T om Blomqvist was on Sunday (13.9.2015) unbeatable in Oschersleben. The Brit started the 14th round of the 2015 DTM season from second position and took the lead from BMW brand colleague Augusto Farfus in the first few meters. The rookie only temporarily gave up the top position when he drove his M4 into the pits for the mandatory tire change.
Blomqvist leaves opponents no chance
Blomqvist was able to pro over the entire race distance Squeeze a few tenths more lap out of his racer than pole man Augusto Farfus. At the finish his lead after 40 laps was 7.712 seconds over the Brazilian. 'This is perhaps the greatest day of my career so far. To win a race in my rookie season is fantastic. At the beginning of the season I quickly realized how hard it is to be successful in the DTM. Now this At the weekend everything just fitted together, 'commented Blomqvist, who at 21 years of age is the youngest DTM winner for BMW in history.
Marco Wittmann completed the podium behind Farfus. Last year's champion got off to a good start and catapulted himself from sixth to fourth place. On lap 16, Wittmann pushed past Antonio Felix da Costa, which ultimately earned him third place.
Pascal Wehrlein lost two positions at the start and slipped behind the BMW. Although the Mercedes driver hung up to the finish line in the rear of da Costa's racing car, it wasn't enough to attempt to overtake the significantly lighter BMW.
Wehrlein extends lead
With the second fifth place in a row, Wehrlein extended his lead in the championship. Because competitor Mattias Ekström, who finished eleventh on Sunday, did not score any points in Oschersleben, the Mercedes and Audi drivers are 140 to 126 with four races to go. 'I calculated a little more today. But the speed was not Fourth place might have been the maximum. However, I can be absolutely satisfied with the overall standings, 'explained Wehrlein.
Paul di Resta crossed the finish line in sixth place. For Timo Glock, who had his first win of the season the day before, it was enough for seventh position. Behind them, Jamie Green rolled in in the orange Audi RS5. Maxime Martin and Bruno Spengler got the last counters.
Edoardo Mortara had to deal with a zero number. The Italian was eliminated in the 21st lap after technical problems. The third place in the table (110 points) suffered a severe setback in the fight for the championship.
In the first lap, Miguel Molina and Nico Müller's two Audi RS5s were hit. Both clashed with one Mercedes each. Christian Vietoris cleared Molina in the tight first bend. The Spaniard and Vietoris were already involved in a starting collision in Saturday's race in Russia two weeks ago.
Auer slams into a pile of tires without outside interference
Lucas Auer tried to close the upturned Molina on the right overtake. He then pushed Müller into the gravel with a slight contact. The end for the Swiss. The safety car was deployed to recover the broken-down cars. The race management assessed the incidents as racing accidents and did not issue any penalties.
Shortly before the end of the race, Auer crashed roughly and almost unchecked into a pile of tires. The crash took place in the penultimate corner, where Auer got too far behind Wickens and couldn't get his car back on the curb. Instead, he slid across the grass into the guards. Dazed, he climbed out of the accident car and lay down on the grass. As a result, the race was stopped prematurely.
'When braking, the front wheels locked, and then I was just a passenger. I'm fine so far, the security forces looked after me very well, but we decided it was better to have me checked through again at the hospital, 'said the accident pilot.