Gary Paffett: Silver dream racer

Gary Paffett: Silver dream racer

Mercedes-Benz star and DTM championship contender Gary Paffett gives us an insight into his life on and off the track in the world's fastest touring car series

Overall, for myself it was a very satisfactory season. It's disappointing not to win the championship, but if you win four races out of 10 then you've got to be pleased, whatever else happens.

It was my first year back in a new car, with my engineer coming back to Mercedes as well – the last time we worked together was 2005, so for both of us to return as former champions, the pressure was on. We tried to do the best job we could from the start, and we put pressure on ourselves to be the first Mercedes.

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