Robert Wickens won the DTM race at the Nürburgring ahead of Augusto Farfus and Christian Vietoris.
Farfus started from Pole ahead of Wittman. The race was started under rainy conditions, so the start wasn’t without collisions.
Rockenfeller spun at Turn 1, were in contrast Wickens had a great start comming from 10th to 3rd, but dropping back through the race to 5th.
Then he battled with Adrien Tambay for 5th and bumped the Audi driver from behind, so both were onto the grass.
Spengler got a penalty for this afterwards and was then only 14th.
After a terrible start championship leader Rockenfeller had a superb strategy which led him to the lead of the race, until he made his 2nd pitstop, he ended up being 4th.
Wickens overtoke Wittman, after he made a mistake and got 2nd. Wickens then handed the lead from Rockenfeller after he made his last pitstop and holded it till the end.
Scheider had very bad luck again, an ended up at the end of the field. Tomcyck finally got his first points of the season, finishing 5th.
Also Molina had a great race after starting on a great 4th position he ended up being 8th.
It was great race to watch, but i couldn’t get any footage of the race because it was raining pretty hard.
I’m quite delighted that i didn’t watch the live coverage on TV, because the ARD (the channel which is broadcasting the DTM) always switch to the World Championship in Athletics (what was also live) in the middle of the DTM coverage, what is quite awful.
|17||3||G. Paffett||HWA-Mercedes||1 Runde||1 Runde||46||0|
|18||22||T. Glock||MTEK-BMW||1 Runde||8.615||46||0|
|19||4||R. Merhi||HWA-Mercedes||1 Runde||23.227||46||0|
|DNF||17||D. Juncadella||Mücke-Mercedes||18 Runden||17 Runden||29||0|
|DNF||23||T. Scheider||Abt-Audi-Sportsline||39 Runden||21 Runden||8||0|
|DNF||8||J. Hand||RBM-BMW||47 Runden||8 Runden||0||0|
Support series recap
So in contrast to the WEC at Spa, were we only had the Porsche GT3 Benelux Cup with only had 11 cars in the field, at the Nürburgring we had the FIA Formula 3 Europen Championship, Auto GP, porsche Carrera Cup and the VW Scirocco R Cup.
They all had good amount of cars in their fields, especially the Carrera Cup with 34 cars (!).
F3 wasn’t really that exciting, the drivers aren’t driving like in GP2, they are pretty calm and careful at overtaking, which actually didn’t take place. Marciello (Ferrari F1 junior driver) won all three races and it looks he’s going to win the championship with only 3 venues to go.
Auto GP had two good races (despite only 15 cars), with Race 1 won by former F1 driver Narain Karthikehyan.
Carrera Cup and Scirocco Cup had the best races, especially the Scirocco Cup, despite the big crash frm Tomas Schreier in Race 1, which was red flagged afterwards.
My footage of the races will come soon.