Rast catches the attention right away
The challenger and defending champion has made a clear mark in Friday’s first free practice at Hockenheim. René Rast posted the fastest lap time of 1m33.780s. The two title favourites Paul Di Resta (1m34.366s) and Gary Paffett (1m34.541s) were only classified 13th and 15th with their Mercedes-AMGs.
“This obviously is a good start of the weekend. P1 is always good. Nevertheless, we still have to work a bit on the car. Hopefully, we can build on this tomorrow,” Rast said. Fellow Audi driver Jamie Green (1m33.951s) was classified second behind Rast. Next up were Mercedes-AMG drivers Daniel Juncadella (1m34.045s) and Pascal Wehrlein (1m34.050s). The best BMW driver was Timo Glock, who was sixth with his time of 1m34.122s.
Second free practice at Hockenheim starts on Saturday morning at 9. The starting grid positions for the first race will be determined in first qualifying from 10.55 hrs. The race starts at 13.30 hrs. The action will be streamed live at DTM.com/live and in the DTM apps for iOS and Android.