Wehrlein does it again
Mercedes-AMG came out on top in all free practice sessions at Circuit Zandvoort. On Sunday morning, Pascal Wehrlein topped the time sheets for the second time this weekend on the Dutch North Sea coast. With a time of 1m30.960s, the DTM returnee ended up ahead of four Audi drivers: Jamie Green (1m31.039s), René Rast (1m31.107s), Nico Müller (1m31.135s) and Loïc Duval (1m31.160s). Classified eighth, Augusto Farfus (1m31.450s) was the best-placed BMW driver.
“It is like yesterday when I was first in free practice as well, but then came fourth in the race. The two sessions after this one is when it matters,” Wehrlein said. “The handling of the car is good as long as it is still a little bit colder outside. Yesterday, however, I was unable to use this in qualifying. Hopefully, I will manage today,” Green commented.
Timo Glock, who won the race at Zandvoort on Saturday last year, was happy in spite of finishing eleventh (1m31.576s). “That wasn’t too bad. I didn’t have a bad feeling. We have to wait and see how it works out in qualifying. Let’s see whether we have a chance against the Mercedes here.”
For local hero Robin Frijns, third free practice came to an early end as he had to park his Audi due to electronics issues. Joel Eriksson, meanwhile, ran into the gravel trap of turn 9 after a mistake and hit the tyre stacks with the side of his car. The Swedish BMW driver was still classified 17th (1m34.785s).
In second qualifying from 11.20 hrs, the starting grid positions for the second race will be determined. The hunt for the times from Zandvoort will be streamed live at DTM.com/live and in the DTM apps for iOS and Android. The race starts at 13.30 hrs.