Category Archive: DTM

Aug 24

Felix Rosenqvist: “I find the allegations absolutely ridiculous”

Mercedes-AMG Motorsport in the 2016 season  – Tales from the paddock

Felix Rosenqvist Summer break comes to an end: Last weekend, the DTM entered the second half of the season in Moscow – and not without talking points. Next weekend, it’s the return of Formula 1 with a visit to the legendary Ardennes rollercoaster at Spa-Francorchamps. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 21

Wittmann wins and reclaims points’ lead

Quadruple victory for BMW in Moscow on Sunday

DTM - Start of the 12th race of the season at the Moscow Raceway After his seventh DTM career pole position, he added his seventh race win: with a dominant performance, Marco Wittmann claimed victory in the second race at Moscow Raceway on Sunday.

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Aug 21

Wittmann and Blomqvist secure front grid row for BMW

Marco Wittmann will be on pole position for the twelfth race of the 2016 DTM season

Best grid position for Sundays race: Marco WittmannIn qualifying, the BMW driver secured himself the best starting grid position for the race at Moscow Raceway on Sunday with a lap time of 1 min. 28.776 sec.

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Aug 20

Victory and points’ lead for Robert Wicken

Mercedes dominance at Moscow Raceway

DTM - Victory and points’ lead for Robert Wicken With a dominant performance, Canadian Robert Wickens won the DTM race at Moscow Raceway in Russia on Saturday and thus also took the lead in the drivers’ standings.

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Aug 20

Mercedes-AMG locks out the first two grid rows

In an exciting last-gasp dash, Mercedes-AMG secured itself the first two grid rows for the race at Moscow Raceway on Saturday

Paul Di Resta, Gary Paffett und Robert WickensBriton Gary Paffett managed to set the fastest time in the 20 minutes’ qualifying session. On his fastest lap, he posted a time of 1 min. 41.443 sec. For Gary Paffett, this is the twelfth pole position of his DTM career and the first of this season. Alongside him on the front row of the grid, Robert Wickens will be lining up in second place.  Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 18

Felix Rosenqvist – the DTM newcomer

“Yes it’s tough to enter such a hard-fought series around season half-time” – Rosenqvist

Felix Rosenqvist will make his DTM debut at MoscowIn 2015 he followed  his footsteps by winning the Formula 3 European Championship and now, in Russia, he will replace him at the wheel of his DTM cockpit: following the switch of Esteban Ocon to Formula one, Felix Rosenqvist is going to make his DTM debut this weekend (19th to 21st August) at the Moscow Raceway.

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Aug 17

Tales from the paddock – Esteban Ocon: “I hadn’t expected to make the step up to F1 quite this soon”

Mercedes-AMG Motorsport in the 2016 season

MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS, F1, Formula One, Silverstone, Testing, Esteban Ocon Back from the summer break: This coming weekend in Moscow, the Mercedes-AMG DTM Team enters the final sprint to the title. One driver who won’t be there is Esteban Ocon, who is preparing for his F1 debut at Spa. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 17

DTM regains momentum at the Moscow Raceway

The summer break is over and DTM is going to reaccelerate

DTM regains momentum at the Moscow Raceway From 19th to 21st August, not far from the Russian capital, the Moscow Raceway is going to stage the sixth race meeting of the 2016 season.

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Aug 11

DTM comes to a positive half-time conclusion

Growth in the attendance and viewing figure areas

Start DTM Lausitzring Five of the nine race meetings of the 2016 season have been contested and DTM’s umbrella organisation ITR has come to a positive half-time conclusion.

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Aug 11

Ocon switches to F1 – Rosenqvist to replace him on the DTM grid at Moscow

With 10 races contested, the 2016 DTM season of rookie Esteban Ocon has come to a sudden halt

With immediate effect, Esteban Ocon will race in Formula One as team-mate of reigning DTM Champion Pascal Wehrlein. With immediate effect, the young Frenchman will race in Formula One as team-mate of reigning DTM Champion Pascal Wehrlein. Ocon replaces Indonesian Rio Haryanto who had to stop racing for Team Manor due to financial issues.

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Aug 10

Tales from the paddock: On holiday with three DTM stars in Ibiza

Mercedes-AMG Motorsport in the 2016 season

Tales from the paddock On holiday with three DTM stars in Ibiza Formula 1 and the DTM are still on their summer break. Maximilian Götz, Daniel Juncadella and Christian Vietoris tell us what they got up to on their group holiday. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 03

“You’re overtaking four or five cars per lap. You don’t get that in any other series.” – Gary Paffett

Tales from the paddock

20160508-0093 After winning their home race at Hockenheim, the Silver Arrows team are off for a short summer break. Meanwhile, the trio of Rosenqvist, van der Zande and Vautier were rolling up the field from behind at Spa-Francorchamps in the Belgian Ardennes. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 03

The new slow zones – for enhanced safety and fairness

All in all, the most popular international touring car series becomes a little bit safer

The new slow zones – for enhanced safety and fairnessIn most race series, the procedure after an accident in which a car got stuck at an unsafe place, is identical: the safety car is deployed, pulls out in front of the race leader and leads the field along the track at reduced speed in order to enable the marshals to recover the car without being in danger.

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Jul 29

That’s how the gears are changed in a DTM car

For the driver, the perfect point in time is of major importance

To change gears, the driver uses the two paddles placed behind the wheel. By hitting one of the paddles, he activates complex procedures taking place deep inside the vehicle.   It’s a permanent up and down: up to 40 times per lap, a DTM driver shifts gears with the two paddles placed behind the steering wheel.

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Jul 27

Tales from the paddock: Formula 1, DTM and AMG Customer Sports

This is what happened: Weekend’s results & facts

Mercedes There are two highlights of the 2016 season coming up next weekend: for the Silver Arrows, # F1isBACK in Germany; meanwhile, AMG Customer Sports teams will be competing in the 24-hour race at Spa-Francorchamps. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 20

Tales from the paddock: Formula 1, DTM and AMG Customer Sports

Mercedes-AMG Motorsport in the 2016 season

DTM, Zandvoort. Mercedes-AMG DTM Team, Mercedes-Benz, DTM, Christian Vietoris, BWT Mercedes-AMG C 63 DTM Robert Wickens Lucas Au This is what happened: Weekend’s results & facts. News from the Mercedes-AMG motorsport teams. Three questions for Ulrich Fritz. Social media news: What’s new online? This week’s important dates and events.

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Jul 17

Green wins race on Sunday

The DTM had a fulminant start of its second season half

DTM - Jamie Green With his Audi RS 5 DTM, Jamie Green emerged as the buoyant winner from the race at Zandvoort in The Netherlands that remained thrilling and dramatic until the end.

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Jul 16

Wickens wins race in Zandvoort on Saturday

Wittmann ‘half-time champion’

DTM - Robert Wickens In a dominant way, Robert Wickens has won the ninth race of the DTM season at Zandvoort in The Netherlands. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 16

Mercedes-AMG dominates first session

The first laps of the fifth DTM race weekend of the 2016 season are in the books

Robert Wickens had already posted his fastest lap time at the halfway point of the session.At 17.00 hrs, Tom Blomqvist got proceedings underway in first free practice at the Circuit Park Zandvoort in The Netherlands. Finally, however, neither Blomqvist and his fellow BMW drivers, nor the eight Audi drivers dominated the first session at the circuit in the dunes.

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Jul 14

DTM parade cruises through Zandvoort’s city centre

The special DTM parade arrived at its destination at the Badhuisplein, the sea front

DTM parade cruises through Zandvoort’s city centre As early as on the day prior to the DTM weekend at Zandvoort, the safety-cars went out for their first mission – with an unfamiliar destination.

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