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Flag of Germany Oschersleben 2015
Oschersleben
Saxony-Anhalt's premier racing circuit.
Race Information
Date 12th - 13th September 2015
Official Name DTM Oschersleben 2015
Location Flag of Germany Motorsport Park Oschersleben, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany
Lap length 3.696km (2.297mi)
Distance R1 40 min / 103.49km (64.3mi)
R2 60 min / 147.84km (91.9mi)
Race One Result
Pole Flag of Germany Timo Glock
BMW Team MTEK 1:19.821
First Second Third
Flag of Germany Timo Glock Canadian Flag Bruno Spengler Flag of Portugal António Félix da Costa
Winner Team Flag of Germany BMW Team MTEK
Time 42:25.324 (28 laps)
Race Two Result
Pole Flag of Brazil Augusto Farfus
BMW Team RBM 1:20.632
First Second Third
Flag of Britain Tom Blomqvist Flag of Brazil Augusto Farfus Flag of Germany Marco Wittmann
Winner Team Flag of Germany BMW Team RBM
Time 57:30.221 (40 laps)
Fastest Lap
Driver {{{{{natfl}}}}} Unknown
Fastest Lap Unknown on lap {{{lapno}}}
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 The Oschersleben 2015 meeting is set to be the seventh round of the 2015 DTM Championship, hosted at the Motorsport Park Oschersleben in Saxony-Anhalt, Germany.[1] Oschersleben had already been involved in the 2015 calendar earlier in the season, hosting a pre-season test that saw Pascal Wehrlein set the fastest time.[2]

There were two unlikely winners on the Championship's return to Germany, as Wehrlein took the lead of the Championship. Timo Glock claimed his second DTM win of his career from pole on Saturday after fog had condensed the practice session to just half an hour.[3] Race two, meanwhile, saw Tom Blomqvist take a maiden victory in only his fourteenth race after a dominant display.[3]

BackgroundEdit

Timo Scheider returned to Team Phoenix after his ban in Moscow, with the team rejuvinated by Mike Rockenfeller's victory in Russia.[4] Antonio Giovinazzi, meanwhile, went back to his Formula 3 duties in the mean time, as Audi maintained their lead in the Brands Championship, ahead of Mercedes and BMW.

It was an Audi driver at the head of the Drivers' Championship, with Mattias Ekström heading the charge by six points. That margin was over Pascal Wehrlein, the best Mercedes driver, with four drivers with a realistic chance of the title as the season came into its final throwes. Jamie Green and Edoardo Mortara completed that quartet, although there was still a chance for Bruno Spengler and Marco Wittmann, the best of the BMW drivers.

Only the Teams' Championship was not in Audi's hands coming into Saxony, as HWA (Wehrlein's team) led the field, ahead of Ekstrom's Abt Sportsline outfit. Team Rosberg looked to be set for third, although they could come under pressure from the second Sportsline and HWA teams over the final races. Mixing it with that group were two BMW entrants, RMG and MTEK, as the Bavaria boys continued their upward trend in form.

EntriesEdit

Below is the entry list for the Oschersleben 2015:

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

Qualifying (Race One)Edit

The Saturday morning fog heavily disrupted the schedule for the day, with a short practice session only allowing a limited amount of running.[5] That may have been to the benefit of BMW and Timo Glock in particular, as the ex-F1 racer claimed a stunning pole position in the cold conditions.[5] He was also the first of five cars from Bavaria, as Augusto Farfus and Tom Blomqvist completed the top three.[5] It was an impressive display by the rookie Brit too, with Blomqvist achieving his best ever quali result at a track he had never seen before.[5]

Behind António Félix da Costa and Bruno Spengler was Pascal Wehrlein, who was the highest placed of the title contenders and the best non-BMW.[5] He was in a lonely sixth for the Stuttgart squad, as he had two more BMWs in Marco Wittmann and Martin Tomczyk immediately behind him.[5] Completing the top ten was an all Audi fifth row, as Miguel Molina and Edoardo Mortara finished the session just two an a half tenths of the pace of Glock.[5]

Maxime Martin was the only BMW not to make it into the top ten, although his twelfth place meant that it was a story of struggles for the other two manufacturers.[5] They would share the bottom half of the grid equally between them, with Mattias Ekström, Championship leader, surprisingly slowest of all.[5] He was to be promoted to 23rd when Lucas Auer had a penalty applied to him post-qualifying.[5] The other title contender was Jamie Green, who claimed thirteenth.[5]

Post Qualifying (One)Edit

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

Oschersleben 2015 Qualifying One Result
Pos. No. Nat. Name Team Time Grid
1 16 Flag of Germany Timo Glock BMW Team MTEK 1:19.821 1
2 18 Flag of Brazil Augusto Farfus BMW Team RBM 1:19.877 2
3 31 Flag of Britain Tom Blomqvist BMW Team RBM 1:19.893 3
4 13 Flag of Portugal António Félix da Costa BMW Team Schnitzer 1:19.907 4
5 7 Canadian Flag Bruno Spengler BMW Team MTEK 1:19.927 5
6 94 Flag of Germany Pascal Wehrlein HWA AG 1:19.935 6
7 1 Flag of Germany Marco Wittmann BMW Team RMG 1:19.992 7
8 77 Flag of Germany Martin Tomczyk BMW Team Schnitzer 1:20.019 8
9 17 Flag of Spain Miguel Molina Abt Sportsline 1:20.019 9
10 48 Flag of Italy Edoardo Mortara Abt Sportsline 1:20.076 10
11 2 Flag of France Gary Paffett ART Grand Prix 1:20.136 11
12 36 Flag of Belgium Maxime Martin BMW Team RMG 1:20.175 12
13 53 Flag of Britain Jamie Green Team Rosberg 1:20.206 13
14 12 Flag of Spain Daniel Juncadella Mücke Motorsport 1:20.223 14
15 3 Flag of Scotland Paul di Resta HWA AG 1:20.232 15
16 51 Flag of Switzerland Nico Müller Team Rosberg 1:20.380 16
17 99 Flag of Germany Mike Rockenfeller Team Phoenix 1:20.444 17
18 8 Flag of Germany Christian Vietoris HWA AG 1:20.452 18
19 10 Flag of Germany Timo Scheider Team Phoenix 1:20.464 19
20 6 Canadian Flag Robert Wickens HWA AG 1:20.479 20
21 84 Flag of Germany Maximilian Götz Mücke Motorsport 1:20.505 21
22 27 Flag of France Adrien Tambay Abt Sportsline 1:20.659 22
23 22 Flag of Austria Lucas Auer ART Grand Prix 1:20.702 24
24 5 Flag of Sweden Mattias Ekström Abt Sportsline 1:20.810 23
Source
  • * Auer serves a penalty and drops to last position.

GridEdit

The starting grid for the Oschersleben 2015 is outlined below:

EKS 15 Livery GOE 15 Livery TSC 15 Livery ROC 15 Livery DIR 15 Livery GRE 15 Livery PAF 15 Livery MOL 15 Livery WIT 15 Livery SPE 15 Livery BLO 15 Livery GLO 15 Livery
Row12 5 Mattias Ekström 1:20.810 Row11 84 Maximilian Götz 1:20.505 Row10 10 Timo Scheider 1:20.464 Row09 99 Mike Rockenfeller 1:20.444 Row08 3 Paul di Resta 1:20.232 Row07 53 Jamie Green 1:20.206 Row06 2 Gary Paffett 1:20.136 Row05 17 Miguel Molina 1:20.019 Row04 1 Marco Wittmann 1:19.992 Row03 7 Bruno Spengler 1:19.927 Row02 31 Tom Blomqvist 1:19.893 Row01 16 Timo Glock 1:19.821
22 Lucas Auer Penalty 27 Adrien Tambay 1:20.659 6 Robert Wickens 1:20.479 8 Christian Vietoris 1:20.452 51 Nico Müller 1:20.380 12 Daniel Juncadella 1:20.223 36 Maxime Martin 1:20.175 48 Edoardo Mortara 1:20.076 77 Martin Tomczyk 1:20.019 94 Pascal Wehrlein 1:19.935 13 António Félix da Costa 1:19.907 18 Augusto Farfus 1:19.877
AUE 15 Livery                TAM 15 Livery                WIC 15 Livery                VIE 15 Livery                MUE 15 Livery                JUN 15 Livery                MAR 15 Livery                MOR 15 Livery                TOM 15 Livery                WEH 15 Livery                DAC 15 Livery                FAR 15 Livery               

Race OneEdit

A dry Saturday afternoon, with temperatures on the rise after the morning's fog, was a surprise, but a welcome one, for the field for the first race of the weekend.[3] Timo Glock was another surprise, with the German securing a first pole position earlier in the day, and was now hoping to secure a second career win.[3] Pascal Wehrlein was expected to end the race at the top of the Championship, the best placed of the title contenders, with Mattias Ekström starting on the backrow, and expected to struggle.[3]

ReportEdit

The tight first chicane of Oschersleben was slated as being the most likely cause of an accident at the start of the race, and so it proved to be.[3] As Glock pulled cleanly ahead of the field, Augusto Farfus braked slightly too late and locked up his front wheels, sending him wide.[3] António Félix da Costa and Bruno Spengler took full advantage as Farfus and Tom Blomqvist (who was just on the wrong side of the Brazilian) recovered to remain in the top ten.[3] But, the first corner drama was to come further down the field.

Robert Wickens had to dart around Mike Rockenfeller into the braking zone for the chicane, putting him onto the white line on the edge of the inside of the track.[6] Momentum and late braking meant that contact was inevitable, but it was the angle of impact that caused all of the drama, with Wickens sliding into the rear left of Jamie Green.[6] Green's spin carried him into another car, with luck almost inevitably carrying him into the back of team mate Nico Müller, with heavy damage to both cars.[3] Debris littered the track, bringing out the Safety Car, as all of those involved continued for the time being.[6]

With so much carbon fibre scattered across the first corner the DMSB opted to have the field drive through the pitlane behind the safety car, although the interuption was only brief.[3] With almost ten minutes gone, the race was back underway as Glock pulled away from the field, with the symptoms of the first corner crash beginning to tell.[3] Later in that lap, Wickens lost his bonnet down the back straight, shattering across the circuit when it landed back on the circuit with the Canadian out of the race and the safety car back on circuit.[3]

But, just one lap later and he field was racing again, with Glock streaking ahead for a third time.[3] Over the next few laps, Green and Muller dragged their cars into the pits with damage related issues, both ultimately caused by the contact at the first corner.[3] Rockenfeller, meanwhile, was placed under investigation for causing the first corner accident, while [{Gary Paffett]] limped down the pits with an overheating issue.[3]

No punishment would come for Rocky as he pitted with damage to his car, while Glock led from Spengler, da Costa and Farfus, the Canadian having slipped past the Portuguese driver at the restart.[3] Wehrlein, meanwhile, was running a healthy fifth as the best of the Mercedes cars, but was beginning to struggle with the same overheating issue that had ended Paffett's day.[3] Christian Vietoris, meanwhile, dropped down the field after he saw his bonnet begin to peel of the front of his car, while Edoardo Mortara limped into the pits with an unspecified issue.[3]

Ultimately, however, there was no one who could challenge Glock at the front of the field as he completed his second career victory without any threat from behind.[3] As Timo Scheider tried to dart past Maxime Martin for eleventh, Glock completed his drive to win by almost two second from Spengler, with da Costa the only other driver within ten seconds of the leader.[3] Farfus was a comfortable fourth ahead of new championship leader Wehrlein, who had to fend off a late challenge from Marco Wittmann.[3] Blomqvist and Martin Tomczyk ensured there were seven BMWs in the top ten, with Miguel Molina and Daniel Juncadella rounding out the top ten.

ResultEdit

The full result from race one is displayed below:

Oschersleben 2015 Race One Result
Pos. No. Nat. Name Team Laps Race Time Fastest lap Pts.
1 16 Flag of Germany Timo Glock BMW Team MTEK 28 42:25.324 25
2 7 Canadian Flag Bruno Spengler BMW Team MTEK 28 +1.876s 18
3 13 Flag of Portugal António Félix da Costa BMW Team Schnitzer 28 +7.881s 15
4 18 Flag of Brazil Augusto Farfus BMW Team RBM 28 +10.051s 12
5 94 Flag of Germany Pascal Wehrlein HWA AG 28 +12.734s 10
6 1 Flag of Germany Marco Wittmann BMW Team RMG 28 +13.399s 8
7 31 Flag of Britain Tom Blomqvist BMW Team RBM 28 +14.040s 6
8 77 Flag of Germany Martin Tomczyk BMW Team Schnitzer 28 +18.542s 4
9 17 Flag of Spain Miguel Molina Abt Sportsline 28 +28.264s 2
10 12 Flag of Spain Daniel Juncadella Mücke Motorsport 28 +30.648s 1
11 36 Flag of Belgium Maxime Martin BMW Team RMG 28 +33.639s
12 10 Flag of Germany Timo Scheider Team Phoenix 28 +33.928s
13 3 Flag of Scotland Paul di Resta HWA AG 28 +34.438s
14 5 Flag of Sweden Mattias Ekström Abt Sportsline 28 +39.684s
15 22 Flag of Austria Lucas Auer ART Grand Prix 28 +40.100s
16 84 Flag of Germany Maximilian Götz Mücke Motorsport 28 +40.654s
17 27 Flag of France Adrien Tambay Abt Sportsline 28 +41.131s
18 8 Flag of Germany Christian Vietoris HWA AG 28 +41.898s
19 48 Flag of Italy Edoardo Mortara Abt Sportsline 22 +6 laps
Ret 99 Flag of Germany Mike Rockenfeller Team Phoenix 16 Damage
Ret 2 Flag of Britain Gary Paffett ART Grand Prix 14 Overheating
Ret 51 Flag of Switzerland Nico Müller Team Rosberg 13 Damage
Ret 53 Flag of Britain Jamie Green Team Rosberg 8 Damage
Ret 6 Canadian Flag Robert Wickens HWA AG 4 Damage
Source

Qualifying (Race Two)Edit

Although the morning warmup suggested that the balance of power had swung in Audi's favour, qualifying on Sunday proved that it was anything but, as Augusto Farfus and Tom Blomqvist claimed an all BMW front row for Team RBM.[7] There was just two hundredths of a second separating the rookie Blomqvist from a maiden pole position, with Farfus just getting the better of him.[7] Pascal Wehrlein claimed third for Mercedes, as the Stuttgart squad made some inroads into the Bavarian battalion.

António Félix da Costa, Paul di Resta and Marco Wittmann completed the top six, and were all within a tenth of a second of Farfus' time for pole.[7] Race One winner Timo Glock was just outside the tenth barrier in seventh, accompanied by the third Merc of Christian Vietoris on row four.[7] Completing the top ten were Miguel Molina, the first of the Audis, and Bruno Spengler, as BMW once again looked to take a clean sweep of the podium, if they could deal with Wehrlein at the start.

Just eight tenths of a second covered those in the field who managed to complete a clean lap, with Robert Wickens two seconds off the pace, knowing he would serve a 13 place grid penalty.[8] Mike Rockenfeller qualified thirteenth but would lose three places for his part in the accident on Saturday, as Audi struggled to improve upon their poor result on Saturday.[7] The Drivers' Championship also looked to be escaping them as well, with Mattias Ekström down in eighteenth, Edoardo Mortara sixteenth and Jamie Green in fourteenth, and all needing to get past a host of Mercedes' to get into the points.

Post-Qualifying (Two)Edit

The results of qualifying for race two are shown below.

Oschersleben 2015 Qualifying Two Result
Pos. No. Nat. Name Team Time Gap
1 18 Flag of Brazil Augusto Farfus BMW Team RBM 1:20.632
2 31 Flag of Britain Tom Blomqvist BMW Team RBM 1:20.651 +0.019s
3 94 Flag of Germany Pascal Wehrlein HWA AG 1:20.659 +0.027s
4 13 Flag of Portugal António Félix da Costa BMW Team Schnitzer 1:20.670 +0.038s
5 3 Flag of Scotland Paul di Resta HWA AG 1:20.687 +0.055s
6 1 Flag of Germany Marco Wittmann BMW Team RMG 1:20.710 +0.078s
7 16 Flag of Germany Timo Glock BMW Team MTEK 1:20.743 +0.111s
8 8 Flag of Germany Christian Vietoris HWA AG 1:20.782 +0.150s
9 17 Flag of Spain Miguel Molina Abt Sportsline 1:20.915 +0.283s
10 7 Canadian Flag Bruno Spengler BMW Team MTEK 1:20.985 +0.353s
11 2 Flag of Britain Gary Paffett ART Grand Prix 1:20.999 +0.367s
12 77 Flag of Germany Martin Tomczyk BMW Team Schnitzer 1:21.002 +0.370s
13* 99 Flag of Germany Mike Rockenfeller Team Phoenix 1:21.043 +0.411s
14 53 Flag of Britain Jamie Green Team Rosberg 1:21.074 +0.442s
15 36 Flag of Belgium Maxime Martin BMW Team RMG 1:21.104 +0.472s
16 48 Flag of Italy Edoardo Mortara Abt Sportsline 1:21.109 +0.477s
17 22 Flag of Austria Lucas Auer ART Grand Prix 1:21.151 +0.519s
18 5 Flag of Sweden Mattias Ekström Abt Sportsline 1:21.153 +0.521s
19 84 Flag of Germany Maximilian Götz Mücke Motorsport 1:21.220 +0.588s
20 10 Flag of Germany Timo Scheider Team Phoenix 1:21.251 +0.619s
21 51 Flag of Switzerland Nico Müller Team Rosberg 1:21.261 +0.629s
22 12 Flag of Spain Daniel Juncadella Mücke Motorsport 1:21.319 +0.687s
23 27 Flag of France Adrien Tambay Abt Sportsline 1:21.450 +0.818s
24† 6 Canadian Flag Robert Wickens HWA AG 1:22.893 +2.261s
Source
  • * Rockenfeller slapped with a three place grid penalty for causing a collision in race one.[8]
  • † Wickens serves a 13 place grid penalty for causing a collision and place on probation.[8]

GridEdit

The grid for the Oschersleben 2015 is shown below:

TAM 15 Livery MUE 15 Livery GOE 15 Livery AUE 15 Livery MOR 15 Livery GRE 15 Livery PAF 15 Livery MOL 15 Livery GLO 15 Livery DIR 15 Livery WEH 15 Livery FAR 15 Livery
Row12 27 Adrien Tambay 1:21.450 Row11 51 Nico Müller 1:21.261 Row10 84 Maximilian Götz 1:21.220 Row09 22 Lucas Auer 1:21.151 Row08 48 Edoardo Mortara 1:21.109 Row07 53 Jamie Green 1:21.074 Row06 2 Gary Paffett 1:20.999 Row05 17 Miguel Molina 1:20.915 Row04 16 Timo Glock 1:20.743 Row03 3 Paul di Resta 1:20.687 Row02 94 Pascal Wehrlein 1:20.659 Row01 18 Augusto Farfus 1:20.632
6 Robert Wickens Penalty 12 Daniel Juncadella 1:21.319 10 Timo Scheider 1:21.251 5 Mattias Ekström 1:21.153 99 Mike Rockenfeller Penalty 36 Maxime Martin 1:21.104 77 Martin Tomczyk 1:21.002 7 Bruno Spengler 1:20.985 8 Christian Vietoris 1:20.782 1 Marco Wittmann 1:20.710 13 António Félix da Costa 1:20.670 31 Tom Blomqvist 1:20.651
WIC 15 Livery                JUN 15 Livery                TSC 15 Livery                EKS 15 Livery                ROC 15 Livery                MAR 15 Livery                TOM 15 Livery                SPE 15 Livery                VIE 15 Livery                WIT 15 Livery                DAC 15 Livery                BLO 15 Livery               

Race TwoEdit

Dry and warm, Sunday afternoon promised an exciting race, although several drivers were critical of the circuit layout, which restricted the use of the DRS system.[9] That said, the start was to be the crucial factor of the race, with an out of form Brazilian, a rookie and the Championship leader in the top three grid slots.[9] Augusto Farfus had already lost out from pole at Zandvoort, while Tom Blomqvist had never started so high in his short DTM career.[9] That left Pascal Wehrlein as the potential race leader from third, although time would ultimately tell who led out of the first turn.[9]

ReportEdit

Farfus made a good start from pole, but would miss out on the lead after an outstanding start by Blomqvist, who snatched the lead into the first corner on the brakes.[9] With Farfus securing second,  António Félix da Costa and Marco Wittmann managed to force their way past Wehrlein for third, although the defending Champion unsuccessful in attempting to run the youngster outwide.[9] The inevitable contact was to occur further down, with Miguel Molina spun around by Christian Vietoris, and was unable to get back into the race.[10]

The safety car was called to remove the Spaniard's car despite the insistance of Audi to get him to try to move it, with Blomqvist in the lead.[10] Also out of the race was Nico Müller who had been unfortunate to choose the wide line through the first turn, and was hence run wide into the gravel trap.[10] But, the pause was only to be brief, with the safety car back in within five minutes.[10]

It was status quo at the restart, as Vietoris escaped punishment for causing Molina's spin.[10] Paul di Resta, meanwhile, ran behind Wehrlein after the restart and began to drop back to give the potential Champion some breathing room as he went after the BMW quartet at the front of the field.[9] Bruno Spengler and Jamie Green were battling in the mid-field, with the Brit squeezing the Canadian wide and costing the former Champion a valuable amount of time and places, as the field pounded round on their fifth lap.[9]

Robert Wickens had been one of the big winners from the two starts, leaping from 24th and last to fourteenth in the space of the first five laps.[9] He immediately attacked Spengler when the Canadian rejoined from being run wide, with the concertina effect causing the two Canadians to come to blows.[9] Spengler lost a section of his rear bodywork while Wickens left with a hole in his front bumper, although both continued on without major issue.[9]

With DRS enabled for the first time during the race on lap six, and with 50 minutes remaining, the action hotted up throughout the field.[10] Wickens was the first to lose out, with Edoardo Mortara streaking past on the main straight, before Vietoris fell to the pressure put on him by Maxime Martin for ninth.[10] The next few laps were not any better for the German, as he saw Green, Mattias Ekström and Spengler all force their way past into the first corner, leaving him a battered twelfth.[10]

With 40 minutes to go, the pitwindow opened, heralded by the arrival of Spengler into the pits for a fresh set of tyres.[10] For the next twenty minutes the order was constantly shuffled as drivers trickled into the pits, with only one incident of note.[10] Martin Tomczyk was released into the path of di Resta after his stop, with the two running down the pitlane side by side.[10] Tomczyk had gained sixth as a result, but was duly sent back to the pitlane to serve a drive through, as di Resta reclaimed sixth, and Blomqvist made good on his quick stop.[10]

Edoardo Mortara was the last man to pit, although his proved to be a terminal visit after a suspension failure as the race settled down over the final third of its life.[10] Wehrlein was attacking da Costa for fourth when his team radioed him to ask him to manually switch the pit light (which indicates that a driver has completed their mandatory pitstop) on.[10] A few desperate seconds cost Wehrlein time as he tried to find the switch, with the DMSB announcing that he was being investigated, despite his search being successful.[10]

With a few seconds left, and effectively two laps to run, the race came to a premature end when Lucas Auer slammed into the barrier on the outside of the final corner.[10] The Austrian, having been lapped by Wehrlein just moments before, got caught out by the lack of downforce when running in the wake of Wehrlein's car through the final corner, and slid wide.[10] The highspeed nature of the final turn meant that he carried enough momentum to split the tyre barrier that seperated the cars from the armco, and the red flag was thrown to end the race with 40 seconds left to race.[10]

With the race counted back one lap, Auer was classified as a finisher in seventeenth, although there were no other changes to the order.[10] That left Blomqvist to take a surprising, but dominant maiden win for BMW, ahead of Farfus and Wittmann, who had slipped by da Costa at the stops.[10] Wehrlein left with fifth and a fourteen point lead over Ekstrom (who failed to score), with di Resta claiming sixth.[10] Jamie Green completed a late race charge to claim eighth behind Glock to be the only Audi point scorer, with the top ten completed by Martin and Spengler.

ResultsEdit

The second race final result is displayed below:

Oschersleben 2015 Race Two Result
Pos. No. Nat. Name Team Laps Race Time Fastest lap Pts.
1 31 Flag of Britain Tom Blomqvist BMW Team RBM 40 57:30.221 25
2 18 Flag of Brazil Augusto Farfus BMW Team RBM 40 +7.712s 18
3 1 Flag of Germany Marco Wittmann BMW Team RMG 40 +13.080s 15
4 13 Flag of Portugal António Félix da Costa BMW Team Schnitzer 40 +18.820s 12
5 94 Flag of Germany Pascal Wehrlein HWA AG 40 +19.486s 10
6 3 Flag of Scotland Paul di Resta HWA AG 40 +22.741s 8
7 16 Flag of Germany Timo Glock BMW Team MTEK 40 +26.196s 6
8 53 Flag of Britain Jamie Green Team Rosberg 40 +31.492s 4
9 36 Flag of Belgium Maxime Martin BMW Team RMG 40 +32.162s 2
10 7 Canadian Flag Bruno Spengler BMW Team MTEK 40 +34.389s 1
11 5 Flag of Sweden Mattias Ekström Abt Sportsline 40 +35.173s
12 10 Flag of Germany Timo Scheider Team Phoenix 40 +39.006s
13 2 Flag of Britain Gary Paffett ART Grand Prix 40 +48.174s
14 27 Flag of France Adrien Tambay Abt Sportsline 40 +48.987s
15 12 Flag of Spain Daniel Juncadella Mücke Motorsport 40 +49.355s
16 6 Canadian Flag Robert Wickens HWA AG 40 +59.030s
17* 22 Flag of Austria Lucas Auer ART Grand Prix 40 +59.500s
18 84 Flag of Germany Maximilian Götz Mücke Motorsport 40 +1:03.738
19 99 Flag of Germany Mike Rockenfeller Team Phoenix 40 +1:04.302
20 77 Flag of Germany Martin Tomczyk BMW Team Schnitzer 40 +1:04.762
21 8 Flag of Germany Christian Vietoris HWA AG 40 +1:11.880
Ret 48 Flag of Italy Edoardo Mortara Abt Sportsline 21 Damage
Ret 17 Flag of Spain Miguel Molina Abt Sportsline 0 Accident
Ret 51 Flag of Switzerland Nico Müller Team Rosberg 0 Accident
Source
  • * Auer was promoted back to seventeenth despite his accident causing the red flag on the countback rule.

MilestonesEdit

StandingsEdit

Having failed to score a single point all weekend, Mattias Ekström lost the lead of the Championship with just 100 points left on offer over the rest of the season. Pascal Wehrlein pulled fourteen ahead, and could have been even further ahead if BMW had not had such a dominant weekend. That said, Bruno Spengler remained 36 points behind in fifth, with Edoardo Mortara and Jamie Green in between. Marco Wittmann also held remote hopes of defending his crown, but the fight was all but over for the rest of the field.

The brilliant Bavarian performance was better displayed in the Brands' Championship, where BMW had smashed through the 500 point barrier to take the lead from Audi. The strong showing also promoted their entries in the Teams' Championship, with Team MTEK slotting into second behind HWA. Abt Sportsline sat in third as best of the Audi teams, who were the big losers over the weekend, although Mercedes were at the foot of both tables through the lack of pace shown by Mücke Motorsport.

 
2015 DTM Championship
Pos. Nat. Name Pts. +/-
1 Flag of Germany Pascal Wehrlein 140 ▲1
2 Flag of Sweden Mattias Ekström 126 ▼1
3 Flag of Italy Edoardo Mortara 110 ◄0
4 Flag of Britain Jamie Green 107 ◄0
5 Canadian Flag Bruno Spengler 104 ◄0
6 Flag of Germany Marco Wittmann 98 ◄0
7 Flag of Britain Gary Paffett 75 ◄0
8 Flag of Brazil Augusto Farfus 73 ▲5
9 Flag of Portugal António Félix da Costa 71 ▲2
10 Flag of Germany Mike Rockenfeller 67 ▼2
11 Canadian Flag Robert Wickens 57 ▼2
12 Flag of Germany Timo Glock 56 ▲5
13 Flag of Germany Christian Vietoris 56 ▼3
14 Flag of Scotland Paul di Resta 48 ◄0
15 Flag of Belgium Maxime Martin 46 ▼3
16 Flag of Britain Tom Blomqvist 41 ▲6
17 Flag of Spain Miguel Molina 29 ▼2
18 Flag of Switzerland Nico Müller 26 ▼2
19 Flag of Spain Daniel Juncadella 25 ▼1
20 Flag of Germany Martin Tomczyk 24 ▼1
21 Flag of Germany Timo Scheider 16 ▼1
22 Flag of Austria Lucas Auer 10 ▼1
23 Flag of Germany Maximilian Götz 6 ◄0
24 Flag of France Adrien Tambay 3 ◄0
2015 Teams' Championship
Pos. Nat. Name Pts. +/-
1 Flag of Germany HWA AG 196 ◄0
2 Flag of Germany BMW Team MTEK 160 ▲4
3 Flag of Germany Abt Sportsline 155 ▼1
4 Flag of Germany BMW Team RMG 144 ◄0
5 Flag of Germany Team Rosberg 133 ▼2
6 Flag of Germany BMW Team RBM 114 ▲5
7 Flag of Germany Abt Sportsline 113 ▼2
8 Flag of Germany HWA AG 97 ▼1
9 Flag of Germany BMW Team Schnitzer 95 ▲1
10 Flag of France ART Grand Prix 85 ▼2
11 Flag of Germany Team Phoenix 83 ▼2
12 Flag of Germany Mücke Motorsport 31 ◄0


2015 Brand Championship
Pos. Nat. Name Pts. +/-
1 Flag of Germany BMW 502 ▲2
2 Flag of Germany Audi 421 ▼1
3 Flag of Germany Mercedes 415 ▼1

Only point scoring drivers and teams are shown.

ReferencesEdit

Videos and Images:

References:

  1. 'Season guide: Oschersleben', dtm.com, (DTM, 2015), http://www.dtm.com/en/event/2015-oschersleben?language=en-gb, (Accessed 02/05/2015)
  2. 'WEHRLEIN THE QUICKEST ON THE FINAL DAY OF TESTING AT OSCHERSLEBEN', dtm.com, (DTM, 16/04/2015), http://www.dtm.com/en/news/wehrlein-quickest-final-day-testing-oschersleben-2015-04-17.html, (Accessed 01/09/2015)
  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 'DTM OSCHERSLEBEN: RACE 1 AT A GLANCE', dtm.com, (ITR e.V., 12/09/2015), http://www.dtm.com/en/news/dtm-oschersleben-race-1-glance-2015-09-12.html, (Accessed 21/09/2015)
  4. 'DMSB PRONOUNCES SENTENCE FOR GAMESMANSHIP', dtm.com, (DTM, 26/08/2015), http://www.dtm.com/en/news/dmsb-pronounces-sentence-gamesmanship-2015-08-26.html, (Accessed 29/08/2015)
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  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 'Race 1 Highlights - Rewind - DTM Oschersleben 2015', youtube.com, (YouTube: DTM, 12/09/2015), https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R_VyGkkmuxE&list=PLrjmhNF7Jz1xW8fwdM2XKA5hyCtpleSw4&index=16, (Accessed 21/09/2015)
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 7.4 'FRONT ROW OF THE GRID FOR BMW – WEHRLEIN THIRD', dtm.com, (ITR e.V., 13/09/2015), http://www.dtm.com/en/news/front-row-grid-bmw-wehrlein-third-2015-09-13.html, (Accessed 22/09/2015)
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 'HARSH PENALTY FOR WICKENS', dtm.com, (ITR e.V., 13/09/2015), http://www.dtm.com/en/news/harsh-penalty-wickens-2015-09-13.html, (Accessed 21/09/2015)
  9. 9.00 9.01 9.02 9.03 9.04 9.05 9.06 9.07 9.08 9.09 9.10 'Race 2 - Re-Live (English) - DTM Oschersleben 2015', youtube.com, (YouTube: DTM, 13/09/2015), https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ySCu9HVZZU&index=6&list=PLrjmhNF7Jz1xW8fwdM2XKA5hyCtpleSw4, (Accessed 22/09/2015)
  10. 10.00 10.01 10.02 10.03 10.04 10.05 10.06 10.07 10.08 10.09 10.10 10.11 10.12 10.13 10.14 10.15 10.16 10.17 10.18 10.19 10.20 'DTM OSCHERSLEBEN: RACE 2 AT A GLANCE', dtm.com, (ITR e.V., 13/09/2015), http://www.dtm.com/en/news/dtm-oschersleben-race-2-glance-2015-09-13.html, (Accessed 22/09/2015)

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