Gary Paffett
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Gary Paffett

1981-03-24 (age 40)


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Paffett explains decision to skip two DTM rounds

Gary Paffett says he didn’t want to “compromise” Mercedes’ title chances in Formula E by skipping certain races of the all-electric series to compete in the clashing DTM events.

Buhk to replace absent Paffett in opening DTM races

Factory Mercedes-AMG driver Maximilian Buhk will contest the opening two races of the 2021 DTM for Mucke Motorsport, replacing Gary Paffett while the Briton is on Formula E reserve duty.

Paffett set to miss opening two DTM races due to FE clashes

Two-time DTM champion Gary Paffett is expected to miss the opening two rounds of the 2021 season at Monza and Lausitzring due to clashes with Formula E.

Paffett didn't have DTM return ambitions until 'short notice' deal

Two-time DTM champion Gary Paffett says he "didn’t have ambitions" to return to the new-look series' GT3 era, until a deal was put together at "short notice" in February.

Paffett returns to DTM as Mercedes names full line-up

Two-time DTM champion Gary Paffett will return to the series this year as part of an expanded seven-car line-up of Mercedes factory-supported teams in the revamped GT3-based series.

Paffett set for DTM return with Mercedes team

Two-time DTM champion Gary Paffett is set to make a surprise return to the series in 2021 with Mercedes' customer Mucke Motorsport.

Mercedes Formula E team explains Gary Paffett's management role

Mercedes Formula E team boss Ian James says Gary Paffett's management role with the team will be a "check and balance" on feedback between its race drivers and engineers

Mercedes gives Paffett team role and reserve driver status in Formula E

Gary Paffett will be the test and development driver for the Mercedes Formula E team and has been confirmed as an official sporting and technical advisor to the new squad

Paffett/Vandoorne: Best option for Mercedes to keep HWA FE line-up

Gary Paffett and Stoffel Vandoorne hope HWA's 2018/19 Formula E line-up is carried over to the Mercedes team next season, with Paffett saying "it would be the best option"

Paffett drives Mercedes FE car for the first time in second test

Gary Paffett tested the Mercedes ABB Formula E car for the first time as the team continued preparations for its 2019/20 championship entry with a second test at Varano

Gary Paffett and Alex Lynn disagree over Berlin Formula E clash

Gary Paffett and Alex Lynn disagree over who was at fault for their early clash in ABB FIA Formula E's Berlin E-Prix

New Formula E driver Paffett wants a DTM return with a guest outing

Reigning DTM champion Gary Paffett has said that he wants to contest a one-off round in the series next year as a guest driver, after switching to Formula E

Gen2 Formula E car a 'perfect' chance for rookies - HWA's Paffett

DTM champion Gary Paffett reckons the introduction of the new ABB FIA Formula E car makes this season a "perfect" time for him and HWA to make their debut

DTM champion Gary Paffett admits he initially thought series was 'easy'

Recently-crowned DTM champion Gary Paffett says he did not expect to wait 13 years to claim a second title after originally underestimating the series and thinking it was "easy"

Gary Paffett says 'best ever lap' in qualifying key to DTM title

Newly-crowned DTM champion Gary Paffett has put his title win down to the "best lap I've ever driven" in qualifying for the final race at Hockenheim

DTM Hockenheim: Gary Paffett takes title as Rene Rast wins final race

Mercedes veteran Gary Paffett has become DTM champion for the second time, after finishing third in the final race of the season at Hockenheim

DTM Hockenheim: Wittmann beats rivals Rast and Paffett to pole

BMW driver Marco Wittmann beat title rivals Rene Rast and Gary Paffett to pole position for the final DTM race of the season at Hockenheim

DTM Hockenheim: Auer takes pole as Paffett closes on di Resta

Mercedes driver Lucas Auer took pole position for the opening DTM race at Hockenheim as Gary Paffett halved Paul di Resta's championship lead by qualifying second

HWA announces Paffett as first FE driver, reveals 2018/19 livery

Gary Paffett has been announced as the first driver to join HWA's new Formula E entry ahead of the 2018/19 championship

Mercedes' Paffett: Audi DTM Red Bull Ring manipulation 'our fault'

Audi's "manipulation" of the opening DTM race at the Red Bull Ring last weekend is ultimately "our fault," believes Mercedes title contender Gary Paffett

Red Bull Ring DTM: Paffett grabs race two pole to narrow title fight

Mercedes DTM veteran Gary Paffett hit back after a disappointing first race at the Red Bull Ring by grabbing pole for Sunday's event

DTM Nurburgring: Rene Rast edges Gary Paffett for pole position

Defending DTM champion Rene Rast stole a last-gasp pole position from title contender Gary Paffett for the opening race at the Nurburgring

Mortara feels bad for Misano DTM crash with team-mate Gary Paffett

Edoardo Mortara says he feels bad for the "s***" collision with Mercedes team-mate Gary Paffett and forcing the DTM title contender into retirement in the opening race at Misano

DTM Brands Hatch: Di Resta fends off Paffett to win race two

Paul di Resta secured his second DTM victory of the season in Sunday's second race at Brands Hatch, fending off his points-leading Mercedes stablemate Gary Paffett

Paffett beats DTM title rival di Resta to pole for Brands race two

DTM championship leader Gary Paffett beat title rival Paul di Resta to pole for Sunday's second race at Brands Hatch as Mercedes drivers locked out the top three positions

Aston Martin 2020 DTM project would have 'great platform' - Paffett

Gary Paffett believes the mooted project that would bring Aston Martin into the DTM involving Mercedes specialist HWA will have "a great platform to start from"

Gary Paffett in discussions with Mercedes over HWA Formula E drive

Mercedes DTM driver Gary Paffett says he is in discussions with the German manufacturer about the possibility of sealing a season five Formula E drive with its HWA affiliate

DTM Zandvoort: Gary Paffett extends advantage with race two pole

DTM points leader Gary Paffett continued his strong run of form by comfortably topping Sunday's qualifying session at Zandvoort

DTM Zandvoort: Leader Gary Paffett wins over chasing Mercedes pack

Mercedes veteran and DTM championship leader Gary Paffett extended his points lead with victory in the first race at Zandvoort

DTM Zandvoort: Gary Paffett takes pole in Mercedes 1-2-3-4 sweep

DTM series leader Gary Paffett has earned pole position for the first race of the Zandvoort round as Mercedes claimed a 1-2-3-4 in qualifying

Gary Paffett 'very upset' with Timo Glock over Norisring DTM battle

Gary Paffett was "very upset" with DTM title rival Timo Glock following their battle in Sunday's Norisring race

Norisring DTM: BMW's Wittmann wins, Paffett and Glock squabble

BMW's Marco Wittmann won the Norisring DTM finale, as the battle between title rivals Timo Glock and Gary Paffett burst back into life in the midfield

Norisring DTM: Mortara beats Mercedes team-mate Paffett by 0.6s

Edoardo Mortara took victory from pole position for Mercedes in the first race of the DTM weekend at the Norisring street circuit

Gary Paffett criticises DTM for red flag delay after pit incidents

Mercedes driver Gary Paffett lashed out at how long it took for Sunday's Hungaroring race to be red-flagged, saying it was the "most embarrassing DTM race I've been in"

DTM Lausitz: Gary Paffett wins race two, Glock keeps points lead

Gary Paffett took a dominant victory in the second Lausitz DTM race of the weekend for Mercedes, as ex-Formula 1 driver Timo Glock maintained his championship lead with fifth

Mercedes driver Paffett: Upcoming 2018 DTM weekends an 'experiment'

Gary Paffett believes the upcoming DTM weekends will be an "experiment" because of the new regulations for 2018

Paffett: Mercedes' Hockenheim DTM form makes its exit 'frustrating'

Gary Paffett says it is frustrating that he and Mercedes started the season so competitively when the manufacturer will leave the DTM at the end of the 2018 season

DTM Hockenheim: Glock wins race two after scrap with Paffett

A stunning side-by-side battle between Timo Glock and Gary Paffett throughout much of the second DTM race at Hockenheim went the way of the BMW driver after an entertaining scrap

DTM Hockenheim: Mercedes' Gary Paffett seals win from pole

Mercedes' Gary Paffett converted pole position into victory in the opening race of the 2018 DTM season at Hockenheim, while second-placed Lucas Auer received a fine for a pre-race incident

DTM Hockenheim: Mercedes's Paffett takes race one pole, Wittmann P2

Mercedes began its final DTM season by taking pole in the first qualifying session at Hockenheim with Gary Paffett

DTM has dodged an 'arms race' with 2018 rule changes - Paffett

Mercedes driver Gary Paffett says the DTM's new aerodynamic restrictions will stop an arms race and create a more level playing field in 2018

DTM star Gary Paffett has made Formula E interest clear to Mercedes

DTM star Gary Paffett says he "made it clear" to Mercedes he was interested in Formula E as soon as his employer announced it would enter the series

Brands Hatch GP circuit will scare DTM drivers - Gary Paffett

Mercedes' Gary Paffett says the use of the Brands Hatch Grand Prix layout on the circuit's return to the DTM schedule will "strike fear into" every driver

Paffett has Le Mans and Supercars in mind after Mercedes quits DTM

Mercedes DTM driver Gary Paffett says the manufacturer's exit from the series will give him the opportunity to try his hand at other disciplines including the Le Mans 24 Hours

Mercedes, Paffett slam 'out of order' Audi DTM tactics at Zandvoort

Mercedes driver Gary Paffett has accused Audi rival Mattias Ekstrom of "completely out of order" tactics in the Sunday DTM race at Zandvoort

Mercedes reveals more details of Paffett and Rockenfeller's crash

Mercedes has revealed more details of the massive Norisring DTM accident in which Gary Paffett collected Audi's Mike Rockenfeller

Paffett 'lucky' to escape 'nasty outcome' in Norisring DTM crash

Mercedes DTM driver Gary Paffett says he was lucky to escape major injury in his crash with Mike Rockenfeller during Sunday's Norisring race

Paffett, Rockenfeller taken to hospital after Norisring DTM crash

DTM drivers Mike Rockenfeller and Gary Paffett have been taken to hospital after the pair were involved in a hefty crash at the Norisring

Gary Paffett backs 2017 DTM cars to improve overtaking

Mercedes driver Gary Paffett believes the new DTM cars for 2017 will improve the quality of racing in the series

Moscow DTM: Gary Paffett takes pole in all-Mercedes top four

Gary Paffett claimed pole for the opening DTM race at Moscow Raceway in a damp but drying qualifying session in Russia

DTM Zandvoort: Jamie Green edges Gary Paffett for race two pole

Jamie Green will head an all-British front row for the second DTM race at Zandvoort as Audi bounced back to prominence in qualifying

Gary Paffett 'disappointed' at 2016 DTM driving standards

Former DTM champion Gary Paffett has been surprised by the driving standards in the opening two race weekends of the 2016 season

Gary Paffett: Moving from Mercedes DTM giant HWA to ART refreshing

Gary Paffett admits his DTM switch from the factory HWA Mercedes squad to single-seater giant ART Grand Prix in 2015 was something he needed

Mercedes needs more of its drivers on pace in 2016 DTM - Paffett

Mercedes needs to have more of its drivers at the front of the DTM field in 2016, even though Pascal Wehrlein ended its title drought this year, Gary Paffett believes

Hockenheim DTM: Gary Paffett takes first pole in three years

Mercedes driver Gary Paffett will start the DTM season finale at Hockenheim at the front of the grid, after claiming his first pole position in more than three years

Red Bull Ring DTM: Audi's Mattias Ekstrom beats Gary Paffett in wet

Audi's Mattias Ekstrom moved into the DTM championship lead with his second victory of the season at the Red Bull Ring

Red Bull Ring DTM: Edoardo Mortara leads Gary Paffett in practice

Edoardo Mortara led the way for Audi in Friday practice for this weekend's DTM round at the Red Bull Ring, despite a late flurry from Gary Paffett

Norisring DTM: Mercedes' Gary Paffett, Paul di Resta top practice

Gary Paffett led Paul di Resta in a Mercedes 1-2 in DTM Friday practice at the Norisring, as less than one tenth of a second covered the top six

Gary Paffett and Martin Tomczyk continue spat over DTM collision

DTM champions Gary Paffett and Martin Tomczyk's war of words continued at the Lausitzring, on the eve of the second round of the series

ART already helping Mercedes' DTM progress - Gary Paffett

Gary Paffett says DTM newcomer ART Grand Prix has already played a part in Mercedes' resurgence in the series