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Flag of Russia Moscow 2013
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Race Information
Date 2nd - 4th August 2013
Official Name DTM Moskau 2013
Location Flag of Russia Moscow Raceway, Moscow
Lap length 2.555km (1.588mi)
Distance 74 laps (189.070km (117.483mi))
Qualifying
Pole Flag of Germany Mike Rockenfeller
Team Flag of Germany Phoenix Racing
Time 0:58.423
Race Result
First Second Third
Flag of Germany Mike Rockenfeller Flag of Sweden Mattias Ekström Flag of Brazil Augusto Farfus
Winner Team Flag of Germany Phoenix Racing
Time 1:14.38.512
Fastest Lap
Driver Flag of France Adrien Tambay
Fastest Lap 0:58.999 on lap 70
Race Guide
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 The sixth round of the 2013 DTM Championship was known as the Moscow 2013 meeting, held at the Moscow Raceway.[1] The race marked the first visit of the DTM to Russia, using the newly built facility a few miles from the Russian capital of Moscow, and was the third race away from Germany in 2013.

Mike Rockenfeller took pole and victory for the second time in 2013, launching himself over 25 points clear at the top of the DTM Championship.[2] Mattias Ekström claimed his first podium of the season, finishing second, ahead of Augusto Farfus in third, while Gary Paffett finished fifth as the best Mercedes finisher.[2]

BackgroundEdit

After the historic decision to not award the win at the Norisring after Mattias Ekström's disqualification, the DMSB received an appeal by Audi to reverse the decision.[3] The appeal hearing was held on the 30th of July, where the DMSB upheld both the disqualification and the decision not to award the victory.[3] Although Ekstrom had been disqualified for a breech of parc fermé conditions, his conduct and racecraft was deemed good enough to have won the race, hence the DMSB saw fit not to award the victory at all.[3] Abt Sportsline boss Template:Jurgen Abt accepted the decision.[3]

The Appeal Court's decision did not affect the Championship standings as the Series headed to Moscow, with Mike Rockenfeller leading Bruno Spengler by two points. Christian Vietoris led the Mercedes challenge in third, Gary Paffett and Robert Wickens in close attendance for the Stuttgart Squad whom had enjoyed better form of late. Andy Priaulx had become the latest name to join the point scorers, leaving four yet to score.

The Teams' Championship had been shaken up in Nuremberg, as HWA Team II led the battle ahead of BMW Team Schnitzer. Phoenix Racing sat in third, 20 points back from their BMW and Mercedes rivals, with HWA Team I leading BMW Team MTEK in a battle for fourth. All eleven teams had now scored points in 2013, as Mercedes closed the gap significantly on BMW in the Brands' Championship.

EntriesEdit

Below is the entry list for the Moscow 2013:

Moscow 2013 Entry List
No. Nat. Name Entrant Car
1 Canadian Flag Bruno Spengler BMW Team Schnitzer BMW M3 DTM
2 Flag of Germany Dirk Werner BMW Team Schnitzer BMW M3 DTM
3 Flag of Britain Gary Paffett HWA Team I Mercedes C-Coupé
4 Flag of Spain Roberto Merhi HWA Team I Mercedes C-Coupé
5 Flag of Italy Edoardo Mortara Team Rosberg Audi RS5 DTM
6 Flag of Portugal Filipe Albuquerque Team Rosberg Audi RS5 DTM
7 Flag of Brazil Augusto Farfus BMW Team RBM BMW M3 DTM
8 Flag of USA Joey Hand BMW Team RBM BMW M3 DTM
9 Flag of Germany Christian Vietoris HWA Team II Mercedes C-Coupé
10 Canadian Flag Robert Wickens HWA Team II Mercedes C-Coupé
11 Flag of Sweden Mattias Ekström Abt Sportsline Audi RS5 DTM
12 Flag of Britain Jamie Green Abt Sportsline Audi RS5 DTM
15 Flag of Germany Martin Tomczyk BMW Team RMG BMW M3 DTM
16 Flag of Britain Andy Priaulx BMW Team RMG BMW M3 DTM
17 Flag of Spain Daniel Juncadella Mücke Motorsport Mercedes C-Coupé
18 Flag of Germany Pascal Wehrlein Mücke Motorsport Mercedes C-Coupé
19 Flag of Germany Mike Rockenfeller Phoenix Racing Audi RS5 DTM
20 Flag of Spain Miguel Molina Phoenix Racing Audi RS5 DTM
21 Flag of Germany Marco Wittmann BMW Team MTEK BMW M3 DTM
22 Flag of Germany Timo Glock BMW Team MTEK BMW M3 DTM
23 Flag of Germany Timo Scheider Team Abt Audi RS5 DTM
24 Flag of France Adrien Tambay Team Abt Audi RS5 DTM
Source

QualifyingEdit

One of the warmest days of the season, with track temperatures peaking at 40°C, played host to the first DTM qualifying session to be held in Russia.[4] The standard four session format introduced for 2013 was again to be used, with six drivers eliminated in the first three sessions, before the final four had one attempt each at setting the fastest lap to take pole position.[4]

Q1Edit

Mike Rockenfeller was the first driver onto the circuit, and managed to set the early pace with a time of 0:59.000, with Gary Paffett going second just a fraction of a second slower.[4] Adrien Tambay had looked impressive in practice, and showed his potential pace by breaking the 59 second barrier to go fastest.[4] He remained in the lead of the session at the halfway point, with Mattias Ekström in second and Jamie Green in third.[4]

The second, hectic half of the session saw Bruno Spengler go fastest as all of the drivers tried to push their times higher up the board.[4] Roberto Merhi suffered as a result, running wide and into the gravel which ultimately cost him his chance at getting through to Q2.[4] Also out were Timo Glock, Robert Wickens, Martin Tomczyk, Marco Wittmann and Andy Priaulx.[4]

Q2Edit

Rockenfeller again headed out of the pitlane first, although it was Green who set the early pace in the second session.[4] Rockenfeller then responded by going fastest, before the closing stages saw Ekstrom and Dirk Werner both get to the summit of the times.[4] Out went Miguel Molina Tambay, Filipe Albuquerque, Timo Scheider and Edoardo Mortara (all Audi), and BMW driver Joey Hand.[4]

Q3Edit

Pascal Wehrlein had a time reinstated between Q2 and Q3, meaning he took Molina's place in Q3.[4] That said, it was Ekstrom who set the early pace, only to be beaten by Rockenfeller as the session neared its conclusion.[4] They continued to exchange fastest times until Rockenfeller found a tenth Ekstrom could not extract, while Augusto Farfus and Spengler managed to sneak into the final quartet in the dying moments of the session.[4]

Pole ShootoutEdit

The final session was abandoned due to the presence of the Russian Air Force in the airspace above the circuit, escorting Russian President Vladimir Putin over the circuit.[4] Their presence meant that the Rescue Helicopter could not take off, causing the DMSB to cancel the final session on safety grounds.[4]

Post-QualifyingEdit

Moscow 2013 Qualifying Result
Pos. No. Nat. Name Team Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Grid
1 19 Flag of Germany Mike Rockenfeller Phoenix Racing 0:59.000 0:58.654 0:58.423 1
2 11 Flag of Sweden Mattias Ekström Abt Sportsline 0:58.965 0:58.633 0:58.604 2
3 7 Flag of Brazil Augusto Farfus BMW Team RBM 0:58.967 0:58.826 0:58.677 3
4 1 Canadian Flag Bruno Spengler BMW Team Schnitzer 0:58.791 0:58.890 0:58.698 4
5 12 Flag of Britain Jamie Green Abt Sportsline 0:58.859 0:58.727 0:58.749 5
6 2 Flag of Germany Dirk Werner BMW Team Schnitzer 0:59.003 0:58.513 0:58.779 6
7 3 Flag of Britain Gary Paffett HWA Team I 0:59.017 0:58.827 0:58.831 7
8 18 Flag of Germany Pascal Wehrlein Mücke Motorsport 0:58.949 0:58.794 0:58.843 8
9 17 Flag of Spain Daniel Juncadella Mücke Motorsport 0:59.085 0:58.794 0:58.985 9
10 9 Flag of Germany Christian Vietoris HWA Team II 0:59.124 0:58.856 0:59.038 10
11 20 Flag of Spain Miguel Molina Phoenix Racing 0:59.138 0:58.907 11
12 24 Flag of France Adrien Tambay Team Abt 0:58.935 0:58.910 12
13 6 Flag of Portugal Filipe Albuquerque Team Rosberg 0:58.906 0:58.914 13
14 23 Flag of Germany Timo Scheider Team Abt 0:58.991 0:58.954 14
15 8 Flag of USA Joey Hand BMW Team RBM 0:59.061 0:59.013 15
16 5 Flag of Italy Edoardo Mortara Team Rosberg 0:59.105 0:59.133 16
17 22 Flag of Germany Timo Glock BMW Team MTEK 0:59.177 17
18 10 Canadian Flag Robert Wickens HWA Team II 0:59.285 18
19 15 Flag of Germany Martin Tomczyk BMW Team RMG 0:59.286 19
20 21 Flag of Germany Marco Wittmann BMW Team MTEK 0:59.400 20
21 16 Flag of Britain Andy Priaulx BMW Team RMG 0:59.442 21
22 4 Flag of Spain Roberto Merhi HWA Team I 0:59.467 22
Source

RaceEdit

A drop in the temperatures for Sunday was a relief for the teams, who did have concerns that the high temperatures during qualifying and practice would cause high tyre wear.[2] Otherwise, over 45,000 spectators had gathered across the weekend to watch the DTM, which made history when the lights went out 14:00 local time.[2]

ReportEdit

A brilliant start for Mike Rockenfeller saw him streak into the lead of the race off the line, with Mattias Ekström slotting neatly into second.[2] Augusto Farfus also made a good start, breaking away with Rockenfeller and Ekstrom, as Bruno Spengler battled with Jamie Green.[2] All 22 cars made it through the first lap, with only minor contact between the drivers further down.[2]

Spengler fell to Green on lap two, with the Brit try to catch the trio at the front of the field.[2] A lap later and Spengler was pushed down again, this time seeing Gary Paffett force his way past, followed soon after by Adrien Tambay.[2] Spengler's day was made worse when he was put into a spin by Miguel Molina, who was trying to follow Dirk Werner past the black BMW.[2] Molina stopped later that lap, ultimately retiring, as Green and Paffett came in to signal the start of the pitlane chaos.[2]

Ekstrom, meanwhile, was putting up a strong defence against Farfus despite using the harder of the two tyres, allowing Rockenfeller to pull over a second ahead.[2] The Swede stopped on lap eight, releasing Farfus, although the gap remained in favour of the German who broke the DRS barrier.[2] Daniel Juncadella and Roberto Merhi, meanwhile, were both penalised for exceeding track limits, hit with one second penalties.[2]

Rockenfeller began to push his car hard at this point, pulling a large lead over Farfus that prompted the Brazilian to pit, before catching, and lapping, Andy Priaulx.[2] Farfus emerged behind Ekstrom as the halfway mark approached.[2] Rockenfeller was left running ahead of Tambay, the pair of the them yet to stop, as Edoardo Mortara pitted to retire his car.[2]

The race was not one of the most exciting of the season, with Rockenfeller continuing until lap 44.[2] Incredibly, his pace dipped enough for the German to emerge behind Ekstrom, although the Swede was using the softer tyres.[2] Tambay continued on at the front of the field, meanwhile, only stopping with 20 laps to go, with Rockenfeller also stopping to complete his second stop.[2]

Ekstrom's stop left his running in third with Farfus slipping away, while Tambay continued on as the laps ticked down.[2] Tambay was the last man to stop with five laps to go, emerging behind Farfus, although the fresh rubber allowed him to pressure the back of the Brazilian until the end of the race.[2] Ekstrom, meanwhile, was drawing in team mate Rockenfeller, but under an agreement at the start of the race, dutifully remained behind the German.[2]

Rockenfeller duly crossed the line to take the first DTM victory in Russia, with Ekstrom and a hard working Farfus completing the podium.[2] Tambay collected his first points of the season by finishing fourth, while Paffett claimed fifth to finish as the best of the Mercedes drivers.[2]

ResultsEdit

The second race final result is displayed below:

Moscow 2013 Race Result
Pos. No. Nat. Name Team Laps Race Time Fastest lap Pts.
1 19 Flag of Germany Mike Rockenfeller Option Phoenix Racing 74 1:14:38.512 0:59.297 25
2 11 Flag of Sweden Mattias Ekström Prime Abt Sportsline 74 +1.303s 0:59.037 18
3 7 Flag of Brazil Augusto Farfus Option BMW Team RBM 74 +11.393s 0:59.459 15
4 24 Flag of France Adrien Tambay Option Team Abt 74 +12.275s 0:58.999 12
5 3 Flag of Britain Gary Paffett Prime HWA Team I 74 +17.495s 0:59.217 10
6 12 Flag of Britain Jamie Green Prime Abt Sportsline 74 +18.704s 0:59.280 8
7 8 Flag of USA Joey Hand Prime BMW Team RBM 74 +19.363s 0:59.353 6
8 2 Flag of Germany Dirk Werner Option BMW Team Schnitzer 74 +26.117s 0:59.307 4
9 23 Flag of Germany Timo Scheider Prime Team Abt 74 +34.184s 0:59.172 2
10 9 Flag of Germany Christian Vietoris Prime HWA Team II 74 +41.331s 0:59.806 1
11 18 Flag of Germany Pascal Wehrlein Option Mücke Motorsport 74 +42.029s 0:59.620
12 10 Canadian Flag Robert Wickens Option HWA Team II 74 +43.782s 0:59.641
13 6 Flag of Portugal Filipe Albuquerque Prime Team Rosberg 74 +44.443s 0:59.728
14 4 Flag of Spain Roberto Merhi Prime HWA Team I 74 +51.576s 0:59.647
15 21 Flag of Germany Marco Wittmann Prime BMW Team MTEK 74 +52.941s 0:59.646
16 22 Flag of Germany Timo Glock Prime BMW Team MTEK 74 +54.421s 0:59.583
17 15 Flag of Germany Martin Tomczyk Option BMW Team RMG 74 +58.460s 0:59.855
18 17 Flag of Spain Daniel Juncadella Option Mücke Motorsport 73 +1 lap 0:59.747
19 1 Canadian Flag Bruno Spengler Prime BMW Team Schnitzer 73 +1 lap 0:59.205
20 16 Flag of Britain Andy Priaulx Prime BMW Team RMG 73 +1 lap 0:59.855
Ret 5 Flag of Italy Edoardo Mortara Prime Team Rosberg 31 Retired 0:59.797
Ret 20 Flag of Spain Miguel Molina Option Phoenix Racing 5 Damage 1:00.382
Source
  • Option Indicates a driver started on soft or "option" Hankook tyres. Prime Indicates a driver started on hard or "prime" tyres.[5]

MilestonesEdit

  • First DTM race to be held in Russia.

StandingsEdit

Mike Rockenfeller's victory, combined with Bruno Spengler's failure to score saw the German pull 27 points clear at the top of the table, over a win ahead. Gary Paffett and Christian Vietoris swapped places once again, with Augusto Farfus climbing back into the top five having slipped out of it over the previous three rounds. Adrien Tambay, meanwhile, leapt into the top fifteen with his first points of the season, as three drivers had still failed to score.

The second HWA Team remained in the lead of the Teams' Championship, although the big story was that Phoenix Racing overtook BMW Team Schnitzer to claim second, and close to seven points off the lead. BMW Team RBM took over fourth, battling with the first HWA Team, while Abt Sportsline climbed ever higher in the table. BMW remained in charge of the Brands' battle, although both Mercedes and Audi were now in contention to challenge the Munich based manufacturer. 

 
2013 DTM Championship
Pos. Nat. Name Pts. +/-
1 Flag of Germany Mike Rockenfeller 94 ◄0
2 Canadian Flag Bruno Spengler 67 ◄0
3 Flag of Britain Gary Paffett 57 ▲1
4 Flag of Germany Christian Vietoris 56 ▼1
5 Flag of Brazil Augusto Farfus 48 ▲1
6 Canadian Flag Robert Wickens 45 ▼1
7 Flag of Sweden Mattias Ekström 38 ▲4
8 Flag of Germany Marco Wittmann 33 ▼1
9 Flag of USA Joey Hand 26 ▲1
10 Flag of Germany Dirk Werner 26 ▼2
11 Flag of Spain Daniel Juncadella 20 ▼2
12 Flag of Britain Jamie Green 18 ▲1
13 Flag of Germany Timo Glock 15 ▼1
14 Flag of France Adrien Tambay 12 ▲5
15 Flag of Germany Timo Scheider 12 ▼1
16 Flag of Spain Roberto Merhi 8 ▼1
17 Flag of Germany Pascal Wehrlein 2 ▼1
18 Flag of Italy Edoardo Mortara 2 ▼1
19 Flag of Britain Andy Priaulx 2 ▼1
2013 Teams' Championship
Pos. Nat. Name Pts. +/-
1 Flag of Germany HWA Team II 101 ◄0
2 Flag of Germany Phoenix Racing 94 ▲1
3 Flag of Germany BMW Team Schnitzer 93 ▼1
4 Flag of Germany BMW Team RBM 74 ▲1
5 Flag of Germany HWA Team I 65 ▼1
6 Flag of Germany Abt Sportsline 56 ▲1
7 Flag of Germany BMW Team MTEK 48 ▼1
8 Flag of Germany Team Abt 24 ▲1
9 Flag of Germany Mücke Motorsport 22 ▼1
10 Flag of Germany Team Rosberg 2 ◄0
11 Flag of Germany BMW Team RMG 2 ◄0


2013 Manufacturers' Championship
Pos. Nat. Name Pts. +/-
1 Flag of Germany BMW 217 ◄0
2 Flag of Germany Mercedes-Benz 188 ◄0
3 Flag of Germany Audi 176 ◄0

Only point scoring drivers and teams are shown.

ReferencesEdit

Videos and Images:

References:

  1. '2013 DTM calendar', gpupdate.net, (JHED Media B.V., 2013), http://www.gpupdate.net/en/calendar/189/2013-dtm-calendar/, (Accessed 26/10/2015)
  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 'ROCKENFELLER BECOMES FIRST DTM RACE WINNER IN RUSSIA', dtm.com, (ITR e.V., 04/08/2013), http://www.dtm.com/en/news/rockenfeller-becomes-first-dtm-race-winner-russia-2013-08-04.html (17/12/2015)
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 'DMSB APPEAL COURT CONFIRMS EKSTRÖM’S DISQUALIFICATION', dtm.com, (ITR e.V., 30/07/2013), http://www.dtm.com/en/news/dmsb-appeal-court-confirms-ekstr-m-s-disqualification-2013-07-31.html (Accessed 17/12/2015)
  4. 4.00 4.01 4.02 4.03 4.04 4.05 4.06 4.07 4.08 4.09 4.10 4.11 4.12 4.13 4.14 4.15 'MIKE ROCKENFELLER IS ON POLE FOR DTM PREMIERE IN MOSCOW', dtm.com, (ITR e.V., 03/08/2013), http://www.dtm.com/en/news/mike-rockenfeller-pole-dtm-premiere-moscow-2013-08-03.html, (Accessed 17/12/2015)
  5. 'TYRE CHOICE: POLE SITTER ROCKENFELLER TO START WITH OPTION TYRES', dtm.com, (ITR e.V., 03/08/2013), http://www.dtm.com/en/news/tyre-choice-pole-sitter-rockenfeller-start-option-tyres-2013-08-03.html, (Accessed 17/12/2015)

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