Petrov has chance to do DTM season with Mercedes 31 January, 2014 Vitaly Petrov Former F1 driver Vitaly Petrov has a good chance of restarting his motor racing career in the German touring car series DTM. So says Mercedes motor sport head honcho Toto Wolff, after former Renault and Caterham driver Petrov made his test debut for the German marque a week ago. “Russia is a highly significant market for the DTM and for Mercedes-Benz,” Wolff said at the time. However, he made no mention of Russian Petrov’s chances of actually securing an F1 race seat for 2014. Wolff told Russia’s Formula 1news.ru website that the 29-year-old was predictably “fast” in the test. “Vitaly has been on the podium in Formula 1. What else do you need to say?” said the Austrian. “The test was successful, and now we are trying to bring everything together to sign a contract. “We are considering the option [of signing Petrov] very seriously,” added Wolff. “If you want me to be specific, I would say [that] the chances are about 60 per cent.” (GMM) Subbed by AJN. Related NewsBriatore drafted in to spice up Formula 1 showHonda: We expect points in every race and victoriesZetsche: Why does Ecclestone do everything alone?Over 40 dismissed Caterham staff to sue teamHungarian Grand Prix: Team bosses press conferenceRaikkonen: Mattiacci is the guy we needSmedley: I did not expect such a quick Williams revivalHorner: We will fight all the way to Abu DhabiVilleneuve: F1 is boring, something is missingVilleneuve: Hamilton will not be at Mercedes for long haha He was not a bad driver! bub Yeah, getting into F1 is hard enough. Staying there is a real challenge.