Category Archive: DTM

Mar 29

Tales from the paddock – Stefan Wendl: “Our season in North America got off to a fantastic start” (+video)

Mercedes-AMG Motorsport in the 2017 season 

20170326-050Tales from the paddock – Stefan Wendl: “Our season in North America got off to a fantastic start” Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 28

Eight DTM drivers in the ‘Green Hell’

A special kind of preparation for the season

René Rast im Audi R8 LMS10 days prior to the final DTM pre-season tests at the Hockenheimring Baden-Württemberg (03rd to 06th April), eight DTM drivers felt the desire to make a trip to the Eifel.

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Mar 22

Tales from the paddock – Lucas Auer: “One of the things Gerhard might consider is my idea of a night race in Singapore”

Mercedes-AMG Motorsport in the 2017 season 

Mercedes-AMG Motorsport logoThe countdown is on: There are only a few days to go before the Formula One season gets underway with the opening fixture in Australia. Preparations are also proceeding apace in the DTM. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 21

Gerhard Berger takes over from Hans Werner Aufrecht as ITR Chairman

The world’s most popular touring-car series will be comprehensively enhanced

Gerhard Berger was confirmed as Chairman of ‘Internationalen Tourenwagen Rennen e.V’ (ITR)ITR is being restructured for the future: Today, former Grand Prix winner, BMW Motorsport Director and Formula One team co-owner Gerhard Berger was confirmed as Chairman of ‘Internationalen Tourenwagen Rennen e.V’ (ITR).

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Mar 21

MB Partners presents Team Thunderhead

The unprecedented partnership traverses many of the world’s most famous racing series’ and championships

MB Partners presents Team ThunderheadMB Partners are delighted to announce that Thunderhead, trail-blazers in technology for customer engagement, have teamed up with Mike Conway, Gary Paffett, Jack Manchester and Tom Blomqvist for the forthcoming racing 2017 season.

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Mar 17

The technology of the 2017 DTM cars

More power and less downforce represent a bigger challenge for the driving skills than ever

Mercedes-AMG C 63 DTMTo let the skills of the drivers gain even more importance, the technical regulations for the 2017 season were revised in crucial areas. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 15

Tales from the paddock – Gary Paffett: “Tyres are the biggest challenge”

Mercedes-AMG Motorsport in the 2017 season 

Mercedes-AMG Motorsport logoThe start of the season is drawing closer: Penultimate DTM tests of the winter in progress, preparations for F1 season have finished. The first race of the year will get under way next week in Australia. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 15

Second round of DTM tests this week at Vallelunga

The second round of DTM tests is on

Second round of DTM tests this week at VallelungaFrom Tuesday to Thursday (14th to 16th March), Audi, BMW and Mercedes-AMG continue their preparations for the coming season at Vallelunga. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 10

New generation of Hankook tyres for the 2017 DTM season

Hankook are going to provide a new tyre generation for the forthcoming DTM season

New generation of Hankook tyres for the 2017 DTM seasonCompared to their predecessors, the new Ventus Race DTM dry-weather tyres will produce more grip in its optimum status, thus meeting a demand of the drivers.

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Mar 08

Tales from the paddock – Lucas Auer: “A DTM night race in Singapore would be really cool”

Mercedes-AMG Motorsport in the 2017 season

Mercedes-AMG Motorsport logo Preparations for the new season are really hotting up. While Formula One has entered the second and final test week ahead of the 2017 campaign, the DTM is gearing up for the first post-homologation tests at Vallelunga. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 08

World premiere in Geneva: the new Audi RS 5 DTM

Clear the stage for an exciting new race car

Audi RS 5 DTMAt the same time as the production model, Audi Sport presented the DTM racing version of the Audi RS 5 Coupé at the Geneva Motor Show. The new RS design language premieres in this model that features numerous modifications required by the regulations as well. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 06

BMW DTM drivers hone their fitness

The six BMW DTM drivers underwent an intense training regime this week

BMW DTM drivers hone their fitnesshttp://www.dtm.com/sites/default/files/news/866dd882-3961-4a5b-88bc-2eb2b90be904-orginal.jpgThey were in Viareggio from Sunday to Wednesday for a four-day fitness camp. Team doctor Riccardo Ceccarelli  and his Formula Medicine team had put together an extensive and diverse training schedule to ensure that the drivers are perfectly prepared for the coming DTM season. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 03

IceChallenge: DTM aces go for it on a frozen solid lake

For six of the 18 DTM drivers, the season doesn’t begin with the DTM  season kick-off at Hockenheim

René RastWithin the framework of the 2017 IceChallenge, reigning DTM Champion Marco Wittmann, fellow BMW driver Augusto Farfus, the two Audi drivers Jamie Green and René Rast as well as Lucas Auer and Maro Engel representing the Mercedes-AMG camp. The challenge: to defeat your opponents on ice and snow and celebrate the first DTM win in 2017. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 02

Perfectionism: HWA-Chief Mechanic Stefan Kalke

Stefan Kalke (45, Chief Mechanic) has worked as a mechanic for the past 27 years

Perfectionism: HWA-Chief Mechanic Stefan KalkeIn the DTM, every millimetre counts, even the smallest divergence from the norm can make the difference in the fight for thousandths of a second. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 01

Tales from the paddock – Gary Paffett: “We have to make sure that we get this performance on a consistent basis” (+videos)

Mercedes-AMG Motorsport in the 2017 season

2017-02-28 - Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport, Test, Barcelona, Lewis Hamilton It’s all systems go for the new season: Formula One and the DTM have conducted their first tests of the year. Gary Paffett takes a look ahead. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 28

Last DTM tests prior to the homologation deadline on 01st March

The countdown is on: on first March, the DTM cars for the 2017 season will be homologated

BMW M4 DTMAnd in the run-up to the homologation, Audi, BMW and Mercedes-AMG travelled to Portugal for the first tests in 2017 (21st to 23rd February) that also represented the last opportunity to test the cars prior to the homologation deadline.    Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 23

Loïc Duval: “I’d like to mount the podium in the DTM”

A new challenge for Loïc Duval

Loïc Duval: “I’d like to mount the podium in the DTM”Following five years with Audi in the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC), a title win and a Le Mans victory, the 34-year-old Frenchman is switching to the DTM in 2017.

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Feb 22

Tales from the paddock – Paul Di Resta: “The new rules will definitely add more spice to the races”

Mercedes-AMG Motorsport in the 2017 season

Mercedes-AMG Motorsport logo The engines are roaring again! In the run-up to the launch for the new Silver Arrows Formula One car on Thursday, the DTM drivers were completing the first test session of the year at Portimao. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 15

Tales from the paddock – Maro Engel: “I just can’t wait for the DTM season to start” (+videos)

Mercedes-AMG Motorsport in the 2017 season

Mercedes-AMG Motorsport logo Tales from the paddock – Maro Engel: “I just can’t wait for the DTM season to start”. Preparations for the new season are set to continue next week with the first DTM tests of the year and the unveiling of the new Silver Arrows car. Meanwhile, Valtteri Bottas has this week made his first visit to Stuttgart and Maro Engel has taken on an additional role… Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 15

Team spirit improved: Squad of drivers grows together

Hard work was top of the agenda before the new season gets under way

Fitness-Camp La MangaFrom the 4th to the 8th of February, the Mercedes-AMG DTM drivers laid the basic foundations for the upcoming DTM year at their traditional fitness camp in La Manga, Spain. Read the rest of this entry »

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