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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 »


DTM 2012: Paffett Wins Brands Hatch

He came home looking for a victory in a course he knows well—and Gary Paffett delivered. The Mercedes driver took the win at Brands Hatch to secure his second victory in the first three races of the DTM 2012 season, extending his lead in the drivers’ standings and also helping Mercedes extend the team lead. Over 27,000 people were in attendance over the three days of the DTM weekend, and Paffett would not disappoint the home crowd as he brought the win. This was his 19th win in 84 DTM races, giving him a win rate of 23 percent—the best clip among the current crop of drivers racing in the… Continue Reading »


The New DTM Car to be Driven by Button at the Brands Hatch

Jenson Button of Vodafone McLaren Mercedes F1 driver will be at the Brands Hatch at the DTM this weekend. He will drive the Mercedes-Benz DTM race taxi with Gary Paffett as his passenger. But before he do that, he will take some time to practice with the new car, because he still need to familiarize himself with controlling and maneuvering the new race car. “Brands Hatch is one of the circuits where I cut my teeth in junior single-seaters and I have many fond memories of the place – in Formula Ford, the Formula Ford Festival, and in British Formula 3. It’s one of the greatest tracks in the world,… Continue Reading »


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