• Stars & Cars 2015: Results of the fan ballot are in.

  • Fans have decided.

    The motor racing fans have decided: The field of drivers for Stars & Cars 2015 is complete. 16 drivers will take part in the shoot-out on Saturday 12 December. The two MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS Formula One drivers Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg will be in the line-up, as will all eight Mercedes-AMG DTM drivers: Pascal Wehrlein, Paul Di Resta, Gary Paffett, Robert Wickens, Christian Vietoris, Daniel Juncadella, Maximilian Götz and Lucas Auer.

    The remaining six entrants were decided from a field of 18 possible candidates in an online ballot of fans which took place between November 9th-27th.

    The Top 6 in the ballot.

    • Mick Schumacher (61,554 Votes): Third place in 2015 ADAC Formula 4 rookie standings
    • David Coulthard (61,080 Votes): 2001 Formula One championship runner-up with McLaren-Mercedes
    • Mika Häkkinen (60,707 Votes): 1998 and 1999 Formula One World Champion with McLaren-Mercedes
    • Jean Alesi (58,414 Votes): Ex-Formula One and DTM driver
    • Bernd Schneider (57,140 Votes): Record-breaking DTM champion (five DTM titles with Mercedes-Benz)
    • Bernd Mayländer (56,216 Votes): Ex-DTM driver and driver of the official Formula One Safety Car

    But the fans’ ballot for Stars & Cars 2015 is not over yet. Driver pairings for the round of sixteen can be decided between now and December 4th. Fans can vote again at:

    Real racing action.

    This year’s Stars & Cars will be held in a stadium for the first time. A new event to the format is also being introduced. Stars & Cars will now also feature some real racing action for the first time in addition to the popular demo runs. 15 races and five special fixtures in total will be held on a between seven and eight metre wide track inside the Mercedes-Benz Arena Stuttgart during the event. The main competition will consist of four races, starting with the round of 16 and finishing with the final round. The participants will use identical cars to compete against each other in each of the races.

    Motor racing fans, who cannot be at the track in person, can follow the action in the Mercedes-Benz Arena via the live stream at: mercedes.me/starsandcars.


    From 2pm – Preliminary programme in front of the Mercedes-Benz Arena

    • DJ Larry van Housen
    • Live views from the pit lane and presentation of the race cars and the race track
    • Demo laps Mercedes-AMG GT S official safety car of the FIA Formula 1 world championship
    • ‘Meet the Drivers’ with interviews und autograph sessions for the fans in front of the grandstands
    • Demo laps Formula Student
    • Show act: Marlon Roudette

    From 4.30pm – Grand Opening & Start of the Competition

    • Demonstration laps by the champions from Formula 1, DTM, AMG Customer Sports and Formula 3
    • Welcome and opening address by Dr. Zetsche, Chairman of the Board of Management of Daimler AG and Head of Mercedes-Benz Cars
    • Show run 1:
    • Toto Wolff (Mercedes-Benz 450 SLC Rallye) vs. Niki Lauda (Mercedes-Benz 500 SL Rallye)
    • Drivers’ parade of all 16 competition participants
    • last sixteen of the Competition – 4 runs – Mercedes-AMG A 45 4MATIC
    • Show act: Culcha Candela
    • last sixteen of the Competition – 4 runs – Mercedes-AMG A 45 4MATIC
    • Show run 2:
    • Sir Stirling Moss & Hans Herrmann (Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR) vs. Susie Wolff (Mercedes-Benz W 196 R)
    • Show act: Culcha Candela
    • Pit Stop Competition: Formula 1 vs. DTM

    • quarter finals of the Competition – 4 runs – Mercedes-AMG C 63 S
    • Show run 3:
    • Mika Häkkinnen (Mercedes-Benz G 63 AMG 6×6) vs. David Coulthard (Mercedes-Benz G 63 AMG 6×6)
    • Show act: CRO
    • semi FINALs of the Competition – 2 runs – Mercedes-AMG GT S
    • Show run 4:
    • Bernd Schneider (Mercedes-Benz 190 E 2.5 EVO II) vs. Pascal Wehrlein (Mercedes-Benz C 63 DTM)
    • Showact: CRO
    • Show run 5:
    • Laureus Special (SLS AMG GT 3) with cheque presentation to the Laureus Foundation by Dr. Zetsche, Nico Rosberg and Edwin Moses
    • Show run 6:
    • Mercedes-AMG GT3 2016 and talk with Tobias Moers (Chairman of Mercedes-AMG GmbH)
    • Formula 1 Showdown: Lewis Hamilton vs. Nico Rosberg in the F1 W06 Hybrid
    • FINAL of the Competition – 1 run – Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT3
    • Awards ceremony of the Stars & Cars Competition
    • Entrance of all 2015 champions
    • Closing speech by Dr. Zetsche – Grand Finale – Fireworks display (End approx. 8:15pm)