DTM Spielberg: Race 1 at a glance | DTM
2015-08-01 17:15:00

DTM Spielberg: Race 1 at a glance

Edoardo Mortara has won the race on Saturday

Edoardo Mortara has won the race on Saturday of the DTM’s visit to Spielberg. After 29 laps, the Audi driver crossed the finish line while in the lead and secured his third victory in the most popular international touring car series. Behind the Italian, the two Mercedes-Benz drivers Pascal Wehrlein and Paul Di Resta finished second and third. Behind fourth-placed Christian Vietoris, Mattias Ekström only claimed his fifth place on the final lap from Augusto Farfus, who made it home in sixth place. With his second-place finish, Wehrlein moves up into the lead of the drivers’ standings from Jamie Green and starts the second half of the season as ‘half-time champion’. Green, who had started from second place on the grid alongside pole-sitter Mortara, took the lead after the start, but had to retire after three laps due to technical problems. The result for race 1 at Spielberg can be found here.

Race 1 at a glance

18.10 hrs Cars set off on their formation lap for the ninth DTM race of the season.
Start Green leads the field into the first corner from Mortara and Wehrlein.
Lap 1 Farfus loses his fifth place to Vietoris.
Lap 2 Mortara takes the lead going into turn 2. Green slows down and drops back. Local hero Auer has moved up from 24th place on the grid to 20th place.
Lap 3 Mortara is leading from Di Resta, Wehrlein, Vietoris, Farfus, Paffett, Ekström, Wickens, Wittmann and Spengler. Green into the pits with gearbox problems, he retires.
Lap 4 DRS has been enabled.
Lap 4 Wehrlein overtakes Di Resta for second. Wickens drops back to 19th.
Lap 6 Ekström overtakes Paffett and is now sixth. Rockenfgeller overtakes Spengler for ninth, Tambay gets past as well and moves ahead of Rockenfeller.
Lap 7 Warning for Spengler for forcing a driver off the track. Wickens comes into the pits, he retires.
Lap 9 Wittmann and Paffett battle for seventh, Wittmann goes through.
Lap 10 Paffett overtakes Wittmann and claims back seventh place. Tomczyk into the pits, he retires.
Lap 12 Mortara is leading from Wehrlein, Di Resta, Vietoris, Farfus, Ekström, Paffett, Wittmann, Tambay and Rockenfeller.
Lap 13 Tambay, Rockenfeller and Wittmann battle for eighth, Rockenfeller overtakes Tambay for ninth.
Lap 16 Rockenfeller overtakes Wittmann and is now eighth.
Lap 17 Müller overtakes Spengler for 13th.
Lap 21 Farfus closes up on Vietoris, who is fourth.
Lap 22 Martin overtakes Spengler and is now 14th.
Lap 25 Blomqvist and Molina tangle in the battle for 17th. Blomqvist gets past.
Lap 28 Time has run out, one more lap to go.
Lap 29 Final lap. Ekström attacks Farfus and gets past for fifth place.
Finish Mortara takes his third DTM career win from Wehrlein, Di Resta, Vietoris, Ekström, Farfus, Paffett, Rockenfeller, Wittmann and Tambay.

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