Mercedes-AMG Motorsport achieved another podium in this weekend’s second race at the Nürburgring. Paul Di Resta (Mercedes-AMG Motorsport REMUS) in second place secured crucial points in his battle for the title. This was his sixth podium at the Nürburgring, his sixth of the season and the 37th of his DTM career. For the team, this was the 26th podium in the 16th race of the season.
Championship leader Gary Paffett (Mercedes-AMG Motorsport PETRONAS) finished the race in fifth place and is two points ahead of his team-mate Paul in the run-up to the last two race weekends of the season at Spielberg and Hockenheim.
Pascal Wehrlein (Mercedes-AMG Motorsport PETRONAS) crossed the line in ninth place and also finished in the points. Edoardo Mortara (SILBERPFEIL Energy Mercedes-AMG Motorsport) was fourteenth. Daniel Juncadella (Mercedes-AMG Motorsport REMUS) retired with a puncture shortly before the end of the race.
From fifth on the grid, Lucas Auer (SILBERPFEIL Energy Mercedes-AMG Motorsport) made a strong start and was second after the first turn. Shortly afterwards, though, BMW driver Timo Glock caused him to spin and drop back to the rear of the field. Lucas had to retire his car to the pits with a braking problem a few minutes before the end.
After 16 of this season’s 20 races, Mercedes-AMG Motorsport continue to lead the drivers ‘, team and manufacturers’ championships. While Gary and Paul are having an exciting fight for the top spot in the standings, Mercedes-AMG Motorsport PETRONAS (306 points) head the team rankings. Mercedes-AMG Motorsport REMUS (262 points) are second and SILBERPFEIL Energy Mercedes-AMG Motorsport (248 points) third. In the manufacturers’ championship, Mercedes-AMG (801 points) are in first place with a lead of 270 points on BMW (531 points).
The next race weekend: The penultimate race weekend of the 2018 DTM season will take place in Spielberg, 21 – 23 September.
Source: Mercedes-AMG DTM