The Mercedes-AMG DTM Team was accompanied by a camera crew throughout the 2016 DTM season – the first time that this has happened in the history of the series. However, the focus of the resulting documentary is less on the racing action and more on the people behind the sport. Visits to the homes of the drivers, interviews with relatives and friends – all this and much more kept the audience entertained at last Thursday’s premiere screening in Stuttgart. But don’t worry if you missed out on the occasion, as the documentary – NO REGRETS: THE 2016 MERCEDES-AMG DTM TEAM STORY – will be shown on free-to-air German TV before the end of this year.
Robert Wickens to the documentary film: The film is really good. I’m obviously biased, because it’s about my team, my team-mates and my family. The film is amazing. It succeeded in capturing the emotional ups and downs of the DTM and our season very well. It shows what we’ve been through, and how we responded. It is a beautiful story.
What was your personal highlight? Robert Wickens: There were quite a few, but for me it was the way we showed the world the friendship that exists within the team. There are certainly very few people who know how closely we drivers work together in our team. I’ve never experienced it to this extent before. Also, it was also pretty cool to see myself as a kid. I didn’t know that these clips were going to be part of the movie. It made me quite emotional, especially hearing what my father had to say about me. All in all, it was a surreal experience. I would never have thought that I could one day feature in such a film.
Source: Mercedes AMG DTM