Hamilton to drive DTM car at Hockenheim

2013 F1 season

Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes, Korea International Circuit, 2013Lewis Hamilton will sample a DTM car at the championship’s final race weekend of the season at the Hockenheimring next week.

Hamilton will drive passengers around the circuit in Mercedes’ DTM ‘race taxi’ on the Sunday following the Japanese Grand Prix.

“I’m really looking forward to attending the DTM finale at Hockenheim and making a return to the DTM paddock,” said Hamilton.

“I’ve always been part of the Mercedes-Benz family right from the start of my career in motor racing. During my two years in the Formula Three Euro Series, I was really in my element on those DTM weekends.”

A competition to win a ride around the track with Hamilton is being run by broadcaster SWR3.

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12 comments on Hamilton to drive DTM car at Hockenheim

  1. wsrgo (@wsrgo) said on 8th October 2013, 11:29

    The 2005 F3 Euroseries season, which Hamilton dominated had six out of the ten rounds that year were held in Germany! Nurburgring, Norisring, Oschersleben, Lausitzring and two at Hockenheimring.

  2. Baron (@baron) said on 8th October 2013, 11:55

    Ex F1 drivers have never done very well in DTM.

  3. Hamilton likes to sample cars doesn’t he?
    I still remember that really funny commercial he did with one of the guy from NASCAR.

  4. Somethingwittyer (@somethingwittyer) said on 9th October 2013, 4:27

    Thought Hamilton was going to be RACING a DTM car when I first saw the title, sadly I jumped to conclusions. F1’s a full time commitment now, no exceptions.

  5. Nickpkr251 said on 9th October 2013, 7:30

    He is not approaching retirement of f1 even he is the fourth or fifth driver for a few seasons and only with the best car may be able to barely snatch another championship.

    • LuvinF1 (@luvinf1) said on 9th October 2013, 12:11

      Let me guess … you don’t have a very good opinion of Hamilton. Too bad!

    • shadow (@shadow) said on 9th October 2013, 21:40

      Well he is the ONLY guy who won at least a single race in the last 7 years no matter what machinery he was given! He is always consistently competing with the top 3 drivers every year.

  6. Sumedh said on 9th October 2013, 13:55

    I am expecting Hamilton will comment after sampling the DTM car “It is so much fun when you get to push to the limit because the tyres are not a factor here. Unlike in F1, where we have Pirelli tyres”.

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