Foto: Gruppe C Photography; #48 Mercedes-AMG GT3, MANN-FILTER Team HTP: Fabian Vettel, Philip Ellis

Fabian Vettel: “The ADAC GT MASTERS is a real blockbuster for fans and racing drivers!”

  • Penultimate race weekend of the ADAC GT Masters 2019
  • Several drivers will be enjoying a home fixture at the Hockenheim Ring
  • Mercedes driver Vettel is impressed by the “League of the Super Sports Cars”

The Hockenheimring Baden-Württemberg is without a doubt the heart of motorsports in southern Germany. So it’s not surprising that many fast drivers also come from the region. Five drivers from the ADAC GT Masters, which is holding championship races 11 and 12 in the asparagus-growing metropolis on 14/15 September, live less than 50 kilometres from Hockenheim. The nearest “home sleepers” are Arlind Hoti (Aust Motorsport, Audi R8 LMS, Mannheim) and David Jahn (RWT Racing, Corvette C7 GT3-R, Speyer). They both need to travel around 25 kilometres to the racetrack. They are joined by Dennis Marschall (HCB-Rutronik Racing, Audi R8 LMS, Eggenstein-Leopoldshafen) and Marvin Dienst (Schütz Motorsport, Mercedes-AMG GT3, Lampertheim) with 40 and 42 kilometres respectively.

The most well-known name beyond the insiders’ circle lives in Heppenheim around 47 kilometres north of Hockenheim on the A5 motorway: Fabian Vettel from the MANN-FILTER Team HTP. For the younger brother of quadruple Formula 1 world champion Sebastian, whose first world championship triumph in 2010 led to his home town of Heppenheim being renamed “Vettelheim” for a brief period, Hockenheim is no ordinary racetrack. “This is where I drove my first kilometres in a race car; I know every corner of the racetrack. This is where I trialled for the first time in the Mercedes AMG GT3 of the MANN-FILTER Team HTP. And, of course, many friends and neighbours will be at the race and hopefully crossing their fingers for us,” says Fabian Vettel.

The 20-year old, who only started as an active motorsport driver in 2017, evaluates his début season in the “League of the Super Sports Cars” as “very educational”: “It was clear that it was going to be tough in the ADAC GT Masters. The performance level in this high-class field is sensational. You need to savour it slowly: Around 30 vehicles from eight brands, all deployed by professional teams and driven by top drivers, meaning that they are all more or less as fast as each other. That’s the toughest competition that you can imagine.”

“The high level in the field makes the starting position particularly important,” continues Vettel. “You only have a realistic chance of a top result if you start at the front. But even the qualification training is a massive challenge. The tyres develop their maximum grip for approximately two rounds. Everything has to work during these two rounds – no mistakes, no contact. Otherwise, a few tenths of a second are lacking and you are at the back. I am expecting that around 25 cars will once again be placed in one second in Hockenheim. Qualification is an art. But, after five race weekends, I can already say one thing: The ADAC GT Masters is a real blockbuster not only for the fans but also for us drivers!”

Full programme with a total of eleven races at the weekend

The supporting programme also has plenty to offer. ADAC GT4 Germany, ADAC TCR Germany and ADAC Formula 4 as well as the Porsche Carrera Cup ensure, together with the ADAC GT Masters, that one highlight is going to be chasing the next one during the entire weekend at Hockenheim Ring. Five races on Saturday and six on Sunday – no other event package offers such a densely packed programme. And at particularly affordable entry prices. Children under the age of 12 get free entry when accompanied by a paying adult, meaning that the ADAC GT Masters weekend is predestined to be the perfect motorsport family outing.

Tickets and advance sales

Friday, 13 September: EUR 10 only on the day

Saturday, 14 September: EUR 25 in advance / EUR 35 on the day

Sunday, 15 September: EUR 25 in advance / EUR 35 on the day

Weekend ticket (with access to driver’s paddock):

Friday, 13 September – Sunday 15 September: EUR 35 in advance / EUR 45 on the day 

Tickets are available via and, by telephone via the Hockenheimring Baden-Württemberg ticket hotline +49 (0)6205 950222 or via ADAC branch offices. 

At the centre of the action with the VIP ticket

With the VIP package “Racing Live”, motor-racing fans are even closer to the action: As well as a weekend ticket including access to the drivers’ paddock, this limited exclusive offer includes entry to the VIP lounge on the Sunday with first-class catering, a reserved VIP parking space directly in the drivers’ paddock and your choice of seat on all the open stands. Individual hospitality and tours of the starting grid, timekeeping, race control and media centre round off this exclusive weekend experience. The VIP package is available for EUR 225.00 per person.

You can receive information about the VIP Ticket from:

Jürgen Fabry, Tel.: +49 7244 706250


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