Fernando Alonso is Gerhard Berger’s prime goal to convey to DTM and has given a verbal settlement to affix sooner or later.
The 2-time Method 1 World Champion has skilled numerous different classes and occasions outdoors of Method 1, together with Le Mans, the World Endurance Championship, the Indianapolis 500 and the Dakar Rally.
Nonetheless, Alonso has not appeared earlier than in DTM, however the collection’ boss Berger is ready on altering that.
Alonso is at present in his second season at Alpine since returning to Method 1, and though out of contract on the finish of the present season, he’s anticipated to signal an extension.
And in accordance with Berger, Alonso stated that he’ll at some stage come to DTM.
“He has to do just a few different issues first, he advised me, however he’ll be part of us in some unspecified time in the future,” Berger advised F1-Insider.
Alonso is just not the one driver who has made Method 1 appearances in 2022 that Berger wish to convey to DTM.
Nico Hulkenberg made two stand-in appearances for Sebastian Vettel at Aston Martin at first of the 2022 season, performances which galvanized Berger, contemplating that Hulkenberg had not been actively racing in one other collection earlier than that.
“Hulkenberg is on the prime of my want record,” Berger confirmed.
“In any case, he has changed Sebastian Vettel in Method 1 in the very best approach, virtually from the couch.”
As for Vettel, Berger is excited by working alongside the four-time Method 1 World Champion, however not essentially on the driving facet.
As an alternative, he thinks the “intelligent” Vettel can be an important “companion” to convey onboard.
“I might like to have Sebastian as a companion,” stated Berger.
“He’s a intelligent man who I believe will want different duties sooner or later than racing.”
Berger, who attended the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix at Imola, revealed the names of some former Method 1 drivers who had proven an curiosity in DTM.
“Jacques Villeneuve, the 1997 Method 1 World Champion: He would additionally like to begin in DTM,” Berger revealed.
“Likewise Felipe Massa.”