In first free practice, late on Friday afternoon, the Mercedes-AMG drivers still kept a rather low profile, with Robert Wickens as their best-placed representative in sixth
In second free practice at the Norisring, however, the drivers of the brand from Stuttgart showed a little more of their potential and staged an entertaining battle with the Audis for the fastest time. After 30 minutes, points’ leader Robert Wickens (48.570 seconds) ended up in first place. The Canadian was 72 hundredths of a second faster than his fellow Mercedes-AMG driver Lucas Auer, who was second. Audi’s Jamie Green (48.672 seconds).