Spectacular line-up

The motor racing fans have decided: The field of drivers for Stars & Cars 2015 is complete. 16 drivers will take part in the shoot-out on Saturday 12 December. The two MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS Formula One drivers Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg will be in the line-up, as will all eight Mercedes-AMG DTM drivers: Pascal Wehrlein, Paul Di Resta, Gary Paffett, Robert Wickens, Christian Vietoris, Daniel Juncadella, Maximilian Götz and Lucas Auer. The remaining six entrants were decided from a field of 18 possible candidates in an online ballot of fans which took place between November 9th-27th on the mercedes.me/starsandcars website. 

The Top 6 in the ballot

Mick Schumacher (61,554 Votes): Third place in 2015 ADAC Formula 4 rookie standings

David Coulthard (61,080 Votes): 2001 Formula One championship runner-up with McLaren-Mercedes

Mika Häkkinen (60,707 Votes): 1998 and 1999 Formula One World Champion with McLaren-Mercedes

Jean Alesi (58,414 Votes): Ex-Formula One and DTM driver

Bernd Schneider (57,140 Votes): Record-breaking DTM champion (five DTM titles with Mercedes-Benz)

Bernd Mayländer (56,216 Votes): Ex-DTM driver and driver of the official Formula One Safety Car

But the fans’ ballot for Stars & Cars 2015 is not over yet. Driver pairings for the round of sixteen can be decided between now and December 4th. Fans can vote again at: mercedes.me/starsandcars.

Real racing action

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 and finishing with the final round. The participants will use identical cars to compete against each other in each of the races.

Motor racing fans, who cannot be at the track in person, can follow the action in the Mercedes-Benz Arena via the live stream at: mercedes.me/starsandcars.