DTM the Race was won by Wittmann, Petrov again 17th
The DTM race at Silverstone has confidently won Marco Wittmann BMWthat started from the pole position. He and Miguel Molina Auditook 2-nd place, the first half of distance traveled on the option tyres was able to leverage the advantages of speed, which she provided to correctly build tactics, and were inaccessible to the rest of the peloton.
The struggle to narrow the Hungarian road went very badly, and not all drivers have managed to overcome even the first round the machine Gary Paffet received a blow from one of the opponents, the rear wing was broken, and Britain was forced to return to the boxes.
During the first phase of the race Marko Wittmann tried to chase the other pilot BMW, Timo Glock, although it was unable to exert significant pressure. But Goku failed to keep pace leader, he gradually fell behind, when he caught up with Miguel Molina Audi, which had to recoup after a bad start. On the 18-th circle, just before the pit stop, the Spaniard won the duel in the former F1 driver, and after a visit to the boxes he returned to the track before Timo.
At this point, the advantage of the first three was such that even after a pit stop all three crew kept their positions. But this situation did not last long Glock caught up with Edoardo Mortara, a representative of Audi, and soon was able to outstrip it, although between machines happened contact. However, the Germans did not lag behind, hoping in the future to win. He made several attacks, which is also accompanied by a power struggle, however, to return the third position Timo failed.
Vitaly Petrov, who started with next to last, the 22nd position, trying to control the more experienced competitors, but success he was not achieved, although some circles he passed pretty quickly. After a mandatory pit stop Russian rider rode 19th, and Christian Vitores, his partner on Mercedes and the winner of the previous stage DTM in Marienburg, to catch up with him could not. However, for a few laps before the finish of Vitores retired because of problems with the machine. In the end, Vitaly took 17 th place, and he managed to get ahead of another former pilot of Formula 1, Paul di Resta. And the best representative of Mercedes was Robert Wickens, finishing 11th, which confirmed the problem Stuttgart team machines which is clearly not enough speed compared with BMW and Audi.
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