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aprile 09, 2016 - Mercedes-Benz

Mercedes Benz - DTM: Hockenheim Test – Day Four

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End of tests marks start of final phase of preparations for opening race of season at Hockenheim
  • Final day of testing before #dtm opener in #hockenheim (6th-8th May)
  • Mercedes-AMG #dtm drivers covered 7,885 km in total this week
  • Robert Wickens: “I think we are in good shape for the start of the season.”
Date:Friday 08 April 2016
Circuit length:4.574 km
Drivers:Paul Di Resta, Daniel Juncadella, Gary Paffett, Christian Vietoris, Robert Wickens
Weather:Sunny, slightly overcast
Car No:2212128434
Session 1/2:P8 / P11- / P13P11 / P3P12 / P15P4 / P7
Best lap time:1:33.615 / 1:34.174- / 1:34.3531:34.062 / 1:33.8571:34.452 / 1:35.2111:33.458 / 1:34.073
Hockenheim: The start of the season is fast approaching. On Friday, the Mercedes-AMG #dtm Team brought the curtain down on the final week of testing before the start of the season at #hockenheim. Paul Di Resta, Gary Paffett, Christian Vietoris and Robert Wickens were again in action, as on the previous day. In addition, Daniel Juncadella completed yet another tyre test for Hankook during the afternoon.The four Mercedes-AMG #dtm drivers covered 437 laps of the 4.574-kilometre #hockenheim circuit on the final day of testing. The drivers notched up 7,885km in total (1,724 laps) over the four days in their Mercedes-AMG C 63 #dtm cars.The eight Mercedes-AMG #dtm drivers will next be in action on Friday 6 May during the season-opening weekend of the 2016 #dtm season when a home race for #mercedesbenz is on the programme at #hockenheim.Robert Wickens: “A bit of mixed day for me. The afternoon was very productive, but unfortunately we weren't able to do much driving in the morning. After lunch, however, we were able to complete a lot of our programme, and our pace is looking good. I think we are in good shape for the start of the season.”Christian Vietoris: “This was a difficult day. I wasn't able to put in all that many laps in the morning due to a technical problem. In the afternoon, though, I was able to accomplish a lot more. Overall, it was good to at last get back in the car. Now I'm looking forward to the first race here at #hockenheim.”Ulrich Fritz, Head of Mercedes-AMG #dtm: “We are pleased with the test overall. Not everything went to plan with Daniel Juncadella's crash on Wednesday and today's two technical problems, but even that is just part and parcel of testing. We have still got plenty to do before the season opener in #hockenheim, but we will see where we stand after the first qualifying.”
1Mike RockenfellerAudi1:33.197113
2Edoardo MortaraAudi1:33.222139
3Mattias EkströmAudi1:33.401102
4Robert WickensMercedes-Benz1:33.45897
5Jamie GreenAudi1:33.53983
6Antonio Felix da CostaBMW1:33.583119
7Tom BlomqvistBMW1:33.604117
8Paul Di RestaMercedes-Benz1:33.615128
9Augusto FarfusBMW1:33.625120
10Timo ScheiderAudi1:33.70991
11Timo GlockBMW1:33.815146
12Gary PaffettMercedes-Benz1:33.85757
13Daniel JuncadellaMercedes-Benz1:34.353114
14Christian VietorisMercedes-Benz1:34.45241
15Bruno SpenglerBMW1:35.083102

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