Mercedes drivers reveal new DTM car
13 September 2011 – Mercedes Formula 1 drivers Michael Schumacher and Nico Rosberg were on-hand to reveal the company’s brand-new DTM car on Tuesday. At the Frankfurt Motor Show, the covers were taken off the AMG Mercedes C-Coupé which features an improved safety concept and high-strength steel roll cage.
Schumacher and Rosberg were joined by Dr. Dieter Zetsche, Chairman of the Board of Management at Daimler AG and Head of Mercedes-Benz Cars Division, plus Norbert Haug, Vice President for Mercedes-Benz Motorsport.
“The new 2012 DTM car looks fantastic, but what I find even more impressive than the car's visual appearance is the new safety concept with its innovative safety cell and more advanced carbon-fibre crash structures,” said Schumacher. “I've got my fingers crossed for everyone in the Mercedes-Benz DTM team.
“I was pleased to take part in the unveiling,” Rosberg added. “It looks really cool and I particularly like the chrome finish. The car is certainly an important step forward for the DTM, which is a great series.
“I began my career racing on the same weekends as the DTM (in the F3 Euro Series) and it will attract even more fans in 2012 when the third manufacturer (BMW) arrives.”