F1 » Senna to explore DTM option?


Rumours of a Mercedes test in Portugal have sparked suggestions that Bruno Senna could be exploring options outside of F1 for 2013.

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GPone - Unregistered

December 07, 2012 1:33 AM

@richard Wrong wrong wrong...

I really wish you guys here (especially you richard) are well versed in other type of motorsports other than F1.

Let me quote the rules from DTM website.

-Identical assembly components must be used in all performance relevant areas of the car (that includes chassis and suspensions for the non illiterate)
-Only V8 engines with a cylinder bank angle of 90 degrees, four litres and a maximum of four valves per cylinder are permitted. The inlet must be fitted with two air restrictors the diameter of 28 mm.
-one gearbox-differential unit built by Hewland is permitted.
-carbon fibre brakes, brake pads and brake callipers for all teams are supplied by the same manufacturer AP.
-Only the fuel specified for the respective event ARAL
-All DTM vehicles operate with identical engine control units supplied by Bosch.

Now let see nascar..
-the body (suspension and chassis) of each car, built using a series of templates.
-Must use V8 with iron blocks, cylinders and i

GPone - Unregistered

December 07, 2012 1:34 AM

Now let see nascar..
-the body (suspension and chassis) of each car, built using a series of templates.
-Must use V8 with iron blocks, cylinders and intake manifolds made from castings from approved manufacturers.

How similar is that? V8supercars, nascar, dtm these are all forms of stock car racing or (the european way of saying it) spec car racing.

If you cant grasp the concept of this type of motorsport, please leave and keep hanging out with your wannabe playboys and bandwagon supporters in F1.

superdowg316 - Unregistered

December 07, 2012 2:11 AM

@GPOne at first, I thought you were a troller looking to have a laugh. But you cannot seriously say that a TOURING CAR is the same as a STOCK CAR. DTM is a circuit racing series, Germany's V8 Supercars if you will. NASCAR is a speedway series. Comparing DTM to NASCAR is uncompareable. They're two different series'. If you want to compare DTM to a series, V8's. The best thing you can compare NASCAR to that is actually similar to it is IndyCar.

KeepHerLit

December 07, 2012 2:19 AM

Wonder how the rest of the F1 "circus" would fare in qualifying if they never got a Friday practise, he was boxing with 1 hand tied behind his back, imagine the psychological effect on Bruno Senna watching his car been handed over to someone else every race friday.He seems very mild mannered , a little of his uncle's anger needed

richard

December 07, 2012 7:51 AM

superdowg. yeah, i think that your first impression of gpone was right. he is the ultimate troll.
to liken dtm and nascar in any way is just plain ridiculous. he quotes certain rules, but these rules could also be likened to those of f1, or gp2 or any near spec series.

gpone. why do you not watch dtm and then nascar, and let us know how the racing is the same.
yes, i am a follower of dtm, and as some will testify here, i also accept that nascar has its skills, but as i and others have said, dtm is close to v8. and if you look closely at dtm, you will see that apart from enclosed bodywork, it is actually very close to f1 and gp2, or even alms.

CB1 - Unregistered

December 07, 2012 8:14 AM

I like the irony in the bit where GPone says " for the non illiterate" when giving the specs of the dtm cars. Had to laugh at that....

tomcol - Unregistered

December 07, 2012 9:16 AM

Comparing DTM to Nascar is like comparing F1 to Indycar. ASbsolutely poles apart.
Nascar is like Speedway (a bit) but on tarmac instead of shale and DTM is like touring cars on steroids.
Never read ssuch nonsense.

ADW - Unregistered

December 07, 2012 12:58 PM

No-one seems to have noted this yet...
Force India got DiResta through their ties to Mercedes. Would they use this opportunity and their partnership with Merc to assess a potential F1 driver for 2013?

JJJ - Unregistered

December 07, 2012 2:21 PM

@ADW

Almost everybody here (well, regularly here) knows that and yes of course they evaluated Di Resta for a drive at Mercedes AMG GP. Sadly for him though he got beaten two times by two different teammates so they chose Hamilton instead. In fact I think Sutil, who also drove Mercedes powered F3s, might have been closer to a seat at Merc in 2010 but then MSC decided to have his comeback.

As for DTM vs V8...I think DTM is more comparable to GT500. V8s are tough cars who can stand a little bump and grind while DTM cars desintegrate in case of anything more than the mildest of contact.

Anyway there are rumors going around that DTM and GT500 might team up to have a good old fashioned German-Japanese allience which this time may result in an epic championship.

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