No consequential damage: all 24 drivers in warm-up
At an unusually early hour, the DTM drivers took to the track at the Hockenheimring on Sunday morning. After all, the 2015 season marks the return of warm-up on that day. The cars appear to have coped well with the race on Saturday. In the 20 minutes’ session, all 24 drivers were out to complete their laps.
In the morning, it already became clear that fans get to see the complete DTM portfolio this weekend. Contrarily to the race on Saturday, everything looks set for a rainy race day on Sunday. On the wet asphalt, four Mercedes-AMG C 63 AMGs locked out the first four places. Gary Paffett posted the fastest time, followed by Christian Vietoris, Paul Di Resta and Robert Wickens. Mike Rockenfeller was classified fifth as the best-placed Audi driver while last year’s winner Marco Wittmann scored the best result for BMW in sixth position.
Timo Scheider gave the all-clear message. In the race on Saturday, he had pain in his wrist. Moreover, the steering of his Audi RS 5 DTM was damaged. Mechanics and doctors have obviously done a good job. Scheider ended up seventh fastest. Daniel Juncadella, Lucas Auer (both Mercedes-Benz), Tom Blomqvist, Martin Tomczyk (both BMW) and Miguel Molina (Audi) appear not to have any consequential damage after their retirements from the race on Saturday.