DTM – Spengler & Green Secure 1-2 For Mercedes-Benz

July 3, 2011

DTM

Nuremberg. Mercedes-Benz scored a 1-2 in the fifth DTM season round at Norisring. At the only street circuit on the DTM calendar, Bruno Spengler won from his fellow Mercedes-Benz driver Jamie Green. With his second victory of the season, Spengler also claimed back the lead in the points’ standings. Martin Tomczyk (Audi) completed the podium, having moved up from tenth on the grid to finish third. Behind Timo Scheider and Edoardo Mortara (both Audi), Ralf Schumacher (Mercedes-Benz) ended up sixth. The race at the 2.3 kilometres long street circuit was stopped after 65 laps due to continuing heavy rain. A full press release with quotes will follow shortly.

The race in detail
Air temperature: 11.4 °C
Asphalt temperature: 11.9 °C
Spectators during the race weekend: 124,000

Info    Start behind the safety car due to the rain.
Lap 1    Five laps behind the safety car.
Lap 5    At the end of the lap, the safety car will pull into the pit lane.
Lap 6    Green. Spengler remains in front from Paffett, Green. Coulthard overtakes Vietoris. Scheider past Engel for sixth.
Lap 7    Molina collides with Jarvis at Grundigkehre and turns Jarvis around.
Lap 9    Tomczyk attacks Engel for seventh.
Lap 10   Ekström attacks Green for third, but the Brit defends his position.
Lap 11   Nice battle between Tomczyk and Engel. Under braking for Dutzendteich, Engel misses his braking point and Tomczyk gets past. The German is now seventh.
Lap 13   Spengler is leading Paffett by 2.1 seconds, then Green, Ekström, Schumacher, Scheider, Tomczyk, Engel, Mortara, Coulthard.
Lap 15   Molina battling with Coulthard for tenth.
Lap 16   Paffett into the wall coming out of Schöller S.
Lap 21   Mortara is the first driver to come in for his pit stop.
Lap 22   Molina into the pits.
Lap 25   Rockenfeller into the pits.
Lap 29   Battle between Green and Ekström for second place.
Lap 32   Vietoris into the pits.
Lap 35   Coulthard into the pits.
Lap 38   Engel into the pits.
Lap 39   Frey into the pits.
Lap 40   Engel and Mortara tangle at Dutzendteich.
Lap 41   Albuquerque into the pits.
Lap 43   Van der Zande into the pits.
Lap 44   Scheider into the pits. Incident between Engel and Mortara is under investigation.
Lap 45   Spengler, Stoddart, Jarvis into the pits.
Lap 46   Ekström and Green battle for second. Partly side by side. Scheider into the pits for his second stop.
Lap 47   At the exit of Grundig, Ekström overtakes Green. The Brit counters at Schöller, but Ekström stays ahead. Schumacher into the pits.
Lap 48   Green past Ekström again. No further action against Engel or Mortara. Green into the pits.
Lap 49   Ekström into the pits. Tomczyk is now the only driver yet to make a stop.
Lap 50   Tomczyk into the pits.
Lap 51   Tomczyk almost hits the Armco barriers coming out of the pits. Ekström into the pits for his second stop.
Lap 52   Tomczyk, Engel, Stoddart, Rockenfeller also into the pits.
Lap 53   Frey into the pits.
Lap 54   Vietoris, Jarvis into the pits.
Lap 55   Spengler, Molina, Albuquerque into the pits.
Lap 56   Green into the pits.
Lap 57   Van der Zande into the pits.
Lap 58   Safety car. Mortara, Schumacher, Coulthard into the pits.
Lap 59   All drivers having completed their pit stops, Spengler is leading from Green, Tomczyk, Scheider, Mortara, Schumacher, Ekström, Coulthard, Engel and Van der Zande.
Lap 65   Red flag. Spengler wins from Green, Tomczyk, Scheider, Mortara, Schumacher, Ekström, Coulthard, Engel and Van der Zande.
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