Green is the king of the Lausitzring
Jamie Green won the second race at Lausitzring and maintained his lead in the overall DTM standings. Audi driver has repetaed excellenet performance from Saturday and confirmed he is the main contender for the championship title.
And again it was Audi on the top of the grid at the start. This time quickest in the qualifying was Jamie Green followed by Mattias Ekstrom, Timo Scheider and Miguel Molina.
After the start, Ekstrom went in front of Green and Audi’s dominance was proved again after Edoardo Mortara jumped to the fifth place. After just few minutes Tom Blomqvist was forced to go straight to the garage and soon after him Gary Paffett also had to retire because of the problems with gearbox.
Green get back to the first place after very interesting battle with Ekstrom and those two were much quicker than the rest of the grid. BMW and especially Mercedes weren’t competitive enough and it looked like this will be more disappointing day for them than it was Saturday. Maxime Martin, Augusto Farfus and Daniel Juncadella managed to sneak into top 10 with two more Audi drivers – Scheider and Mike Rockenfeller.
After the mandatory pit-stops Green stayed at the top followed by same Audi quartet just it was at the start of the race, but this time with Molina on third position. Wehrlein and Da Costa had a little accident in the Turn 1 in which German driver slided out of the track, but managed to go back in the race.
Next who was forced to retire was Augusto Farfus. Brazilian driver damaged his BMW in colision and soon after it was the end of the race for Robert Wickens too. As the race was nearing the end, it looked like that top five are more than happy with standings and they didn’t risked too much.
Ten minutes before the end of the race safety car was hired after rookie Lucas Auer slided out of the track and stayed sticked in the gravel. In the remaining five minutes there wasn’t anything special and Audi completed another excellent weekend.
Fourth and fifth in the second race at Lausitzring finished Audi drivers Timo Scheider and Edoardo Mortara. Places six and seven were won by Mercedes’ Daniel Juncadella and Christian Vietoris who moved in the last few minutes, while the best placed BMW driver was Maxime Martin on eighth. Remaining points went to Nico Muller and Bruno Spengler.