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[F1] Mercedes-Benz DTM Driver Juncadella Tests for Williams

The Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 team may be banned from the Formula 1 Young Driver Test at Silverstone, but at least Mercedes-Benz DTM driver and junior team member Daniel Juncadella is getting some action. The 22-year-old Spanish driver managed to complete 55 laps during the first day, with a lap time that’s good for fifth-best among all participants. The best lap time on Wednesday belonged to Kevin Magnussen of McLaren, and he also ran the most laps at 100. Juncadella was also tasked to take over Pastor Maldonado’s afternoon run for the second day. The extension is obviously a welcome opportunity for the young motorsport prospect, and the former Formula… Continue Reading »


Pascal Wehrlein Becomes Youngest DTM Driver Ever

The Mercedes-Benz DTM lineup just got a shake-up, with Ralf Schumacher relinquishing his driver seat to take on a managing shareholder role with RSC Mucke Motorsport. Meanwhile, Formula 3 Euro Series driver Pascal Wehrlein moves up to the vacant slot and is set to be the youngest-ever driver in DTM. The German will be 18 years and 188 days old when he debuts for the team in the season-opening race at Hockenheim. He previously won the ADAC Formel Masters in 2011, then went on to the Formula 3 Euro Series, also for Mucke Motorsport. Wehrlein described his promotion to DTM as “a dream come true.” He added that familiarity will… Continue Reading »


Mercedes-Benz Outs 2013 DTM Driver Lineup

After a rather disappointing finish to last year’s Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters season, the Mercedes-Benz team is eager to get back on track for 2013, starting with the announcement for the driver lineups for this season. Mercedes-Benz will field a crop of six DTM Mercedes AMG C-Coupe units this season, down a couple from last year’s eight C-Coupes across 4 sub-units. The six drivers are Gary Paffett, Daniel Juncadella, Roberto Merhi, Ralf Schumacher, Christian Vietoris, and Robert Wickens. Paffett was the frontrunner for much of the 2012 season, but Bruno Spengler managed to come from behind to take the title at the final race at Hockenheim. Paffett ended up conceding the… Continue Reading »


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