D as topic that the DTM world is currently talking about The driver question at Mercedes is probably what drives me the most. While Audi has already announced its team, Mercedes is still keeping silent. The rumor mill about a possible DTM entry by David Coulthard continues to simmer.
Haug maintains the hopes for Coulthard's DTM entry
'First of all, it is gratifying that he (David Coulthard, editor's note ) is so enthusiastic about the DTM,' says Haug in the video interview. 'He did a very good job and had a lot of fun doing it. We're talking about ways of finding solutions ... maybe there will be a positive surprise, but I can't promise it yet.'
A DTM - However, Nick Heidfeld is not involved. 'I don't think Nick will drive, that's not a topic of discussion between us. He has very extensive tasks at Mercedes GP Petronas and will be involved there and he would also like to focus on this topic, which I absolutely accept and understand.'
The contract negotiations with Ralf Schumacher have not yet been concluded, but an agreement is about to be reached. The decision will be announced when it is really dry.
You can see the full length video here: Interview with Norbert Haug