Harry G is quite amazed in the third episode of our car-com series #QuickMick: Fahrschule Furious – not only because of Mick Schumachers driving skills and his Mercedes-AMG A 45 4MATIC, but above all because there are some special guests ...

Mercedes-AMG A 45 4MATIC:
Fuel consumption combined: 7.3–6.9 l/100 km;
combined CO2 emissions: 171–162 g/km.*

Relive all the best bits from Melbourne in stunning snaps!

  • Lewis turns the camera on the snappers at the traditional Melbourne photo call

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  • Valtteri and Lewis at a fan signing ahead of the Australian Grand Prix

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  • Old pals Lewis and Fernando joke during Thursday’s FIA Press Conference

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  • After months of preparation, the Silver Arrows finally hit the track in Melbourne

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  • “They’re turning the team Finnish!” Lewis jokes with Valtteri during Saturday morning’s Fan Forum

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  • Arriving in style… Lewis celebrates after taking the 62nd pole of F1 his career rt die 62. Pole seiner F1-Karriere

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  • Introducing the class of F1 2017

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  • Valtteri waits patiently, fully focused ahead of his Silver Arrows debut

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  • Niki catches up with new F1 head honcho Chase Carey

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  • The countdown is on… final preparations ahead of lights out

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  • LIGHTS OUT! F1 2017 is GO!

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  • Huge moment… Lewis stops from the lead

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  • Respect!

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  • A podium on your Silver Arrows debut. Soak it up, Valtteri!

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  • And now… the champagne! Valtteri and Lewis celebrate a double podium

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  • Allocation of teams for the 2017 DTM season.
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    Allocation of teams for the 2017 DTM season.

    Mercedes-AMG Motorsport announces teams for 2017 DTM season.

Mercedes me with Paffett and Wickens.

Final preparations for the new DTM season will be well under way in the next few weeks. The last test runs of the pre-season are set to take place next week in Hockenheim following homologation of the Mercedes-AMG C 63 DTM on 1st March. The teams, in which the six Mercedes-AMG Motorsport DTM drivers will race this year,

have also now been finalised. Team captain Gary Paffett and Robert Wickens will race for Mercedes-AMG Motorsport Mercedes me. Mercedes me is the digital platform giving access to the world of Mercedes-Benz. This portal bundles together innovative services, products and lifestyle offerings which go way beyond the car as a mere product.

Mortara lines up for Mercedes-AMG Motorsport BWT.

Returning to the DTM fold, Maro Engel will partner 2010 DTM Champion Paul Di Resta for Mercedes-AMG Motorsport SILBERPFEIL Energy. Austrian drinks producer SILBERPFEIL Energy have been team partners since 2015. Newcomer Edoardo Mortara and Lucas Auer will form the third pair of drivers this season, lining up for Mercedes-AMG Motorsport BWT. BWT are Europe’s leading water technology company and have deployed their Pink Panther in the DTM since the 2015 season. In 2016, Lucas Auer became the first Austrian to win a DTM race, taking his maiden win at the Lausitzring in the gleaming BWT Mercedes-AMG C 63 DTM.

A sensitive touch.

Ulrich Fritz, Head of Mercedes-AMG Motorsport DTM: “You always need quite a sensitive touch when it comes to buddying up team members. Whilst we work together as a team, the relationship with one’s immediate team-mate is usually a bit more intense. Fortunately, we have a well adjusted squad of drivers, whose team spirit and esprit de corps have come on in leaps and bounds over the last few years. At any rate, we’ve got three strong teams to get the season under way, all of whom are capable of winning the team title.”

  • Hands free, F1 engineer style!

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  • Stay focused…

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  • Ready for action…

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  • Who you gonna call?

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  • Always a smile in the hospitality suite!

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  • Man's best friends!

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  • Four mechanics walk into a bar…

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  • Burning the midnight oil.

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  • Over there!

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  • When you're a three-time World Champion, you're always the centre of attention.

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  • Psssttt!!! Have you seen this?!?!

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  • Keeping the star shining bright!

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  • All smiles in the garage.

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  • Mission control, bustling with activity.

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  • Deep in thought.

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  • Hello over there!

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  • Real racers are always on opposite lock!

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  • Squad on point!

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  • Uh-oh… we think he saw us…

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  • Interview with Lee McKenzie brought out a cheeky grin from our Finn

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