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Mercedes-Benz Driver Pascal Wehrlein Gives Austrian Footballers a Taste of DTM

Pascal Wehrlein, a driver for the Mercedes-Benz team in the Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters, became a driving instructor for a day, to Andreas Ivanschitz and Sebastian Prodl, members of the Austrian national team. This special event was held at the Red Bull Ring, acting as a lead-up to the third DTM round this weekend at the circuit in Spielberg. They engaged in a driver training exercise, which included a trio of basic routines. The footballers got a taste of how to accelerate properly, brake correctly, and see the ideal racing line. They then got into a C63 AMG Performance Car, albeit in the passenger seat with Wehrlein at the helm. “This…… Continue Reading »

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[DTM] Wickens Claims First Career Podium

After a tough qualifying session, there was some light at the end of the tunnel for the Mercedes-Benz DTM team. Robert Wickens managed to claim his first podium finish in the Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters, climbing all the way from 13th on the starting grid all the way to P3 at the end of the race held at the historic Brands Hatch circuit. Gary Paffett was the guy who actually finished in P3, but he was slapped with a 5-second penalty after going past the speed limit in a sector during a yellow flag situation. That penalty bumped Paffett down to sixth, and Wickens moved up to the podium to join… 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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[2013 DTM] Vietoris, Wickens Secure Second Row for Mercedes-Benz at Season Opener

It’s only the qualifying session for the first race of the 2013 Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters season, and the young guns of the Mercedes-Benz team are already pushing hard. Christian Vietoris and Robert Wickens secured second-row starts for the season-opening race at Hockenheim, while five of the six drivers of the team managed to make it into the top ten. With Vietoris starting at P3, Wickens fourth, Gary Paffett at sixth, Pascal Wehrlein eighth, and Daniel Juncadella tenth, the Mercedes team is in strong position to get solid results this weekend. Roberto Merhi, on the other hand, struggled with the track and failed to make it to Q2 after spinning out,… Continue Reading »

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Rosberg to Attend DTM Opener, will Drive a Lucky Fan Around Hockenheimring

When the 2013 Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters season opens on the weekend of May 4 to 5 at Hockenheimring, expect Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 driver Nico Rosberg to make an appearance. He is, after all, the designated mentor for the Mercedes-Benz DTM Junior team that includes Daniel Juncadella, Roberto Merhi, Christian Vietoris, Pascal Wehrlein, and Robert Wickens. “The Mercedes-Benz Junior Team offers a marvelous opportunity to talented drivers, and I’m glad to be a part of it,” said Rosberg. “I very much hope that one of the Mercedes drivers, whether a newcomer or a more experienced member of the squad, is able to bring the title back to Stuttgart after missing… Continue Reading »

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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 »

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