Thursday marked the last day of testing ahead of the season opener at Hockenheim for the Mercedes-AMG DTM Team. Lucas Auer, Daniel Juncadella, Paul Di Resta and Pascal Wehrlein took part in the third day of testing this week at the Oschersleben DTM circuit.
Pascal Wehrlein ended the day as the fastest Mercedes-AMG driver, placing first in the overall standings with a lap time of 1: 19.952 minutes. His lap time was the second fastest of the entire test week, just 0.039 seconds down on the week’s best time posted by Marco Wittmann (BMW). Overall, the four drivers posted 518 laps this Thursday (2,056 kms) in their Mercedes-AMG C 63 DTM cars.
All eight works drivers belonging to the Mercedes-AMG DTM Team went out on track at some point during the three-day test session. Between them, they covered 1,406 laps this week, which equates to a total distance of 5,196 kms.
On completion of these tests, the Mercedes-AMG DTM Team will now prepare for the season opener at Hockenheim. The first two races of the season will take place at the Hockenheimring on May 2nd/3rd with a home race for Mercedes‑Benz.
Pascal Wehrlein: “Today was good, and we were able to get in plenty of driving. I posted 144 laps to set the fastest time, ending this test week very positively.”
Ulrich Fritz, Mercedes-AMG DTM Team Principal: “The team worked very intensively over the winter. We rounded off the last week of testing before the season starts with a positive result today. We now need to evaluate all the data before the first race weekend gets under way and continue to work towards Hockenheim in a focused manner. Only at the opening weekend will we then see how competitive we are compared to the other two manufacturers.”