Jamie Green to race an AMG-Mercedes C-Class
In 2004, Green drove the ASM team's Dallara Mercedes and claimed the Euro Series title win five races from the end of the season. He won seven races and scored half of the Dallara Mercedes drivers' 14 wins in the 2004 Euro Series.
In 2002 Jamie won the McLaren Autosport BRDC Young Driver Award, a prize presented jointly by McLaren, motorsport magazine Autosport and the British Racing Drivers' Club (BRDC). A part of this prize was a Formula One test with a McLaren-Mercedes which Green carried out at Silverstone on Wednesday.
22-year-old Green began his career with kart racing in 1996. One year later, he finished second in the "Champions of the Future" series -- part of the junior development programme set up by Formula One partners McLaren and Mercedes-Benz.
Green made the step up to car racing in the 2001 British Formula Renault Winter Series, progressing to Formula 3 two years later. He went on to take four victories in 24 races in the 2003 British Championship, finishing the season as runner-up.
The Englishman also drove a Dallara Mercedes in eight races in the Euro Series. His best result was a third place on the Pau street circuit in France.
Jamie Green: "My ASM team and Mercedes-Benz gave me great support this year and made it possible for me to win the Euro Series title. Of course, I'm really happy to be promoted to the DTM which is the best touring car series in the world and a great challenge for a young driver like me."
"The competition is very tough and I'm happy to be part of such a top-class field. When I tested the AMG Mercedes C-Class I felt comfortable in the car, and I will do my best to justify the confidence they have in me."
Norbert Haug, Vice President Mercedes-Benz Motorsport: "Winning the 2004 Formula 3 Euro Series Jamie Green has proved his talent and is a valuable addition for our DTM team."
"By signing him we are continuing our programme of supporting young drivers and we believe that he will distinguish himself and repeat in the DTM what several of our Juniors have already achieved."