With the Formula 1 only just now coming out of a pretty rough patch that lasted a couple of years, the DTM (Deutsche Touring Meisterschaft) has risen up and is now generally accepted as one of the most exciting forms of motorsport on four wheels.
Just last week, Mercedes-AMG DTM rounded up its training session at the Circuito do Estoril in Portugal with Gary Paffett, the fastest of the eight Mercedes-AMG drivers involved, declaring: “We collected a lot of data and posted some good lap times. I’m very happy with the way the session has gone.”
Under a very generous Portuguese sun, the four Mercedes-AMG DTM cars clocked an impressive 4.588 kilometers, the equivalent of 1.097 laps of the 4,182 kilometers long track.
The next round of testing for the team is scheduled for April 14th – 16th in Oschersleben. The first weekend of the new DTM season will be held in Hockenheim (April 30th – May 3rd).