DTM Hockenheim II 2015 - Result race 2

DTM Hockenheim II 2015 (race 2)
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J amie Green has finished the season, like he started it at the beginning of May - with a win at the Hockenheimring. The Briton proved once again that he is always particularly good at the Motodrom. From position 2 on the grid, the Audi driver grabbed Gary Paffett's Mercedes after just 5 laps, which had started from pole position. Then Green managed his lead with ease.

For Green it was already the fourth victory of the season. No one else managed so many. If the 33-year-old from Leicester hadn't had so much bad luck in the middle of the season, the championship would probably not have been decided in favor of Pascal Wehrlein so quickly.

Wehrlein with broke goodbye

The newly crowned champion only had 2 successes and at the season finale - appropriately on his 21st birthday - only rolled over the finish line in 21st place. Despite the bankruptcy, Wehrlein refused to take a few smoking donuts in front of the Mercedes grandstand after crossing the finish line. In the end, the master got stuck in the meadow while spinning around - that fit in with the messed up finale.

In between, Wehrlein was noticed by a hard driving style with a few collisions. 'I tried to push and move forward in the race. But my car was badly damaged after just a few laps. I had no grip and couldn't really accelerate. Only when I ran around my car after crossing the finish line did I seen that all the flics are missing. We'll still have a big party. '

Drive for Green at the DTM finale

It was also responsible for Green's relatively comfortable victory drive at the top the fact that there was no great danger from his pursuers. Audi colleague Mattias Ekström in second place secured behind and refrained from attacking. With Edoardo Mortara, another RS5 driver also took the third step on the podium. With his win, Green was able to overtake his two brand colleagues in the drivers' standings and secure second place.

'It feels good to go into the winter break with a win. It's a nice answer to everyone who asked me what was going on after the first victories, 'said Green with a smile. 'Unfortunately, my gearbox was defective in Spielberg. That cost me victory. At the Nürburgring I had a problem with the brakes. That was a shame. TheOtherwise services were fine. It was a pleasure to drive the RS5 this year ', so the mixed balance. In the drivers' championship, Green was 19 points short of Wehrlein.

Ekström was also unable to shine in the end:' We were just not constant enough. There were too many problems in between that prevented us from fighting for the title. It was a solid performance. The year was okay, but not great. '

The best non-Audi was Paul di Resta in 4th place. The Scottish ex-Formula 1 driver was on the podium for a long time with his Mercedes, but on lap 27 he finally had to admit defeat to the superior Audi pace of Mortara. Behind Saturday winner Timo Scheider in another Audi, the best-placed BMW driver, Maxime Martin, drove in 6th position.

BMW secures brand title ahead of Audi

Behind them, Antonio Felix da Costa and Bruno Spengler landed in 7th and 8th and Martin Tomczyk (behind Gary Paffett) in 3rd place more BMW drivers in the points. With this, the Munich team secured the title in the prestigious brand classification with 602 points. Actually, Audi had all the trumps in hand in Hockenheim in this regard. But due to numerous collisions and penalties, the Ingolstadt-based company was 7 points short in the end on the Bavarian bankruptcy renz.

Mercedes landed in 3rd place with 534 points. But that won't spoil the party mood for the Stuttgarters. In addition to the driver's title, Pascal Wehrlein also secured victory for the brand with the star in the team classification by the gooix /Original -teile Mercedes-AMG team, for which Wehrlein and Christian Vietoris collected a total of 225 points.


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