Mercedes Team Mucke driver Christian Vietoris is on pole position for race 1 at the first DTM race at Norisring. Mattias Ekstrom and Jamie Green join him in the top 3.

Mercedes Team Mucke showed their form from the last race in Lausitzring with Vietoris putting in a lap of 48.144s half-way through the frantic and tightly contested 20-minute session. This lap proved to be unbeatable.

Meanwhile, while Vietoris’ lap was unbeatable the top eight drivers were separated by two tenths. Mattias Ekstrom in the Abt Audi was second with an impressive lap of 48.182 seconds. Fellow Audi driver Jamie Green lines up third.

Robert Wickens, the practice two pacesetter, lines up fourth, with the lead BMW of Bruno Spengler lining up behind him.

Edoardo Mortara, who was quickest in opening practice, will line up in sixth.

Former Formula 1 driver Paul di Resta and Lausitzring Race 2 winner Lucas Auer, ended the session seventh and eighth for Mercedes after a strong start to the session.

Mike Rockenfeller and Nico Muller will complete the top 10 on the grid.

BMW struggled to find pace compared to Mercedes and Audi with their highest driver, Bruno Spengler, lining up in fifth. With the leading drivers of Timo Glock, Augusto Farfus, Marco Wittmann and Maxime Martin down in 11th to 14th.

Results:

Pos.

Driver

Car

Time

1



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Christian Vietoris

Mercedes-AMG C63 DTM

48.144

2



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Mattias Ekström

Audi RS5 DTM

48.182

3



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Jamie Green

Audi RS5 DTM

48.194

4



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Robert Wickens

Mercedes-AMG C63 DTM

48.250

5



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Bruno Spengler

BMW M4 DTM

48.257

6



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Edoardo Mortara

Audi RS5 DTM

48.305

7



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Paul di Resta

Mercedes-AMG C63 DTM

48.312

8



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Lucas Auer

Mercedes-AMG C63 DTM

48.342

9



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Mike Rockenfeller

Audi RS5 DTM

48.352

10



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Nico Muller

Audi RS5 DTM

48.357

11



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Timo Glock

BMW M4 DTM

48.360

12



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Augusto Farfus

BMW M4 DTM

48.362

13



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Marco Wittmann

BMW M4 DTM

48.376

14



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Maxime Martin

BMW M4 DTM

48.389

15



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Adrien Tambay

Audi RS5 DTM

48.393

16



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Gary Paffett

Mercedes-AMG C63 DTM

48.430

17



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Maximilian Götz

Mercedes-AMG C63 DTM

48.445

18



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Miguel Molina

Audi RS5 DTM

48.464

19



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Timo Scheider

Audi RS5 DTM

48.491

20



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Tom Blomqvist

BMW M4 DTM

48.500

21



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Antonio Felix da Costa

BMW M4 DTM

48.526

22



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Daniel Juncadella

Mercedes-AMG C63 DTM

48.538

23



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Martin Tomczyk

BMW M4 DTM

48.544

24



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Esteban Ocon

Mercedes-AMG C63 DTM

48.574

 

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