Mercedes announces their pairs of drivers for the DTM 2016


Mercedes will live a year of changes in the DTM. In addition to brand new the new Mercedes-AMG C 63 Coupe, it is the only formation that presents a variation in its roster of pilots. Esteban Ocon will be the only rider debutante in the season 2016 after occupying the hollow of the champion Pascal Wehrlein, new pilot of Manor F1. In spite of this, will not be the only modifications that will be in training, because lto brand of Stuttgart has reorganized its pilots between the three formations with competing. The system of promotion and compensation.

Gary Paffett is maintained for the second consecutive year in the Team ART, where it will form a pair with the newcomer Esteban Ocon. A decision that passes for clothing in the pilot debutante and a formation that has a very limited experience in the category. This movement causes Lucas Auer change of team and recale in the Team Mücke, which share a box with Christian Vietoris. The German pilot is ‘degraded’ Team HWA, who joined the march of Pascal Wehrlein at the Formula 1 leaves two spaces in the strongest lineup of Mercedes in the DTM.

Dani Juncadella and Maximilian Götz are the riders that rise to the Team HWA, being ‘promoted’ to the reference structure after its good role in the season 2015. In this way, the Team HWA I, Dani Juncadella will team with Robert Wickens in what will be his fourth season in the category and first away from Mücke Motorsport, while in the Team HWA II, will be Paul di Resta, it will form a pair with Maximilian Götz. A distribution of forces and experience, if we take into account that Wickens and Di Resta were team during the last campaign within the structure HWA.

Mercedes-AMG Pilot 1 Pilot 2
Team ART #2 – Gary Paffett #34 – Esteban Ocon
Team HWA I #12 – Dani Juncadella #6 – Robert Wickens
Team HWA II #3 – Paul di Resta #84 – Maximilian Götz
Team Mücke #22 – Lucas Auer #8 – Christian Vietoris