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February 11th 2016
Renault F1 third driver Esteban Ocon has been confirmed as a Mercedes DTM race driver, replacing the Manor-bound Pascal Wehrlein.
Ocon, who is on loan to Renault from Mercedes, was a DTM test and reserve driver last year,
“It's an incredible feeling to be part of such a professional and strong racing series,” said the Frenchman. “I'm very pleased to be driving for Mercedes-Benz. It's the best team in the DTM and I'm very grateful for this fantastic opportunity. Mercedes is the most successful manufacturer in DTM history.
“You can only achieve that with real passion and hard work, and those are characteristics that we share. After driving in free practice during the final race weekend of the 2015 season at Hockenheim, I can't wait to start a DTM race. I obviously have a lot to learn, but my goal - and that of everyone in the team - is to fight for wins as soon as possible.”
News source: foxsports.com
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