BMW Motorsport unveiled the designs for the remaining four BMW M4 DTMs at the start of the first official test of the DTM season, which takes place from Monday to Thursday at the Hungaroring (HU). Augusto Farfus (BR) will endeavour to follow on from the success he has enjoyed over the past two years with the Castrol EDGE BMW M4 DTM.
Marco Wittmann (DE) will continue to race in the colours of his Premium Partner from 2013 and will line up for his second DTM season in the Ice-Watch BMW M4 DTM. DTM rookie Maxime Martin (BE) drives the SAMSUNG BMW M4 DTM in 2014. Red Bull is also on board as a new Premium Partner of BMW Motorsport and will be represented by DTM newcomer António Félix da Costa (PT) in the Red Bull BMW M4 DTM.
“I am now entering my third season together with my partner Castrol EDGE,” said Farfus. “The bright colours have been very lucky for me so far, and I hope I can represent them well again in 2014.” Farfus has won four DTM races together with Castrol EDGE, was named Rookie of the Year in 2012, and finished runner-up in the 2013 Drivers’ Championship.
Wittmann secured the “Rookie of the Year” title in 2013 and has his sights set on taking the next step in his DTM career this season. “That was a great first year in the DTM for me,” said Wittmann. “Hopefully we will see the Ice-Watch design at the front of the field more regularly this season. That is certainly my goal.”
The DTM is new territory for Martin – but not for his partner. Samsung and BMW Motorsport have been working together in the most popular touring car series in the world since 2012. “I know Samsung and BMW Motorsport have been good partners for a long time and want to do my bit to ensure that we all have good reason to celebrate together by achieving some great results,” said Martin.
Félix da Costa has already enjoyed a long-term partnership with Red Bull, which is set to continue in the DTM. “I am delighted to be able to race in Red Bull colours again this year, and that I can still count on their support in the DTM,” said Félix da Costa. “Red Bull has been associated with the ultimate success in motorsport for years, and I feel a part of this family. After my initial tests in the BMW M4 DTM, I am confident that I can also be successful for the combination of Red Bull and BMW Motorsport.”