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Mercedes Stars & amp; Cars 2015: Mick Schumacher vs. Lewis Hamilton

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F earlier, the Mercedes drivers were allowed to go to the traditional Stars & Cars -Event just show how well they can burn out and spin donuts. This year, driving skills are a little more in demand. In the Mercedes-Benz Arena in Stuttgart, the car manufacturer with the star in the logo will set up a course on which the acrobats at the steering wheel will have to demonstrate all their skills - in a duel man against man.

Similar to the Race of Champions 16 pilots compete against each other in elimination runs. The cars' horsepower increases from lap to lap: an AMG A45 is used in the round of 16, an AMG C63 is used in the quarter-finals, the semifinals are contested in the AMG GT S and the two best drivers finally compete in the final an SLS AMG GT3.

Fans choose drivers for Stars & Cars 2015

10 of the 16 drivers were selected. The factory drivers from Formula 1 and DTM: Lewis Hamilton, Nico Rosberg, Pascal Wehrlein, Paul di Resta, Gary Paffett, Robert Wickens, Christian Vietoris, Daniel Juncadella, Lucas Auer and Maximilian Götz. The other 6 drivers for the competition could be determined by the fans via an online vote.

On Friday (November 27th, 2015) Mercedes published the results. Mick Schumacher won the voting with a total of 61,554 votes. In addition, the fans want to see the former Formula 1 driver and current TV expert David Coulthard (61,080 votes) and the two-time F1 champion Mika Häkkinen (60,707) at Stars & Cars. They also selected ex-GP driver Jean Alesi (58,414), DTM legend Bernd Schneider (57,140) and Safety Car driver Bernd Mayländer (56,216) for the race. Niki Lauda, ​​Karl Wendlinger and Jochen Mass did not make it into the top 6. In the next step, the fans can determine the pairings for the round of 16. The election is online again. You can vote here . The portal is open until December 4th.

In addition to the competition, numerous show runs are also planned on the short asphalt strip. Toto Wolff will put on a drift show in the Mercedes 500 SL rally against Niki Lauda 450 SLC. Stirling Moss, Hans Herrmann and Susie Wolff compete against each other in legendary W196s from the 1950s. The former McLaren teammates Mika Häkkinen and David Coulthard also fight a duel inbrutal G63 AMG 6x6. And Bernd schneider drives in an old DTM racer against Pascal Wehrlein in the current championship car.

Cro and Culcha Candela rock Stuttgart

Daimler boss Dieter Zetsche is also there and will give a short speech at the end. In addition, Mercedes put on some top-class show acts to entertain the fans - including the Stuttgart rapper and singer Cro, the band Culcha Candela and the musician Marlon Roudette. At the end a big fireworks display is planned.

Tickets can be bought via the >> Order the VfB Stuttgart shop page . Admission costs just 5 euros per person. Whoever comes first can secure the best seats. Anyone interested in a Meet & Greet with Hamilton or Rosberg should go to the >> website unitedcharity.de go. There you can bid for a meeting with the F1 stars. The proceeds go to the SOS Children's Villages.

If you can't be there in person, don't look down the tube. The big party is broadcast live on the >> Mercedes website . In our gallery we once again show who will be there in 2015 and which pilots are available for voting. We also collected some hot impressions from the Stars & Cars party last year.

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