DTM: Oschersleben preview
Three rounds and six races are remaining until the end of 2015 DTM season, and championship battle is still wide opened. After two races at Oschersleben this weekend, things could become a bit clearer.
Last round in Moscow was the first in which one of the manufacturers failed to win both races, so it will be interesting to see if that could happen again. Last year the winner was Mercedes driver Christian Vietoris, while in 2013 Augusto Farfus won the race at circuit near Magdeburg in a BMW. Maybe this year it’s Audi’s turn to take the highest place at podium and, of course, Mattias Ekstrom is the main candidate.
Championship leader from Sweden has six points more than Mercedes’ hot prospect Pascal Wehrlein, while other Audi drivers are still in the race for title. Edoardo Mortara is currently, 16 points behind Ekstrom, and Jamie Green, who has won most races this year (3) is fourth, 23 points behind.
“Obviously, it’s great to be traveling to Oschersleben as the leader of the standings, but I’d like to leave again as the leader as well. But winning there won’t be easy. My goal is to clinch two podiums. Positions in the top five would be okay, but scoring points twice the minimum,” said Ekstrom who won the race at Oschersleben in 2011.
Oschersleben has hosted the DTM since 2000. The 3.696 km circuit varies in width from eleven to thirteen metres and undergoes a change in elevation of 23 metres. There are 15 turns in all – seven left and eight right-handers.
- Mattias Ekstrom 126
- Pascal Wehrlein 120
- Edoardo Mortara 110
- Jamie Green 103
- Bruno Spengler 85