Mercedes factory driver will return return to single-seaters since testing for McLaren by taking part in the upcoming Marrakesh test.

 

The 2005 DTM champion will drive one of the two cars in Morocco on January 14 alongside Moroccan driver Michael Benyahia.

 

Mercedes will leave the DTM at the end of the 2018 season, which Paffett said will present him the opportunity to contest ä range of motor sport discipline’s on the Brits bucket list.

 

“[It was a] big shock, no-one expected it to happen really,” Paffett told Autosport about Mercedes’ announcement.

 

“Everyone in the team is looking at what they might be doing in the future. I haven’t done Le Mans or much endurance racing. I’d like to do that at some point. I’ve always said I’d like to have a go at Supercars in Australia.