Roberto Merhi, Junge Sterne Mercedes AMG C-Coupé

Sixth race of the DTM season at Nürburgring

Gary Paffett retains championship lead

  • Jamie Green (Mercedes AMG C-Coupé), placed third in the championship, moves up from seventh on the grid by three positions to finish fourth
  • Gary Paffett (THOMAS SABO Mercedes AMG C-Coupé) holds on to championship lead of 20 points after sixth of ten races
  • Paffett improves P11 grid start by five positions to cross line in sixth
  • Mercedes-Benz has led in all three championship classifications – drivers’, teams’ and manufacturers’ – since the start of the season

On the sixth Sunday of the season at the Nürburgring, Jamie Green (Mercedes AMG C-Coupé) took fourth place. The race was won by Bruno Spengler (BMW).

Gary Paffett, THOMAS SABO Mercedes AMG C-Coupé

Gary Paffett (THOMAS SABO Mercedes AMG C-Coupé) finished sixth and still has a comfortable lead in the championship – he has advanced to 103 points, twenty ahead of his nearest challenger Bruno Spengler (BMW). Green is in third place on 81 points. THOMAS SABO / Mercedes-Benz Bank AMG are currently ahead in the team standings on 127 points. Meanwhile, Mercedes-Benz still tops the constructor’s table on 237 points.

Gary Paffett, THOMAS SABO Mercedes AMG C-Coupé

DTM rookie Robert Wickens (stern Mercedes AMG C-Coupé) secured P7, his best result to date in the world’s most popular touring car series. His previous best result was ninth at the last race at the Norisring. Ralf Schumacher (Mercedes AMG C-Coupé) finished his 50th DTM race in 13th position. Christian Vietoris (Mercedes-Benz Bank AMG C-Coupé) and Susie Wolff (TV Spielfilm Mercedes AMG C-Coupé) came home in positions 16 and 17 respectively. David Coulthard (DHL Paket Mercedes AMG C-Coupé) was 20th. Roberto Merhi (Junge Sterne Mercedes AMG C-Coupé) had to retire.

A total of 89,000 spectators attended the DTM race weekend (Fri, Sat, and Sun) at the Nürburgring.

Race summary

The start: Jamie Green moves up the field by two positions from seventh to fifth. Gary Paffett gains four places and finishes the first lap in P7. Robert Wickens is sixth, sandwiched between Green and Paffett.

Lap 5: Green, Wickens and Paffett in positions five, six and seven respectively. David Coulthard in P17, having moved up five places from his original position on the grid.

Lap 6: Drive-through penalty for Christian Vietoris after a collision.

Lap 9: Roberto Merhi parks up in the pits and retires.

Lap 12: The pit stop window is now open. Paffett and Susie Wolff are the first C-Coupé drivers to come in for a tyre change.

Lap 13: Green pits from fifth place.

Lap 14: First mandatory pit stops for Wickens and Ralf Schumacher.

Lap 15: First pit stop for Coulthard.

Lap 18: After their first mandatory pit stops, Green, Paffett and Wickens in P5, 6 and 7 respectively.

Lap 19: Second change of tyres for Green.

Lap 22: Wolff pits for second time.

Lap 25: Final mandatory pit stop for Schumacher.

Lap 26: Championship leader Paffett pits for second time, lying in P5.

Lap 27: DTM rookie Wickens in third place before his last pit stop. Second time in pits for Vietoris.

Lap 28: Wickens pits and emerges behind Green, Rockenfeller and Paffett.

Lap 36: Three C-Coupé drivers in top seven – Green, Paffett and Wickens.

Final lap (lap 49): After 49 laps and a total distance of 177.821km, Jamie Green finishes in P4. Championship leader Gary Paffett takes sixth place from fellow Mercedes driver Robert Wickens.

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