Motorsports: Two former DTM champions
This year's DTM driver line-up with Gary Paffett and Paul Di Resta
Mercedes-Benz entered seven DTM Mercedes AMG C-Coupés in the DTM th 2014 season. The successor to the AMG Mercedes C-Class, the most successful DTM car in the history of the series, has been revised once again for the 30th anniversary season of the internationally popular touring car series. Apart from former DTM champions Gary Paffett and Paul Di Resta, ex-formula 1 driver Vitaly Petrov lined up in this season’s DTM for the brand with the three-pointed star, along with last year’s Mercedes-Benz DTM drivers – Daniel Juncadella, Christian Vietoris, Pascal Wehrlein and Robert Wickens.
2010 DTM champion Paul Di Resta is returning to the DTM. The Scot lined up again for Mercedes-Benz in the DTM after three Formula 1 seasons with Sahara Force India-Mercedes. Daniel Juncadella will be commencing his second DTM season.
The Spaniard will also be gaining experience as a Formula 1 test driver for Sahara Force India-Mercedes as far as his DTM duties permit. He will take the wheel of the new Petronas Mercedes AMG C-Coupé in the DTM.
Sporting Career: Paul Di Resta, born 16th April 1986 in Scotland: "I think that the DTM is a great series, especially for the fans. They get closer to the drivers and the action than is the case in Formula 1, for example, and are really a part of it. I’m returning to an environment that I already know well from the past, which is important, because the team knows what I can do and I know what they can achieve. We always worked very well together in the past and now I’m proud to be part of the DTM again."
2000 McLaren-Mercedes „Champions of the Future“: 1st place
2001 McLaren-Mercedes „Champions of the Future“: 1st place
2002 Formula Renault, British Winter Series: 12th place
2003 Formula Renault, British Winter Series: 6th place
2004 Formula Renault, British Winter Series: 3rd place
2005 Formula 3 Euro Series: Dallara Mercedes, Manor Motorsport: 10th place
2006 Formula 3 Euro Series: Dallara Mercedes, ASM Racing: 1st place (5 wins)
2007 DTM, JAWA4U.de AMG Mercedes C-Class 2005, Persson Motorsport: 5th place (32 points)
2008 DTM, AMG Mercedes C-Class 2008, HWA 2nd place (2 wins, 71 points)
2009 DTM, AMG Mercedes C-Class 2009, HWA 3rd place (1 win, 45 points)
2010 DTM, AMG Mercedes C-Class, HWA: Champion (3 wins, 71 points) Formula 1, Sahara Force India-Mercedes test and reserve driver
2011 Formula 1, Sahara Force India-Mercedes: 13th place (27 points)
2012 Formula 1, Sahara Force India-Mercedes: 14th place (46 points)
2013 Formula 1, Sahara Force India-Mercedes: 12th place (48 points)
2014 DTM, DTM Mercedes AMG C-Coupé, HWA