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Flag of Hungary Hungaroring 2014
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Race Information
Date 30th May - 1st June 2014
Official Name DTM Hungaroring 2014
Location Flag of Hungary Hungaroring, Mogyoród
Lap length 4.381km (2.722mi)
Distance 41 laps (179.621km (111.61mi))
Qualifying
Pole Flag of Germany Marco Wittmann
Team Flag of Germany BMW Team RMG
Time 1:36.518
Race Result
First Second Third
Flag of Germany Marco Wittmann Flag of Spain Miguel Molina Canadian Flag Bruno Spengler
Winner Team Flag of Germany BMW Team RMG
Time 1:08:35.291
Fastest Lap
Driver Flag of Switzerland Nico Müller
Fastest Lap 1:37.556 on lap 26
Race Guide
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 Hungaroring 2014 was the third race meeting of the 2014 DTM Season, and the first race held outside of Germany.[1] The Hungaroring played host to the race, which was held on the 1st of June.[1]

Youngster Marco Wittmann claimed his second victory of the season, establishing himself in the lead of the Championship.[2] Wittmann won from pole position, and was largely untroubled by fellow podium finishers Miguel Molina and Bruno Spengler, as Mercedes, once again, failed to score any points in the race.[2]

BackgroundEdit

Mike Rockenfeller came to Hungary with the lead of the Championship, ahead of the two men who won their maiden DTM races in Hockenheim and Oschersleben. Behind Christian Vietoris, who took a shock victory for Mercedes last time out, and Wittmann was Mattias Ekström, with Adrien Tambay completing the top five.

Team Phoenix led the way in the Teams' Championship with 38 points, one ahead of Team HWA after Oschersleben. BMW Team RMG were the best placed on the BMW backed teams, behind the two Abt Audi teams of Team Abt and Abt Sportsline. Three teams had failed to pick up a single point all season, with Team Rosberg the most significant of those yet to score.

Audi had snatched the lead of the Manufacturers'/Brands' Championship in Oschersleben, taking over from BMW. Mercedes-Benz took their first points of the season last time out, although trailed BMW by over 20 points.

EntriesEdit

Below is the entry list for the Hungaroring 2014:

Hungaroring 2014 Entry List
No. Nat. Name Entrant Car
1 Flag of Germany Mike Rockenfeller Team Phoenix Audi RS5 DTM
2 Flag of Germany Timo Scheider Team Phoenix Audi RS5 DTM
3 Flag of Brazil Augusto Farfus BMW Team RBM BMW M4 DTM
4 Flag of USA Joey Hand BMW Team RBM BMW M4 DTM
5 Flag of Germany Christian Vietoris Team HWA Mercedes C63 DTM
6 Flag of Scotland Paul di Resta Team HWA Mercedes C63 DTM
7 Flag of Sweden Mattias Ekström Abt Sportsline Audi RS5 DTM
8 Flag of Spain Miguel Molina Abt Sportsline Audi RS5 DTM
9 Canadian Flag Bruno Spengler BMW Team Schnitzer BMW M4 DTM
10 Flag of Germany Martin Tomczyk BMW Team Schnitzer BMW M4 DTM
11 Flag of Britain Gary Paffett Team HWA Mercedes C63 DTM
12 Canadian Flag Robert Wickens Team HWA Mercedes C63 DTM
15 Flag of Italy Edoardo Mortara Team Abt Audi RS5 DTM
16 Flag of France Adrien Tambay Team Abt Audi RS5 DTM
17 Flag of Germany Timo Glock BMW Team MTEK BMW M4 DTM
18 Flag of Portugal António Félix da Costa BMW Team MTEK BMW M4 DTM
19 Flag of Spain Daniel Juncadella Mücke Motorsport Mercedes C63 DTM
20 Flag of Russia Vitaly Petrov Mücke Motorsport Mercedes C63 DTM
21 Flag of Britain Jamie Green Team Rosberg Audi RS5 DTM
22 Flag of Switzerland Nico Müller Team Rosberg Audi RS5 DTM
23 Flag of Germany Marco Wittmann BMW Team RMG BMW M4 DTM
24 Flag of Belgium Maxime Martin BMW Team RMG BMW M4 DTM
25 Flag of Germany Pascal Wehrlein HWA AG Mercedes C63 DTM
Source

QualifyingEdit

A dry Hungaroring greeted the DTM paddock on Saturday, in what was the first competitive session for the DTM in Hungary since 1988.[3] The three part qualifying format was to be used as usual, with Q1 lasting thirteen minutes, Q2 for eleven, and the pole position shootout lasting nine.[3]

Q1Edit

Marco Wittmann was the class of the field throughout qualifying, a fact demonstrated immediately in Q1, as he set the only time under 1:37.000 in the session.[3] Two seconds covered the rest of the field, with half of that figure covering the eighteen drivers that made it through.[3] Of note was the fact that five of Mercedes seven entries fell in the first session, although Pascal Wehrlein and Robert Wickens survived.[3]

Out went their two team leading Team HWA cars of Gary Paffett and Paul di Resta, the Mücke Motorsport duo of Daniel Juncadella and Vitaly Petrov, and winner last time out, Christian Vietoris.[3]

Q2Edit

Wittmann was, once again, the class of the field in Q2, although he was not alone in the 1:36.000s as he had been in Q1.[3] He was joined by team mate Maxime Martin, Augusto Farfus, António Félix da Costa and Timo Glock at the top of the standings, as BMW dominated the second part of qualifying.[3] Joining that quintet of Munich machinery in the pole position shootout were a trio of Audi's, led by Miguel Molina.[3]

Adrien Tambay and Nico Müller were the others to book their places in Q3, as all five of the seven Champions left in qualifying were eliminated.[3] Meanwhile, the top placed Mercedes was to be found in sixteenth, with Wehrlein leading a poor Merc performance.[3]

Q3Edit

Once again, making it a hatrick in qualifying, Wittmann claimed pole position with the fastest time in Q3, beating team mate Martin, who had been top of the session standings since it had started, on his last lap.[3] Martin, for his part, dropped to fourth, as Glock made it a BMW 1-2 for the race, with Molina taking third (and, for a change, was allowed to start there).[3] Rookie da Costa again stood out in fifth, ahead of stable mate Farfus, and the final two Audis in Tambay and Muller.[3]

The qualifying result stood after scrutineering, the first time this had happened in 2014.[3]

Post-QualifyingEdit

The results of qualifying for race two are shown below.

Hungaroring 2014 Qualifying Result
Pos. No. Nat. Name Team Q1 Q2 Q3 Grid
1 23 Flag of Germany Marco Wittmann BMW Team RMG 1:36.878 1:36.646 1:36.518 1
2 17 Flag of Germany Timo Glock BMW Team MTEK 1:37.138 1:36.990 1:36.731 2
3 8 Flag of Spain Miguel Molina Abt Sportsline 1:37.094 1:37.120 1:36.757 3
4 24 Flag of Belgium Maxime Martin BMW Team RMG 1:37.079 1:36.996 1:36.777 4
5 18 Flag of Portugal António Félix da Costa BMW Team MTEK 1:37.423 1:36.755 1:36.896 5
6 3 Flag of Brazil Augusto Farfus BMW Team RBM 1:37.137 1:37.189 1:37.061 6
7 16 Flag of France Adrien Tambay Team Abt 1:37.392 1:37.227 1:37.134 7
8 22 Flag of Switzerland Nico Müller Team Rosberg 1:37.458 1:37.204 1:37.174 8
9 9 Canadian Flag Bruno Spengler BMW Team Schnitzer 1:37.440 1:37.257 9
10 21 Flag of Britain Jamie Green Team Rosberg 1:37.684 1:37.259 10
11 7 Flag of Sweden Mattias Ekström Abt Sportsline 1:37.496 1:37.301 11
12 15 Flag of Italy Edoardo Mortara Team Abt 1:37.886 1:37.352 12
13 1 Flag of Germany Mike Rockenfeller Team Phoenix 1:37.756 1:37.611 13
14 22 Flag of USA Joey Hand BMW Team RBM 1:37.403 1:37.644 14
15 2 Flag of Germany Timo Scheider Team Phoenix 1:37.680 1:37.766 15
16 25 Flag of Germany Pascal Wehrlein Team HWA 1:38.009 1:37.846 16
17 12 Canadian Flag Robert Wickens Team HWA 1:37.764 1:37.857 17
18 10 Flag of Germany Martin Tomczyk BMW Team Schnitzer 1:37.979 1:37.945 18
19 6 Flag of Scotland Paul di Resta Team HWA 1:38.133 19
20 19 Flag of Spain Daniel Juncadella Mücke Motorsport 1:38.216 20
21 11 Flag of Britain Gary Paffett Team HWA 1:38.384 21
22 20 Flag of Russia Vitaly Petrov Mücke Motorsport 1:38.960 22
23 5 Flag of Germany Christian Vietoris Team HWA 1:39.022 23
Source

RaceEdit

A dry, but cloudy day welcomed the DTM field on Sunday, with some forecasting storms, or rain at the very least, at some point during the race.[2] Yet, the circuit was over 30C in temperature, above the preferred minimum temperature for the soft Hankook tyres, and the sun was emerging as the grid completed their formation lap.[2]

ReportEdit

Wittmann got the cleanest start of the lost, pulling clearly ahead as Augusto Farfus went backwards.[2] Timo Glock snuck into second, while António Félix da Costa claimed third, ahead of Bruno Spengler, up from ninth on the grid.[2] As the pack came through turn two, Gary Paffett was effectively removed from the race, receiving a whack from Joey Hand that broke his rear suspension.[2] In fairness to Hand (which was not in Paffett's thoughts immediately after the incident), there was little the American driver could do, having himself been hit run into by Christian Vietoris.[2]

Neither Hand nor Vietoris were found to be at fault in the incident, as Wittmann streaked ahead of Glock and da Costa at the front of the field.[2] Miguel Molina and Edoardo Mortara, meanwhile, had broken into the BMW quartet that led the race, both pushing past Spengler in short order, as the rest of the soft shod cars made their way through the pack.[2] Mike Rockenfeller was the next to get past Spengler's hard hampered BMW, with the Canadian's countryman Robert Wickens, from seventeenth on the grid, taking seventh from him on lap five.[2]

Timo Scheider and Martin Tomczyk were in a constant dogfight with each other as they came up through the field, dragging Paul di Resta in their wake as they caught and passed Spengler on lap nine.[2] Yet, it was not too long before their battle took its toll, as Scheider suffered a suspension failure coming into the chicane at the back of the circuit, causing him to retire on lap twelve.[2] Moments after that incident, di Resta was overtaken by Hand, while Mortara followed Molina past da Costa for fourth.[2]

By this stage the pitlane had already opened (and would stay open from lap fourteen until lap twenty seven), with BMW Team RBM opting to bring both of their drivers in.[2] This was bad news for Farfus, with the team unprepared for his arrivale, leaving him with only two wheels on his wagon for a vital few seconds.[2] He carried on, heavily delayed, as the rest of the field, led by da Costa, took that as the signal to swap their tyres.[2] The stops themselves saw Molina get into second, jumping Glock outright, although he was powerless to catch Wittmann, who continued after his stop in imperious fashion.[2]

Mortara was another to gain from the stops, now placed right on the tail of Glock as they got heat into their new tyres.[2] Glock then took offense to a physical manoeuvre by the Italian into the first corner, although Glock was as much at fault, moving across the braking zone into Mortara's path.[2] Theirs was a fight that was brewing, however, as Spengler, having dropped out of the top ten altogether on the hard tyres, despite his start, began to carve his way up the order on his fresh set of softs.[2]

Mortara allowed Glock to repass him after Team Abt asked him to in order to avoid a potential penalty, although he was back past the BMW within a lap, but was unable to pull away.[2] Further back, Nico Müller set the fastest lap of the race as dark clouds gathered overhead on lap 27.[2] Tomczyk, meanwhile, was forced to hand Maxime Martin his ninth place after a good move by the Belgian at the hairpin, while Wickens began to tumble out of the top ten after his early promise.[2]

Spengler, by this stage, was the fastest man on the circuit, catching Mortara and co (as Mike Rockenfeller set his sights on da Costa for fifth) passing Rockenfeller and da Costa in short order,[2] In his wake came Muller and Jamie Green in the Team Rosberg cars, as Glock attacked Mortara for third.[2] His attack was fruitless, howver, and effectively meant he ceded fourth to Spengler, who then made short work of Mortara to take third, setting off after Molina.[2]

In the closing stages, Martin caught and passed Rockenfeller, a move that allowed Adrien Tambay another on a soft assisted charge, and Muller to get through at the chicane.[2] da Costa then fell to the trio in short order through the final sector, as the race entered its penultimate lap.[2] Martin then proceeded to take Glock, before latching onto the back of Mortara for fourth, as Tambay pushed his Audi RS5 DTM to the limit to also get past the ex-F1 racer.[2] He did so at the chicane, although Glock did his best to force him into the grass on the outside of the circuit.[2]

Muller was next up to take Glock, and opted to try a move round the outside of turn one on the final lap.[2] It was not the best move Muller could have made, with Glock running into the back of him and causing the Swiss to spin, right into the German's rear left tyre.[2] Green profitted the most, using the incident ahead to get past Rockenfeller, while Glock limped home with a puncture.[2] Mortara's defence, meanwhile, allowed Tambay to take Martin's fifth place away off-camera, with order remaining unchanged as they battled to the finish line.[2]

It was a faultless drive, however, by race winner Wittmann, who held a six second margin over Molina for most of the second half of the race.[2] Spengler was an impressive third, while the last lap drama saw Green leap into seventh, while da Costa fended off Rockenfeller and Mattias Ekström for eighth, the latter snatching ninth from Rocky at the chicane.[2] Wickens ended the day in eleventh as best of the Mercedes, with Muller recovering to twelfth, while Glock ended the race last and in the pits.[2]

ResultsEdit

The second race final result is displayed below:

Hungaroring 2014 Race Result
Pos. No. Nat. Name Team Laps Race Time Fastest lap Pts.
1 23 Flag of Germany Marco Wittmann Option BMW Team RMG 41 1:08:35.291 1:38.105 25
2 8 Flag of Spain Miguel Molina Prime Abt Sportsline 41 +6.615s 1:38.241 18
3 9 Canadian Flag Bruno Spengler Option BMW Team Schnitzer 41 +21.842s 1:38.005 15
4 15 Flag of Italy Edoardo Mortara Prime Team Abt 41 +29.960s 1:38.296 12
5 16 Flag of France Adrien Tambay Prime Team Abt 41 +30.112s 1:38.070 10
6 24 Flag of Belgium Maxime Martin Prime BMW Team RMG 41 +30.357s 1:38.102 8
7 21 Flag of Britain Jamie Green Prime Team Rosberg 41 +34.403s 1:38.058 6
8 18 Flag of Portugal António Félix da Costa Option BMW Team MTEK 41 +34.560s 1:38.433 4
9 7 Flag of Sweden Mattias Ekström Option Abt Sportsline 41 +34.826s 1:38.334 2
10 1 Flag of Germany Mike Rockenfeller Option Team Phoenix 41 +36.017s 1:36.634 1
11 12 Canadian Flag Robert Wickens Option Team HWA 41 +38.732s 1:39.116
12 22 Flag of Switzerland Nico Müller Prime Team Rosberg 41 +41.105s 1:37.556
13 10 Flag of Germany Martin Tomczyk Prime BMW Team Schnitzer 41 +1:00.014 1:39.396
14 25 Flag of Germany Pascal Wehrlein Option Team HWA 41 +1:00.170 1:38.785
15 4 Flag of USA Joey Hand Option BMW Team RBM 41 +1:04.407 1:39.491
16 19 Flag of Spain Daniel Juncadella Option Mücke Motorsport 41 +1:04.809 1:39.090
17 20 Flag of Russia Vitaly Petrov Option Mücke Motorsport 41 +1:19.739 1:39.151
18 6 Flag of Scotland Paul di Resta Option Team HWA 41 +1:25.635 1:40.270
19 17 Flag of Germany Timo Glock Prime BMW Team MTEK 41 +1:28.687 1:38.278
Ret 5 Flag of Germany Christian Vietoris Prime Team HWA 36 Electrical 1:40.730
Ret 3 Flag of Brazil Augusto Farfus Prime BMW Team RBM 31 Retired 1:38.902
Ret 2 Flag of Germany Timo Scheider Option Team Phoenix 10 Suspension 1:39.113
Ret 11 Flag of Britain Gary Paffett Prime Team HWA 1 Damage N/A
Source

MilestonesEdit

StandingsEdit

Marco Wittmann therefore left at the top of the Championship, and with a healthy 19 point lead over Mike Rockenfeller. Edoardo Mortara was now third, overtaking team mate Adrien Tambay (who stayed fifth) and Christian Vietoris, although Miguel Molina was the man on the move, leaping up seven places to fourth. Joey Hand was the last of those drivers to have scored a point, down in eighteenth.

BMW Team RMG led the way in the Teams' Championship, with Maxime Martin's first points of his DTM career giving them a five point margin over Team Abt. Abt Sportsline and Team Phoenix proceeded the first of the HWA teams, on a weekend where, once again, Mercedes failed to score a single point. Audi, meanwhile, saw their gap at the top of the Manufacturers standings increase marginally.

 
2014 DTM Championship
Pos. Nat. Name Pts. +/-
1 Flag of Germany Marco Wittmann 50 ▲2
2 Flag of Germany Mike Rockenfeller 31 ▼1
3 Flag of Italy Edoardo Mortara 27 ▲3
4 Flag of Spain Miguel Molina 26 ▲7
5 Flag of France Adrien Tambay 26 ◄0
6 Flag of Germany Christian Vietoris 25 ▼4
7 Canadian Flag Bruno Spengler 23 ▲3
8 Flag of Sweden Mattias Ekström 20 ▼4
9 Flag of Brazil Augusto Farfus 14 ▼2
10 Flag of Scotland Paul di Resta 12 ▼2
11 Flag of Germany Timo Glock 10 ▼2
12 Flag of Belgium Maxime Martin 8 ▲4
=13 Flag of Germany Timo Scheider 8 ▼1
=13 Flag of Germany Martin Tomczyk 8 ▼1
15 Flag of Britain Jamie Green 6 ▲1
16 Flag of Portugal António Félix da Costa 4 ▲1
17 Flag of Britain Gary Paffett 4 ▼3
18 Flag of USA Joey Hand 1 ▼3
2014 Teams' Championship
Pos. Nat. Name Pts. +/-
1 Flag of Germany BMW Team RMG 58 ▲4
2 Flag of Germany Team Abt 53 ▲1
3 Flag of Germany Abt Sportsline 46 ▲1
4 Flag of Germany Team Phoenix 39 ▼3
5 Flag of Germany Team HWA 37 ▼3
6 Flag of Germany BMW Team Schnitzer 31 ◄0
7 Flag of Germany BMW Team RBM 15 ◄0
8 Flag of Germany BMW Team MTEK 14 ◄0
9 Flag of Germany Team Rosberg 6 ▲1
10 Flag of Germany Team HWA 4 ▼1


2014 Brands' Championship
Pos. Nat. Name Pts. +/-
1 Flag of Germany Audi 144 ◄0
2 Flag of Germany BMW 118 ◄0
3 Flag of Germany Mercedes-Benz 41 ◄0

Only point scoring drivers and teams are shown.

ReferencesEdit

Videos and Images:

References:

  1. 1.0 1.1 'THE 2014 DTM RACES AT A GLANCE', dtm.com, (ITR e.V., 2014), http://www.ww.dtm.com/en/Races/DTM-Dates-2014/calendar.html, (Accessed 19/05/2015)
  2. 2.00 2.01 2.02 2.03 2.04 2.05 2.06 2.07 2.08 2.09 2.10 2.11 2.12 2.13 2.14 2.15 2.16 2.17 2.18 2.19 2.20 2.21 2.22 2.23 2.24 2.25 2.26 2.27 2.28 2.29 2.30 2.31 2.32 2.33 2.34 2.35 2.36 2.37 'Sovereign victory in Hungary for BMW driver Marco Wittmann', dtm.com, (ITR e.V., 01/05/2014), http://www.dtm.com/de/news/souver-ner-sieg-ungarn-f-r-bmw-pilot-marco-wittmann-2014-06-01.html, (Accessed 19/05/2015)
  3. 3.00 3.01 3.02 3.03 3.04 3.05 3.06 3.07 3.08 3.09 3.10 3.11 3.12 3.13 3.14 'Hungaroring: Wittmann leads BMW quail 1-2 at Budapest', crash.net, (Crash Media Group, 31/05/2014), http://www.crash.net/dtm/news/205089/1/wittmann-secures-impressive-budapest-pole.html, (Accessed 19/05/2015)

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