Category Archive: DTM

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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Jul 13

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

Mercedes-AMG Motorsport in the 2016 season

2016-07-10-Sunday-0172 A busy hot summer of motor sport continues unabated: After two Formula 1 wins by the Silver Arrows in Austria and England, the DTM now heads to Zandvoort for its next meeting. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 12

Challenging ride in Zandvoort’s dunes – the fifth DTM weekend

From 15th to 17th July, Zandvoort at the Dutch North Sea coast will stage the ‘DTM Summer’

Challenging ride in Zandvoort’s dunes – the fifth DTM weekend On the coming weekend, Zandvoort’s spectacular dune circuit, the Circuit Park, will stage the fifth race meeting in the 2016 season.

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Jul 07

Juncadella and Ocon are hoping for a breakthrough

In total, 1,818 points are to be won in the 18 DTM races of the 2016 season. So far, 22 drivers have racked up 808 points

Daniel JuncadellaOnly two drivers are still waiting for a tangible result after eight races: the two Mercedes-AMG DTM drivers Daniel Juncadella and Esteban Ocon. While the 19-year-old Frenchman is experiencing a typical rookie season following promising performances at the start, the Spaniard has yet to break his duck in his fourth DTM season.

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Jul 06

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

Mercedes-AMG Motorsport in the 2016 season

2016-06-08_0006 The month of July is packed with motor racing action. Formula 1 heads from Austria this week straight to England. Meanwhile, the 24-Hours of Spa also beckons… Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 30

Norisring analysis: ‘An Issue for Norbert Haug’

During a DTM weekend one often witnesses things happening that just can’t be explained in two simple sentences

Norbert HaugThings that better should be assessed, analysed and explained by the experts. And who would be a better man for this job than Norbert Haug? For 22 years (1990 to 2012) he was the Vice President Mercedes-Benz Motorsport and since 2014 he has been analysing the occurrences prior to, during and after the races for DTM’s German TV partner ARD as expert and co-commentator.

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Jun 29

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

This is what happened: Weekend’s results & facts

2016-06-10_45652 The Mercedes-AMG DTM Team has already had its race weekend in Spielberg; now it’s the turn of the Silver Arrows to compete in Austria – but only after a brief stopover at Hockenheim. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 26

Nico Müller scores his maiden DTM race win at the Norisring

An emotional Sunday for Nico Müller: in the second race at the Norisring, the 24-year-old Swiss scored his maiden DTM race win

DTM - Nico Müller Having started from third place, Müller took the lead on lap 43 following a perfect pit stop by his Team and defended this position until the finish. After 72 laps of the only 2.3 kilometres long track, he crossed the finish line with a margin of 0.670 seconds from second-placed BMW driver Tom Blomqvist from Great Britain. Belgian Maxime Martin, another BMW driver, ended up third. In total, 123,500 spectators came to witness the DTM action in Nuremberg over the weekend. The Norisring is the only street circuit on the calendar of the popular touring car series. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 26

Blomqvist and Di Resta on the front row of the grid

Mattias Ekström posted the fastest lap time in DTM qualifying on Sunday morning

Tom BlomqvistWith his Audi RS 5 DTM, the Swede ended up with a time of 47.804 seconds, but another driver will be on pole position. Due to his collision in the race on Saturday, during which he deprived Christian Vietoris and Robert Wickens of their respective positions, Ekström will be dropped three places on the grid.

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Jun 25

Victory and points’ lead for Mortara

Edoardo Mortara is the winner of the seventh race of the DTM season

DTM - Nosisring - Victory and points’ lead for Mortara After 49 laps of the Norisring in Nuremberg on Saturday, the Audi driver crossed the finish line as the winner and thus put an end to the winning streak of Mercedes-AMG that continued since 2003.

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Jun 25

Vietoris and Ekström share positions on the front row on Saturday

Vietoris claimed the third pole position of his DTM career and his second in Nuremberg

Vietoris and Ekström share positions on the front row on SaturdayIn the 20 minutes’ DTM qualifying session on Saturday, Christian Vietoris and Mattias Ekström claimed the positions on the front row of the grid for the first race at the Norisring. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 25

Wickens picks up speed – fastest time in second free practice

In first free practice, late on Friday afternoon, the Mercedes-AMG drivers still kept a rather low profile, with Robert Wickens as their best-placed representative in sixth

Robert Wickens was fastest in second free practice at the NorisringIn second free practice at the Norisring, however, the drivers of the brand from Stuttgart showed a little more of their potential and staged an entertaining battle with the Audis for the fastest time. After 30 minutes, points’ leader Robert Wickens (48.570 seconds) ended up in first place. The Canadian was 72 hundredths of a second faster than his fellow Mercedes-AMG driver Lucas Auer, who was second. Audi’s Jamie Green (48.672 seconds).  Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 24

Mortara posts first fastest time at Nuremberg

The Norisring asphalt was glowing because of the heat when Maximilian Götz was the first driver to go out for first free practice at 17.00 hrs sharp

Schnellster Mercedes-AMG-Pilot war Robert Wickens auf dem sechsten RangAt temperatures of well over 30 degrees, the 24 drivers completed the opening session of the fourth DTM weekend of the season. Eventually, only five drivers succeeded in cracking the 49 seconds barrier – and surprisingly, none of them was behind the wheel of a Mercedes-AMG. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 23

Determination and pleasant anticipation – quotes on the Norisring

Successful or not – nearly all the 24 DTM drivers seem to love the only street circuit on the DTM calendar

The pleasant anticipation of the Norisring DTM weekend is hugeSome of the drivers have been trying to secure a good result for numerous years – but in vein. Nonetheless, even they feel massive pleasant anticipation of the two Norisring races. Some of the drivers in our quote compilation about the fourth race weekend of the season will tell you why.  Read the rest of this entry »

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