After his Formula 1 career, Ralf’s father drove 52 races for Mercedes in the DTM from 2008 to 2012, was on the podium twice and took a pole position. And cousin Mick also came into contact with the prototypes of the more recent DTM past: in 2018 he drove the Mercedes-AMG C63 in a show run.
So now David Schumacher has also taken his place in the DTM Silver Arrow. “The conditions were mixed, but it was enough to get an impression of the car,” he tells ABMS. “It was faster than I expected and it was fun. Let’s see if I can get in again sometime. “
“This year the DTM has proven that young drivers can put themselves in the limelight there,” emphasizes Ralf Schumacher to ABMS. “Formula 3 and Formula 2 can hardly be paid for anymore. The DTM can be an interesting alternative and also serve as a springboard. “
David Schumacher also sets the bar very high himself. “The goal is to get into Formula 1 first and then see if you can become world champion,” he says to ABMS. “When you’ve invested so much time and money, there can be no other goal. But as you can see again this year, a good team is important to become world champion. “
For DTM boss Gerhard Berger, the comeback of the Schumacher name would definitely be a win. “I would be very happy to welcome the next generation of the Schumacher family to the DTM,” said the Austrian David theoretically welcoming the GT series.
In addition to Schumacher, the other two German up-and-coming stars David Beckmann and Lirim Zendeli also tested for HRT-Mercedes. The new GT3 DTM – it could actually become a talent factory again …