Mercedes-Benz driver Robert Wickens crowned a perfect weekend of racing at Norisring with his first victory of the season.
|Robert Wickens, Mercedes AMG C-Coupé (Photo: DTM.com)|
In slippery conditions at the 2.3 kilometres long street circuit, the Canadian converted his pole position in an undisputed lights-to-flag victory: "I am overjoyed. I was able to fully concentrate on driving my own race and extend my lead," he said.
"So far, it has been a crazy season for us and because of that, this victory is all the more beautiful for me and my team. The Norisring has always been good to us," added the 25-year-old said after scoring the twelfth Norisring victory in a row for Mercedes-Benz.
|Robert Wickens (Photo: DTM.com)|
British driver Jamie Green, who already scored four DTM race wins at Norisring, crossed the finish line in second place. Fellow Audi driver Mattias Ekström completed the good performance by the team from Ingolstadt after making his way up from twelfth on the grid to finish third.
Unfortunately for Canadian fans, Bruno Spengler completed a difficult weekend at the Norisring in 11th place, 1 lap down on his countryman Wickens.
In total, 121,000 spectators attended the fourth race weekend of the most popular international touring car series in Nuremberg.
|Robert Wickens, Antonio Felix da Costa, Jamie Green (Photo: DTM.com)|
Race results – Norisring
1 - Robert Wickens (Mercedes C-Coupe) - HWA - 82 laps in 1.15'21"118
2 - Jamie Green (Audi RS5) - Rosberg - 23"906
3 - Mattias Ekstrom (Audi RS5) - Abt - 25"922
4 - Edoardo Mortara (Audi RS5) - Abt - 32"875
5 - Adrien Tambay (Audi RS5) - Abt - 44"661
6 - Pascal Wehrlein (Mercedes C-Coupe) - HWA - 44"788
7 - Marco Wittmann (BMW M4) - RMG - 46"050
8 - Joey Hand (BMW M4) - RBM - 47"991
9 - Mike Rockenfeller (Audi RS5) - Phoenix - 48"803
10 - Timo Scheider (Audi RS5) - Phoenix - 1 lap
11 - Bruno Spengler (BMW M4) - Schnitzer - 1 lap
12 - Gary Paffett (Mercedes C-Coupe) - HWA - 1 lap
13 - Daniel Juncadella (Mercedes C-Coupe) - HWA - 1 lap
14 - Augusto Farfus (BMW M4) - RBM - 1 lap
15 - Paul Di Resta (Mercedes C-Coupe) - HWA - 1 lap
16 - Timo Glock (BMW M4) - MTEK - 2 laps
17 - Antonio Felix Da Costa (BMW M4) - MTEK - 2 laps
18 - Maxime Martin (BMW M4) - RMG - 2 laps
19 - Nico Muller (Audi RS5) - Rosberg - 2 laps
20 - Vitaly Petrov (Mercedes C-Coupe) - Mucke - 2 laps
Fastest lap of the race: 48"610 by Mattias Ekstrom
1.Wittmann 56 points; 2.Mortara 39; 3.Tambay 36; 4.Ekstrom 35; 5.Rockenfeller 33; 6.Molina 26; 7.Vietoris e Wickens 25; 9.Green 24; 10.Spengler 23.