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Oschersleben: Mercedes-Benz preview

Gary Paffett, winner of the last DTM race in Zandvoort on 19 July 2009 and current leader in the championship. In addition, Paffett was the first driver who won a DTM race with a year old car in Oschersleben in 2007: "Naturally, I'm very pleased...

Gary Paffett, winner of the last DTM race in Zandvoort on 19 July 2009 and current leader in the championship. In addition, Paffett was the first driver who won a DTM race with a year old car in Oschersleben in 2007:

"Naturally, I'm very pleased to come to Oschersleben with the lead position. With two victories with the 2009 C-Class and Jamie Green's victory in the 2008 car in four previous races, we worked hard on our additional 'field pack' of 20 kilogrammes. A victory won't be easy here - but I hope for a good race, though. As we all know, the DTM is full of surprises."

Ralf Schumacher, who, after Zandvoort, has hopes for the race in Oschersleben:

"Oschersleben won't be easy for us. In the truest sense of the word we are weight handicapped, but that doesn't mean that we should hang our heads and get depressed. Quite the opposite - perhaps we'll actually achieve a good result this time."

Bruno Spengler, who ended the 2008 DTM race in Oschersleben in 3rd place and was the highest ranking driver with an AMG Mercedes C-Class:

"I simply don't think about the additional weight. Our C-Class is good and when I find the right setup with my team I can still be a proper contender."

Norbert Haug:

"After two victories in a row and having won three of the last four DTM races, we have determined by the regulations, to put up with an additional weight of 20 kg with the 2009 C-Class, which amounts to three-and-a-half tenths per lap on the track in Oschersleben. Winning will be difficult there, but we still want to perform well."

-credit: m-b

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Series DTM
Drivers Ralf Schumacher , Norbert Haug , Bruno Spengler , Gary Paffett