ADAC TotalEnergies 24h Nürburgring


A Green Hell of a ride


It is known as one of the world’s biggest motorsport events: the ADAC TOTALENERGIES 24h Nürburgring. Like no other race track, the circuit in the Eifel stands for thrilling motorsport, huge achievements and unforgettable moments, but also for harsh defeats and sad tragedies. As the world’s longest permanent race track, the Nordschleife part alone stretches out over 20.832 merciless kilometres. With 73 corners and a difference in altitude of 300 metres, it calls on the full skills and requires utmost concentration from the drivers.

This year, the 24-hour race at the Nürburgring included a special anniversary: from 25th till 29th May, 2022, teams and drivers from all over the world gathered in the Eifel to compete for victory in the 50th running of the endurance racing classic. Mercedes-AMG Motorsport participated with 5 teams and 25 drivers this year.

Adam Christodoulou (GBR), Maximilian Götz (GER) and Fabian Schiller (GER) secured second place with the #3 GT3 for Mercedes-AMG Team GetSpeed.
In the sister car with number #4, Maro Engel (GER), Jules Gounon (FRA) and Daniel Juncadella (ESP) ended up in third place.

Victory in the Pro-Am class went to Nico Bastian (GER), Marvin Dienst (GER), Hubert Haupt (GER) and Gabriele Piana (ITA) with the #6 car for Mercedes-AMG Team BILSTEIN.

In the process, the car with #12 impressed with an outstanding recovery drive. Philip Ellis, Raffaele Marciello (both SUI) and Luca Stolz (GER) having dropped back considerably following a puncture on Saturday evening, the trio consistently worked its way up through the field and was rewarded with seventh place. CP Racing finished in 17th place in the legendary 24-hour race, equaling sixth position in the Pro-Am class. Mercedes-AMG Team Landgraf and Schnitzelalm Racing were forced to park their Mercedes-AMG GT3s early due to damage.

Next year, the highlight event at the Nürburgring will be held from 18th till 21st May, 2023.

Result Mercedes-AMG GT3, ADAC TotalEnergies 24h Nürburgring 2022*:

Pos.

overall.

Pos.

class

Nr.
 

Car
 

Team
 

Drivers
 

Laps
 

...

 

 

 

 

 

 

2.

2.

3

Mercedes-AMG GT3

Mercedes-AMG Team GetSpeed

Adam Christodoulou (GBR), Maximilian Götz (GER), Fabian Schiller (GER)

159

3.

3.

4

Mercedes-AMG GT3

Mercedes-AMG Team GetSpeed

Maro Engel (GER), Jules Gounon (FRA), Daniel Juncadella (ESP)

159

...

 

 

 

 

 

 

7.

7.

12

Mercedes-AMG GT3

Mercedes-AMG Team BILSTEIN

Phillip Ellis (SUI), Raffaele Marciello (SUI), Luca Stolz (GER)

158

8.

1.

6

Mercedes-AMG GT3

Mercedes-AMG Team BILSTEIN

Nico Bastian (GER), Marvin Dienst (GER), Hubert Haupt (GER), Gabriele Piana (ITA)

157

19.

8.

21

Mercedes-AMG GT3

CP Racing

Charles Putman (USA), Charles Espenlaub (USA), Joe Foster (USA), Shane Lewis (USA)

147

DNF

DNF

55

Mercedes-AMG GT3

Mercedes-AMG Team Landgraf

Julien Apotheloz (SUI), Patrick Assenheimer (GER), Dominik Baumann (AUT), Luca-Sandro Trefz (GER)

143

DNF

DNF

34

Mercedes-AMG GT3

Schnitzelalm Racing

Marek Böckmann (GER), Kenneth Heyer (GER), Yannick Mettler (SUI), Johannes Stengel (GER)

44

* excerpt subject to confirmation by the organiser

Podium success in shortened Nordschleife thriller 2021

The 49th ADAC TOTAL 24h Race went down into the history books of the race as the shortest running because of an interruption of over 14.5 hours. For Mercedes-AMG Motorsport, the endurance classic ended with a podium success, two further top ten finishes and three class victories. The most successful GT3 from Affalterbach was the #7 Mercedes-AMG Team GetSpeed car: with a rousing final spurt, Maximilian Götz (GER), Daniel Juncadella (ESP), and Raffaele Marciello (ITA) secured third place overall. In the SP-X class for special cars, the #25 Mercedes-AMG GT3, equipped with a novel steer-by-wire technology, finished the race as the best-placed car. Meanwhile, the #34 and #36 Mercedes-AMG GT4 cars celebrated two class wins (SP10 and SP8T).

A convincing GT4 debut in 2018

The debut of the Mercedes-AMG GT4 in the Nürburgring 24-hour race was a very successful affair. In the 46th running of the endurance racing classic, the #190 entry of the Mercedes-AMG Team Driving Academy scored an undisputed SP8T class win with a nine-lap margin. In the SP10 class, the new race car from Affalterbach achieved a 1-2 straight away: BLACK FALCON Team IDENTICA (#66) secured first place while Mathol Racing e.V. finished second with its entry carrying starting number 75.

Historic quadruple victory in 2016

In 2016, Mercedes-AMG celebrated its biggest success to date since the inception of its Customer Racing Programme. In the 44th running of the 24-hour race at the Nürburgring, the first four places and sixth position went to teams with the Mercedes-AMG GT3 that therefore enjoyed a perfect debut in the 24-hour race. In a thrilling finale, the #29 with Christian Hohenadel, Marco Seefried, Christian Vietoris (all GER) and Renger van der Zande (NED) and the #4 with Adam Christodoulou (GBR), Maro Engel, Manuel Metzger und Bernd Schneider (all GER) alternated in the lead. The final two laps were the exciting highlight: after a splash-and-dash fuel stop a few minutes before the 24 hours had elapsed, final driver Hohenadel initially just maintained the lead from Engel. A last-gasp overtake then saw Engel take the lead to bring the victory for AMG-Team BLACK FALCON home after 134 laps.

Maiden victory 2013

In 2013, Mercedes-AMG Motorsport scored its maiden overall win in the 24-hour race at the Nürburgring. The Black Falcon car with starting number 9, driven by Jeroen Bleekemolen (NED), Sean Edwards (GBR), Bernd Schneider (GER) and Nicki Thiim (DEN), started sixth on the grid and after 88 laps finished with a margin of over two minutes on the second-placed team. Third place for ROWE RACING’s #22 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT3 rounded out the success by securing the double podium finish.

Further information on the ADAC TotalEnergies 24h Nürburgring can be found on the organiser's website.