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Sun 07 Nov 2004
Hakkinen to race Mercedes DTM in 2005Headline

Hakkinen to race Mercedes DTM in 2005

Mika Hakkinen will make his return to racing in 2005 with Mercedes in the German Touring Car (DTM) series, it was confirmed on November 6th. Hakkinen, who retired from Formula One three years ago, tested for Mercedes at Lausitz in October. The ...

Raikkonen tries out Mercedes DTMHeadline

Raikkonen tries out Mercedes DTM

Just before the Mercedes Stars & Cars day in Stuttgart tomorrow, McLaren's Kimi Raikkonen tried out a Mercedes DTM car for size. Raikkonen drove the AMG C-Class for fun but the ever-competitive Finn was not far off the top times clocked in the ...

Tue 21 Sep 2004
Ekstrom and Audi storm to title at BrnoHeadline

Ekstrom and Audi storm to title at Brno

Mattias Ekström stormed the field to take the win at the Automotodrom Brno and claim the 2004 DTM drivers' title and the teams' title for Audi Team Abt. Ekström led from pole to flag and is a very deserving champion, with a string of excellent...

Fri 10 Sep 2004
Ekstrom wins Zandvoort after crash chaosHeadline

Ekstrom wins Zandvoort after crash chaos

Mattias Ekström claimed victory for Audi at Zandvoort after the race was red-flagged on lap 23 then restarted, due to a shockingly huge crash for Peter Dumbreck. The Opel came to grief at the last corner and there was a very long delay while the...

Sun 05 Sep 2004
Ekstrom snatches Zandvoort pole for AudiHeadline

Ekstrom snatches Zandvoort pole for Audi

Audi's Mattias Ekström snatched a last gasp pole position at Zandvoort for the eighth round of the DTM, demoting Mercedes' Gary Paffett who had held the spot for all of the super pole shootout. Ekström's pole time was 1:34.051, just over a tenth...

Fri 20 Aug 2004
Albers postpones Jordan testHeadline

Albers postpones Jordan test

German Touring Car (DTM) driver Christijan Albers has postponed his F1 test with Jordan until after the DTM season is finished. The Dutchman, who races for Mercedes, was due to test with Jordan at Silverstone in September but it's been put back ...

Wed 04 Aug 2004
Improvement for Fassler and OpelHeadline

Improvement for Fassler and Opel

Opel has not had an easy season so far in 2004 but the last round at the Nürburgring saw an improvement in performance. Marcel Fässler (OPC Team Phoenix) equalled the squad's best finish of the year with fourth, while Timo Scheider (OPC Team ...

Fri 23 Jul 2004
Sauber interested in PaffettHeadline

Sauber interested in Paffett

Sauber is interested in German Touring Car (DTM) driver Gary Paffett as a replacement for Giancarlo Fisichella next year. Fisichella is widely presumed to be moving on, possibly to Renault, and Sauber has been talking to Briton Paffett recently.

Sat 17 Jul 2004
Starting line up for ShanghaiHeadline

Starting line up for Shanghai

Mercedes' Gary Paffett claimed his first DTM pole position at the invitation race in Shanghai, finishing at the top in both qualifying and the super pole shootout. His best time was 1:14.529. Tom Kristensen was the best Audi, third, and...

Wed 09 Jun 2004
From Lausitz to Nurburgring for FasslerHeadline

From Lausitz to Nurburgring for Fassler

After an unlucky start to the season that saw him retire from the first three races with various problems, Opel's Marcel Fässler finally gained his first points at the EuroSpeedway Lausitz. Yet even that wasn't straightforward -- Fässler...

Tue 08 Jun 2004
Paffett disqualified, Ekstr?m wins Lausitz thrillerHeadline

Paffett disqualified, Ekstr?m wins Lausitz thriller

The crowds were on their feet at the EuroSpeedway Lausitz as the battle of the young guns provided a thriller of a race. Mercedes' Gary Paffett took his second win of the season, after starting seventh on the grid, ahead of Audi's Mattias Ekström...

Sun 06 Jun 2004
Albers wins qualifying lottery at LausitzHeadline

Albers wins qualifying lottery at Lausitz

Qualifying for the fourth round of the DTM championship at the EuroSpeedway Lausitz was initially a rain-soaked lottery, then a clever game of chance as the track dried during the super pole session. Mercedes' championship leader Christijan Albers...

Mon 19 Apr 2004
Paffett takes maiden victory at HockenheimHeadline

Paffett takes maiden victory at Hockenheim

Mercedes AMG driver Gary Paffett took his maiden DTM victory in the 2004 season opener at Hockenheim, in what was an entertaining race. Newly promoted to the HWA squad, Paffett fought at the front all the way with fellow HWA drivers Jean Alesi and...

Wed 14 Apr 2004
Fassler not making predictionsHeadline

Fassler not making predictions

The DTM season opening weekend at Hockenheim is just a couple of days away and everyone is impatient to get started after the long winter. The most recent track action was the common tests for all three manufacturers -- Mercedes, Opel and Audi --...

Thu 18 Mar 2004
Mercedes takes over at EstorilHeadline

Mercedes takes over at Estoril

Mercedes ousted Opel from the top of the times at Estoril today, HWA driver Christijan Albers in the new C-Class taking the best time of 1:34.689 on his first day at the common test. The top four drivers were within two tenths of a second. "The ...

Wed 17 Mar 2004
Opel fastest second day at EstorilHeadline

Opel fastest second day at Estoril

Opel topped the times again on the second day of the joint test at Estoril, Heinz-Harald Frentzen (OPC Team Holzer) fastest with a 1:35.015 over 72 laps in the Vectra GTS. Laurent Aiello (OPC Team Phoenix) was fourth fastest in the second 2004 ...

Opel tops first day of Estoril testHeadline

Opel tops first day of Estoril test

Monday saw the start of the first joint test session of 2004 for the DTM, cars from all three manufacturers on track at Estoril. Opel started in fine style with Manuel Reuter (OPC Team Holzer) topping the times with a 1:35.368 in the new Vectra...

Wed 04 Feb 2004
Paffett secures HWA driveHeadline

Paffett secures HWA drive

As expected, Briton Gary Paffett has secured the fourth and final new Mercedes C-Class for 2004. The 22-year old is promoted to the HWA squad after driving a year-old Mercedes chassis with Team Rosberg last season. Paffett, stepping into the seat...

Fri 09 Jan 2004
Scheider completes Opel lineupHeadline

Scheider completes Opel lineup

Opel today announced that Timo Scheider will complete its 2004 driver lineup. The 25 year-old German has driven for Opel in the DTM since 2000 and finished eighth in last year's standings, the second best Opel driver after Peter Dumbreck. Scheider...