DTM-C1: Wehrlein wins in Moscow, Ekström retires

Pascal Wehrlein took advantage of his victory in Race 1 in Moscow to take the lead in the DTM at the expense of Mattias Ekström who retired.

Published on 29/08/2015 à 16:41


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DTM-C1: Wehrlein wins in Moscow, Ekström retires

pascal wehrlein (Mercedes) took the lead in the Championship by winning Race 1 of the DTM in Moscow (Russia) marked by two long interruptions, the second being due to the accident involving the former leader Mattias Ekstrom (Hear).

Mark Wittman (BMW) tried to maintain his pole advantage against his compatriot, taking advantage of the two safety cars in particular. “I did everything to resist him, but he was clearly faster than me. This podium is still a satisfactory result”, recognized the pole sitter.

The race was immediately neutralized following an impressive collision between Miguel Molina (Audi) and Christian Vietoris (Mercedes) at the start. The second interruption came from contact between Mattias Ekström trying to overtake Timo Glock (BMW) for 4th place, with both cars ending up in the tire wall. The Swede was penalized at the end of the race.

This second victory of the season for Pascal Wehrlein after his success at the Norisring (Germany) last June allows him to be 8 points ahead of Mattias Ekström in the Drivers' standings, while Edward Mortara (Audi) finds itself 3rd, 13 units behind the new leader, after having taken 6th place behind Bruno spengler (BMW) which took the advantage over Jamie green (Audi) in the very last moments, while Daniel Juncadella (Mercedes) completed the top five.

Adrian Tambay (Audi) retired, probably due to a mechanical problem. Max Martin (BMW) finished 18th. For his debut in the discipline, Antonio Giovinazzi (Audi) took last place.

Watch the full DTM Race 1 in Moscow

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