Paffet secures pole – Häkkinen third on the grid
Behind the wheel of his AMG-Mercedes C-Class, British DTM driver Gary Paffett secured pole position for tomorrow’s DTM round, with Jamie Green and Mika Häkkinen (both AMG-Mercedes C-Class) finishing second and third respectively. A particularly remarkable result for the Finn, as he contested his very first DTM Super Pole. Here, we provide you with the qualifying session and the Super Pole at a glance, while an extensive press release with quotes will follow later.
from13.30 h: The qualifying at the EuroSpeedway Lausitz.
13:30: First cars out on track, Kaffer leads into first flying lap
13:32: Kaffer off the track, in hist fast lap
13:33: Tomczyk sets first fast lap: 1:17.058 in front of Capello, Mücke and Kristensen
13:36: Spengler now fastest: 1:16.831
13:36: Green sets fastest time 1:16.473, Häkkinen seventh
13:40: Ekström first time out of the pits, now fastest 1:16.456
13:43: Fässler improves from 19th to 5th place: 1:16.723
13:44: Mücke 4th behind Ekström, Green and Spengler. Reuter now 11th.
13:47: Häkkinen takes provisional pole: 1:16.071. Paffett now 2nd, Schneider 3rd.
13:49: Current standings: Häkkinen, Paffett, Schneider, Green, Ekström, Spengler, Mücke, Kristensen, Fässler, Alesi
13:52: Ekström grabs pole, 0.007 seconds faster than Häkkinen, Stippler spun
13:57: Tomczyk improves up to 10th position
14:00: Ekström, Häkkinen, Paffett, Schneider, Spengler, Green, Mücke, Kristensen, Fässler, Tomczyk enter super pole
14:29: Martin Tomczyk first car in super pole
14:31: Martin Tomczyk (Audi): 1:16.596
14:33: Marcel Fässler (Opel): 1:16.581
14:35: Tom Kristensen (Audi): 1:16.468
14:37: Stefan Mücke (Mercedes-Benz): 1:16.638
14:39: Jamie Green (Mercedes-Benz): 1:16.015
14:42: Bruno Spengler (Mercedes-Benz): 1:16.441
14:44: Bernd Schneider (Mercedes-Benz): 1:16.358
14:46: Gary Paffett (Mercedes-Benz): 1:15.808
14:48: Mika Häkkinen (Mercedes-Benz): 1:16.106
14:50: Mattias Ekström (Audi): 1:16.244