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DTM 2012: Paffett Retires at Valencia, Keeps Lead Heading into Last Race

Despite having to retire at the 28th lap of the race, Gary Paffett was able to retain his lead over the drivers’ standings of the 2012 Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters season. The Mercedes-Benz driver’s 127 points off 2 victories and 7 podium finishes are still 3 points ahead of second-placer Bruno Spengler of BMW and 18 ahead of third-place and fellow Mercedes-Benz driver Jamie Green. Spengler placed sixth at the Circuit Ricardo Tormo over the weekend, while Green finished tenth. The race winner was BMW’s Augusto Farfus, followed by Adrien Tambay of Audi and Mattias Ekstrom of BMW at second and third, respectively. The last race of the 2012 DTM season—scheduled… Continue Reading »

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DTM 2012: Green Places Fourth at Nurburgring

Jamie Green was the best Mercedes-Benz team finisher on what was a bit of a lacklustre outing from the other drivers at the Nurburgring leg of the 2012 Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters season. Green finished fourth, and drivers’ championship leader Gary Paffett placed just sixth, although he still holds a comfortable lead over BMW’s Bruno Spengler, who won this race. Paffett has 103 points to Spengler’s 83, while Green is at third with 81. Mercedes’s HWA Team is still on top of the team standings with 127 points, while the automaker paces its two competitors with 237 points in the manufacturers’ standings. “That was a tough race in high temperatures and… Continue Reading »

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DTM 2012: Nurburgring Preview

It’s been a while since the sort-of All-Star break of the 2012 Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters season, but we’re primed for the resumption of DTM action this weekend. Mercedes-Benz will be looking to strengthen their hold on the top slot in the manufacturers’ standings, and we’ll be counting on the usual guys like Gary Paffett and Jamie Green to produce solid results to maintain their places atop the drivers’ standings. “The first half of the season was nearly perfect from my perspective: two wins, two podiums and a P4 finish after starting from last on the grid,” said Paffett, who accomplished a rare feat of getting the trifecta of pole position,… Continue Reading »

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MBBS-Evosport Tunes Mercedes-Benz AMG CLK63 Black Series for Pirelli World Challenge

The 2012 Pirelli World Challenge Championship is coming to a close, but MBBS-Evosport will be debuting its latest project. The tuned Mercedes-Benz AMG CLK63 Black Series will feature in the GT Class competition at the Sonoma Raceway in California—the only Mercedes-Benz to compete in the whole event. Originally, the vehicle was a tuned street car by Evosport Engineering, which specializes in brands like Mercedes-Benz, and later has been developed to race. It started out with the Evosport Racing team, competing at public roads before being converted to a full racing machine with the specifications fit to race the likes of the GT-R and Cadillac CTS-V. Craig Stanton was tapped to… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes Drivers Shine in Midseason DTM Events

All eyes were on the midseason events of the 2012 Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters season, which took place over the weekend at the Olympic Stadium in Munich. Teammates Ralf Schumacher and Jamie Green won the relay event, while Green placed second and Gary Paffett third in the individual race competition the next day. The relay event was a new format held for the first time this year. According to the rules of the competition, no two teams from the same manufacturer are eligible to finish in the top two of any event, making first and third the best finish among manufacturers. That’s why, for the relay event, the team of Paffett… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz Drivers All Set for Fourth Race in 2012 DTM

The 2012 Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters season has started incredibly well for the Mercedes-Benz team, with considerable leads in all three categories of the competition, namely the constructors, drivers, and teams championships. The Mercedes-Benz drivers competing this weekend are all prepped up and excited for the prospects of the team at the Red Bull Ring in Spielberg. “Everything about our new DTM Mercedes AMG C-Coupé is first-class, and it has shown itself to be fast on all types of track,” said Gary Paffett, who has won two of the first three races this year and is in the lead in the drivers championship. “In Spielberg, though, we’re expecting some new challenges…. Continue Reading »

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F1: Mercedes Sees Progress with Concorde Agreement

Prior to the Monaco Grand Prix that saw a good showing from its team, Mercedes-Benz said that it was seeing some progress with the negotiations for the Concorde Agreement. Being the last of the major teams to hold out on agreeing to an extension of that pact, many see that a lot rests upon what goes on between Mercedes-Benz and FIA, as it will definitely impact Formula One and determine the long-term prospects of the Mercedes AMG Petronas team. The Concorde Agreement is set to expire this year. “Understandably, we have been asked frequently about the status of our Concorde Agreement negotiations in the past days,” said Norbert Haug, the… Continue Reading »

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