AUGUST 31, 2006

Alesi to leave DTM

Jean Alesi is leaving the DTM Mercedes-Benz team at the end of the season. The former F1 driver has been racing in the series since 2002 but is frustrated that he cannot be more competitive. Alesi says he is not keen to make a fuss but clearly feels that he has not been given the same opportunities as other drivers.

Jean says that he will still be racing next year but has yet to say where that will be.