DTM - Hungaroring: Exclusion for Juncadella and Wittmann
Daniel Juncadella and Marco Wittmann are excluded from the results of the second DTM race at Hungaroring. Following a report from the technical delegate, the stewards of the meeting came to the conclusion on Sunday evening, that both Juncadella’s #12 Mercedes-AMG C 63 DTM and Wittmann’s #11 BMW M4 DTM didn’t comply with the technical regulations. The height of the skid pad (underfloor) of both cars was insufficient.
Juncadella finished third in the second race, ahead of Wittmann. After their exclusion, Antonio Felix da Costa was promoted to third. Thus, the duel for the title in the DTM finale at the Hockenheimring becomes a three-way fight. After the decision, Wittmann lost twelve points from Sunday’s race. Prior to the finale, he now has 176 points on his account. Edoardo Mortara is second in the drivers’ standings, 14 points down. And now, Jamie Green also remains in contention for the DTM title as he is 39 points down, with 50 points still at stake in Hockenheim.
Both the Mercedes-AMG DTM Team HWA and the BMW Team RMG have announced an appeal against the decision of the stewards. Until the appeal court has drawn a verdict, Juncadella and Wittmann remain excluded. The result of the 16th DTM race of the season as well as the drivers’, teams’ and manufacturers’ standings remain provisional.