Lamy quits Rosberg’s Mercedes squad

Pedro Lamy has amicably split with the Mercedes DTM squad after just two rounds of the 2001 series because he says he can't win races in the 2000-specification machinery at his disposal

Lamy quits Rosberg’s Mercedes squad

Although the Portuguese driver finished sixth in both races so far, he felt he couldn't achieve anything more and has decided to cut his losses. Lamy finished 13th in last year's series with Team Rosberg, but didn't get the chance to switch to one of the factory AMG squads as he had hoped over the winter, and remained with the team run by the 1982 F1 World Champion instead.

"I didn't have a car that was capable of winning, and that's the most important thing for me," said Lamy. "After the difficulties I had last season I was hoping to swap teams for this year, but it didn't happen. For me, everything was the same, so I decided to stop. It was a difficult decision, because everything else with Mercedes was fantastic."

Lamy has yet to decide on his future plans, but Mercedes has pledged to support him in any way it can.

"Although I'm not a Mercedes driver anymore, they said they will help me," he added. "It's difficult to know what I'll do next, because all the championships have already started. I want to find something good as soon as possible."

Mercedes has yet to announce who will take Lamy's place alongside Darren Turner in the Rosberg team. A decision is expected in the next few days.

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