taking seven of the past 16 poles in a series where consistency is difficult to find and still more difficult to maintain.

So in short, he's exceptional. He's arguably the best outside Formula 1 - his DTM track record, and ability to jump into other categories and cars and immediately impress, makes that claim justifiable.

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