At the tradition-rich ‘Race Night’, held annually by Auto Bild Motorsport and Auto Bild Sportscars within the framework of the Essen Motorshow, Marco Wittmann received two awards: on the one hand, the BMW works driver won the ‘Touring Car driver of the Year’ reader poll and on the other, Mike Rockenfeller, who won this award in 2013, presented the new DTM Champion the ‘Golden Racing Driver Shoe’.
But the BMW works driver did not only receive awards, in this event, he also handed trophies on himself: to the winners of the Speed Academy, the promotion programme of BMW Motorsport’s premium partner Deutsche Post. And Wittmann may look forward to making another, very special experience. This Thursday, BMW Motorsport will make a childhood dream of Wittmann come true: at Imola, the reigning DTM Champion is going to test a Formula 1 car for the very first time – a 2012 single seater of the Scuderia Toro Rosso. The test was made possible in cooperation with BMW Motorsport premium partner Red Bull.