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Thu 29 Dec 2005
Paffett lands McLaren test roleHeadline
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Paffett lands McLaren test role

It's been a busy time for McLaren recently, as the team has confirmed both Vodafone as a title sponsor and current world champion Fernando Alonso as a driver for 2007, and now the Woking squad has announced this season's DTM champion Gary Paffett...

Tue 09 Aug 2005
Ekstrom snatches Nurburgring victoryHeadline
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Ekstrom snatches Nurburgring victory

Audi's Mattias Ekström snatched the victory from Mercedes rival Gary Paffet at the Nürburgring and regained the lead of the championship standings by one single point. Paffett led most of the race until receiving a drive-through penalty that ...

Sun 18 Sep 2005
Maiden pole for Green at LausitzHeadline
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Maiden pole for Green at Lausitz

At the second visit of the season to the EuroSpeedway Lausitz Jamie Green took his maiden pole position in the DTM. In difficult conditions the Mercedes driver clocked a best of 1:17.489 in the super-pole qualifying, ahead of the Opels of ...

Fri 04 Nov 2005
What future for the series and for Fassler?Headline
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What future for the series and for Fassler?

Now the 2005 season is over thoughts are already turning to next year but for one manufacturer there will be no more DTM. Parent company General Motors (GM) made the decision to withdraw Opel at the end of this season so one of the top, if not the...

Sun 15 May 2005
Hakkinen takes Spa pole in wet qualifyingHeadline
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Hakkinen takes Spa pole in wet qualifying

Mika Häkkinen took his first DTM pole position in qualifying at Spa-Francorchamps, where the Mercedes man posted a best of 2:32.729 in the super-pole session. In very wet conditions, Audi's Mattias Ekström took second on the grid and the...

Sun 23 Jan 2005
Opel racing for its futureHeadline
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Opel racing for its future

2005 will be the last season that Opel competes in the DTM, as parent company General Motors decided to withdraw the marque after this year. However, the team is not letting that detract from the work ahead and is hoping that with a good season...

Mon 27 Jun 2005
Paffett wins fifth round at OscherslebenHeadline
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Paffett wins fifth round at Oschersleben

Mercedes driver Gary Paffett kept the championship fight very close by taking victory at Oschersleben ahead of Audi rival Mattias Ekström, the result reducing Ekström's lead over Paffett in the standings to a single point. Ekström battled to ...

Mon 18 Apr 2005
Ekstrom on pole position for HockenheimHeadline
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Ekstrom on pole position for Hockenheim

Reigning DTM champion Mattias Ekström took pole position for the first race of the season at Hockenheim, his Audi setting the best time of 1:35.251 in the super pole qualifying. A pair of British Mercedes drivers followed on, with Gary Paffett in...

Sun 23 Oct 2005
Green on pole for Hockenheim finaleHeadline
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Green on pole for Hockenheim finale

Jamie Green took his second pole position of the season in qualifying for the last race at Hockenheim, the Mercedes man clocking a best of 1:45:294 in the super pole session. In mixed weather conditions the Audi of Tom Kristensen was second and ...

Tue 20 Sep 2005
Ekstrom wins Lausitz thrillerHeadline
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Ekstrom wins Lausitz thriller

Audi's Mattias Ekström swung the championship pendulum back in his favour by one point, yet again, when he took the victory at the EuroSpeedway Lausitz. Title rival Gary Paffett, who had held the same small advantage over Ekström before the...

Sun 07 Aug 2005
Paffett on pole at the NurburgringHeadline
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Paffett on pole at the Nurburgring

DTM championship leader Gary Paffett took pole position in qualifying for the seventh round at the Nürburgring and Mika Häkkinen made it an all Mercedes front row in second. This came as a bit of a rude surprise to Audi, whose drivers had mostly...

Sat 25 Jun 2005
Kristensen on pole for OscherslebenHeadline
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Kristensen on pole for Oschersleben

Audi's Tom Kristensen claimed his maiden DTM pole position at the fifth round of the championship at Oschersleben, in a qualifying with a different format due to the weather. Kristensen clocked a best of 1:20.218 and fellow Audi driver Martin ...

Tue 17 May 2005
Hakkinen victorious at Spa-FrancorchampsHeadline
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Hakkinen victorious at Spa-Francorchamps

After claiming his first DTM pole position in the third round at Spa-Francorchamps, Mika Häkkinen followed it up with his maiden victory in the series. The Mercedes driver beat Audi's reigning champion Mattias Ekström in the first round of pit...

Mon 02 May 2005
Paffett takes dominant victory at LausitzHeadline
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Paffett takes dominant victory at Lausitz

Mercedes driver Gary Paffett took a confident and dominant victory at the EuroSpeedway Lausitz in what was, by DTM standards, a fairly sedate event. Audi's Tom Kristensen had a good race to come home second and Mika Häkkinen scored his first DTM...

Sun 23 Oct 2005
Schneider wins, Paffett is champion at HockenheimHeadline
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Schneider wins, Paffett is champion at Hockenheim

Bernd Schneider took his 39th DTM victory in the last event of the season at Hockenheim, in his 200th race. The Mercedes man led home a one-two-three for the manufacturer, with Jamie Green second and Gary Paffett third. Paffett became the first...

Tue 19 Apr 2005
Alesi wins Hockenheim season openerHeadline
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Alesi wins Hockenheim season opener

Mercedes started the 2005 season in fine style with a podium lock-out at Hockenheim, where race winner Jean Alesi led home Gary Paffett and Bernd Schneider. Audi couldn't really match the pace at a circuit where Mercedes traditionally goes well,...

Sun 01 May 2005
Paffett heads Mercedes trio for Lausitz poleHeadline
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Paffett heads Mercedes trio for Lausitz pole

Mercedes proved to be strong again at the EuroSpeedway Lausitz and locked out the top three positions in the super pole qualifying. Gary Paffett took pole position comfortably two tenths ahead of Jamie Green, and DTM rookie Mika Hakkinen was...