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[DTM] Paffett Wins at Lausitzring

It took a while, but it looks like the Mercedes-Benz team is coming along nicely in the 2013 DTM season. Gary Paffett, last year’s runner-up, took home the win at Lausitzring and boosted Mercedes-Benz up in the standings. “I had a great car,” said Paffett. “This was a perfect race.” The win was coupled with a podium finish for Mercedes-Benz junior team member Christian Vietoris, who got his first career pole position in the Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters. It took 26 races for Vietoris to claim a pole position, and this is the first time a junior team member achieved the feat since Mercedes-Benz initiated it this past year. The podium is… Continue Reading »

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[DTM] Mercedes-Benz is Hopeful Heading into Red Bull Ring

The Mercedes-Benz team is heading into the third round of the DTM season with high hopes, as it takes on the Red Bull Ring in Spielberg. Gary Paffett and Christian Vietoris are fourth and fifth in the drivers’ championship race, and Mercedes is trailing BMW by 45 points in the manufacturers’ standings. It’s still a young season, though, and there’s plenty of racing left. Red Bull Ring, at 4.326 km, happens to be the second-longest track on the calendar for 2013, trailing only Hockenheimring. The race is slated for 47 laps, which makes for a total of 203.322 km, the longest on the calendar. “I had a decent race there… Continue Reading »

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[DTM] Mercedes AMG Preps for Brands Hatch Weekend

After a solid opener at Hockenheimring, the Mercedes-Benz team is ready to get on with the second round of the 2013 Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters season at Brands Hatch, England, to be held this weekend. The 1.929 km Indy Circuit will be the eighth time DTM comes over to Brands Hatch. This makes it the shortest DTM track on the current calendar, and it features a top speed of 225kph or greater at the start/finish straight. The race is slated for 98 laps, which is the most in any race for the 2013 season. Last year’s race winner, Gary Paffett, is excited to defend the title for his home race. He… Continue Reading »

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[DTM] Vietoris with Podium Finish, Paffett Fourth for Mercedes-Benz

While the team was not able to claim a win in the season-opening race at Hockenheim, Christian Vietoris and Gary Paffett ensured that the team would be off to a strong start. Vietories claimed his first DTM podium finish after coming in third behind race winner Augusto Farfus and second-placer Dirk Werner, while Gary Paffett crossed the finish line around three seconds later for fourth place. Vietoris, a member of the Junior Team currently competing for Mercedes-Benz in the 2013 Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters, was 9.675 seconds behind Farfus, who clocked 1:10:11.583. Vietoris had to overtake Paffett in the final several laps of the race using DRS to secure his first… Continue Reading »

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