Villeneuve and Hulkenberg in sight
DTM boss Gerhard Berger currently has his hands full with saving the DTM. He has these two pilots in his sights.
E.x Formula 1 star Gerhard Berger (61) is currently working day and night to get his DTM up and running with new regulations. His tasks also include looking beyond the world’s best touring car series in order to put together the optimal package. That is why the former Ferrari driver is considered an insider on the Formula 1 scene, and his advice is still heard there.
Red Bull substitute driver Alexander Albon will take part with a Ferrari and Red Bull support. But Berger has other plans. Former world champion Jacques Villeneuve has also indicated interest in getting involved in the new DTM. “I think, next to Formula 1, it is currently the most attractive racing series for a racing driver with ambitions,” the Canadian told ABMS.
Berger: “Jacques would fit perfectly into the concept. In the end, however, it is a question of financing. Everyone is working to find sponsors. “
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Berger still has a preferred candidate: Nico Hülkenberg. The German still hesitates. Emmerich, who is unemployed in the premier class and is considered one of the top ten drivers worldwide, wants to focus again on Formula 1 in 2021. In 2020 he shone three times as a substitute for Sergio Perez and Lance Stroll, who were suffering from corona. In 2021 he wants to be the man you ask when it comes to playing the Formula 1 firefighter. A DTM involvement could distract from this goal in his perception. But the last word has not yet been spoken.
Berger, who was a teammate of the legendary Brazilian at McLaren in 1990 and 1991: “Ayrton had no weaknesses and also enchanted the environment with his incredible charisma.”