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(Reuters) - Mercedes Formula One reserve driver Pascal Wehrlein won the German Touring Car (DTM) title on Saturday to become the youngest ever champion in the series.
The 20-year-old clinched the title by finishing eighth at Hockenheim, a day before his birthday and with a race to spare.
Wehrlein has set his sights on moving up to Formula One and there has been talk of a possible debut next season with the tail-end Manor Marussia team, who are switching to Mercedes engines.
He has tested for Mercedes this year as well as Mercedes-powered Force India.
Reporting by Alan Baldwin, editing by Ed Osmond