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...
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...
Audi's Mattias EkstrÃ¶m snatched the victory from Mercedes rival Gary Paffet
at the NÃ¼rburgring 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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
DTM championship leader Gary Paffett took pole position in qualifying for
the seventh round at the NÃ¼rburgring and Mika HÃ¤kkinen made it an all
Mercedes front row in second. This came as a bit of a rude surprise to Audi,
whose drivers had mostly...
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...
Mercedes driver Gary Paffett kept the championship fight very close by
taking victory at Oschersleben ahead of Audi rival Mattias EkstrÃ¶m, the
result reducing EkstrÃ¶m's lead over Paffett in the standings to a single
point. EkstrÃ¶m battled to ...
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
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,...
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 HÃ¤kkinen
scored his first DTM...
Mika HÃ¤kkinen 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 EkstrÃ¶m took
second on the grid and the...
After claiming his first DTM pole position in the third round at
Spa-Francorchamps, Mika HÃ¤kkinen followed it up with his maiden victory in
the series. The Mercedes driver beat Audi's reigning champion Mattias
EkstrÃ¶m in the first round of pit...
Reigning DTM champion Mattias EkstrÃ¶m 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...
Audi's Mattias EkstrÃ¶m 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
EkstrÃ¶m before the...
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...
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...