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F1: Indian Grand Prix Preview

  There’s four more races to go in this year’s Formula One season, and action resumes at the 2012 Indian Grand Prix tomorrow. In under an hour, qualifying will start, and with the strong performance in the Friday practices, the Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 team is confident of getting good results in the qualifying session. Nico Rosberg placed P6 and P4 in Practices 1 and 2, respectively, while Michael Schumacher posted P8 and P13 results in his runs. “We learned a lot in the two practice sessions today and found some good set-up directions, so it was a decent day,” said Rosberg. “Fourth place is not our realistic position at… Continue Reading »

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Paffett 2nd at Hockenheim, Fails to Clinch DTM Title

For all intents and purposes, the 2012 Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters season was Gary Paffett’s to lose. He had been leading all the way since the first race and was in good position to win it all at the final race despite watching Bruno Spengler chip away at his lead following dismal performances after the halftime break of the season. Well, Spengler was able to snatch the win—and the 2012 DTM driver’s championship as well—at Hockenheimring. DTM follows the FIA world championships points system, which awards 25 points to the winner and 18 points to the runner-up, then 15, 12, 10, 8, 6, 4, and 2 points to the rest of… Continue Reading »

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Daniel Juncadella Claims Formula 3 Euro Series Title

Before hosting the penultimate race of the 2012 DTM season, Hockenheim was also the venue for the conclusion of the 2012 Formula 3 Euro Series. Daniel Juncadella, driving for Prema Powerteam in a Dallara – Mercedes, took home the series championship after finishing fourth in the race, which was won by Felix Rosenqvist of Mucke Motorsport. The 21-year-old Spaniard banked on consistently strong performances throughout the 2012 F3 Euro Series that included 5 race wins, 5 pole positions, and an impressive 10 podium finishes out of 24 total races. “Winning the Formula 3 Euro Series is like a dream come true,” said Juncadella. “But I am also aware that it’s… Continue Reading »

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Paffett to Start in P2 at DTM Finale

Mercedes-Benz driver Gary Paffett has been leading the drivers’ standings of the 2012 Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters season since the first race, and he isn’t about to let his title chances slip away now. The man behind the wheel of the THOMAS SABO Mercedes AMG C-Coupe managed to finish qualifying at Hockenheim in second place, allowing him to start in the front row of the final race of the season. “Pole position was my goal, but still, I’m on the front row of the grid and so feel very relaxed about the last race of the season tomorrow,” Paffett said. “Now I’m looking forward to an exciting and fair season finale…. Continue Reading »

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Driver Susie Wolff Retires From DTM Too

So Schumacher is retiring from F1 at season’s end. David Coulthard is too, at least in the DTM. But there’s one other Mercedes DTM driver who’s leaving the Mercedes DTM team, and that is Scottish lady driver Susie Wolff.  Wolff’s DTM debut was in 2006, where she did her first race with Mucke Motorsport. Straightaway, she showed her speed, finishing in the top ten. Her most successful DTM season was in 2010, when she got into the top seven twice, finishing 13th in the standings. But Susie leaving the DTM and her distinctive pink DTM Mercedes doesn’t mean that she is being put out to pasture. In fact, she already… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes All Set for Climactic Battle at 2012 DTM Finale

It all comes down to one race. This weekend, the winners of the 2012 Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters will finally be crowned, and fans should be treated to a tight race on Sunday. Gary Paffett is hoping to take his THOMAS SABO Mercedes AMG C-Coupe to victory, although it’s not going to be easy with BMW’s Bruno Spengler hot on his trail and fellow Mercedes driver Jamie Green also with a shot at the title. Here’s how the drivers’ championship standings are right now: Paffett is leading at 127 points, Spengler is very close at 124 points, and Green has 109 points. Audi drivers Mike Rockenfeller (85 points) and Mattias Ekstrom… Continue Reading »

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DTM 2012: Paffett Retires at Valencia, Keeps Lead Heading into Last Race

Despite having to retire at the 28th lap of the race, Gary Paffett was able to retain his lead over the drivers’ standings of the 2012 Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters season. The Mercedes-Benz driver’s 127 points off 2 victories and 7 podium finishes are still 3 points ahead of second-placer Bruno Spengler of BMW and 18 ahead of third-place and fellow Mercedes-Benz driver Jamie Green. Spengler placed sixth at the Circuit Ricardo Tormo over the weekend, while Green finished tenth. The race winner was BMW’s Augusto Farfus, followed by Adrien Tambay of Audi and Mattias Ekstrom of BMW at second and third, respectively. The last race of the 2012 DTM season—scheduled… Continue Reading »

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