Felix Rosenqvist felt "something really clicked" for him when he tested the 2014 Mercedes DTM car at Jerez this week.

Mercedes offered five drivers the chance to test its DTM Mercedes AMG C-Coupe this week, with Rosenqvist getting track time alongside fellow F3 drivers Esteban Ocon and Lucas Auer as well as Maximilian Gotz and Charles Pic. The test followed a similar opportunity for Rosenqvist when he drove the old DTM car in 2013.

Having admitted he struggled to get to grips with the car early in the day, Macau F3 winner Rosenqvist said he was pleased with the progress he made having suddenly felt much more comfortable.

"The day started for me with my first experience of driving the new DTM car," Rosenqvist said. "I drove the old model last year, but it was a little bit more difficult than I thought to adapt to the new car and find the right style of driving. However, something had really clicked inside me by the end of the day, and I was quick. You always want to have more driving time, but ultimately, I felt quite good and competitive.

"It was really nice to get the opportunity to do this test after a Formula 3 season which I found quite tough, but after my result in Macau a few weeks ago, HWA decided to make this test possible and I'm really thankful. We go back a long way, so it's nice to now do something together. It was great fun."



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