Berger: Button and Kubica would be good for DTM

DTM chief Gerhard Berger has revealed that he is keen to attract Jenson Button and Robert Kubica to race in the premier German tintop category in 2020.

The Pole, who has struggled at Williams this year, is linked with a F1 reserve seat for 2020, perhaps in combination with a racing role elsewhere.

“Big names like Robert Kubica are always on our radar,” said Berger. “At the moment it depends on many factors, such as the budget or the availability of cockpits. But there is no doubt that I would like to see such names in the DTM.”

Berger admitted in an interview with Sat 1 that Jenson Button is another driver he would like to see switch to DTM, “From a sporting perspective, they would be at a similar level to our current DTM drivers, who in my view are all absolutely top drivers.”

“But they do not have the name recognition that Kubica and Jenson Button have. The mix must be right and we are working on that,” said Berger.

Kubica tested a DTM Mercedes at Valencia in 2017, while Button is racing in the Japanese Super GT Series driving a Honda NSX-GT for Team Kunimitsu, in which he won the title in 2018.