Gary Paffett will get a chance to test a McLaren-Mercedes Formula One car after his DTM title win.
Paffett tested for McLaren in 2002 and 2003
The Bromley-born driver, 24, took the German touring car crown with third place at Hockenheim last weekend.
Paffett tested for McLaren in 2002 and 2003 but was unable to find a race seat and tried his luck at DTM instead.
He said: "It is a step closer to Formula One, which is where I want to be eventually. But it looks like I'll be defending my DTM title next year."