Gotz receives grid penalty for next race
Mercedes-Benz driver Maximilian Gotz is penalised after an accident at
DTM race at Norisring.
Race officials concluded that Gotz is responsible for the accident
which had happened at the start of the race at Norisring. That’s why
he is penalised with a three-position grid penalty for the first
of the next races, at Zandvoort next weekend.
During the race at Norisring, when the majority of the cars had already
passed the first turn, the well-known “Grundig Kehre” bottleneck, the latter half of the grid got into problems. Four drivers were involved in a
smash-up – Gotz, Timo Glock, Mike Rockenfeller and Augusto Farfus – and all of them, sooner or later, were forced to retire from the race.
“I was hit a bit from the behind and then, I was just too late on the
brake. This arguably was an unfortunate series of events,” told Gotz after the race.