DTM: The youngest driver of all time starts at the Nürburgring
As a result, Oeverhaus made history in the 36th DTM season as the youngest driver in the traditional series. He replaces Pascal Wehrlein, who made his DTM debut in Hockenheim in 2013 as an 18-year-old.
Theo Oeverhaus celebrated his first victory in the DTM Trophy in October 2021 in Hockenheim in the Walkenhorst BMW. In the current season he has already managed a second place at the Lausitzring and a win at the Norisring. The up-and-coming talent is currently in third place in the drivers’ standings with 76 points.
Oeverhaus is also consistently successful in the one-make BMW M2 Cup, which is regularly held on the DTM platform. He was able to gain his first GT3 experience in a race and tests. A DTM test is also scheduled before the DTM debut.
“For a guest start, it was important to us that Theo brings some experience with him in the car,” says DTM representative Martin Tomczyk. “He recently proved this at the long-distance classic in Spa. I like how he’s developing. In a short time, Theo proved himself in the DTM Trophy in combination with the BMW M2 Cup and now gets the chance to show his skills in the DTM. That’s exactly the kind of development I want for young drivers. I also think the synergies that the team uses on the DTM platform are great.”