Toro Rosso has a shortlist of drivers for its now-vacant second seat in 2015 and so this will likely amount to nothing, but it’s still cool anyway.
DTM champion Marco Wittmann, an up-and-coming 24-year-old German, will have his first test of Formula One machinery with Toro Rosso later this year. It’s a prize awarded to Wittmann by BMW motorsport chief Jens Marquardt after the DTM season finale in Hockenheim this past weekend.
“It is up to us to reward [Wittmann] for his services,” Marquardt said, via the official F1 website. “Therefore, BMW M GmbH has come up with something special – I am delighted we can make his childhood dream come true with the Formula One test.
“Thanks to good relations with our premium partner Red Bull, we were able to arrange a test drive at Toro Rosso. We are excited to see how he fares in this vehicle!”
Wittmann moved into DTM after spending much of his formative years in European single-seaters.