fritticaldi wrote: ↑
Fri Feb 05, 2021 6:47 pm
Mercedes announced their return to DTM one day after the Red Bull /Ferrari announcement. Can you imagine a non-German manufacturer winning the DTM series? Incidentally, this has occurred once before in 1993 when Alfa Romeo was DTM Champion with Nicola Larini.
I do not think this plays any role. Mercedes is 100% winning today. They pulled back because they could not win even with big investments. It would have needed huge investment. So they used the money to have a go at the FE trophy.
Now Audi and BMW pulled out, Merc has a super competitive GT3 with an end 2019 update...all they need is a well equipped part truck some money to share info between the teams and they are miles ahead all competition.
This will be the cheapest DTM title in the history of DTM.
NL_Fer wrote: ↑
Fri Feb 05, 2021 8:20 pm
I understand they wanted an upgraded GT first, but they couldn’t develop the ruleset in time for 2021. Any chance on a new ruleset in future? Like an LMP2 chassis, Tourwagen body and classone 2.0 powerunit.
They did not update GT3 as it is too expensive. It was even too expensive to develop a competitive clutch for standing starts. The new GT3 is a "as cheap as possible" racing series...unfortunately teams and manufacturers will kill that approach. Or does anyone think RedBull and Merc will come without practically a T car in the truck behind the pits and a new engine for each race if these loopholes exist?