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Norisring
The unchanged Norisring for 2015.
Race Information
Date 29th - 31st May 2015
Official Name DTM Norisring 2015
Location Flag of Germany Norisring, Nuremberg, Germany
Lap length 2.300km (1.429mi)
Distance R1 40 min / 105.800km (65.741mi)
R2 60 min / 236.800km (147.141mi)
Race One Result
Pole Flag of Germany Christian Vietoris
HWA AG 0:50.640
First Second Third
Flag of Germany Pascal Wehrlein Canadian Flag Robert Wickens Flag of Britain Gary Paffett
Winner Team Flag of Germany HWA AG
Time 41:02.170 (Unknown laps)
Race Two Result
Pole Canadian Flag Bruno Spengler
BMW Team MTEK 0:48.280
First Second Third
Canadian Flag Robert Wickens Flag of Germany Christian Vietoris Canadian Flag Bruno Spengler
Winner Team Flag of Germany HWA AG
Time 1:01:35.767 (Unknown laps)
Fastest Lap
Driver {{{{{natfl}}}}} Unknown
Fastest Lap Unknown on lap {{{lapno}}}
Race Guide
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 The Norisring 2015 served as the third round of the 2015 DTM Championship, held at the "Monte Carlo of Germany", the Norisring.[1] Found in the city of Nuremberg, the Norisring formed around the streets in the former Rallying Square would host races five and six of the season.

The shorter 40 minute race started wet, although several drivers opted to start on slicks which ultimately proved to be the correct choice.[2] This fact was demonstrated by Pascal Wehrlein, as he led a quartet of Mercedes C63s across the line to take victory, having started in fifth.[2] Race Two was held in dry conditions throughout, which aided Bruno Spengler in taking BMW's first podium of the season, as Robert Wickens took victory.[3]

BackgroundEdit

The entry list remained the same for the Norisring, with António Félix da Costa foregoing his Amlin Aguri seat for the Formula E season finale in order to take part. Likewise, the Norisring was unchanged from the race last season, while there was big news for Marco Wittmann, as he enjoyed his first test of a Formula One car for the first time during the test.[4]

The Championship battle was in Jamie Green's favour post Lausitzring, as he brought three race wins and a healthy seventeen point lead over Mattias Ekström. Edoardo Mortara had slipped to third at the Lausitzring, but his tally was enough to keep Pascal Wehrlein out of the top three, with Audi laying claim to the four of the top five, and accounting for all four race victories.

That also left Audi at the top of the Teams and Brands Championships, with Team Rosberg at the summit of the Teams, and Audi flying high with 264 points. In contrast, Mercedes-Benz were yet to break the 100 point barrier, with HWA their best placed team in fourth. But even they were fairing better the BMW, who only had half Mercedes' tally of points, were yet to get a podium, and only had one car, Maxime Martin in the top ten of the Championship.

EntriesEdit

Below is the entry list for the Norisring 2015:

Norisring 2015 Entry List
No. Nat. Name Entrant Car Weight
1 Flag of Germany Marco Wittmann BMW Team RMG BMW M4 DTM 1,105 kg
2 Flag of Britain Gary Paffett ART Grand Prix Mercedes C63 DTM 1,120 kg
3 Flag of Britain Paul di Resta HWA AG Mercedes C63 DTM 1,120 kg
5 Flag of Sweden Mattias Ekström Abt Sportsline Audi RS5 DTM 1,137.5 kg
6 Canadian Flag Robert Wickens HWA AG Mercedes C63 DTM 1,120 kg
7 Canadian Flag Bruno Spengler BMW Team MTEK BMW M4 DTM 1,105 kg
8 Flag of Germany Christian Vietoris HWA AG Mercedes C63 DTM 1,120 kg
10 Flag of Germany Timo Scheider Team Phoenix Audi RS5 DTM 1,135 kg
12 Flag of Spain Daniel Juncadella Mücke Motorsport Mercedes C63 DTM 1,120 kg
13 Flag of Portugal António Félix da Costa BMW Team Schnitzer BMW M4 DTM 1,105 kg
16 Flag of Germany Timo Glock BMW Team MTEK BMW M4 DTM 1,105 kg
17 Flag of Spain Miguel Molina Abt Sportsline Audi RS5 DTM 1,135 kg
18 Flag of Brazil Augusto Farfus BMW Team RBM BMW M4 DTM 1,105 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 1,130 kg
31 Flag of Britain Tom Blomqvist BMW Team RBM BMW M4 DTM 1,105 kg
36 Flag of Belgium Maxime Martin BMW Team RMG BMW M4 DTM 1,107.5 kg
48 Flag of Italy Edoardo Mortara Abt Sportsline Audi RS5 DTM 1,140 kg
51 Flag of Switzerland Nico Müller Team Rosberg Audi RS5 DTM 1,135 kg
53 Flag of Britain Jamie Green Team Rosberg Audi RS5 DTM 1,137.5 kg
77 Flag of Germany Martin Tomczyk BMW Team Schnitzer BMW M4 DTM 1,105 kg
84 Flag of Germany Maximilian Götz Mücke Motorsport Mercedes C63 DTM 1,120 kg
94 Flag of Germany Pascal Wehrlein HWA AG Mercedes C63 DTM 1,120 kg
99 Flag of Germany Mike Rockenfeller Team Phoenix Audi RS5 DTM 1,140 kg

Qualifying (Race One)Edit

Qualifying for the first race was held on Saturday morning in wet conditions, although it soon became clear during the 20 minute session that the circuit was drying quickly.[5] Christian Vietoris used the drying conditions to their fullest to take pole in the dying seconds, having started his final lap just moments before the flag dropped, and therefore was the last man to set a lap.[5] He therefore beat Gary Paffett and Jamie Green to pole by under half a tenth of a second, as a second covered all 24 cars.[5]

Paul di Resta looked set to take pole before the final laps, and may have taken pole but for a lock up on his last attempt ruined his chance.[5] With Pascal Wehrlein and Robert Wickens also in the top ten, it was advantage Mercedes for the afternoon race, with seven cars in the top half of the field. Augusto Farfus was the best placed BMW driver in sixth, as Marco Wittmann and Martin Tomczyk also forced their way into the top ten.[5]

Audi had not produced their best display  during the session, with only two cars in the top ten and five in the bottom six. Rookie-wise, Lucas Auer claimed twelfth to be the best of the three, with Tom Blomqvist seventeenth, despite BMW's struggles to this point. Maximilian Götz, meanwhile was among the Audi strugglers, finishing the session twentieth.

Post Qualifying (One)Edit

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

Norisring 2015 Qualifying One Result
Pos. No. Nat. Name Team Time Grid
1 8 Flag of Germany Christian Vietoris HWA AG 0:50.640 1
2 2 Flag of Britain Gary Paffett ART Grand Prix 0:50.679 2
3 53 Flag of Britain Jamie Green Team Rosberg 0:50.687 3
4 3 Flag of Britain Paul di Resta HWA AG 0:50.751 4
5 94 Flag of Germany Pascal Wehrlein HWA AG 0:50.807 5
6 18 Flag of Brazil Augusto Farfus BMW Team RBM 0:50.876 6
7 6 Canadian Flag Robert Wickens HWA AG 0:50.938 7
8 1 Flag of Germany Marco Wittmann BMW Team RMG 0:50.965 8
9 17 Flag of Spain Miguel Molina Abt Sportsline 0:51.069 9
10 77 Flag of Germany Martin Tomczyk BMW Team Schnitzer 0:51.088 10
11 12 Flag of Spain Daniel Juncadella Mücke Motorsport 0:51.090 11
12 22 Flag of Austria Lucas Auer ART Grand Prix 0:51.126 12
13 7 Canadian Flag Bruno Spengler BMW Team MTEK 0:51.152 13
14 36 Flag of Belgium Maxime Martin BMW Team RMG 0:51.198 14
15 16 Flag of Germany Timo Glock BMW Team MTEK 0:51.236 15
16 48 Flag of Italy Edoardo Mortara Abt Sportsline 0:51.262 16
17 31 Flag of Britain Tom Blomqvist BMW Team RBM 0:51.283 17
18 13 Flag of Portugal António Félix da Costa BMW Team Schnitzer 0:51.326 18
19 51 Flag of Switzerland Nico Müller Team Rosberg 0:51.327 19
20 84 Flag of Germany Maximilian Götz Mücke Motorsport 0:51.381 20
21 5 Flag of Sweden Mattias Ekström Abt Sportsline 0:51.404 21
22 99 Flag of Germany Mike Rockenfeller Team Phoenix 0:51.517 22
23 27 Flag of France Adrien Tambay Abt Sportsline 0:51.524 23
24 10 Flag of Germany Timo Scheider Team Phoenix 0:51.539 24
Source

Race OneEdit

Another rain cloud arrived at the Norisring in between qualifying and the race on Saturday, although, like qualifying, the skies were clearing as the start approached.[6] With the speed at which the circuit dried earlier in the day, the field was split on what to try at the start, with some opting for the slicks, although the majority went for wets.[6] Jamie Green and Pascal Wehrlein were the ones to look out for at the sharp end of the field, with both starting on slicks.[6]

ReportEdit

Green was, initially the best of the starters off the line, but would ultimately lose out into the braking for turn one, as his slicks, with little grip, carried him wide and down the order.[6] Admittedly, Paul di Resta was on the inside of the Englishman, with the Scot managing to run wide also, allowing Robert Wickens through on the inside.[6] Christian Vietoris, meanwhile, was able to defend from Gary Paffett for the lead through the hairpin, before braving it around the outside of the Scholler Esses to keep the Brit from gaining the lead later on.[7]

Although the leaders made it through cleanly, the mid-pack did not, as Lucas Auer touched Miguel Molina and put the Spaniard into a spin.[7] As Molina came round, Auer was then collected by the Audi, forcing him into a similar slide, with both ending up perpendicular to the track facing the inside wall.[7] In the resulting bottle neck, Mike Rockenfeller gained a handful of places, while Tom Blomqvist lost out heavily.[7] The young Brit was forced onto the inside of the curb through the hairpin, and emerged right behind the spinning duo when he rejoined.[7]

The slick shod cars continued to struggle in the early stages, as the safety car emerged to allow the debris from the start to be cleared, although it was in within three laps.[6] Only Wehrlein and Augusto Farfus stayed in the top ten on their dry tyres, with Green losing out after running wide again at the hairpin at the restart.[6] Further back, Blomqvist pitted for slicks and repairs, although he would retire a few laps later, while Maxime Martin suffered a suspension failure and was out.[6]

As the race passed the ten lap/ten minute mark, Robert Wickens became the man on the move, with the Canadian hunting down Paffett for second.[6] He shot past the Brit into the Dutzendteichkehre on lap eleven, before beginning a charge to the back of Vietoris in the lead.[6] But, as the Canadian began to push, the slick shod cars began to set times just a second off those on the wets, with DRS enabled on lap 14, prompting Paffett to pit.[6]

One lap later, and the rest of the leaders were in, but Vietoris, Wickens and co. ultimately slipped behind Wehrlein, who leapt from eighth to first in the space of two laps.[6] Paul di Resta stayed out a lap longer, before emerging just ahead of Green.[6] Unfortunately for the Scot, Green clipped the back of his Mercedes as they went through the Scholler Esses, (di Resta having been on the outside of Bruno Spengler) sending him into a spin, which the Scot caught impressively, but the damage was done, with di Resta retiring as a result.[6]

Wickens rediscovered his pre-stop form over the following laps, lining up a move on Vietoris into the Grundig Kehre which he completed successfully.[6] Paffett pulled a similar move at the final hairpin on the German later in the lap, as Wickens begun the hunt for Wehrlein.[6] Unfortunately for the Canadian, Paffett was immediately on his tail and attacking throughout the lap, allowing Wehrlein some breathing room for the time being.[6]

Green and Spengler, meanwhile, were working together to catch the leaders, with Green going unpunished for the di Resta incident.[6] Spengler slung a move down the inside of Farfus into the Grundig Kehre for fifth, with Green using the move to his advantage to snatch sixth.[6] In response, Vietoris dropped off the lead trio to defend the potential one-two-three for Mercedes, with Wehrlein, Wickens and Paffett told to hold station.[6]

With the Mercedes train at the front now an official stalemate, the action was to be had further down, as Green lost out to Martin Tomczyk while the fastest lap swapped between almost every car in the field as the track dried.[6] Mattias Ekström lost time after locking up into the Grundig Kehre on the penultimate lap, leading him down in seventeenth.[6] But while he toiled, the Mercedes train completed an impressive race, with Wehrlein taking his second career win, with Audi off the podium for the first time in 2015.[6]

ResultEdit

The full result from race one is displayed below:

Norisring 2015 Race One Result
Pos. No. Nat. Name Team Laps Race Time Fastest lap Pts.
1 94 Flag of Germany Pascal Wehrlein HWA AG 46 41:02.170 25
2 6 Canadian Flag Robert Wickens HWA AG 46 +0.356s 18
3 2 Flag of Britain Gary Paffett ART Grand Prix 46 +0.742s 15
4 8 Flag of Germany Christian Vietoris HWA AG 46 +1.362s 12
5 7 Canadian Flag Bruno Spengler BMW Team MTEK 46 +2.784s 10
6 77 Flag of Germany Martin Tomczyk BMW Team Schnitzer 46 +4.902s 8
7 53 Flag of Britain Jamie Green Team Rosberg 46 +5.279s 6
8 18 Flag of Brazil Augusto Farfus BMW Team RBM 46 +8.572s 4
9 1 Flag of Germany Marco Wittmann BMW Team RMG 46 +8.943s 2
10 12 Flag of Spain Daniel Juncadella Mücke Motorsport 46 +9.262s 1
11 48 Flag of Italy Edoardo Mortara Abt Sportsline 46 +11.482s
12 13 Flag of Portugal António Félix da Costa BMW Team Schnitzer 46 +13.318s
13 16 Flag of Germany Timo Glock BMW Team MTEK 46 +15.990s
14 99 Flag of Germany Mike Rockenfeller Team Phoenix 46 +17.695s
15 22 Flag of Austria Lucas Auer ART Grand Prix 46 +17.935s
16 10 Flag of Germany Timo Scheider Team Phoenix 46 +20.717s
17 5 Flag of Sweden Mattias Ekström Abt Sportsline 46 +21.469s
18 51 Flag of Switzerland Nico Müller Team Rosberg 46 +25.638s
19 27 Flag of France Adrien Tambay Abt Sportsline 46 +40.423s
20 17 Flag of Spain Miguel Molina Abt Sportsline 46 +47.794s
Ret 3 Flag of Britain Paul di Resta HWA AG 17 Damage
Ret 84 Flag of Germany Maximilian Götz Mücke Motorsport 17 Retired
Ret 31 Flag of Britain Tom Blomqvist BMW Team RBM 10 Damage
Ret 36 Flag of Belgium Maxime Martin BMW Team RMG 5 Suspension
Source

Qualifying (Race Two)Edit

In contrast to Saturday, the Sunday qualifying session was bathed in sunshine throughout as one of the closest qualifying sessions in DTM history emerged.[8] By a margin of just 0.004s, Canadian Bruno Spengler claimed pole for BMW, their first of 2015, defeating Saturday pole sitter Christian Vietoris.[8] Robert Wickens was also in close attendance, a further 0.009s back, with the top three a tenth ahead of the rest of the top ten.[8]

Indeed, there was just a tenth between Mattias Ekström (one of only two Audis in the top half) in fourth and Daniel Juncadella in tenth, with Lucas Auer taking a career best fifth.[8] Pascal Wehrlein claimed sixth ahead of Jamie Green and Paul di Resta, with Maxime Martin sneaking into ninth to be the second best placed BMW.[8] Gary Paffett and Augusto Farfus completed the top half of the field, as all but one of the Mercedes found themselves in the higher reaches of the grid.[8]

The big stragglers, once again, were Audi, with Timo Scheider at the back once again, joined by Miguel Molina on the back row. Champion Marco Wittmann was another to struggle, only managing 22nd, beaten by BMW rookie Tom Blomqvist in 20th.[8] That said, the total time difference between Spengler on pole, and Molina in 24th was just 0.625s, with many drivers removing wing mirrors around the tight city streets during the session.

Post-Qualifying (Two)Edit

The results of qualifying for race two are shown below.

Norisring 2015 Qualifying Two Result
Pos. No. Nat. Name Team Time Grid
1 7 Canadian Flag Bruno Spengler BMW Team MTEK 0:48.280 1
2 8 Flag of Germany Christian Vietoris HWA AG 0:48.284 2
3 6 Canadian Flag Robert Wickens HWA AG 0:48.293 3
4 5 Flag of Sweden Mattias Ekström Abt Sportsline 0:48.401 4
5 22 Flag of Austria Lucas Auer ART Grand Prix 0:48.422 5
6 94 Flag of Germany Pascal Wehrlein HWA AG 0:48.425 6
7 53 Flag of Britain Jamie Green Team Rosberg 0:48.445 7
8 3 Flag of Britain Paul di Resta HWA AG 0:48.472 8
9 36 Flag of Belgium Maxime Martin BMW Team RMG 0:48.484 9
10 12 Flag of Spain Daniel Juncadella Mücke Motorsport 0:48.490 10
11 2 Flag of Britain Gary Paffett ART Grand Prix 0:48.516 11
12 18 Flag of Brazil Augusto Farfus BMW Team RBM 0:48.547 12
13 27 Flag of France Adrien Tambay Abt Sportsline 0:48.548 13
14 16 Flag of Germany Timo Glock BMW Team MTEK 0:48.559 14
15 51 Flag of Switzerland Nico Müller Team Rosberg 0:48.563 15
16 84 Flag of Germany Maximilian Götz Mücke Motorsport 0:48.585 16
17 13 Flag of Portugal António Félix da Costa BMW Team Schnitzer 0:48.610 17
18 48 Flag of Italy Edoardo Mortara Abt Sportsline 0:48.620 18
19 99 Flag of Germany Mike Rockenfeller Team Phoenix 0:48.671 19
20 31 Flag of Britain Tom Blomqvist BMW Team RBM 0:48.719 20
21 77 Flag of Germany Martin Tomczyk BMW Team Schnitzer 0:48.767 21
22 1 Flag of Germany Marco Wittmann BMW Team RMG 0:48.815 22
23 10 Flag of Germany Timo Scheider Team Phoenix 0:48.878 23
24 17 Flag of Spain Miguel Molina Abt Sportsline 0:48.905 24
Source

Race TwoEdit

Sunday afternoon was awash with sunlight, and the Norisring circuit was bone dry, with another fast and furious race expected to emerge.[3] The main question ahead of the 60 minute race, which would feature a mandatory pitstop, was whether Bruno Spengler could help end BMW's woes and win their first race of the season, or at the very least hang on to a podium spot.[3]

ReportEdit

Like Saturday, the top three made it through the first corner cleanly, with Spengler holding off Robert Wickens and Christian Vietoris successfully through the hairpin.[3] The only contact came at the back of the field, as the concertina effect from the entire field trying to get through the tight corner caused Maximilian Götz to run out of room on the brakes, meaning he slammed into the back of Timo Glock, with Glock then forced into the side of Martin Tomczyk.[9]

Gary Paffett made a blistering start to launch up from eleventh to seventh, as Mike Rockenfeller pitted to retire with damage.[9] Wickens now began attacking the back of Spengler, and had the use of DRS after the start of lap four, at least until the result of the hairpin collision hit Glock.[9] As the German exited the first hairpin at the back of the field on lap four, the air caught the underside of his lose bonnet with enough force to lift it off the car entirely.[9] Glock had to limp back to the pits to retire, while the safety car emerged to allow the removal of the bonnet which had landed in the middle of the circuit.[9]

Four laps, and three minutes later, however, and Spengler was once again having to defend from Wickens, who managed to second guess his countryman's restart and maintain the gap.[3] Lucas Auer, meanwhile, received a five second stop-go penalty to be served at his stop after being inaccurately placed in his grid slot, although the Austrian was running in fourth in only his sixth race.[3] Mattias Ekström was the best Audi, running in fifth, and under pressure from Pascal Wehrlein, the charging Paffett and Paul di Resta, with the top eight beginning to pull away.[9]

Then, on lap 14, Wickens finally pulled a successful move on Spengler, having dived down the inside of Spengler into the Grundig Kehre, although Spengler was almost able to cut back on the exit.[9] But, the BMW had lost momentum, and that fact allowed Vietoris to pull a good move into the Scholler Esses, with the German getting on the inside of the Canadian into the second part.[9] Again, Spengler lost momentum, which allowed Auer to drag past him into the final hairpin, while a late dive by Ekstrom on the brakes pushed him down to fifth.[9] In the space of a single lap, Spengler had gone from first to fifth.

Wickens began a charge to break away from Vietoris, although the German was able to keep with him, as Ekstrom lauched several attacks at Auer for third.[9] The Swede was finally successful after getting a strong run out of the final hairpin, pulling ahead of the Austrian into the Grundig Kehre, on lap nineteen, with the pit window opening a few minutes later.[9] Daniel Juncadella was the first man into the pits for his stop, joined by Adrien Tambay.[3]

The next 20 minutes saw a flurry of stops, with the big winner being di Resta, who leapt to fifth from eighth.[3] That was not to last, however, as Pascal Wehrlein eased his way past as the race entered the final third of its time, as Miguel Molina became the last man to complete his mandatory stop.[3] Wickens was another winner, as his new tyres and quick stop allowed him to pull clear of Vietoris, who was now a lonely second, ahead of Ekstrom after Auer served his penalty.[3]

The final laps saw Spengler begin a counter charge against Ekstrom for the final podium spot, as two other battles took the attention of the cameras.[9] Di Resta and Wehrlein were battling once again, with the Scot forcing his way back past in the closing stages, while Jamie Green, Maxime Martin and Auer swapped milliseconds of time in their battle for the final points.[9] Martin eventually vanquished the Brit into the Grundig Kehre, which also opened the door for Auer.[10]

With three laps to go, Wehrlein and di Resta once again traded places, while Spengler forced a surprise move on Ekstrom for third, grabing third into the Grundig Kehre.[9] The final lap saw a late move by Auer, who stole ninth away from Martin at the start of the lap, as Wickens crossed the line to take his third career victory, ahead of Vietoris and Spengler.[9] 

ResultsEdit

The second race final result is displayed below:

Norisring 2015 Race Two Result
Pos. No. Nat. Name Team Laps Race Time Fastest lap Pts.
1 6 Canadian Flag Robert Wickens HWA AG 74 1:01:35.767 25
2 8 Flag of Germany Christian Vietoris HWA AG 74 +7.239s 18
3 7 Canadian Flag Bruno Spengler BMW Team MTEK 74 +10.975s 15
4 5 Flag of Sweden Mattias Ekström Abt Sportsline 74 +11.595s 12
5 94 Flag of Germany Pascal Wehrlein HWA AG 74 +14.956s 10
6 3 Flag of Britain Paul di Resta HWA AG 74 +15.378s 8
7 2 Flag of Britain Gary Paffett ART Grand Prix 74 +16.098s 6
8 12 Flag of Spain Daniel Juncadella Mücke Motorsport 74 +17.489s 4
9 22 Flag of Austria Lucas Auer ART Grand Prix 74 +32.871s 2
10 36 Flag of Belgium Maxime Martin BMW Team RMG 74 +34.605s 1
11 77 Flag of Germany Martin Tomczyk BMW Team Schnitzer 74 +38.455s
12 13 Flag of Portugal António Félix da Costa BMW Team Schnitzer 74 +38.937s
13 1 Flag of Germany Marco Wittmann BMW Team RMG 74 +47.827s
14 27 Flag of France Adrien Tambay Abt Sportsline 73 +1 lap
15 48 Flag of Italy Edoardo Mortara Abt Sportsline 73 +1 lap
DSQ* 31 Flag of Britain Tom Blomqvist BMW Team RBM 73 Disqualified
16 10 Flag of Germany Timo Scheider Team Phoenix 73 +1 lap
17 17 Flag of Spain Miguel Molina Abt Sportsline 73 +1 lap
18 53 Flag of Britain Jamie Green Team Rosberg 73 +1 lap
19 51 Flag of Switzerland Nico Müller Team Rosberg 65 +9 laps
Ret 16 Flag of Germany Timo Glock BMW Team MTEK 3 Damage
Ret 84 Flag of Germany Maximilian Götz Mücke Motorsport 2 Retired
Ret 18 Flag of Brazil Augusto Farfus BMW Team RBM 1 Accident
Ret 99 Flag of Germany Mike Rockenfeller Team Phoenix 1 Accident
Source
  • * Blomqvist excluded from the result by the stewards after the scrutineers judged it to contain elements that were deemed illegal.[11]

MilestonesEdit

StandingsEdit

Jamie Green remained in the lead of the Championship despite only managing to score six points across the weekend, with Mattias Ekström cutting the gap to eleven points. Pascal Wehrlein's second career win earned him third overall, overtaking Edoardo Mortara, while Robert Wickens broke into the top five after his win on Sunday. Bruno Spengler was now the best placed BMW driver, but was well down in ninth.

The Teams Championship had changed significantly at the Norisring, as HWA left in the lead of the Championship, Team Rosberg having slipped to third. Abt Sportsline retained second, although their second team had also fallen behind the other HWA outfit. Audi still retained their lead in the Brands Championship, but had lost their 150 point advantage, as Mercedes-Benz closed to within 50. BMW continued to be cut adrift in all three Championships, with only 88 points between their eight cars. 

 
2015 DTM Championship
Pos. Nat. Name Pts. +/-
1 Flag of Britain Jamie Green 81 ◄0
2 Flag of Sweden Mattias Ekström 70 ◄0
3 Flag of Germany Pascal Wehrlein 67 ▲1
4 Flag of Italy Edoardo Mortara 58 ▼1
5 Canadian Flag Robert Wickens 57 ▲6
6 Flag of Germany Christian Vietoris 36 ▲10
7 Flag of Britain Gary Paffett 36 ▲2
8 Flag of Spain Miguel Molina 27 ▼3
9 Canadian Flag Bruno Spengler 27 ▲9
10 Flag of Britain Paul di Resta 23 ◄0
11 Flag of Germany Mike Rockenfeller 21 ▼5
12 Flag of Germany Martin Tomczyk 20 ◄0
13 Flag of Belgium Maxime Martin 17 ▼6
14 Flag of Germany Timo Scheider 16 ▼6
15 Flag of Germany Marco Wittmann 15 ▼2
16 Flag of Spain Daniel Juncadella 15 ▼1
17 Flag of Switzerland Nico Müller 10 ▼3
18 Flag of Germany Timo Glock 5 ▼1
19 Flag of Brazil Augusto Farfus 5 ▼1
20 Flag of Austria Lucas Auer 2 ▲1
2015 Teams' Championship
Pos. Nat. Name Pts. +/-
1 Flag of Germany HWA AG 103 ▲3
2 Flag of Germany Abt Sportsline 97 ◄0
3 Flag of Germany Team Rosberg 91 ▼2
4 Flag of Germany HWA AG 90 ▲2
5 Flag of Germany Abt Sportsline 58 ▼2
6 Flag of France ART Grand Prix 38 ▲2
7 Flag of Germany Team Phoenix 37 ▼2
8 Flag of Germany BMW Team MTEK 32 ▲3
9 Flag of Germany BMW Team RMG 32 ▼2
10 Flag of Germany BMW Team Schnitzer 20 ▼1
11 Flag of Germany Mücke Motorsport 15 ▼1
12 Flag of Germany BMW Team RBM 5 ◄0


2015 Brand Championship
Pos. Nat. Name Pts. +/-
1 Flag of Germany Audi 282 ◄0
2 Flag of Germany Mercedes-Benz 233 ◄0
3 Flag of Germany BMW 88 ◄0

Only point scoring drivers and teams are shown.

ReferencesEdit

Videos and Images:

References:

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  6. 6.00 6.01 6.02 6.03 6.04 6.05 6.06 6.07 6.08 6.09 6.10 6.11 6.12 6.13 6.14 6.15 6.16 6.17 6.18 6.19 6.20 6.21 6.22 'NORISRING: RACE 1 IN DETAIL', dtm.com, (DTM, 27/06/2015), http://www.dtm.com/en/news/norisring-race-1-detail-2015-06-27.html, (Accessed 28/08/2015)
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  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 8.3 8.4 8.5 8.6 'BRUNO SPENGLER CLAIMS FIRST POLE OF THE YEAR FOR BMW', dtm.com, (DTM, 28/06/2015), http://www.dtm.com/en/news/bruno-spengler-claims-first-pole-year-bmw-2015-06-28.html, (Accessed 29/08/2015)
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