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Mercedes Junior Driver Takes Pole at Norisring

In a result that surprised even himself, a Mercedes DTM team junior driver outpaced his more experienced teammate and grabbed pole position for the 5th race of the season. Canadian Robert Wickens, drove the STIHL Mercedes AMG C-Coupé to the primary grid position for Sunday’s race with a lap time of 48.384 seconds. Said Wicken, “At first, I was speechless. Now I’m going to concentrate on getting off to a good start, and hopefully things will carry on like this for the race. The Norisring is a very special circuit for me. I scored my very first DTM points here in last year’s race, and now it’s the place where I secured my… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes Celebrates A Quarter Century Of DTM Racing

The weekend of July 13 and 14th will see Race 5 of the DTM Series being undertaken at the Norisring in Nuremberg, Germany.  In  the past 25 years, Mercedes-Benz has raced cars in the DTM, having sent its cars into battle beginning in 1988. Since then, cars bearing the 3-pointed star have won 169 races, ten driver’s championships and thirteen team titles. More importantly, it has garnered 9 constructors championships in the same period,  making Mercedes-Benz the most successful manufacturer in the history of the DTM. To celebrate this occasion, Mercedes-Benz will be staging a parade through the streets of Nuremberg that will feature various cars it has entered in the series… Continue Reading »

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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] Lausitzring Preview for Mercedes-Benz Team

It’s round 4 of the 2013 Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters, and the Mercedes-Benz team is headed to EuroSpeedway Lausitz hoping that they’ll fare better after a disaster of a race at the Red Bull Ring last time out. Christian Vietoris, a junior team member who’s had the best season so far among Mercedes-Benz drivers, said that the 3,478-meter track is one of his favorites. He said starting grid position will again play a big role, as the team has underperformed in qualifying so far. Gary Paffett shared Vietoris’ sentiments in that the cars generally provide good race pace. “If we can just qualify for the first couple of rows, we can… Continue Reading »

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[DTM] No Podium for Mercedes, Three Finish in Top 10

The race at the Red Bull Ring in Spielberg this past weekend could have gone much better for the Mercedes-Benz team. While there were three Mercedes AMG drivers who finished in the points, it’s hard to get excited when the best finisher is P7 for Christian Vietoris in his DTM Mercedes AMG C-Coupe. Bruno Spengler won the race, followed by Marco Wittman and his teammate and former F1 driver Timo Glock. All three race for BMW, which now has its three racing teams taking the top three spots in the team standings. BMW also paces the manufacturer’s championship tally so far, over a hundred points ahead of Audi and Mercedes-Benz…. 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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VfB Stuttgart Colors to Grace Pascal Wehrlein’s Mercedes AMG C-Coupe

The logo and colors of VfB Stuttgart, a football team set to compete in the 2013 DFB-Pokal final against Bayern Munich on June 1 at Berlin’s Olympic Stadium, will be gracing the Mercedes AMG C-Coupe of Pascal Wehrlein for the third round of DTM action. Mercedes-Benz Bank happens to be the shirt sponsor of VfB Stuttgart, and the team’s home arena is the Mercedes-Benz Arena. They also ride a fancy Mercedes-Benz Travego Edition 1 when they go to their away matches. This cross-partnership is simply a no-brainer. We’ve gotten a taste of Wehrlein’s love for the sport of football after he got together with a couple of Austrian national squad… Continue Reading »

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