Published on November 10th, 2015 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez0
Stars and Cars – a Mercedes-Benz event
Mercedes-Benz will celebrate the most successful motor racing year in the company’s history with a new version of Stars & Cars. Spectators can watch an international Who’s Who of racing live at Stars & Cars in the Mercedes-Benz Arena Stuttgart on 12 December. Taking part will be Formula One driver Nico Rosberg and the DTM aces, plus the 2015 Mercedes-Benz champions from four different racing series – three-time Formula One World Champion Lewis Hamilton, DTM Champion Pascal Wehrlein, FIA Formula 3 European Champion Felix Rosenqvist and ADAC GT Masters Champions Luca Ludwig and Sebastian Asch.
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 (16 starters) and finishing with the final round (2 starters). The participants will use identical cars to compete against each other in each of the races. The winner of each round will go through to the next, in which they will line up in a different car. The evening’s two best drivers will go head-to-head in the finale, as they compete for the 2015 Stars & Cars championship title.
Four different vehicles will be used in the four rounds to give everyone an equal chance: The Mercedes-AMG A45 4MATIC (round of sixteen), the Mercedes-AMG C 63 S (quarter-finals), the Mercedes-AMG GT S (semi-finals) and the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT3 (finals). The competition vehicles all come equipped with roll-cage, bucket seats, 6-point HANS racing harness and fire extinguishers. In the special races, other current and vintage racing cars representing Mercedes-Benz’ successful motor racing heritage will ensure excitement and thrills on the track, and of course, all the championship cars from 2015, ranging from the F1 W06 Hybrid to the Mercedes-AMG C 63 DTM will also be in action.