D TM fans have to get used to it every year. Unfortunately, no new manufacturer was added over the winter, but it is well known that the sponsors of the cars change regularly. With new logos, there are also new paintwork, which always makes it a bit tricky to identify the drivers in the first races.
Mercedes with its own energy drink
Mercedes provided a particularly interesting play of colors with the designs , which were first presented shortly before the start of the season. Robert Wickens is no longer out and about in the orange Stihl racer, but rather bears the logo of a Mercedes caffeine shower called 'Silberpfeil Energy Drink'. Does the Stuttgart carmaker want to compete with Red Bull?
Rookie Lucas Auer's pink car should also cause astonished looks among the fans. The color scheme is striking and has a high recognition value, but since Susie Wolff no one has dared to go on the DTM track in pink.
Incidentally, the 2015 car from Stuttgart is no longer called the C-Coupé but the C63 DTM. Visually, however, it is still based on the 'old' C-Coupé and not the current four-door C63 AMG production vehicle. The Mercedes customer team ART Grand Prix is also new. In addition to HWA and Mücke, the racing team known from Formula 3 and GP2 will field 2 DTM cars for the first time in 2015.
Confusion due to sponsors- Change?
The cars of Augusto Farfus and Edoardo Mortara could also cause confusion in 2015. Last year the Farfus BMW M4 DTM was still painted in green and blue. This year, the responsible sponsors Castrol and Aral have moved to Audi's warehouse and are now on Mortara's RS5 DTM. Farfus, on the other hand, is all in red and yellow. Another mineral oil company, Shell, has taken over the vacant spot on the Bavarian coupé.
So that you can slowly get used to the new 2015 DTM class, we are already showing you the new DTM cars for 2015 in the Gallery.