Successful conclusion to the Lausitzring Motorsport Festival for Mercedes-AMG DTM Team: Lucas Auer (BWT Mercedes-AMG C 63 DTM) and Robert Wickens (SILBERPFEIL Energy Mercedes-AMG C 63 DTM) finished on the podium in the second race in front of 67,500 spectators (over the whole weekend).
This was Auer’s first DTM victory in his 23 DTM races. He is the first Austrian ever to win a DTM race. He had earlier taken his second pole position of his DTM career in the home race for his Mercedes AMG DTM Team Mücke.
Canadian Robert Wickens took his second podium of the weekend after placing third on Saturday and with 58 points now leads the DTM drivers’s standings. His Mercedes-AMG DTM team-mate Gary Paffett (EURONICS Mercedes-AMG C 63 DTM) finished the race in fifth position.
Christian Vietoris rounded off a good team result for the Mercedes-AMG DTM Team by placing seventh, which means that the Pink Panthers scored points in both races at the home race of their team in their BWT Mercedes-AMG C 63 DTMs.
DTM rookie Esteban Ocon (FREE MEN’S WORLD Mercedes-AMG C 63 DTM) finished the sixth race of the season in 15th place. Paul Di Resta (Mercedes-AMG C 63 DTM), Daniel Juncadella (UBFS invest Mercedes-AMG C 63 DTM) and Maximilian Götz (Mercedes-AMG C 63 DTM) were forced to retire; the Spaniard had problems with his tyres, while Götz was hit by a steering issue.
The next race weekend: The next highlight of the season will follow the Motorsport Festival Lausitzring when the DTM lines up at the Norisring in Nuremberg, 24th-26th June. The street circuit next to the Dutzendteich is traditionally one of the high points of the DTM year.
Lucas Auer (21, Austria): “I’ve never had to work so hard for a win as I’ve had to today. It was really tough. The first few laps were really critical. My crew did great on the pitstop and my pace was also very good. It’s mega to have won my first DTM race. The DTM is a fantastic series, and it makes me really proud to take my maiden win in it, particularly as I’m the first driver from my country to pull it off. We’re going to celebrate today. I’m especially pleased for Peter Mücke. He lives and breathes motor racing and thoroughly deserves this win.”
Source: Mercedes-AMG DTM