The DTM team of Mercedes-Benz swept the entire Nurburgring clean from lights to checkered flag, pushing aside their Audi opponents Mattias Ekstrom and Martin Tomczyk. It was Canadian Bruno Spengler who took home the top honor, garnering 10 points for his effort for the second time this season. Meanwhile, it was Britains Paul Di Resta and Gary Parfett who clinched 2nd and 3rd place to earn Mercedes-Benz a one-two-three podium victory pleasing around 86,000 DTM fans.
Spengler now leads the tournament comfortably by a span of 16 points. He says he focused right from the start to secure the lead, and was very, very happy that his teammates were able to keep up. Audi’s Ekstrom wasn’t able to give a good fight despite having started on a good pole position. He eventually fell behind to 7th place early in the start of the race. He admitted having started poorly as well, failing to downshift in the first turn. His wheels locked and he paid the price severely. His teammate Tomczyk, meanwhile, was only able to clinch 11th place.
David Coulthard, on the other hand, was able to maintain tenth position from lights to flag. His three teammates now lead the points standings and they are all getting set for the next race in Zandvoort, Netherlands, come August 20 to 24.