• Mercedes finishes 1-2 to take the 2012 DTM season opener - Strong start to the season

      A very impressive start to the hotly contested 2012 DTM season by Mercedes. Drivers Gary Paffett and Jamie Green were able to achieve a 1-2 finish respectively. Audi and Mercedes took the first 5 spots with newcomer BMW's best finish coming in 6th place. Even more impressive is that the Mercedes drivers managed the 1-2 victory with Audi taking the pole. Congratulations to Mercedes for a strong start. Audi also showed they will be a strong force and BMW clearly has some work to do. Full results below.


      Results - 40 laps:Pos Driver Team/Car Time/Gap

      1. Gary Paffett HWA Mercedes 1h04m37.615s
      2. Jamie Green HWA Mercedes + 4.709s
      3. Mattias Ekstrom Abt Audi + 19.434s
      4. Christian Vietoris HWA Mercedes + 25.774s
      5. Mike Rockenfeller Phoenix Audi + 27.834s
      6. Andy Priaulx RBM BMW + 28.435s
      7. Ralf Schumacher HWA Mercedes + 39.948s
      8. David Coulthard Mucke Mercedes + 43.306s
      9. Miguel Molina Phoenix Audi + 46.079s
      10. Filipe Albuquerque Rosberg Audi + 46.614s
      11. Edoardo Mortara Rosberg Audi + 47.253s
      12. Susie Wolff Mucke Mercedes + 51.971s
      13. Joey Hand RMG BMW + 1m08.628s
      14. Robert Wickens Persson Mercedes + 1m09.027s
      15. Augusto Farfus RBM BMW + 1m09.556s
      16. Rahel Frey Abt Audi + 1m16.123s
      17. Dirk Werner Schnitzer BMW + 1 lap

      Retirements:


      Roberto Merhi Persson Mercedes 38 laps
      Timo Scheider Abt Audi 13 laps
      Martin Tomczyk RMG BMW 4 laps
      Adrien Tambay Abt Audi 3 laps
      Bruno Spengler Schnitzer BMW 3 laps
      This article was originally published in forum thread: Mercedes 1-2 finish at DTM season opener started by M3_WC View original post
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      1. DavidV's Avatar
        DavidV -
        I allready made.a.thread in general automotive...
      1. M3_WC's Avatar
        M3_WC -
        Didn't see it, figure someone would have put it in the benzboost motorsport section.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        A very impressive start to the hotly contested 2012 DTM season by Mercedes. Drivers Gary Paffett and Jamie Green were able to achieve a 1-2 finish respectively. Audi and Mercedes took the first 5 spots with newcomer BMW's best finish coming in 6th place. Even more impressive is that the Mercedes drivers managed the 1-2 victory with Audi taking the pole. Congratulations to Mercedes for a strong start. Audi also showed they will be a strong force and BMW clearly has some work to do. Full results below.

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        Results - 40 laps:Pos Driver Team/Car Time/Gap

        1. Gary Paffett HWA Mercedes 1h04m37.615s
        2. Jamie Green HWA Mercedes + 4.709s
        3. Mattias Ekstrom Abt Audi + 19.434s
        4. Christian Vietoris HWA Mercedes + 25.774s
        5. Mike Rockenfeller Phoenix Audi + 27.834s
        6. Andy Priaulx RBM BMW + 28.435s
        7. Ralf Schumacher HWA Mercedes + 39.948s
        8. David Coulthard Mucke Mercedes + 43.306s
        9. Miguel Molina Phoenix Audi + 46.079s
        10. Filipe Albuquerque Rosberg Audi + 46.614s
        11. Edoardo Mortara Rosberg Audi + 47.253s
        12. Susie Wolff Mucke Mercedes + 51.971s
        13. Joey Hand RMG BMW + 1m08.628s
        14. Robert Wickens Persson Mercedes + 1m09.027s
        15. Augusto Farfus RBM BMW + 1m09.556s
        16. Rahel Frey Abt Audi + 1m16.123s
        17. Dirk Werner Schnitzer BMW + 1 lap

        Retirements:


        Roberto Merhi Persson Mercedes 38 laps
        Timo Scheider Abt Audi 13 laps
        Martin Tomczyk RMG BMW 4 laps
        Adrien Tambay Abt Audi 3 laps
        Bruno Spengler Schnitzer BMW 3 laps