Tag Archive: Mercedes-Benz

May 26

Spielberg 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 Mercedes-Benz Motorsport Director 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. Read the rest of this entry »

May 20

The expert’s tip: Mathias Lauda puts his money on Paffett and Di Resta

Mathias Lauda worked his way up to a DTM cockpit at top speed

Mathias Lauda puts his money on Paul Di Resta.Only in 2002, at the age of 20, the son of three-time Formula One World Champion Niki Lauda made his first steps in the car-racing world. Four years later, following successes in the Formula Nissan, Formula 3000 and the GP2 Series, he advanced to DTM. Read the rest of this entry »

May 12

DTM and the Japanese Super GT are working on the joint future

All the manufacturers and promoters once again confirmed to keep on actively working on the joint future

DTM and the Japanese Super GT are working on the joint futureThe fifth Steering Committee meeting with representatives of the Japanese Super GT promoters, DTM promoter ITR and all the Japanese (Honda, Nissan, Toyota) and German (Audi, BMW, Mercedes-Benz) manufacturers involved was held on 11th May, in Tokyo.

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May 08

Pole position for Paul Di Resta

On each of the first four grid rows, there is one BMW driver alongside one Mercedes-Benz driver

Paul Di RestaProbably, no-one had expected this after qualifying on Saturday: even though they didn’t quite make it onto pole position – which was taken by Paul Di Resta with his Mercedes-AMG C63 DTM – BMW is strong on Sunday. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 22

DTM, more than just a motor-racing event

The first clash of Audi BMW and Mercedes-Benz in the 2016 DTM season is over

DTM – more than just a motor-racing event At the end of the long off-season, the only official tests offered the three manufacturers involved in DTM the first opportunity to lock horns, this year. Following the four intense days of testing, one thing can be taken for granted for the season kick-off that will be held at the same venue from 06th to 08th May: detecting a favourite is virtually impossible.

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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 »

Apr 12

Williams appoints Brad Hollinger as Non-Executive Director

“I’m honoured to be appointed to the Board of one of the world’s legendary motorsport teams” – Brad Hollinger

Williams logo Williams Grand Prix Holdings PLC (Ticker: WGF1) today announces the appointment of Brad Hollinger to the company’s Board of Directors as a Non-Executive Director.

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Apr 07

Second day of testing – BMW again the quickest

On the second of the four days of testing at the Hockenheimring, the manufacturers opted for different strategies

Tom Blomqvist set the fastest lap time on WednesdayWhile Mercedes-Benz tested with the same four drivers as on day one – Maximilian Götz, Daniel Juncadella, Esteban Ocon and Lucas Auer – Audi and BMW let the drivers execute the work who weren’t involved on Tuesday.

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Apr 07

24 drivers – 24 questions: Answers by Maxime Martin

In 2016, 24 drivers will be battling to make their big dream come true

For the coming season he hopes for even more spectacular races and a top-six position in the drivers’ championship. Winning the DTM champion’s trophy. International top-level drivers will be staging entertaining duels in 18 races on a total of nine weekends. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 06

First day of testing at Hockenheim – Farfus the quickest

The day following the roll-out on Monday represented the start into four hot days of testing

Augusto Farfus is the quickest on day oneFrom Tuesday to Friday (05th to 08th April), the only official ITR tests of the season offer the drivers the opportunity to prepare themselves and their vehicles in two testing sessions per day – from 09.00 to 12:00hrs and from 14:00 to 18:00hrs (all CEST, one hour later than BST) for the things to come.

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Apr 04

24 drivers – 24 questions: Answers by Christian Vietoris

In 2016, 24 drivers will be battling to make their big dream come true

Christian Vietoris hates dirty hotel rooms. During his holiday on the Maledives, however, he hadn’t to cope with this or any other kind of problems.  Winning the DTM champion’s trophy. International top-level drivers will be staging entertaining duels in 18 races on a total of nine weekends. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 01

Revolutionary qualifying format for 2016

The DTM vehicles racing for Audi, BMW and Mercedes-Benz all are based on production cars of the respective manufacturers

Revolutionary qualifying format for 2016Consequently, a comparison between the DTM cars and their production sisters certainly would be an attractive option. The DTM management was of the same opinion and consequently opted for developing a spectacular new qualifying format for the 2016 season: In the run-up to every race of the forthcoming season, every driver may complete two free laps: one with his racing car and the other with the production car it is based on.

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Mar 11

Mercedes-Benz motor racing family surprises fans before start of season

Before the season even got under way, Formula One & DTM drivers thanked fans personally for their brilliant support

2016-03-11 - Formula One & DTM drivers ready for challenging new season (1)Stuttgart: Special mission for the Formula One and DTM drivers in Stuttgart city centre. On Friday afternoon, Formula One World Champion Lewis Hamilton, world championship runner-up Nico Rosberg and the eight DTM drivers of the brand with the three-pointed star dropped by on fans at the market square in Stuttgart, where they signed autographs and gave interviews on a show stage. 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 »

Mar 09

2016 Blancpain GT Series reaches new heights

Record-breaking 38 cars for the opening round of the Blancpain GT Series Sprint Cup in Misano

2016 Blancpain GT Series reaches new heights  Mercedes-Benz 2016’s Blancpain GT Series is shaping up to be the most competitive season in the championship’s history. With more cars than ever before competing in all 10 rounds of the campaign, the strongest grid in the history of the Blancpain GT Series Sprint Cup and further confirmation of the Blancpain GT Series Endurance Cup’s prestige, the world’s biggest GT series just got bigger! Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 09

24 drivers – 24 questions: Answers by Edoardo Mortara

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. We want to introduce the contenders from BMW, Audi and Mercedes-Benz in detail and have asked each one of them 24 questions. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 05

24 drivers – 24 questions: Answers by Bruno Spengler

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. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 03

24 drivers – 24 questions: Answers by Lucas Auer

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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Mar 01

Pure Storage to bring Mercedes AMG Petronas data advantage

The Californian storage technology business partners with the team to accelerate & enhance data-centric performance

2016-03-01 - Pure Storage to bring Mercedes AMG Petronas data advantageThe Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team today announced a multi-year partnership agreement with Pure Storage (NYSE:PSTG), a market-leading independent solid-state array vendor that is pioneering an all-flash revolution in the data storage sector. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 27

Rosenqvist new Mercedes-Benz test and reserve driver

The vacant Mercedes-Benz DTM seats aren’t vacant any longer

At first, the Stuttgart based manufacturer focused on finding a replacement for champion Pascal Wehrlein who switched to Formula 1. And this replacement was found in mid-February: Esteban Ocon.

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