2012 DTM

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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 »


2012 DTM: Halfway Exhibition Events at Munich

We’ve reached the halfway point of the 2012 Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters season, which means it’s time to hit the Olympic Stadium in Munich for a reprisal of the non-championship scoring event that started last year. The Mercedes-Benz DTM teams are all preparing for the event, and looking to make it a springboard for more success for the latter half of the season. Right now, Mercedes-Benz is ahead of the pack in every aspect—after the first 5 races, the automaker is ahead in the constructors’ standings, Gary Paffett is at the top of the drivers’ points, and HWA Team is leading the teams’ championship. The 2-day event at the Olympic Stadium… Continue Reading »


Paffett Gets Podium Finish at Red Bull Ring

After duking it out for the top spot, Gary Paffett eventually settled for third place at the Red Bull Ring in Spielberg—making it his fourth podium finish in as many races so far in the 2012 DTM season. Edoardo Mortara of Audi took the race win, with Martin Tomczyk of BMW at second. With the third-place finish, Paffett was still able to add to his points total for the season. His 83 points is 36 more than second-placer Mattias Ekstrom of Audi. In addition, Paffett’s performance allowed Mercedes-Benz to take its fifth podium placer in four races. “Before the race, we had planned on securing as many points as possible… Continue Reading »


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 »


DTM: Paffett Hopes for Good Results in Brands Hatch Return

The next race in the 2012 Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters season is Brands Hatch, considered the home race for HWA Team’s Gary Paffett. Powered by his THOMAS SABO Mercedes AMG C-Coupe, Paffett is currently leading the Drivers’ championship and is looking for a good showing in the third race of the young DTM season. “It’s great to be returning to Brands Hatch for my home race and to be showcasing DTM racing for the British fans,” said Paffett. “In the early stage of my career, I used to compete at Brands Hatch three or four times a year, so I have very fond memories of the circuit and the races there.”… Continue Reading »


2012 DTM: Paffett Takes Second in Lausitzring

DTM action resumed at the EuroSpeedway Lausitz, and Gary Paffett still managed to get a podium finish in his Mercedes-Benz. The winner of the first race of the season at Hockenheimring was able to finish second, sandwiched by two BMW drivers in the race results as Bruno Spengler took the win and Augusto Farfus took third. “I was just a bit too far behind at the pit-stop,” said Paffett of his THOMAS SABO Mercedes-Benz AMG C-Coupe being fast enough to take another win. “Having said that, my car was really quick and had a brilliant set-up, a tribute to the team. I was also so close to Bruno Spengler’s car… Continue Reading »


Schumacher, Rosberg Stage Silver Arrow Demos in 2012 DTM Opener

While there won’t be a Formula 1 race until May 13, Mercedes AMG Petronas drivers Michael Schumacher and Nico Rosberg will join the brand’s entrants for the 2012 opener of the Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters season as they demo a couple of Silver Arrow cars old and new. Rosberg, who scored the first pure Silver Arrow F1 win in over five decades when he won the Chinese Grand Prix two weekends ago, is demonstrating a Mercedes-Benz W196 car from 1955—the same model that Juan Manuel Fangio drove to victory at the 1955 Italian Grand Prix. Schumacher, meanwhile, will demo the MGP W02, which was used by the team in last year’s… Continue Reading »


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