Hockenheim Test – Day Three

Hockenheim Test – Day Three
07.
April 2016
Stuttgart

All change in Mercedes-AMG DTM Team for second half of test week

 

  • Third of four test days this week in Hockenheim
  • Mercedes-AMG DTM drivers have covered 5,886 km so far this week
  • Gary Paffett: “We've made some progress with the car.”
 

Date:

Thursday 07 April 2016

Circuit:

Hockenheimring

Circuit length:

4.574 km

Drivers:

Paul Di Resta, Daniel Juncadella, Gary Paffett, Christian Vietoris, Robert Wickens

Kilometres covered:

2,378

Weather:

Morning: Cool with light showers

Afternoon: Sunny and partly cloudy

 

 

DIR

JUN

PAF

VIE

WIC

Car No:

3

12

2

8

6

Session 1/2:

P13 / P12

P1 / P2

P7 / P6

P4 / P15

P12 / P11

Combined:

P12

P2

P6

P15

P11

Laps:

88

123

110

94

105

Best lap time:

1:46.419 / 1:33.751

1:42.802 / 1:33.141

1:44.462 / 1:33.417

1:43.099 / 1:34.303

1:46.417 / 1:33.652

 

Hockenheim: Shift changeover in Mercedes-AMG DTM Team. On this week's third day of testing, a new group of four drivers took over in the cockpits of the four Mercedes-AMG C 63 DTM cars being used for the final round of testing before the start of the season at Hockenheim.

 

After Lucas Auer, Maximilian Götz, Daniel Juncadella and Esteban Ocon had been in action during the first two days of testing on Tuesday and Wednesday, Paul Di Resta, Gary Paffett, Christian Vietoris and Robert Wickens took the cars out for the first time on Thursday this week. Also, Daniel Juncadella returned to the cockpit for a tire test with Hankook.

 

All eight drivers in the Mercedes-AMG DTM Team have now been out on track this week. They have notched up 1.287 laps between them so far during the three days of testing, which equates to 5.886 km.

 

Di Resta, Paffett, Vietoris and Wickens will bring the week of testing to a close on Friday. The team will then return to base in order to prepare the Mercedes-AMG C 63 DTM cars for the season opener on the weekend of 6th-8th May.

 

Gary Paffett: “The morning was a little disappointing. It rained, and we had no opportunity to test in the dry. Luckily, the whole afternoon stayed fine, so we made some progress with the car. I'm now looking forward to more work on the car tomorrow.”

 

Paul Di Resta: “A tough day in tough conditions. Nevertheless, we worked hard on the car. We've still got a lot to do tomorrow, but I'm optimistic and think that we can continue to improve.”

 

Pos

Driver

Manufacturer

Time

Laps

1

Mattias Ekström

Audi

1:32.964

118

2

Daniel Juncadella

Mercedes-Benz

1:33.141

123

3

Martin Tomczyk

BMW

1:33.259

104

4

Timo Scheider

Audi

1:33.285

99

5

Miguel Molina

Audi

1:33.413

111

6

Gary Paffett

Mercedes-Benz

1:33.417

110

7

Marco Wittmann

BMW

1:33.525

129

8

Bruno Spengler

BMW

1:33.593

107

9

Adrien Tambay

Audi

1:33.616

104

10

Nico Müller

Audi

1:33.637

79

11

Robert Wickens

Mercedes-Benz

1:33.652

105

12

Paul Di Resta

Mercedes-Benz

1:33.751

88

13

Augusto Farfus

BMW

1:33.837

105

14

Maxime Martin

BMW

1:33.972

111

15

Christian Vietoris

Mercedes-Benz

1:34.303

94

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