( Motorsport-Total. com)– In the last couple of months, reports have actually been distributing that previous DTM driver Hubert Haupt’s HRT group might relocate to Porsche after 2 years with Mercedes-AMG. HRT handling director and DTM group employer Ulrich Fritz now reacts to the reports in an interview with ‘Motorsport-Total. com’– and makes it clear: “We will continue with Mercedes.”
Recently there have actually been reports that the AMG HRT group will relocate to Porsche in 2023.
What does he associate the report to? “It’s clear that we took a look at the brand-new Porsche in Spa,” Fritz describes the 24- hour design at the end of July.
There “for the group and interested celebrations” there was a chance “to take a look at the vehicle like going to a display room,” discusses the HRT group manager. “That’s most likely where this report originated from.”
” We likewise took a look at the brand-new Ferrari”
What lags it? “We likewise took a look at the brand-new Ferrari,” Fritz describes the brand new Ferrari 296 GT3, which will change the 488 GT3 Evo in 2023 and was likewise provided at the Spa. “That’s my task and ours, to understand what the competitors is doing. That’s entirely typical. That does not suggest you’re unfaithful to your present partner. Rather the opposite.”
According to Fritz, changing to another item would not be a simple choice for the HRT group, which won the DTM champion title in 2021 with Maximilian Götz and was likewise included till completion of this year with Luca Stolz, who ended up sixth.
” We’ve invested a great deal of cash and time in the AMG item and we’ve acquired a great deal of understanding,” he states. “It would be a bad indication to fly away after 2 seasons.”
” You do not understand how devoted the maker is”
However, you need to “keep your alternatives open,” states the previous AMG DTM supervisor: “You do not understand how devoted the makers are. I believe about AMG, however it’s still great to understand what’s on the marketplace. And naturally. you can speak about such concerns, however there was no concrete discussion.”
Of course, you keep inquiring about items and other items. “People speak with each other. That’s rather typical when a brand-new item comes out. We’re not just associated with the DTM, we’re likewise associated with the consumer sport– with the four-car GT World Challenge, where it takes place every so often there’s a client who’s interested in a various item,” describes Fritz.
The brand-new Porsche 911 GT3 R existed at Spa-Francorchamps zoom
The brand-new GT3 cars from BMW, Ferrari and Porsche are drawing in lots of chauffeurs. “And that’s why you like to make your own image,” he states. He has no doubt that the Mercedes-AMG GT3, which is entering its 4th year with the present Evo plan, will stay competitive.
Why Fritz thinks in the Mercedes-AMG GT3
” A great efficiency ratio ought to have the ability to stabilize that. I am likewise sure that we no longer have any teething problems. And the launch of such items with GT3s, specifically in today’s great deals, is likewise an obstacle,” states Fritz. “So it is the ideal choice for us to continue with Mercedes.”
In addition, one is “pleased with AMG and pleased with the collaboration,” states Fritz. “You can’t toss that info away in a brief amount of time for a brand-new item,” he states of the brand name and the star. “So I do not believe that’s proper.”