Maximilian Götz (Mercedes-AMG C 63 DTM) ended the second race of the season in P13. The two Pink Panthers, Christian Vietoris and Lucas Auer, finished 15th and 16th respectively in their BWT Mercedes-AMG C 63 DTMs. The Spaniard Daniel Juncadella (UBFS Mercedes-AMG C 63 DTM) retired shortly before the end of the race.
The second DTM race for rookie Esteban Ocon (FREE MEN’S WORLD Mercedes-AMG C 63 DTM) ended after a collision with Bruno Spengler (BMW) and Jamie Green (Audi) shortly after the start. The Frenchman was hit by Antonio Felix da Costa (BMW) on the first lap and was then unable to avoid Spengler.
The next race weekend: Drivers and teams will head to Styria in Austria for the second race weekend of the 2016 DTM season. Races three and four will be staged at the Red Bull Ring in Spielberg on the weekend of 20th-22nd May.
Comments after the race from Paul Di Resta (30, Scotland)
“It’s a long time since 2010 when I won my last DTM race here at Hockenheim – longer than I would have wished. But today, everything went great. We succeeded in controlling the race, and the car ran beautifully. Many thanks to my team for having given me this strongly performing car. The dedication shown by the guys is really impressive. That was an absolute top job by the team. They got no sleep last night and yet still managed to give me such a great car. This was their victory. I dedicate this win to my son Leo. He’s at the track for the first time and I rack up a win. What a great start to the season!”
Paul Di Resta, Mercedes-AMG C 63 DTM