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Flag of Germany Nürburgring 2013
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Race Information
Date 16th - 18th August 2013
Official Name DTM Nürburgring 2013
Location Flag of Germany Nürburgring, Nürburg
Lap length 3.629km (2.255mi)
Distance 45 laps (163.305km (101.473mi))
Qualifying
Pole Flag of Brazil Augusto Farfus
Team Flag of Germany BMW Team RBM
Time 1:23.296
Race Result
First Second Third
Canadian Flag Robert Wickens Flag of Brazil Augusto Farfus Flag of Germany Christian Vietoris
Winner Team Flag of Germany HWA Team II
Time 1:15:33.710
Fastest Lap
Driver Flag of Germany Pascal Wehrlein
Fastest Lap 1:23.835 on lap 42
Race Guide
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 The Nürburgring 2013 served as the seventh round of the 2013 DTM Championship, staged on a short version of the Nürburgring.[1] Held two weeks after the DTM's visit to Moscow, the Nurburgring was to have the last break in the Series calendar before the final run to the season finale.

Having been denied victory at the Norisring, Robert Wickens rose from seventh on the grid to win his first DTM race for Mercedes.[2] Augusto Farfus had started on pole but was ultimately left to settle for second, while Christian Vietoris claimed third.[2] Mike Rockenfeller finished fourth to extend his Championship lead, and finish as the best Audi driver.[2]

BackgroundEdit

Mike Rockenfeller headed to his home race with a 27 point lead over Bruno Spengler at the head of the DTM Championship of 2013. Gary Paffett and Christian Vietoris were seperated by a point in their battle for third, with Augusto Farfus returning to the top five in the Championship in Moscow. Mattias Ekström managed to break into the top ten for the first time all season with a podium in the previous round, while Adrien Tambay had scored for the first time, leaving three drivers yet to score.

HWA Team II led the Teams' Championship having been the only team to so far break the 100 point barrier in 2013. Phoenix Racing, meanwhile, had moved up to second in the Championship, overtaking BMW Team Schnitzer as both began to catch the leaders. All eleven teams had scored in 2013, while BMW broke through the 200 point mark, with Audi drawing in Mercedes for second.

EntriesEdit

Below is the entry list for the Nürburgring 2013:

Nürburgring 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

A warm mid-August afternoon played host the DTM qualifying session at the Nürburgring, with very little likelihood of a Russian President making a fly pass.[3] That meant that the qualifying session would follow the now familiar four part knock out system, with six cars being eliminated in the first three segments, before the final four drivers fought for pole.[3]

Q1Edit

Roberto Merhi left the pitlane first to signal the start of the session, although it was Championship leader Mike Rockenfeller who set the pace.[3] Gary Paffett also seemed to be on the pace, before Miguel Molina went top and broke the 1:24.000 barrier.[3] Robert Wickens and Rockenfeller were the next men to spend time at the top, although it was Marco Wittmann who topped the times at the halfway point in the session.[3]

As usual, the second half of the session proved the most frantic as all 22 drivers attempted to improve their earlier times.[3] One of those men was Filipe Albuquerque, who just managed to get into the safe zone with his final lap, before being pushed out as others completed their laps.[3] Joining him on the sidelines were stable mate Timo Scheider, as well as Merhi for Mercedes, and three BMWs in Martin Tomczyk, Andy Priaulx and Dirk Werner.[3]

Q2Edit

First man to set a time in Q2 was Jamie Green, although his first lap was edged out by Christian Vietoris soon after.[3] Next man to go top was Edoardo Mortara, who held that position through the halfway point in the session, only to be toppled by Vietoris with three minutes to go.[3] They remained 1-2 until the end, as Rockenfeller, Green, Timo Glock, Adrien Tambay, Pascal Wehrlein and Joey Hand fell by the wayside.[3]

Q3Edit

The final elimination round of the session saw Mortara streak onto the circuit first, the Italian going on to set the early pace.[3] Wittmann bested his time shortly before the halfway point, and remained fastest to get through into the pole shootout.[3] Joining him were Augusto Farfus, Molina and Mortara, after Vietoris, who had set the fastest time of the weekend to set the pace in Q2, failed to match his earlier pace.[3]

Pole ShootoutEdit

Mortara was the first man to go for a pole run, although an error affected lap saw him drop out of contention before the others had even started their attempts.[3] Molina was next, knocking Mortara to second only to be beaten by Farfus, who completed a lap just a fraction of a second slower than Vietoris' Q2 time.[3] Wittmann was the last man onto the circuit, searching for his first pole in the DTM, but would have to settle for second, only narrowly beating Molina's time.[3]

Post-QualifyingEdit

Nürburgring 2013 Qualifying Result
Pos. No. Nat. Name Team Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Grid
1 7 Flag of Brazil Augusto Farfus BMW Team RBM 1:23.901 1:23.525 1:23.392 1:23.296 1
2 21 Flag of Germany Marco Wittmann BMW Team MTEK 1:23.737 1:23.499 1:23.332 1:23.445 2
3 20 Flag of Spain Miguel Molina Phoenix Racing 1:23.747 1:23.396 1:23.481 1:23.451 3
4 5 Flag of Italy Edoardo Mortara Team Rosberg 1:23.526 1:23.332 1:23.506 1:23.648 4
5 3 Flag of Britain Gary Paffett HWA Team I 1:23.695 1:23.546 1:23.514 5
6 17 Flag of Spain Daniel Juncadella Mücke Motorsport 1:23.724 1:23.363 1:23.617 6
7 10 Canadian Flag Robert Wickens HWA Team II 1:23.786 1:23.464 1:23.688 7
8 9 Flag of Germany Christian Vietoris HWA Team II 1:23.625 1:23.241 1:23.688 8
9 11 Flag of Sweden Mattias Ekström Abt Sportsline 1:23.902 1:23.530 1:23.803 9
10 1 Canadian Flag Bruno Spengler BMW Team Schnitzer 1:23.904 1:23.466 1:23.822 10
11 19 Flag of Germany Mike Rockenfeller Phoenix Racing 1:23.522 1:23.555 11
12 12 Flag of Britain Jamie Green Abt Sportsline 1:23.893 1:23.574 12
13 22 Flag of Germany Timo Glock BMW Team MTEK 1:23.636 1:23.665 13
14 24 Flag of France Adrien Tambay Team Abt 1:23.805 1:23.684 14
15 18 Flag of Germany Pascal Wehrlein Mücke Motorsport 1:23.772 1:23.687 15
16 8 Flag of USA Joey Hand BMW Team RBM 1:23.778 1:23.737 16
17 6 Flag of Portugal Filipe Albuquerque Team Rosberg 1:23.914 17
18 23 Flag of Germany Timo Scheider Team Abt 1:24.091 18
19 2 Flag of Germany Dirk Werner BMW Team Schnitzer 1:24.198 19
20 15 Flag of Germany Martin Tomczyk BMW Team RMG 1:24.225 20
21 4 Flag of Spain Roberto Merhi HWA Team I 1:24.359 21
22 16 Flag of Britain Andy Priaulx BMW Team RMG 1:24.505 22
Source

RaceEdit

ReportEdit

ResultsEdit

The second race final result is displayed below:

Nürburgring 2013 Race Result
Pos. No. Nat. Name Team Laps Race Time Fastest lap Pts.
1 10 Canadian Flag Robert Wickens HWA Team II 45 1:15:33.710 1:24.251 25
2 7 Flag of Brazil Augusto Farfus BMW Team RBM 45 +2.158s 1:24.419 18
3 9 Flag of Germany Christian Vietoris HWA Team II 45 +9.749s 1:24.085 15
4 19 Flag of Germany Mike Rockenfeller Phoenix Racing 45 +20.524s 1:24.502 12
5 15 Flag of Germany Martin Tomczyk BMW Team RMG 45 +27.104s 1:24.222 10
6 24 Flag of France Adrien Tambay Team Abt 45 +27.523s 1:23.955 8
7 21 Flag of Germany Marco Wittmann BMW Team MTEK 45 +29.450s 1:24.074 6
8 20 Flag of Spain Miguel Molina Phoenix Racing 45 +33.037s 1:23.895 4
9 12 Flag of Britain Jamie Green Abt Sportsline 45 +39.972s 1:24.425 2
10 18 Flag of Germany Pascal Wehrlein Mücke Motorsport 45 +40.486s 1:23.835 1
11 6 Flag of Portugal Filipe Albuquerque Team Rosberg 45 +40.908s 1:24.052
12 5 Flag of Italy Edoardo Mortara Team Rosberg 45 +42.629s 1:24.384
13 11 Flag of Sweden Mattias Ekström Abt Sportsline 45 +46.303s 1:24.497
14 1 Canadian Flag Bruno Spengler BMW Team Schnitzer 45 +51.991s 1:24.585
15 2 Flag of Germany Dirk Werner BMW Team Schnitzer 45 +57.649s 1:24.326
16 16 Flag of Britain Andy Priaulx BMW Team RMG 45 +1:21.517 1:24.861
17 3 Flag of Britain Gary Paffett HWA Team I 44 +1 lap 1:23.852
18 22 Flag of Germany Timo Glock BMW Team MTEK 44 +1 lap 1:24.375
19 4 Flag of Spain Roberto Merhi HWA Team I 44 +1 lap 1:24.000
Ret 17 Flag of Spain Daniel Juncadella Mücke Motorsport 29 Retired 1:35.948
Ret 23 Flag of Germany Timo Scheider Team Abt 8 Retired 1:39.355
Ret 8 Flag of USA Joey Hand BMW Team RBM 0 Retired N/A
Source

MilestonesEdit

StandingsEdit

Mike Rockenfeller continued to extend his lead in the DTM Championship, as Bruno Spengler fell to fourth from second. Christian Vietoris and Robert Wickens leapt ahead of the Canadian as the two Mercedes Junior Drivers led the Mercedes challenge. Augusto Farfus moved to within a point of his stable mate Spengler, as Gary Paffett fell to sixth from third. Martin Tomczyk and Miguel Molina had become the latest men to add their name to the scorers list, leaving Filipe Albuquerque as the only non-scorer in the field.

HWA Team II extended their lead in the Teams' Championship, pulling over 30 points clear of Phoenix Racing in second. The first BMW backed team remained BMW Team Schnitzer, but BMW Team RBM had closed to within a point of them, as the top four broke away from the pack. BMW themselves remained at the top of the Brands' Championship, just staying ahead of Mercedes, as Audi lost ground again. 

 
2013 DTM Championship
Pos. Nat. Name Pts. +/-
1 Flag of Germany Mike Rockenfeller 106 ◄0
2 Flag of Germany Christian Vietoris 71 ▲2
3 Canadian Flag Robert Wickens 70 ▲3
4 Canadian Flag Bruno Spengler 67 ▼2
5 Flag of Brazil Augusto Farfus 66 ◄0
6 Flag of Britain Gary Paffett 57 ▼3
7 Flag of Germany Marco Wittmann 39 ▲1
8 Flag of Sweden Mattias Ekström 38 ▼1
9 Flag of USA Joey Hand 26 ◄0
10 Flag of Germany Dirk Werner 26 ◄0
11 Flag of Spain Daniel Juncadella 20 ◄0
12 Flag of France Adrien Tambay 20 ▲2
13 Flag of Britain Jamie Green 20 ▼1
14 Flag of Germany Timo Glock 15 ▼1
15 Flag of Germany Timo Scheider 12 ◄0
16 Flag of Germany Martin Tomczyk 10 ▲4
17 Flag of Spain Roberto Merhi 8 ▼1
18 Flag of Spain Miguel Molina 4 ▲2
19 Flag of Germany Pascal Wehrlein 3 ▼2
20 Flag of Italy Edoardo Mortara 2 ▼2
21 Flag of Britain Andy Priaulx 2 ▼2
2013 Teams' Championship
Pos. Nat. Name Pts. +/-
1 Flag of Germany HWA Team II 141 ◄0
2 Flag of Germany Phoenix Racing 110 ◄0
3 Flag of Germany BMW Team Schnitzer 93 ◄0
4 Flag of Germany BMW Team RBM 92 ◄0
5 Flag of Germany HWA Team I 65 ◄0
6 Flag of Germany Abt Sportsline 58 ◄0
7 Flag of Germany BMW Team MTEK 54 ◄0
8 Flag of Germany Team Abt 32 ◄0
9 Flag of Germany Mücke Motorsport 23 ◄0
10 Flag of Germany BMW Team RMG 12 ▲1
11 Flag of Germany Team Rosberg 2 ▼1


2013 Manufacturers' Championship
Pos. Nat. Name Pts. +/-
1 Flag of Germany BMW 251 ◄0
2 Flag of Germany Mercedes-Benz 229 ◄0
3 Flag of Germany Audi 202 ◄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. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; no text was provided for refs named RR
  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 3.15 3.16 'FARFUS AND WITTMANN ON THE FRONT ROW OF THE GRID IN THE EIFEL', dtm.com, (ITR e.V., 17/08/2013), http://www.dtm.com/en/news/farfus-and-wittmann-front-row-grid-eifel-2013-08-17.html, (Accessed 18/12/2015)

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