Tag Archive: Gary Paffett

Dec 07

Mercedes-AMG Motorsport in the 2016 season

Tales from the paddock – Gary Paffett: “Many thanks for the fantastic support”

2016-12-03 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - Nico Rosberg - Sindelfingen (20) One week after winning the FIA Formula One World Championship, the newly crowned World Champion Nico Rosberg joined other members of the Silver Arrows team in thanking the whole of the Mercedes-AMG Motorsport family at the Sindelfingen plant. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 30

Tales from the paddock – Gary Paffett: “New rules mean that racing will become even more exciting”

Mercedes-AMG Motorsport in the 2016 season

2016-11-26 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - Nico RosbergTales from the paddock – Gary Paffett: “New rules mean that racing will become even more exciting”. The 2016 Formula 1 World Championship has been decided: Nico Rosberg secured the world title for the first time in his career in a thrilling finale in Abu Dhabi. Meanwhile, the next round of DTM testing for 2017 is just getting under way. Read the rest of this entry »

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 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 »

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 »

Apr 14

Gary Paffett – the Mercedes-Benz rookie whisperer

Gary Paffett is one of the old hands on the DTM grid

The experience and his sunny disposition predestine Paffett for the work with young talents.The Briton is pone of the best-known faces of the series and is about to start into his 13th DTM season. In 2005, at the age of 24, Paffett secured his first and only DTM title, to date. In his DTM years, the 35-year old experienced ups and downs galore and consequently, he can hark back to a huge wealth of experience. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 16

Di Resta and Paffett to test for Williams F1

For Paul Di Resta and Gary Paffett, sitting behind the wheel of a Formula one car is anything but virgin soil

That’s one of the reasons why the two DTM aces were offered test-driver jobs at the pinnacle of motor racing. Scotland’s Di Resta will replace German Adrian Sutil at the Williams F1 Team and Paffett already has been working for them as simulator driver since February. Nonetheless, DTM represents the top priority for the two Britons.    Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 11

Formula One & DTM drivers ready for challenging new season

Mercedes-Benz motor racing family get new 2016 season under way at media event on Friday

2016-03-11 - Formula One & DTM drivers ready for challenging new season (5)Stuttgart: The curtain is going up on the 2016 motor racing season. The brand with the three-pointed star officially opened the new motor racing year at a special media event in the “Hallowed Halls” in Fellbach near Stuttgart. Formula One and DTM drivers and their management teams looked ahead to the tasks that face them this year against the backdrop of treasures from the successful motor racing heritage at Mercedes-Benz. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 19

Team allocation: a new formation for Mercedes-Benz

The final remaining question concerning the driver/team constellations for the 2016 DTM season has been answered

After BMW and Audi, now, Mercedes-Benz has also announced the formation of its teams for the upcoming season. In the process, the brand from Stuttgart is following the same approach as its Munich-based rivals and even stepped up another level in terms of rotation.

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Feb 18

24 drivers – 24 questions: Answers by Gary Paffett

Paffett concluded the season in ninth place with 89 points

In 2016, 24 drivers will be battling to make their big dream come true: winning the DTM champion’s trophy. International top-level drivers will be staging entertaining duels in 18 races on a total of nine weekends.

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Feb 11

Drives have been allocated – Ocon is the only DTM novice

The 24 drives in the DTM have been allocated

After Audi and BMW, Mercedes-Benz also has announced its drivers for the upcoming season and, just like the opposition, is counting on continuity. Lucas Auer, Paul Di Resta, Maximilian Götz, Daniel Juncadella, Robert WickensGary Paffett and Christian Vietoris will be racing for the Stuttgart-based brand in the DTM, like last year.

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Feb 02

Williams appoints Gary Paffett as Simulator Driver for 2016

Williams is pleased to announce that Gary Paffett has been appointed as the team’s simulator driver for 2016.
Williams logo Gary has joined the team for the 2016 season to assist the vehicle science department in developing the Williams Mercedes FW38 at the Williams factory in Grove. He will work closely with the team throughout the year to provide extensive feedback to help the continued development of this year’s car.

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Oct 18

Paffett to start from pole position for the finale

Eleventh pole position of his career

The battle for the final pole position of the year has been decided: Gary Paffett came out on top in qualifying for the 18th race of the season at the Hockenheimring Baden-Württemberg and secured first place on the grid.

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Sep 04

Mercedes-Benz launch new DTM racer

“I already am looking forward to watching the new Mercedes-AMG C 63 DTM racing” – Ulrich Fritz

The 2015 DTM season just is entering its crucial phase but even before three final race meetings of the year, held at  Oschersleben, the Nürburing and Hockenheim, Mercedes-Benz offered the DTM enthusiast the chance of taking a look at what the future will bring by launching their car for the coming DTM seasons: the 2016 Mercedes-AMG C 63 DTM. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 30

Moscow Raceway: Rockenfeller wins

Ekström claims back points’ lead

DTM - Mattias Ekström, Audi RS5 DTM There is no doubt that he can rightfully refer to himself as ‘Moscow expert’. Two years after his victory in the first-ever DTM race at Moscow Raceway, Mike Rockenfeller had reason to celebrate in Russia once again. In a turbulent race, the Audi driver steered clear of every incident on the track, made maximum use of his pole position and scored a dominant lights-to-flag victory. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 30

And all of a sudden, Mercedes is favourite

The first impressions of the DTM race weekend at Moscow did not quite speak in favour of Mercedes-Benz.

Audi and BMW dominated proceedings in the two free practice sessions and appeared to be better sorted at Moscow Raceway. But when things gor serious, the brand from Stuttgart was there and secured its first win at the track, opened in 2012, courtesy of Pascal Wehrlein.

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May 29

Quotes by the Mercedes drivers prior to the DTM race on the Lausitzring

Audi travels to the Lausitzring with tailwind

DTM - Lausitzring As the leader of all three classifications (drivers’, manufacturers’ and teams’), Audi heads to the second DTM weekend of the year – with a premiere: On Saturday, May 30, at the Lausitzring, a DTM race will be held on Saturday night for the first time – aired on prime time immediately before the DFB Cup final in Berlin, which is only about 130 kilometers away.

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May 05

Gary Paffett becomes newest Laureus Ambassador

Full throttle for a good cause

Gary Paffett Laureus Ambassador Mercedes-AMG DTM driver Gary Paffett to support the Laureus Sport for Good Foundation as one of its ambassadors Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 17

Gary Paffett and McLaren to part company

McLaren parts with long-time tester Paffett

 

05 - McLaren MercedesAfter a long and successful association, Gary Paffett and McLaren will part company at the end of the 2014 Formula 1 season, with McLaren changing engine partner from Mercedes-Benz to Honda.

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Aug 02

DTM drivers given one unified voice: DTM Driver Association launched

The newly founded DTM Driver Association (DTMDA) set to work at the sixth race of the 2014 DTM season in Spielberg.

DTMDA logo In the future, the role of the DTM Driver Association, which operates independently of the individual manufacturers, is to improve cooperation between drivers, the organiser of the series, the ITR, and the German Motor Sport Association (DMSB). Read the rest of this entry »

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