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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] 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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STIHL to Sponsor Robert Wickens’ Mercedes AMG C-Coupe

Longtime Mercedes-Benz DTM team sponsor STIHL, a global manufacturer of chainsaws and other types of handheld power equipment, is shifting its involvement with the team. It’s now sponsoring its own car, the Mercedes AMG C-Coupe of Robert Wickens, which will be co-sponsored by GRIP – The Motor Magazine, a print publication that also has a TV show. Wickens was ecstatic about this development, saying that his car now becomes “one of the coolest designs” on any DTM car for this season. “In my whole racing career, I’ve certainly never seen a paint job that I liked better,” he said, citing the orange-and-white color scheme. “Our goal now is to make… Continue Reading »

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