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Mattias Ekström posted the fastest lap time in DTM qualifying on Sunday morning
With his Audi RS 5 DTM, the Swede ended up with a time of 47.804 seconds, but another driver will be on pole position. Due to his collision in the race on Saturday, during which he deprived Christian Vietoris and Robert Wickens of their respective positions, Ekström will be dropped three places on the grid.
At 17.00 hrs sharp on Friday afternoon, the DTM started into its second weekend of the 2016 season
Four minutes after the green flags were waved at the Red Bull Ring, all 24 drivers already had left their pit boxes. However, at Spielberg as well, the first outing only served as an installation run for most of them.
Mathias Lauda worked his way up to a DTM cockpit at top speed
Only in 2002, at the age of 20, the son of three-time Formula One World Champion Niki Lauda made his first steps in the car-racing world. Four years later, following successes in the Formula Nissan, Formula 3000 and the GP2 Series, he advanced to DTM.
In a dominant and undisputed way, Paul Di Resta won the DTM race at the Hockenheimring Baden-Württemberg on Sunday
With his Mercedes-AMG C 63 DTM, the Scot crossed the finish line after 37 laps with a margin of 13.024 seconds. For Di Resta, it is his seventh win in the DTM. His last win to date came in the autumn race at Hockenheim in 2010.
On each of the first four grid rows, there is one BMW driver alongside one Mercedes-Benz driver
Probably, no-one had expected this after qualifying on Saturday: even though they didn’t quite make it onto pole position – which was taken by Paul Di Resta with his Mercedes-AMG C63 DTM – BMW is strong on Sunday.
That’s one of the reasons why the two DTM aces were offered test-driver jobs at the pinnacle of motor racing. Scotland’s Di Resta will replace German Adrian Sutil at the Williams F1 Team and Paffett already has been working for them as simulator driver since February. Nonetheless, DTM represents the top priority for the two Britons.
Mercedes-Benz motor racing family get new 2016 season under way at media event on Friday
Stuttgart: The curtain is going up on the 2016 motor racing season. The brand with the three-pointed star officially opened the new motor racing year at a special media event in the “Hallowed Halls” in Fellbach near Stuttgart. Formula One and DTM drivers and their management teams looked ahead to the tasks that face them this year against the backdrop of treasures from the successful motor racing heritage at Mercedes-Benz.
The final remaining question concerning the driver/team constellations for the 2016 DTM season has been answered
After BMW and Audi, now, Mercedes-Benz has also announced the formation of its teams for the upcoming season. In the process, the brand from Stuttgart is following the same approach as its Munich-based rivals and even stepped up another level in terms of rotation.
The 24 drives in the DTM have been allocated
After Audi and BMW, Mercedes-Benz also has announced its drivers for the upcoming season and, just like the opposition, is counting on continuity. Lucas Auer, Paul Di Resta, Maximilian Götz, Daniel Juncadella, Robert Wickens, Gary Paffett and Christian Vietoris will be racing for the Stuttgart-based brand in the DTM, like last year.
Audi travels to the Lausitzring with tailwind
As the leader of all three classifications (drivers’, manufacturers’ and teams’), Audi heads to the second DTM weekend of the year – with a premiere: On Saturday, May 30, at the Lausitzring, a DTM race will be held on Saturday night for the first time – aired on prime time immediately before the DFB Cup final in Berlin, which is only about 130 kilometers away.
When the rain set in, nobody was able to stop old hand Mattias Ekström.
Wehrlein and Di Resta complete the podium
The latest asset to the Mercedes-Benz camp is the French ART Grand Prix squad
In the 2015 DTM season, Mercedes follow the example of their rivals Audi and BMW: just like the Bavarian manufacturers, the Stuttgarters also will contest the battle for the 2015 touring-car racing crown with eight vehicles.