Gary Paffett

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2005 and 2018 DTM Champion, Gary Paffett is a household name across the DTM circuit having racked up over 185 starts, 23 wins, 48 podiums, 17 pole positions and 14 fastest laps over the past fifteen years.

Gary, a factory Mercedes-AMG driver since 2003, has represented the DTM team as their ‘Team Captain’ for several years - showcasing his importance to the Mercedes team. In his and Mercedes’ final season in the DTM, Gary led Mercedes-AMG to the manufacturers’ title, the teams’ title and the drivers’ title to draw the curtains on a sublime career in the German touring car series.

As well as him DTM duties, Gary played a vital role in Mercedes F1’s development by acting as the test and reserve driver for McLaren-Mercedes, Sahara Force India and Williams Martini Racing.

After finishing as runner-up in the Championship Standings on four occasions, Gary’s 15th and final season in DTM saw him finally collect his second championship title after yet another triumphant campaign. The Championship came down to the final race of the season in Hockenheim, where a podium finish secured Gary the title. Gary was able to produce remarkable consistency throughout the season, which guided him towards his second DTM Championship, after his previous success back in 2005. The season saw him collect 3 wins, 5 pole positions, 4 fastest laps and 10 podiums.

2018 marked Gary’s and Mercedes’ final season in the DTM as the manufacturer departed the series. It was announced for the 2019 season that Gary will race in the ABB FIA Formula E, where he will spearhead the team for HWA RACELAB.

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name:

gary paffett

date of birth:

24th march, 1981

residence:

suffolk

height:

175cm 

weight:

76kg 

interests:

golf, cycling and football

current series:

FIA Formula E

History

2018

DTM (Mercedes-AMG Motorsport) 1st (3 Wins, 5 Poles, 10 Podiums & 4 Fastest Laps)

2017

DTM (Mercedes-AMG Motorsport Mercedes Me): 10th

 

Williams F1 Test Driver

2016

DTM (Mercedes-AMG Team ART): 11th

 

Williams F1 Test Driver

2015

DTM (Mercedes-AMG Team ART): 9th 

2014

DTM (Mercedes-AMG Team HWA): 22nd

 

McLaren F1 Test Driver

2013

DTM (Mercedes-AMG Team HWA): 6th (1 win)

 

Mclaren F1 Test Driver

2012

DTM (Mercedes-AMG Team HWA): 2nd (2 wins)

 

McLaren F1 Test Driver

2010

DTM (Mercedes-AMG Team HWA): 2nd (3 wins)

 

McLaren F1 Test Driver

2009

DTM (Mercedes-AMG Team HWA): 2nd (4 wins)

 

Mclaren F1 Test Driver

2006

Mclaren F1 Test Driver

2005

DTM (Mercedes-AMG Team HWA): 1st (5 wins)

 

Mclaren F1 Test Driver

2002

German F3 (Team Rosberg): 1st (7 wins)

 

Mclaren F1 Test Driver

2000

Winner of the British F3 Championship Scholarship Class

 

First McLaren F1 test

1999

Winner of Formula Vauxhall

 

Mclaren Autosport BRDC Young Driver of the Year Award

1998

Winner of Formula Vauxhall Junior Class B

1997

Winner of Formula Vauxhall Junior Winter Series Newcomers Class