"That was another tough qualifying session for me today. The first two sessions were alright and I was happy with my car. We changed tyre pressure slightly in Q3, though, and I lacked grip from then on and couldn’t qualify for the final round of qualifying. Had I posted the same time as in Q2, it would easily have been enough. It’s a shame, but still, the final result is okay." had said the young AMG driver after the qualification round yesterday.
Christian Vietoris, from the Mercedes-AMG Junior DTM team made it to third place on the podium, behind BMW's Augusto Farfus. The 49-laps of the Nurburgring comprised 177.821 km (110.5 miles), making it the shortest race in the world's most popular touring car championship.
Audi's Mike Rockenfeller finished fourth, extending his lead in the driver's championship to 106 points. The second and third places in the championship now belong to AMG's Christian Vietoris (71 points) and this race's winner, Robert Wickens (70 points), respectively.