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Flag of Germany Nürburgring 2014
Nurburgring Short Layout
The Nürburgring Short Circuit.
Race Information
Date 15th - 17th August 2014
Official Name DTM Nürburgring 2014
Location Flag of Germany Nürburgring, Nürburg
Lap length 3.629km (2.255mi)
Distance 49 laps (177.821km (110.493mi))
Qualifying
Pole Flag of Germany Marco Wittmann
Team Flag of Germany BMW Team RMG
Time 1:22.780
Race Result
First Second Third
Flag of Germany Marco Wittmann Flag of Germany Mike Rockenfeller Flag of Italy Edoardo Mortara
Winner Team Flag of Germany BMW Team RMG
Time 1:09:42.802
Fastest Lap
Driver Flag of Germany Marco Wittmann
Fastest Lap 1:23.175 on lap 2
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 The Nürburgring 2014 was the seventh round of the 2014 DTM Championship, held at the Nürburgring in Nurburg, Germany.[1] The Championship battle could have been all but sealed by Marco Wittmann, who could potentially have left the Nurburgring with a 64 point advantage over Mattias Ekström, with 75 still left to play for.

The German suceeded in taking his fourth win of the season and getting his advantage to 64 points, after Ekstrom retired in the opening stages of the race.[2] Joining Wittmann on the podium were Mike Rockenfeller and Edoardo Mortara, as Paul di Resta finished fourth to be the best of the Mercedes cars.[2]

BackgroundEdit

Ahead of the annual visit to Nurburg all of the attention was on Marco Wittmann, who came to the infamous Nürburgring with a 39 point lead. Although 100 points remained on the table ahead of the weekend in Nurburg, few thought that the German could be defeated before the end of the season, with the BMWs thought to be in with another strong result. Mattias Ekström led the counter charge from second, yet he seemed more likely to have to defend second from Bruno Spengler and Edoardo Mortara, while Christian Vietoris fell to eighth as the best placed Mercedes.

BMW Team RMG continued to stretch their legs at the head of the Teams' Championship in Austria, now holding a 46 point lead over Abt Sportsline. The second Abt entry sat in third ahead of the second Bavarian outfit in BMW Team Schnitzer. Team Phoenix came to their home circuit in fifth, leading the first Mercedes backed team in HWA, as the Stuttgarters fell ever behind in the Brands' Championship. BMW led that battle, having overtaken Audi in Austria.

EntriesEdit

Below is the entry list for the Nürburgring 2014:

Nürburgring 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
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QualifyingEdit

Championship leader Marco Wittmann enjoyed another successful Saturday as he claimed pole position, and the fastest lap of the entire session, to give himself the strongest possible chance of victory.[3] Having topped the times in every session, he also benefitted from the fact that nearest rival Mattias Ekström failed to make it through the first session, and would start from 22nd.[3] Joining the German on the front row would be Edoardo Mortara, who led a strong charge by Audi despite the absence of their talisman.

Wittmann, as it turned out, was the only Bavarian backed driver in the entire Q3 session, with the next highest placed Beemer in twelfth.[3] Mike Rockenfeller, Jamie Green, Timo Scheider and Miguel Molina secured the rest of the top six, ahead of the first Mercedes driver in Daniel Juncadella.[3] Scot Paul di Resta completed the Q3 runners, with Christian Vietoris missing out on the session by just one thousandth of a second.[3]

Preventing Ekstrom from starting last was Gary Paffett, who was unable to set a time without any issues as his poor season continued.[3] Vitaly Petrov continued his run of falling at the first hurdle by claiming 21st, while Joey Hand and rookie António Félix da Costa missed out by just fractions of a second.[3]

Post-QualifyingEdit

The results of qualifying for race two are shown below.

Nürburgring 2014 Qualifying Result
Pos. No. Nat. Name Team Q1 Q2 Q3 Grid
1 23 Flag of Germany Marco Wittmann BMW Team RMG 1:26.171 1:22.504 1:22.780 1
2 15 Flag of Italy Edoardo Mortara Team Abt 1:27.323 1:23.277 1:22.925 2
3 1 Flag of Germany Mike Rockenfeller Team Phoenix 1:27.052 1:23.087 1:22.951 3
4 21 Flag of Britain Jamie Green Team Rosberg 1:27.038 1:22.948 1:22.996 4
5 2 Flag of Germany Timo Scheider Team Phoenix 1:26.982 1:23.286 1:23.048 5
6 8 Flag of Spain Miguel Molina Abt Sportsline 1:26.667 1:23.337 1:23.163 6
7 19 Flag of Spain Daniel Juncadella Mücke Motorsport 1:26.742 1:23.284 1:23.221 7
8 6 Flag of Scotland Paul di Resta Team HWA 1:27.289 1:23.079 1:23.354 8
9 5 Flag of Germany Christian Vietoris Team HWA 1:26.458 1:23.338 9
10 22 Flag of Switzerland Nico Müller Team Rosberg 1:27.414 1:23.405 10
11 16 Flag of France Adrien Tambay Team Abt 1:27.369 1:23.421 11
12 24 Flag of Belgium Maxime Martin BMW Team RMG 1:26.382 1:23.495 12
13 12 Canadian Flag Robert Wickens Team HWA 1:27.405 1:23.565 13
14 3 Flag of Brazil Augusto Farfus BMW Team RBM 1:27.176 1:23.592 14
15 25 Flag of Germany Pascal Wehrlein Team HWA 1:26.670 1:23.593 15
16 17 Flag of Germany Timo Glock BMW Team MTEK 1:26.340 1:23.691 16
17 9 Canadian Flag Bruno Spengler BMW Team Schnitzer 1:26.579 1:23.770 17
18 10 Flag of Germany Martin Tomczyk BMW Team Schnitzer 1:26.067 1:23.841 18
19 18 Flag of Portugal António Félix da Costa BMW Team MTEK 1:27.479 19
20 4 Flag of USA Joey Hand BMW Team RBM 1:27.568 20
21 20 Flag of Russia Vitaly Petrov Mücke Motorsport 1:27.714 21
22 7 Flag of Sweden Mattias Ekström Abt Sportsline 1:28.504 22
23 11 Flag of Britain Gary Paffett Team HWA 1:29.612 23
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RaceEdit

The seventh race of the season was held in dry conditions, although the temperatures were a little lower than at the end of qualifying.[2] However, as the start time approached, clouds drifted over the circuit, prompting the DMSB, under the advice of radar reports, to abandon the pit window.[2] That said, drivers would still have to make a mandatory pitstop, and the 50% limit to the soft tyres still applied.[4]

ReportEdit

Marco Wittmann shot off the line to take the lead from pole, with Mike Rockenfeller also hooking up a good start to hold second.[2] Backwards went Jamie Green and Miguel Molina, both making poor starts to drop down the order, with Molina ultimately pitting for a new steering wheel at the end of the lap.[2] With no major issues or collisions down the order, the order remained stable in the opening stages, as Wittmann romped away to set the fastest lap of the race on lap two.[2]

There was drama at the back of the field as Mattias Ekström pitted with an issue, later revealed to be suspension damage after contact.[2] The Swede was released back into the race after an initial inspection, although, as Wittmann completed another hot lap to pull ever further ahead, Ekstrom's race, and title ambitions, came to an end.[2] Timo Scheider, meanwhile, was falling out of the lead pack, losing ground to the soft shod cars from the first lap, but remained the highest placed "prime" car.[2]

DRS became active on lap four as Molina limped back to the pits to retire. Wittmann continued to pull ahead of the field at the front, while Vitaly Petrov spun all on his own ahead of Timo Glock and Gary Paffett swapped places, the latter having to surrender the position after an illegal manouevre.[2] Timo Scheider, in the mean time, was continuing his rear guard action at the back of the top ten, Nico Müller the latest to try his hand at passing.[2] Robert Wickens, however, proved to be the decisive factor, as the Canadian came steaming into the battle, collected Scheider, and put the German out.[2]

Muller also suffered from the incident, retiring with damage after Scheider slid into him, while Wickens escaped without punishment.[2] The BMWs, meanwhile, were scrapping in the midfield, Maxime Martin slinging past Augusto Farfus into the chicane for sixth, as Wittmann held his lead at two seconds.[2] Moments later and Farfus had Jamie Green glued to his rear, the Brit having misjudged the braking into the first hairpin, before pushing the Brazilian through the Mercedes Arena.[2]

The incident between them immediately went to the stewards, with Farfus spinning after the contact while Green continued unimpeeded.[2] Paul di Resta and Daniel Juncadella swapped places for fourth and fifth, as Green and Farfus were told to report to the stewards after the race.[2] The next laps saw di Resta begin his assault on the podium places, taking on Edoardo Mortara through the Arena as the first of the compulsory stops were made.[2]

Vitaly Petrov was enjoying his best race of the season, taking Martin Tomczyk for ninth before his stop, while the order remained jumbled as cars trickled into the pits.[2] Joey Hand, meanwhile, was put under investigation after his stop, having been released into the path of António Félix da Costa in the pitlane.[2] Da Costa was also placed into the books of the stewards after his stop for a possible infringement as the final cars made their stops on lap 32.[2]

The advantage of the soft starters had been such that by the time they stopped the hopes of those who opted for the harder tyre had all but vanished.[2] That said, the temperature was falling, highlighted by Wittmann, who made his first mistake of the race by running wide at the chicane.[2] Rockenfeller was slowly catching him, as the darkening skies finally broke to drop light rain over the circuit for the final ten laps.[2]

Paffett battled with Glock for sixteenth as Green put up a strong defence against Tomczyk, who seemed to be the only man on a late charge.[2] The German snatched eighth from the Brit, with the orange Audi suddenly faltering, falling to Pascal Wehrlein, Wickens and Tambay before the end of the next lap.[2] Meanwhile, at the front, Rocky broke the two second barrier to Wittmann on the penultimate lap, meaning he could use DRS against him.[2]

Unfortunately for the defending Champion, time was against him, and as Green fell a further three places, Wittmann crossed the line to take his fourth win of the season and all but secure his crown.[2] Behind Rockenfeller was Mortara, whom managed to sustain a strong defence to deny Paul di Resta the first podium of his return.[2] There was also big news for Mücke Motorsport, as Daniel Juncadella secured fifth to score their first points of the season.[2]

ResultsEdit

The second race final result is displayed below:

Nürburgring 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 49 1:09:42.802 1:23.175 25
2 1 Flag of Germany Mike Rockenfeller Option Team Phoenix 49 +1.286s 1:23.273 18
3 15 Flag of Italy Edoardo Mortara Option Team Abt 49 +12.019s 1:23.362 15
4 6 Flag of Scotland Paul di Resta Option Team HWA 49 +12.815s 1:23.688 12
5 19 Flag of Spain Daniel Juncadella Option Mücke Motorsport 49 +13.717s 1:23.697 10
6 5 Flag of Germany Christian Vietoris Option Team HWA 49 +24.918s 1:23.835 8
7 24 Flag of Belgium Maxime Martin Option BMW Team RMG 49 +28.921s 1:23.740 6
8 10 Flag of Germany Martin Tomczyk Prime BMW Team Schnitzer 49 +38.521s 1:23.743 4
9 12 Canadian Flag Robert Wickens Prime Team HWA 49 +43.197s 1:23.661 2
10 25 Flag of Germany Pascal Wehrlein Prime Team HWA 49 +45.377s 1:23.800 1
11 16 Flag of France Adrien Tambay Prime Team Abt 49 +48.071s 1:23.260
12 9 Canadian Flag Bruno Spengler Prime BMW Team Schnitzer 49 +49.834s 1:23.355
13 18 Flag of Portugal António Félix da Costa Prime BMW Team MTEK 49 +50.150s 1:23.631
14 21 Flag of Britain Jamie Green Option Team Rosberg 49 +52.771s 1:23.883
15 11 Flag of Britain Gary Paffett Prime Team HWA 49 +57.056s 1:23.348
16 17 Flag of Germany Timo Glock Prime BMW Team MTEK 49 +58.557s 1:23.459
17 4 Flag of USA Joey Hand Prime BMW Team RBM 49 +1:20.955 1:23.321
18 20 Flag of Russia Vitaly Petrov Option Mücke Motorsport 48 +1 lap 1:24.680
Ret 3 Flag of Brazil Augusto Farfus Option BMW Team RBM 35 Damage 1:23.596
Ret 22 Flag of Switzerland Nico Müller Prime Team Rosberg 10 Retired 1:25.291
Ret 2 Flag of Germany Timo Scheider Prime Team Phoenix 8 Retired 1:25.235
Ret 8 Flag of Spain Miguel Molina Option Abt Sportsline 4 Retired 1:26.252
Ret 7 Flag of Sweden Mattias Ekström Prime Abt Sportsline 3 Suspension 1:36.010
Source
  • Option Indicates a driver started on the soft or "option" tyre. Prime Indicates a driver started on the hard or "prime" tyre.

MilestonesEdit

StandingsEdit

Victory for Marco Wittmann meant he had all but secured the title at the Eifel circuit, leading Mattias Ekström by 64 points, with only 75 available until the end of the season. Edoardo Mortara levelled Ekstrom's score on 56, with Mike Rockenfeller climbing to fourth and maintaining a mathematical chance of retaining his title. Bruno Spengler was the first of those officially out of the title fight in fifth, ahead of the first Mercedes backed driver in Christian Vietoris.

Like their driver Wittmann, BMW Team RMG pulled a significant lead in the Teams' Championship at the Nürburgring, now leading by 67 points. Abt Sportsline retained their 10 point advantage over their sister team Team Abt, while Team Phoenix climbed to fifth. Team HWA remained the best placed Mercedes team down in sixth, while Mücke Motorsport secured their first points of the season to get on the board. BMW, meanwhile, built a small lead over Audi in the Brands' Championship, with Mercedes finally breaking the 100 point barrier.  

 
2014 DTM Championship
Pos. Nat. Name Pts. +/-
1 Flag of Germany Marco Wittmann 120 ◄0
2 Flag of Sweden Mattias Ekström 56 ◄0
3 Flag of Italy Edoardo Mortara 56 ▲1
4 Flag of Germany Mike Rockenfeller 53 ▲2
5 Canadian Flag Bruno Spengler 42 ▼2
6 Flag of Germany Christian Vietoris 41 ▲2
7 Flag of Belgium Maxime Martin 39 ◄0
8 Flag of France Adrien Tambay 36 ▼3
9 Flag of Brazil Augusto Farfus 33 ◄0
10 Flag of Germany Timo Glock 33 ◄0
11 Flag of Britain Jamie Green 28 ◄0
12 Canadian Flag Robert Wickens 27 ▲1
13 Flag of Spain Miguel Molina 26 ▼1
14 Flag of Scotland Paul di Resta 24 ▲3
15 Flag of Germany Martin Tomczyk 24 ▼1
16 Flag of Germany Timo Scheider 19 ▼1
17 Flag of Germany Pascal Wehrlein 15 ▼1
18 Flag of Switzerland Nico Müller 10 ◄0
19 Flag of Spain Daniel Juncadella 10 ▲3
20 Flag of USA Joey Hand 6 ▼1
21 Flag of Portugal António Félix da Costa 4 ▼1
22 Flag of Britain Gary Paffett 4 ▼1
2014 Teams' Championship
Pos. Nat. Name Pts. +/-
1 Flag of Germany BMW Team RMG 159 ◄0
2 Flag of Germany Abt Sportsline 92 ◄0
3 Flag of Germany Team Abt 82 ◄0
4 Flag of Germany Team Phoenix 72 ▲1
5 Flag of Germany BMW Team Schnitzer 66 ▼1
6 Flag of Germany Team HWA 65 ◄0
7 Flag of Germany BMW Team RBM 39 ◄0
8 Flag of Germany Team Rosberg 38 ◄0
9 Flag of Germany BMW Team MTEK 37 ◄0
10 Flag of Germany Team HWA 31 ◄0
11 Flag of Germany Team HWA 15 ◄0
12 Flag of Germany Mücke Motorsport 10 ◄0


2014 Manufacturers' Championship
Pos. Nat. Name Pts. +/-
1 Flag of Germany BMW 302 ◄0
2 Flag of Germany Audi 294 ◄0
3 Flag of Germany Mercedes 121 ◄0

Only point scoring drivers and teams are shown.

ReferencesEdit

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