DTM champion Marco Wittmann gets Toro Rosso run in Austria F1 test

Reigning DTM champion Marco Wittmann will drive for Toro Rosso at this week's post-Austrian Grand Prix Formula 1 test

DTM champion Marco Wittmann gets Toro Rosso run in Austria F1 test

The German, who won the DTM title for BMW last year, will take over from Toro Rosso race driver Max Verstappen on the second day of the test.

BMW said the test is a reward for Wittmann's achievement in 2014, and it has come together "thanks to its excellent relationship with Red Bull".

Wittmann was scheduled to drive a 2012 Toro Rosso at Imola last November as his prize, but it was cancelled due to bad weather.

"It's fantastic that BMW Motorsport and Red Bull are giving me this opportunity to take part in the test," said Wittmann.

"This is a dream come true for me. As a child, I always wanted to drive a Formula 1 car.

"After many successful races in my BMW DTM car, I am excited about getting back in a single-seater for a brief outing.

"Above all, I am excited about an even higher top speed, the acceleration, braking later, and the g-force."

TEST LINE-UP

Mercedes
Tuesday: Nico Rosberg; Wednesday: Pascal Wehrlein

Ferrari
Tuesday: Antonio Fuoco; Wednesday: Esteban Gutierrez

Red Bull
Tuesday: Daniel Ricciardo; Wednesday: Pierre Gasly

Williams
Tuesday: Susie Wolff; Wednesday: Valtteri Bottas

McLaren
Tuesday: Fernando Alonso Wednesday: Stoffel Vandoorne

Lotus
Tuesday: Romain Grosjean; Wednesday: Jolyon Palmer

Force India
Tuesday: Pascal Wehrlein; Wednesday: Esteban Ocon

Toro Rosso
Tuesday: Max Verstappen; Wednesday: Marco Wittmann

Sauber
Tuesday: Raffaele Marciello; Wednesday: Felipe Nasr

Manor will not run at the test

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