Paffett: “The new DTM forces you to vary your driving style”


The DTM held at Vallelunga your second test
, the first since the approval of the new cars
that will compete in 2017. One of the pilots present in the layout italiano is
Gary Paffett
, in charge of continuing the work on a Mercedes-AMG C 63 DTM that
despite this approval, even wheel in the path of the north of Rome without his
definitive settings. In this aspect, the british pilot is one of the
managers to evolve the performance of the car and adapt it to the
new tires Hankook
, a task that is not easy, as I had never filmed
before in Vallelunga.

In this aspect, Gary Paffett recognized from Vallelunga:
“I’ve ridden for so long that rarely you find a new track.
I prepared a little with a computer game and I was able to verify the data
Robert Wickens before you jump on to the track. It is important to drive at the limit for
best use the time we have test. All in all, work with
a version of the car that is not the end
. Like most of the
teams, we are still in an “interim” phase. The main task for all
is to understand the tyres
and the mechanical components”.