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Flag of Germany Nürburgring 2015
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The short version of the Nürburgring
Race Information
Date 25th - 27th September 2015
Official Name DTM Nürburgring 2015
Location Flag of Germany Nürburgring, Nürburg
Lap length 3.629km (2.255mi)
Distance R1 40 min / 90.725 (56.374mi)
R2 60 min / 156.047km (96.963mi)
Race One Result
Pole Flag of Austria Lucas Auer
ART Grand Prix 1:21.915
First Second Third
Flag of Belgium Maxime Martin Flag of Italy Edoardo Mortara Flag of Germany Pascal Wehrlein
Winner Team Flag of Germany BMW Team RMG
Time 48:17.036 (25 laps)
Race Two Result
Pole Flag of Spain Miguel Molina
Abt Sportsline 1:21.732
First Second Third
Flag of Spain Miguel Molina Flag of Scotland Paul di Resta Canadian Flag Bruno Spengler
Winner Team Flag of Germany Abt Sportsline
Time 1:02:00.166 (43 laps)
Fastest Lap
Driver {{{{{natfl}}}}} Unknown
Fastest Lap Unknown on lap {{{lapno}}}
Race Guide
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 The penultimate round of the 2015 DTM Championship was held at the Nürburgring as the Championship returned to a fan favourite.[1] The Nürburgring 2015 could have theoretically seen Pascal Wehrlein take the title, although the German was ultimately unable to take a 51 point lead from the weekend to take to the Season Finale in Hockenheim.

That said, it was not a bad weekend for the youngster as he extended his lead to 37 points with 50 left to play for.[2] The two race wins went to Maxime Martin and Miguel Molina, as two exciting races saw numerous incidents, rookies impress and veterans show their experience.[3] Two incredibly tight qualifying sessions produced two completely jumbled grids, with Lucas Auer claiming a maiden pole for race one.[2]

BackgroundEdit

Tom Blomqvist won his first race last time out in Oschersleben, although that result did little to affect the title standings.[4] That said, the result over the weekend did have an effect on the table, as Wehrlein took the lead of the Championship ahead of Mattias Ekström, who failed to score at all. The top six of the Championship were seperated by 42 points with 100 points on offer, and all three brands were represented. Bruno Spengler in fifth and Marco Wittmann in sixth made sure that BMW had a slim hope of the glory, although it was a dominant display by the Bavarians last time out that had brightened their season.

Indeed, six podium finishes and twelve point scorers over the two races in Oschersleben had launched BMW into the lead of the Brands' Championship, leaping well ahead of Audi and Mercedes. That said, it was a Mercedes backed team that led the Teams' Championship, HWA AG leading the charge. They held a healthy, but not unbeatable, lead of 36 points over BMW Team MTEK, who were suddenly in with a shout of the Teams' title after climbing four places in the table after the Saxon weekend.

EntriesEdit

Below is the entry list for the Nürburgring 2015:

Nürburgring 2015 Entry List
No. Nat. Name Entrant Car Weight
1 Flag of Germany Marco Wittmann BMW Team RMG BMW M4 DTM 1,117.5 kg
2 Flag of Britain Gary Paffett ART Grand Prix Mercedes C63 DTM 1,127.5 kg
3 Flag of Scotland Paul di Resta HWA AG Mercedes C63 DTM 1,120 kg
5 Flag of Sweden Mattias Ekström Abt Sportsline Audi RS5 DTM 1,127.5 kg
6 Canadian Flag Robert Wickens HWA AG Mercedes C63 DTM 1,122.5 kg
7 Canadian Flag Bruno Spengler BMW Team MTEK BMW M4 DTM 1,115 kg
8 Flag of Germany Christian Vietoris HWA AG Mercedes C63 DTM 1,122.5 kg
10 Flag of Germany Timo Scheider Team Phoenix Audi RS5 DTM 1,115 kg
12 Flag of Spain Daniel Juncadella Mücke Motorsport Mercedes C63 DTM 1,125 kg
13 Flag of Portugal António Félix da Costa BMW Team Schnitzer BMW M4 DTM 1,117.5 kg
16 Flag of Germany Timo Glock BMW Team MTEK BMW M4 DTM 1,115 kg
17 Flag of Spain Miguel Molina Abt Sportsline Audi RS5 DTM 1,115 kg
18 Flag of Brazil Augusto Farfus BMW Team RBM BMW M4 DTM 1,117.5 kg
22 Flag of Austria Lucas Auer ART Grand Prix Mercedes C63 DTM 1,120 kg
27 Flag of France Adrien Tambay Abt Sportsline Audi RS5 DTM 1,112.5 kg
31 Flag of Britain Tom Blomqvist BMW Team RBM BMW M4 DTM 1,115 kg
36 Flag of Belgium Maxime Martin BMW Team RMG BMW M4 DTM 1,112.5 kg
48 Flag of Italy Edoardo Mortara Abt Sportsline Audi RS5 DTM 1,127.5 kg
51 Flag of Switzerland Nico Müller Team Rosberg Audi RS5 DTM 1,120 kg
53 Flag of Britain Jamie Green Team Rosberg Audi RS5 DTM 1,125 kg
77 Flag of Germany Martin Tomczyk BMW Team Schnitzer BMW M4 DTM 1,112.5 kg
84 Flag of Germany Maximilian Götz Mücke Motorsport Mercedes C63 DTM 1,117.5 kg
94 Flag of Germany Pascal Wehrlein HWA AG Mercedes C63 DTM 1,130 kg
99 Flag of Germany Mike Rockenfeller Team Phoenix Audi RS5 DTM 1,127.5 kg
Source

Qualifying (Race One)Edit

A cold Saturday morning resulted in a shock qualifying result on the Nürburgring short circuit, as Austrian rookie Lucas Auer set the fastest lap of the session in the dying moments to take pole.[5] The sun broke through the low lying cloud as qualifying for the first race came to an end, seeing the early times from the session beaten by almost a second.[5] Joining Auer on the front row would be Maxime Martin, who claimed his best starting position of the season, while Championship leader Pascal Wehrlein claimed third.[5]

Another stunning performance came from another rookie in Maximilian Götz, who claimed his best quali result by taking sixth, as the DTM proved to be its usual competitive self.[5] Just two tenths covered the top ten, which saw four Mercedes, four Audis and two BMWs filled the first five rows, with the top half completed a further pair of Beemers.[5] Further reinforcing the narrow margins of the DTM qualifying session was the fact that seven tenths seperated the 21 drivers who managed to complete a lap.[5]

The session was hit by a ten minute pause when Paul di Resta and Adrien Tambay crashed out within a few moments of each other.[5] Neither managed to set a time before their demise, with di Resta suffering heavy rear damage, and Tambay seeming to lose his brakes and slam straight into the barrier to bring out a red flag.[5] Martin Tomczyk also failed to set a time after a problem for his BMW, while Championship contender Mattias Ekström would have to start for seventeenth, having been unable to find the perfect balance for his Audi RS5 DTM.

Post Qualifying (One)Edit

The results of the qualifying session for the first race are displayed below:

Nürburgring 2015 Qualifying One Result
Pos. No. Nat. Name Team Time Gap
1 22 Flag of Austria Lucas Auer ART Grand Prix 1:21.915
2 36 Flag of Belgium Maxime Martin BMW Team RMG 1:21.999 +0.084s
3 94 Flag of Germany Pascal Wehrlein HWA AG 1:22.030 +0.115s
4 7 Canadian Flag Bruno Spengler BMW Team MTEK 1:22.032 +0.117s
5 48 Flag of Italy Edoardo Mortara Abt Sportsline 1:22.068 +0.153s
6 84 Flag of Germany Maximilian Götz Mücke Motorsport 1:22.072 +0.157s
7 53 Flag of Britain Jamie Green Team Rosberg 1:22.073 +0.158s
8 99 Flag of Germany Mike Rockenfeller Team Phoenix 1:22.089 +0.174s
9 12 Flag of Spain Daniel Juncadella Mücke Motorsport 1:22.120 +0.205s
10 17 Flag of Spain Miguel Molina Abt Sportsline 1:22.121 +0.206s
11 31 Flag of Britain Tom Blomqvist BMW Team RBM 1:22.151 +0.236s
12 1 Flag of Germany Marco Wittmann BMW Team RMG 1:22.156 +0.241s
13 6 Canadian Flag Robert Wickens HWA AG 1:22.223 +0.308s
14 2 Flag of Britain Gary Paffett ART Grand Prix 1:22.242 +0.327s
15 51 Flag of Switzerland Nico Müller Team Rosberg 1:22.338 +0.423s
16 18 Flag of Brazil Augusto Farfus BMW Team RBM 1:22.365 +0.450s
17 5 Flag of Sweden Mattias Ekström Abt Sportsline 1:22.372 +0.457s
18 17 Flag of Germany Timo Glock BMW Team MTEK 1:22.381 +0.466s
19 10 Flag of Germany Timo Scheider Team Phoenix 1:22.536 +0.621s
20 13 Flag of Portugal António Félix da Costa BMW Team Schnitzer 1:22.574 +0.659s
21 8 Flag of Germany Christian Vietoris HWA AG 1:22.712 +0.797s
N/A 77 Flag of Germany Martin Tomczyk BMW Team Schnitzer No Time
N/A 3 Flag of Scotland Paul di Resta HWA AG No Time
N/A 27 Flag of France Adrien Tambay Abt Sportsline No Time
Source

GridEdit

The starting grid for the first race of the Nürburgring 2015 meeting is outlined below:

TAM 15 Livery VIE 15 Livery TSC 15 Livery EKS 15 Livery MUE 15 Livery WIC 15 Livery BLO 15 Livery JUN 15 Livery GRE 15 Livery MOR 15 Livery WEH 15 Livery AUE 15 Livery
Row12 27 Adrien Tambay No Time Row11 8 Christian Vietoris 1:22.712 Row10 10 Timo Scheider 1:22.536 Row09 5 Mattias Ekström 1:22.372 Row08 51 Nico Müller 1:22.338 Row07 6 Robert Wickens 1:22.223 Row06 31 Tom Blomqvist 1:22.151 Row05 12 Daniel Juncadella 1:22.120 Row04 53 Jamie Green 1:22.073 Row03 48 Edoardo Mortara 1:22.068 Row02 94 Pascal Wehrlein 1:22.030 Row01 22 Lucas Auer 1:21.915
77 Martin Tomczyk No Time 3 Gary Paffett No Time 13 António Félix da Costa 1:22.574 17 Timo Glock 1:22.381 18 Augusto Farfus 1:22.365 2 Gary Paffett 1:22.242 1 Marco Wittmann 1:22.156 17 Miguel Molina 1:22.121 99 Mike Rockenfeller 1:22.089 84 Maximilian Götz 1:22.072 7 Bruno Spengler 1:22.032 36 Maxime Martin 1:21.999
TOM 15 Livery                DIR 15 Livery                DAC 15 Livery                GLO 15 Livery                FAR 15 Livery                PAF 15 Livery                WIT 15 Livery                MOL 15 Livery                ROC 15 Livery                GOE 15 Livery                SPE 15 Livery                MAR 15 Livery               

Race OneEdit

A dry and increasingly warm Saturday afternoon greeted the field, with a maiden pole sitter, and several of the title contenders out of position.[3] With Lucas Auer expected to try and allow Pascal Wehrlein to take the lead off the start, leaving Mattias Ekström and his fellow title combatants to pick their way through the field to prevent the young German from taking a huge step to the title.[3]

ReportEdit

Maxime Martin pulled away smartly to get alongside Auer into the first corner, as Wehrlein swept past the pair of them to take the lead.[3] Unfortunately for the young German, Martin was better on the brakes and so was able to take the inside line with Wehrlein clattering into the side of him.[3] Martin them managed to force Wehrlein wide, allowing Bruno Spengler and Edoardo Mortara to slip past, after Lucas Auer locked up and slipped down to seventh.[3] But, the drama was to come just two corners later.[3]

Space was at a premium through the Mercedes-Benz Arena and so there was no surprise when two cars came together.[3] Regrettably, the incident saw Tom Blomqvist put Jamie Green into a spin in the middle of the field, meaning only quick reactions would prevent a larger accident.[3] Inevitably, Miguel Molina was left unsighted, and slammed into the front of the spinning Audi RS5 DTM, taking the front splitter off the orange machine.[3] Green's car was spat into the side of Timo Scheider as he tried to avoid the accident, further compounding the damage to the Brit's car.[3] Molina retired with Green's front splitter imbedded in the front of his car, with a red flag thrown to clear the debris.[3]

The suddenly scattered field came back together through turn four, with Gary Paffett attempting an ill timed lunge to gain some vital places, but only succeeded in collecting Blomqvist.[3] That bumped the rookie into the back of Daniel Juncadella, who spun to the back of the field but was able to continue otherwise unharmed.[3] As a result, Green, Molina and ultimately Scheider were out, while an irate Wehrlein moaned that Martin had caused their collision.[3]

The field restarted behind the safety car arounf fifteen minutes later, with Martin's best efforts to blast away defeated by the field, with every one equal at the restart.[3] Wehrlein came under pressure from Maximilian Götz in the opening minutes before managing to shake off his team mate, as Paffett and Ekstrom (up to eleventh at the restart) began their climbs through the field.[3] Blomqvist, meanwhile, went out as DRS became active, retiring after repeated contact at the start.[3]

Ekstrom's climb was halted by António Félix da Costa on lap ten, when the Portuguese driver managed to force his way past the Swede at the chicane for tenth.[3] With fifteen minutes to go, the pressure was mounting on Spengler in second after Martin bolted, leaving the Canadian to fend off most of the top ten.[3] Mortara then tried a dive down the inside of the hairpin, managing to get alongside the BMW at the apex, as Spengler turned in.[3] Contact between them forced both wide, allowing Wehrlein to pass Spengler too, with the Canadian still under pressure, and now with aero damage too.[3]

Spengler's problems meant Gotz was climbing all over the back of him, but a canny move by Spengler meant he held on to fourth in his wounded BMW.[3] That allowed Mike Rockenfeller to try a move into the chicane for fifth, but his attempts to avoid contact meant he lost out to Auer, Paffett and Marco Wittmann and was then under attack from Robert Wickens.[3] The group remained glued together behind Spengler with positions swapping among them at every turn.[3]

The next few minutes saw a Spengler train form, with every one from fourth to seventeenth in one long line behind the limping Beemer.[3] Suddenly Spengler's limp became terminal as he suffered a puncture as Gotz finally forced his way past in the final corner, opening the flood gates for the rest of the field.[3] The only man to lose out in the rush to get past the tumbling Canadian was his compatriot Wickens, who was forced to try to get round the outside of the black Beemer at the first hairpin, only to be run wide when the turning circle of the BMW became wider than the Nordschleife.[3]

Paffett spent the rest of the race finding his way past Gotz and Auer, who both took their best finishes of the season in fifth and sixth respectively.[3] Paffett and co had lost so much time behind Spengler that they could not catch Wehrlein and Mortara, who had an exciting scrap that ended in the Italian's favour.[3] But, there was no troubling Martin, who drove a clean race to take his second career victory.[3] The race ended with Ekstrom in tenth, but he slipped to third behind Mortara, although both slipped to 27 points behind the youngster with three races to go.[3]

ResultEdit

The full result from race one is displayed below:

Nürburgring 2015 Race One Result
Pos. No. Nat. Name Team Laps Race Time Fastest lap Pts.
1 36 Flag of Belgium Maxime Martin BMW Team RMG 25 48:17.036 25
2 48 Flag of Italy Edoardo Mortara Abt Sportsline 25 +2.543s 18
3 94 Flag of Germany Pascal Wehrlein HWA AG 25 +2.955s 15
4 2 Flag of Britain Gary Paffett ART Grand Prix 25 +14.227s 12
5 84 Flag of Germany Maximilian Götz Mücke Motorsport 25 +15.293s 10
6 22 Flag of Austria Lucas Auer ART Grand Prix 25 +16.750s 8
7 1 Flag of Germany Marco Wittmann BMW Team RMG 25 +17.349s 6
8 6 Canadian Flag Robert Wickens HWA AG 25 +20.620s 4
9 13 Flag of Portugal António Félix da Costa BMW Team Schnitzer 25 +22.189s 2
10 5 Flag of Sweden Mattias Ekström Abt Sportsline 25 +23.857s 1
11 99 Flag of Germany Mike Rockenfeller Team Phoenix 25 +24.398s
12 3 Flag of Scotland Paul di Resta HWA AG 25 +25.032s
13 16 Flag of Germany Timo Glock BMW Team MTEK 25 +25.383s
14 27 Flag of France Adrien Tambay Abt Sportsline 25 +25.756s
15 8 Flag of Germany Christian Vietoris HWA AG 25 +26.413s
16 51 Flag of Switzerland Nico Müller Team Rosberg 25 +27.142s
17 12 Flag of Spain Daniel Juncadella Mücke Motorsport 25 +27.724s
18 18 Flag of Brazil Augusto Farfus BMW Team RBM 25 +1:00.378
19 7 Canadian Flag Bruno Spengler BMW Team MTEK 18 +7 laps
Ret 10 Flag of Germany Timo Scheider Team Phoenix 11 Damage
Ret 31 Flag of Britain Tom Blomqvist BMW Team RBM 9 Retired
Ret 53 Flag of Britain Jamie Green Team Rosberg 0 Accident
Ret 17 Flag of Spain Miguel Molina Abt Sportsline 0 Accident
DNS 77 Flag of Germany Martin Tomczyk BMW Team Schnitzer 0 Engine
Source

Qualifying (Race Two)Edit

As with the majority of the season, the second quali session of the weekend produced a completely different result as Miguel Molina claimed his second pole of the season.[6] With a margin of two tenths in the Spaniard's favour, it was an impressive display by Molina as he bested rookie Tom Blomqvist and Championship outsider Jamie Green to pole.[6] Green would need to win the race to hold any realistic chance of the title, with the rest of the title contenders struggling.[6]

Pascal Wehrlein, Championship leader, was having to wrestle the heaviest car in the field around the Nürburgring short circuit, and so could only manage to take ninth place on the grid.[6] That said, he was in a far better place than his closest two rivals, as Edoardo Mortara tumbled to twentieth having been unable to match his Saturday pace.[6] Mattias Ekström, meanwhile, was once again down in seventeenth, and would need to climb past Wehrlein to prevent the youngster from pulling even further ahead.[6]

At the very back of the field would be Gary Paffett, who blew an engine in the Warm-Up in the morning and missed the session.[6] Martin Tomczyk, who didn't run at all on Saturday, only managed a handful of laps and could only set a time two seconds slower than Molina.[6] Audi also looked to be struggling as a whole, with only three of their cars in the top half of the field.[6]

Post-Qualifying (Two)Edit

The results of qualifying for race two are shown below.

Nürburgring 2015 Qualifying Two Result
Pos. No. Nat. Name Team Time Grid
1 17 Flag of Spain Miguel Molina Abt Sportsline 1:21.732
2 31 Flag of Britain Tom Blomqvist BMW Team RBM 1:21.939 +0.207s
3 53 Flag of Britain Jamie Green Team Rosberg 1:22.021 +0.289s
4 3 Flag of Scotland Paul di Resta HWA AG 1:22.046 +0.314s
5 7 Canadian Flag Bruno Spengler BMW Team MTEK 1:22.049 +0.317s
6 18 Flag of Brazil Augusto Farfus BMW Team RBM 1:22.086 +0.354s
7 6 Canadian Flag Robert Wickens HWA AG 1:22.096 +0.364s
8 84 Flag of Germany Maximilian Götz Mücke Motorsport 1:22.217 +0.485s
9 94 Flag of Germany Pascal Wehrlein HWA AG 1:22.219 +0.487s
10 1 Flag of Germany Marco Wittmann BMW Team RMG 1:22.239 +0.507s
11 16 Flag of Germany Timo Glock BMW Team MTEK 1:22.295 +0.563s
12 99 Flag of Germany Mike Rockenfeller Team Phoenix 1:22.301 +0.569s
13 10 Flag of Germany Timo Scheider Team Phoenix 1:22.310 +0.578s
14 12 Flag of Spain Daniel Juncadella Mücke Motorsport 1:22.312 +0.580s
15 22 Flag of Austria Lucas Auer ART Grand Prix 1:22.317 +0.585s
16 36 Flag of Belgium Maxime Martin BMW Team RMG 1:22.344 +0.612s
17 5 Flag of Sweden Mattias Ekström Abt Sportsline 1:22.405 +0.673s
18 13 Flag of Portugal António Félix da Costa BMW Team Schnitzer 1:22.410 +0.678s
19 8 Flag of Germany Christian Vietoris HWA AG 1:22.417 +0.685s
20 48 Flag of Italy Edoardo Mortara Abt Sportsline 1:22.474 +0.742s
21 51 Flag of Switzerland Nico Müller Team Rosberg 1:22.514 +0.782s
22 27 Flag of France Adrien Tambay Abt Sportsline 1:22.667 +0.935s
23 77 Flag of Germany Martin Tomczyk BMW Team Schnitzer 1:23.820 +2.088s
N/A 2 Flag of Britain Gary Paffett ART Grand Prix No Time
Source

GridEdit

The starting grid for the second race of the Nürburgring 2015 meeting is shown below:

TOM 15 Livery MUE 15 Livery VIE 15 Livery EKS 15 Livery AUE 15 Livery TSC 15 Livery GLO 15 Livery WEH 15 Livery WIC 15 Livery SPE 15 Livery GRE 15 Livery MOL 15 Livery
Row12 77 Martin Tomczyk 1:23.820 Row11 51 Nico Müller 1:22.514 Row10 8 Christian Vietoris 1:22.417 Row09 5 Mattias Ekström 1:22.405 Row08 22 Lucas Auer 1:22.317 Row07 10 Timo Scheider 1:22.310 Row06 16 Timo Glock 1:22.295 Row05 94 Pascal Wehrlein 1:22.219 Row04 6 Robert Wickens 1:22.096 Row03 7 Bruno Spengler 1:22.049 Row02 53 Jamie Green 1:22.021 Row01 17 Miguel Molina 1:21.732
2 Gary Paffett No Time 27 Adrien Tambay 1:22.667 48 Edoardo Mortara 1:22.474 13 António Félix da Costa 1:22.410 36 Maxime Martin 1:22.344 12 Daniel Juncadella 1:22.312 99 Mike Rockenfeller 1:22.301 1 Marco Wittmann 1:22.239 84 Maximilian Götz 1:22.217 18 Augusto Farfus 1:22.086 3 Paul di Resta 1:22.046 31 Tom Blomqvist 1:21.939
PAF 15 Livery                TAM 15 Livery                MOR 15 Livery                DAC 15 Livery                MAR 15 Livery                JUN 15 Livery                ROC 15 Livery                WIT 15 Livery                GOE 15 Livery                FAR 15 Livery                DIR 15 Livery                BLO 15 Livery               

Race TwoEdit

Unlike Saturday, Sunday had little threat of rain, meaning temperatures were up and so too was anticipation.[2] Pascal Wehrlein had the potential to win the title if he could win the race with Mattias Ekström and Edoardo Mortara both failing to score.[2] The chances of that happening were remote, however, with the youngster once again using the heaviest car, and starting down in ninth.[2]

ReportEdit

Miguel Molina and Tom Blomqvist shot away at the start to battle for the lead into the first corner, as everyone else scattered around the stalled Jamie Green.[2] The Brit's orange liveried Audi stalled, leaving him stranded in fourth place until he could get it moving at the very back of the field.[2] That unmovable Audi had further consequences for the rest of the field, as cars fought for even less space into the braking zone for turn one.[2]

Marco Wittmann tried to pull out of the tow of team mate Maxime Martin in order to get a better braking effect, only to rub against Robert Wickens.[2] The Canadian, having just dived onto his brakes, was sent into a slide, and one which carried him into the side of Timo Scheider, who had had one of his best starts all season.[2] Both spun to the outside of turn one, although the German was suffering from his familiar form of luck and ended his race after 20 seconds, beached in the gravel, as Wickens recovered to the pits.[2]

Wittmann was reported to the stewards of the meeting a few laps later, after causing Gary Paffett to spin on the exit of turn four, the Brit having used his new engine to launch into the mid pack from dead last.[2] The safety car made another appearance of the weekend to recover Scheider's stuck car, with Molina leading from Blomqvist and Bruno Spengler.[2] Wickens limped into the pits to retire at the end of the lap, with the safety car coming in with five minutes gone.

Molina managed to get away from the field at the restart as Blomqvist came under pressure from di Resta from the moment the race restarted.[2] Ekstrom battled his way into the top ten after Mike Rockenfeller pulled aside to let him past for tenth, while Paffett resumed his ultimately futile climb through the field from the back.[2] Edoardo Mortara, meanwhile, was left to pick up the scraps at the tail end of the field, taking advantage of a lock up from Lucas Auer to climb into fifteenth.[2]

Blomqvist finally succumbed to di Resta after DRS became active with ten minutes gone, while Ekstrom jumped ahead of Daniel Juncadella and Timo Glock after the two collided.[2] Wehrlein was also on the move, taking Maximilian Götz and Augusto Farfus in short order, before Gotz also found a way past the Brazilian a lap later.[2] Juncadella, meanwhile, had suddenly appeared ahead of Ekstrom and was soon attacking Farfus for eighth, with the pit window opening with the majority of the top ten taking to the pits for fresh rubber.[2]

The order of the race was turned upside down after the stops, with Wehrlein stuck behind Farfus in eighth, just two places ahead of Ekstrom, who was stuck behind Glock.[2] Wehrlein was the first to find a way past his foe, pulling another dive into the chicane on the Brazilian to snatch seventh, with Gotz and Juncadella running immediately ahead of him, and under orders to let him through.[2] His move past Juncadella was a timely one, as Wehrlein was struggling under an assault from Mike Rockenfeller, who suddenly found an extra wide Spaniard in his path.[2]

The final laps saw Mortara's race end after a desperate charge through the field to get into the points.[2] He came up to the back of Glock with twenty minutes to go, but a clumsy move pushed both off track and damaged the Italian's car.[2] Mortara was let off with a warning, while Glock's earlier incident with Juncadella saw him into the pits to serve a penalty.[2] Mortara was also in, but to retire and inevitably fall further behind Wehrlein.[2]

Juncadella finally fell to pressure from Rockenfeller, and was now being stalked by Ekstrom, who had dealt with Glock off camera.[2] That said, the wide silver Mercedes that had greeted Rocky was now a gargantuan one infront of Eky, who threw everything at the Spaniard to try to get past.[2] A clumsy dive into the first corner almost earned him the place, but only succeeded in opening the door for Martin Tomczyk to pass the pair of them.[2]

Molina, meanwhile, pounded on untroubled at the head of the field, and ultimately earned his maiden victory at the 67th attempt.[2] He would be joined on the podium by Paul di Resta, whose fortune seemed to have turned after qualifying for the first race, and Bruno Spengler.[2] Wehrlein ended the race in fifth to score ten points, and with Ekstrom's late demotion to eleventh, the German ended the day with a 37 point advantage in the Championship.[2]

ResultsEdit

The second race final result is displayed below:

Nürburgring 2015 Race Two Result
Pos. No. Nat. Name Team Laps Race Time Fastest lap Pts.
1 17 Flag of Spain Miguel Molina Abt Sportsline 43 1:02:00.166 25
2 3 Flag of Scotland Paul di Resta HWA AG 43 +7.500s 18
3 7 Canadian Flag Bruno Spengler BMW Team MTEK 43 +8.791s 15
4 31 Flag of Britain Tom Blomqvist BMW Team RBM 43 +19.824s 12
5 94 Flag of Germany Pascal Wehrlein HWA AG 43 +25.581s 10
6 84 Flag of Germany Maximilian Götz Mücke Motorsport 43 +26.326s 8
7 99 Flag of Germany Mike Rockenfeller Team Phoenix 43 +26.626s 6
8 18 Flag of Brazil Augusto Farfus BMW Team RBM 43 +34.305s 4
9 77 Flag of Germany Martin Tomczyk BMW Team Schnitzer 43 +37.205s 2
10 12 Flag of Spain Daniel Juncadella Mücke Motorsport 43 +38.059s 1
11 5 Flag of Sweden Mattias Ekström Abt Sportsline 43 +38.848s
12 27 Flag of France Adrien Tambay Abt Sportsline 43 +38.980s
13 36 Flag of Belgium Maxime Martin BMW Team RMG 43 +41.174s
14 8 Flag of Germany Christian Vietoris HWA AG 43 +41.451s
15 13 Flag of Portugal António Félix da Costa BMW Team Schnitzer 43 +42.656s
16 51 Flag of Switzerland Nico Müller Team Rosberg 43 +43.205s
17 53 Flag of Britain Jamie Green Team Rosberg 43 +47.506s
18 1 Flag of Germany Marco Wittmann BMW Team RMG 43 +1:02.291
19 22 Flag of Austria Lucas Auer ART Grand Prix 43 +1:05.555
20 16 Flag of Germany Timo Glock BMW Team MTEK 43 +1:11.458
Ret 48 Flag of Italy Edoardo Mortara Abt Sportsline 28 Damage
Ret 2 Flag of Britain Gary Paffett ART Grand Prix 8 Engine
Ret 6 Canadian Flag Robert Wickens HWA AG 1 Damage
Ret 10 Flag of Germany Timo Scheider Team Phoenix 0 Accident
Source

MilestonesEdit

StandingsEdit

A poor weekend for Edoardo Mortara and Mattias Ekström handed the advantage to Pascal Wehrlein who headed to the season finale with a 37 point advantage. Jamie Green was now down to fifth and out of the title fight, despite having won three of the four opening races and had the most races of any driver. Bruno Spengler overtook him for fourth, but had a 46 point deficite to Wehrlein with just 50 remaining.

HWA AG headed into the final race weekend of the season with a 40 point lead in the Teams' Championship, as Mercedes moved into second in the Brands Championship. BMW's late season charge meant they continued to lead the Championship, with two of their teams in the top four. Like Green, Audi seemed to be stumbling over the line, although the weight balance would be in their favour in Hockenheim

 
2015 DTM Championship
Pos. Nat. Name Pts. +/-
1 Flag of Germany Pascal Wehrlein 165 ◄0
2 Flag of Italy Edoardo Mortara 128 ▲1
3 Flag of Sweden Mattias Ekström 127 ▼1
4 Canadian Flag Bruno Spengler 119 ▲1
5 Flag of Britain Jamie Green 107 ▼1
6 Flag of Germany Marco Wittmann 104 ◄0
7 Flag of Britain Gary Paffett 87 ◄0
8 Flag of Brazil Augusto Farfus 77 ◄0
9 Flag of Portugal António Félix da Costa 73 ◄0
10 Flag of Germany Mike Rockenfeller 73 ◄0
11 Flag of Belgium Maxime Martin 71 ▲4
12 Flag of Scotland Paul di Resta 66 ▲2
13 Canadian Flag Robert Wickens 61 ▼2
14 Flag of Germany Timo Glock 56 ▼2
15 Flag of Germany Christian Vietoris 56 ▼2
16 Flag of Spain Miguel Molina 54 ▲1
17 Flag of Britain Tom Blomqvist 53 ▼1
18 Flag of Germany Martin Tomczyk 26 ▲2
19 Flag of Spain Daniel Juncadella 26 ▲1
20 Flag of Switzerland Nico Müller 26 ▼2
21 Flag of Germany Maximilian Götz 24 ▲2
22 Flag of Austria Lucas Auer 18 ◄0
23 Flag of Germany Timo Scheider 16 ▼2
24 Flag of France Adrien Tambay 3 ◄0
2015 Teams' Championship
Pos. Nat. Name Pts. +/-
1 Flag of Germany HWA AG 221 ◄0
2 Flag of Germany Abt Sportsline 181 ▲1
3 Flag of Germany BMW Team RMG 175 ▲1
4 Flag of Germany BMW Team MTEK 175 ▼2
5 Flag of Germany Team Rosberg 133 ◄0
6 Flag of Germany Abt Sportsline 131 ▲1
7 Flag of Germany BMW Team RBM 130 ▼1
8 Flag of Germany HWA AG 127 ◄0
9 Flag of France ART Grand Prix 105 ▲1
10 Flag of Germany BMW Team Schnitzer 99 ▼1
11 Flag of Germany Team Phoenix 89 ◄0
12 Flag of Germany Mücke Motorsport 50 ◄0


2015 Brand Championship
Pos. Nat. Name Pts. +/-
1 Flag of Germany BMW 568 ◄0
2 Flag of Germany Mercedes-Benz 496 ▲1
3 Flag of Germany Audi 471 ▼1

Only point scoring drivers and teams are shown.

ReferencesEdit

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References:

  1.  'Season guide: Nürburgring', dtm.com, (DTM, 2015), http://www.dtm.com/en/event/2015-n-rburgring?language=en-gb, (Accessed 02/05/2015)
  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 'DTM NÜRBURGRING: RACE 2 IN DETAIL', dtm.com, (ITR e.V., 27/09/2015), http://www.dtm.com/en/news/dtm-n-rburgring-race-1-detail-2015-09-27.html, (Accessed 28/09/2015)
  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 3.15 3.16 3.17 3.18 3.19 3.20 3.21 3.22 3.23 3.24 3.25 3.26 3.27 3.28 3.29 3.30 3.31 'DTM NÜRBURGRING: RACE 1 IN DETAIL', dtm.com, (ITR e.V., 26/09/2015), http://www.dtm.com/en/news/dtm-n-rburgring-race-1-detail-2015-09-26.html, (Accessed 27/09/2015)
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  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 5.5 5.6 5.7 'AUER WITH PLENTY OF POWER: AUSTRIAN CLAIMS HIS MAIDEN POLE POSITION', dtm.com, (ITR e.V., 26/09/2015), http://www.dtm.com/en/news/auer-plenty-power-austrian-claims-his-maiden-pole-position-2015-09-26.html, (Accessed 26/09/2015)
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 6.4 6.5 6.6 6.7 6.8 'MOLINA AND BLOMQVIST TOGETHER ON THE FRONT ROW', dtm.com, (ITR e.V., 27/09/2015), http://www.dtm.com/en/news/molina-and-blomqvist-together-front-row-2015-09-27.html, (Accessed 27/09/2015)

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