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maggio 07, 2017 - Mercedes-Benz

400th race in the DTM/ITC for Mercedes-AMG Motorsport: Gary Paffett on the podium to mark special milestone

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Second race of season at #hockenheim: Four Mercedes-AMG C 63 DTMs in the Top Ten

  • Gary Paffett (Mercedes-AMG C 63 #dtm Mercedes me) in second place achieves the 522nd podium for Mercedes-AMG Motorsport in the DTM/ITC
  • Lucas Auer (Mercedes-AMG C 63 #dtm BWT) has a 14-point lead in the #dtm standings with a win and fourth place
  • Mercedes-AMG Motorsport also lead the manufacturers’ and team standings
  • Paul Di Resta (Mercedes-AMG C 63 DTM) and Maro Engel (Mercedes-AMG C 63 #dtm SILBERPFEIL Energy) finish sixth and tenth respectively
  • Gary Paffett: “Today’s race was like a rollercoaster ride. You must never give up and always fight to the end.”
  • Ulrich Fritz: “What a sensational race by Gary. We’ve made a good start to the season with a win yesterday and second place today.”

Gary Paffett (Mercedes-AMG C 63 #dtm Mercedes me) finished second on the podium in Mercedes-AMG Motorsport’s 400th DTM/ITC race. This race, marking a special milestone, in front of 79,500 spectators (during the whole weekend) was really something with a safety car period, changeable weather conditions and plenty of scraps for position.

Lucas Auer (Mercedes-AMG C 63 #dtm BWT) finished Race 2 in fourth place, just missing the podium. He leads the #dtm drivers' standings after the first race weekend with a score of 40 points. Paffett has 26 points, the same as the winner of the second race, Jamie Green (Audi), and is in third place overall. Mercedes-AMG on 92 points top the manufacturers’ rankings. Mercedes-AMG Motorsport BWT lead the team standings with 53 points.

Paul Di Resta (Mercedes-AMG C 63 DTM) and Maro Engel (Mercedes-AMG C 63 #dtm SILBERPFEIL Energy) also finished in the points. Di Resta crossed the finish line in P6, Engel was tenth. Edoardo Mortara (Mercedes-AMG C 63 #dtm BWT) started the race from grid slot four. The Italian dropped down the field after a scrap at the start but fought his way up into third place following the safety car period. However, Mortara fell back to eighth place after a spin in conditions made difficult by light drizzle. He finally finished the race in P13.