In 2012 DTM, a total of eight Mercedes-Benz drivers will contest ten points-scoring races and a show event in Munich’s Olympic Park. New to the Mercedes-Benz DTM driver line-up this year are Spanish driver Roberto Merhi (21, Junge Sterne Mercedes AMG C-Coupé) and Canadian Robert Wickens (23, stern Mercedes AMG C-Coupé).
Merhi has been part of the Mercedes-Benz young driver programme since 2008 and secured the Formula 3 Euro Series championship and the inaugural FIA Formula 3 International Trophy in 2011 driving a Dallara-Mercedes. To reward his success, he was given the opportunity to test the new DTM Mercedes AMG C-Coupé at the end of 2011. Wickens secured the 2011 Formula Renault 3.5 World Series championship after taking five wins. He gained his first experience in Formula 1 at the end of the year by completing the Young Driver Test with Marussia Virgin Racing and Lotus Renault GP. He finished second in the 2009 Formula 2 championship and achieved the same feat in the 2010 GP3 Series. Mehri and Wickens, plus German driver Christian Vietoris (23, Mercedes-Benz Bank AMG C-Coupé) form the new Mercedes-Benz Junior Team in the DTM.
Other Mercedes-Benz drivers are Gary Paffett (31, THOMAS SABO Mercedes AMG C-Coupé), Ralf Schumacher (36 , DTM Mercedes AMG C-Coupé), Briton Jamie Green (29, DTM Mercedes AMG C-Coupé), Susie Wolff (29, TV Spielfilm Mercedes AMG C-Coupé) and David Coulthard (41, DHL Paket Mercedes AMG C-Coupé). All eight Mercedes-Benz DTM drivers will be driving the new DTM Mercedes AMG C-Coupé.