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#1 Jon Saltinstall

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Posted 04 January 2014 - 23:12

It was widely reported that Niki Lauda tried his hand at driving a "modern" Mercedes DTM car at the A1-Ring round in 2003 at the invitation of Mercedes motorsport director Norbert Haug. After a few laps of the circuit to get used to the car, he then chauffeured guests during the afternoon.
Now here's the inevitable question - which car did he drive (there's a suggestion it was Alesi's HWA "works" entry, but I've never seen a photo). Can anyone cast any light?

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#2 arttidesco

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Posted 05 January 2014 - 02:41

It was widely reported that Niki Lauda tried his hand at driving a "modern" Mercedes DTM car at the A1-Ring round in 2003 at the invitation of Mercedes motorsport director Norbert Haug. ( I've never seen a photo). Can anyone cast any light?

 

Does this linked photo help ?



#3 Jon Saltinstall

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Posted 05 January 2014 - 16:18

That's great thanks - looks like Schneider's 2003 mount, and the backdrop appears to be the A1-ring, so the photo seems to tie in with what was reported.

Edited by Jon Saltinstall, 05 January 2014 - 16:19.