Audi dominates second free practice at Lausitzring
The signs were already there on Friday: Audi seems do be firmly dominating proceedings at Lausitzring. In second free practice, the brand from Ingolstadt had seven of its cars in the top ten, its driver Jamie Green set the fastest time. Nevertheless, the entire field is very closely together, so things remain thrilling.
Jamie Green turned out to be unbeatable in second free practice at Lausitzring on Saturday afternoon. With his time of 1:17.430 minutes, the Hockenheim race winner beat the existing lap record by more than eight tenths of a second. “We still have to work a little bit on the set-up of the car, but I am quite happy already. I have a good feeling while in the car and my lap time reflects this. Now, the only thing I am hoping for are stable weather conditions for the remainder of the day,” Green commented.
The current championship leader, Edoardo Mortara was only 59 thousandths of a second slowe than his fellow Audi driver and ended up second. Rookie driver Tom Blomqvist rounded out the top three and thus became the best-placed BMW driver like on the previous day already.
Once again, Mercedes didn’t live up to its role as the secret favourites: only two drivers of the brand from Stuttgart ended up among the best ten. In fourth place, Robert Wickens got the best result of them.
Two things became clear in particular during this practice session: this year, times are likely to be considerably faster than in the past, because in total, 23 drivers set lap times that were faster than the aforementioned lap record. Still, the times of all the drivers were within one second. In spite of an alleged Audi dominance, competition in the DTM is very close.
Thus, fans can look forward to a thrilling motor racing weekend at Lausitz. Qualifying starts today, Saturday, at 15.00 hrs, while the lights for the first race will go out just after six. Anyone unable to watch the race live from the grandstand still doesn’t have to miss one minute of the exciting race action thanks to the live stream and TV broadcast on the first German channel, ARD.