Gary Paffett has confirmed to fans that while he will still race with Mercedes Benz in the DTM series next season, he will be contiuing to stay with the McLaren F1 team in their test role.

The British driver said he wanted to do all he could to help the Woking based squad win the world title with their new driver Jenson Button and 2008 champion Lewis Hamilton.

“I haven’t been involved with the Mercedes team. I’ve got a job in DTM with Mercedes and a job in Formula 1 with McLaren. There is still a relationship between the two through the engines and, although there is a rivalry there now, I’m very much with McLaren in F1 and Mercedes in DTM.”

Gary Paffett

F1 Fanatics