Mercedes AMG Petronas young driver and sometime Force India third driver Pascal Wehrlein has become the youngest champion in the history of the DTM. At just 20 years of age Pascal Wehrlein entered the final round at Hockenheim with a 37 point lead and secured the title with an eight place finish after all of his rivals encountered problems during Saturday's opening race. Beating such experienced names as former DTM champion Mattias Ekström (driving for Audi) and Sector 3 Studios development driver Bruno Spengler amongst others, this title marks somewhat of a career crossroads for the young German driver. Part of the Mercedes Young Driver Development Program, Wehrlein adds this latest achievement to an already impressive resume that includes victory in the 2011 ADAC Formel Masters Series and runner up in the following years F3 European Series. Concentrating on a switch to touring car racing alongside his Formula One commitments since 2013 Wehrlein has shown increasing maturity in his performances this year, securing 5 podiums and 2 victories on route to championship success. Against one of the strongest fields in recent seasons and driving for a manufacturer that has been finding success hard to come by recently, this championship comes as a shot in the arm for both driver and team. The question now on everybody's lips is will the talented young German secure a Formula One drive in the coming season or will he return to the DTM series and defend his hard won title next year? Championship success could well mean farewell to his touring car adventures. Speaking about the potential of moving away from the DTM to DPA news agency Wehrlein said “If that was the case, on one hand it would be a shame, especially as this year has been so much fun with the team — and successful too... On the other hand, I want to be in Formula One and I will do everything to make it happen." He also added that he and the team will discuss the "options there are and what would be the best for me. But it may well be that we decide to go for another year of DTM.” With no room at the works Mercedes Grand Prix team, it appears that the most likely opportunity would be driving one of the newly Mercedes powered Manor cars next season. Although the Sheffield operation have struggled since making their debut in 2010 many are expecting 2016 will bring great improvements in performance for the young team. With Mercedes engines and electronics and a year of development on the 2016 car (Manor have openly admitted 2015 was written off early in the year and development switched to the new 2016 model) the move might be somewhat of a masterstroke for the young German. Mercedes will have full access to his data during the season and many in the works operation will be keeping an eye on this young star as a potential works driver of the future. Do you think that Pascal Wehrlein has done enough this season to earn a drive next year in Formula One? Leave your comments below!