Tag Archive: Gary Paffett

Sep 27

Tales from the paddock – Gary Paffett: “At Hockenheim, the cars will be a lot closer together”

Mercedes-AMG Motorsport in the 2017 season

Mercedes-AMG Motorsport logoGary Paffett gives his assessment of the penultimate weekend of the 2017 DTM and looks forward to the grand finale at Hockenheim. Read the rest of this entry »

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Aug 16

Tales from the paddock – Gary Paffett: “I will obviously do everything I can to start from pole and win every race”

Mercedes-AMG Motorsport in the 2017 season

Mercedes-AMG Motorsport logoWith the second half of the DTM season about to get underway, team captain Gary Paffett looks ahead to the Zandvoort weekend. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jul 05

Tales from the paddock – Gary Paffett: “When I told the doctors how fast I was going when I crashed, they were quite shocked”

Mercedes-AMG Motorsport in the 2017 season

DTM, Norisring. Mercedes-AMG Motorsport DTM Team, DTM, Gary Paffett, Mercedes-AMG C 63The Norisring once again lived up to its reputation as the highlight of the DTM season. But the most important news to come out of the weekend was that Gary Paffett walked away relatively unscathed from a massive crash. Read the rest of this entry »

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May 21

Robert Wickens secures pole position on Sunday

Second place went to BMW driver Tom Blomqvist while Jamie Green rounded out the mix

Robert Wickens secures pole position on SundayThe battle for the starting grid positions for the fourth race of the DTM season was only decided in the final seconds.

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May 17

Tales from the paddock – Gary Paffett: “150 DTM races is really quite a lot. I am very proud of what I’ve achieved here.” (+videos)

Mercedes-AMG Motorsport in the 2017 season
 
Mercedes-AMG Motorsport logoThe calendar for May is packed with major motorsport events. Formula One returns to Monaco for the prestigious Grand Prix through the streets of the principality. But first, the DTM goes to the Motorsport Festival Lausitzring where it shares the billing with the ‘Super Sports Car League’. Read the rest of this entry »

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May 05

Mercedes-AMG duo on top in free practice

With Paul Di Resta and Gary Paffett, two Mercedes-AMG drivers set the pace in first practice

Fastest driver on Friday: Gary PaffettAt last, the cars are back on track. On Friday, first free practice at the Hockenheimring provided the fans with a first appetizer of what is in store for the eagerly awaited opener of the 2017 DTM season that gets underway with first qualifying and the points for the first three placed drivers.  Read the rest of this entry »

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Apr 06

Gary Paffett also the benchmark on day two

On the second day of the official DTM tests at Hockenheim the field really upped the ante

Nico MüllerCompared to day one, the fastest lap time was improved by nearly a second to 1:30.450 minutes, with Gary Paffett being the constant. The Briton also proved to be the quickest on Tuesday. Read the rest of this entry »

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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 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 »

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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 »

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Feb 08

More insight into the DTM paddock for the fans

Friendliness towards the fans always has represented a priority in DTM

More insight into the DTM paddock for the fansIn the paddock, the fans of the popular touring-car series can get closer than close to the drivers representing the Audi, BMW and Mercedes-AMG camps. During autographing sessions with the likes of Mattias Ekström, Marco Wittmann, Gary Paffett & Co, for instance.

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Jan 26

Mercedes-AMG line-up for 2017 season confirmed

The Mercedes-AMG DTM driver line-up for the 2017 DTM has now been confirmed

Lucas AuerIt includes one new arrival, four familiar faces and one returnee. The newcomer to the Mercedes-AMG Motorsport family is Edoardo Mortara.

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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