Pascal Wehrlein set new records in the DTM from day one. On his debut in the 2013 season, aged just 18, he was the youngest starter ever in the history of the popular touring car series. And that's how things continued. In 2014 at the Lausitzring, he became the youngest DTM driver ever to secure pole position. One day later, he crowned his achievements with an outstanding performance, earning his place as the youngest winner of a race in DTM history at the age of 19. In difficult weather conditions, he led on every lap except one.
Wehrlein has now fulfilled his big ambition in his third DTM season. The Mercedes-AMG driver is the new 2015 DTM champion. The 20-year-old secured the championship title in his 37th DTM race by finishing 8th. He achieved two wins and five podiums and scored points in 15 of the 18 races, more than any other driver on the DTM grid.
Following a successful career in karting, Wehrlein won the 2011 Formel ADAC and moved up into Formula 3 the following year. He finished second in the Formula 3 Euro Series in 2012 while still in his debut season and rounded off his season by winning the Rookie of the Year title. He joined the Mercedes-AMG DTM Team in 2013.
In addition to his duties in the DTM, Wehrlein has also played an important role in the Silver Arrows Formula 1 team over the past two seasons. He worked on the Race Support programme at MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS during 2014 and was also given his first test drive in a Formula 1 car just before clinching his first DTM victory at the Lausitzring. Wehrlein has accompanied the Formula 1 team as their official reserve driver since the 2014 Singapore Grand Prix.