Lucas Auer takes the first pole position for the DTM season


Lucas Auer has earned the pole for the first race of the
at Hockenheim after stopping the clock in 1:30.849 at the wheel of his
Mercedes-AMG C 63
DTM. The pilot austrian has managed to overcome in 193 thousandths Gary Paffett, in a sample of the domain that has been exercised
in the classification. However, five of their six riders have
finished among the top seven and only Timo Glock and Maxime Martin have
prevented the cars from Stuttgart would monopolize the top five places.
Disappointing qualifying for Audi with Nico Müller as the sole representative
in the Top 10.

Mercedes has led the standings from beginning to end. Although the best chronos in the start of the session had been for Paul Di Resta
and Gary Paffett, at the end both have been surprised by the
final thrust of
Lucas Auer
. The austrian, in his last flying lap, I got beat Gary
Paffett for the pole position. With a screenplay like, your partner on the team BWT
also rose to the positions of head, the whole time Edo Mortara got
the third best record of the session
, overtaking Timo Glock and Tom Blomqvist,
both the BMW M4 DTM.


Sixth, behind both have finished Paul Di Resta, while
that Maro Engel finished in the seventh place. Two tenths behind the
German pilot has finished Nico Müller with Audi RS 5 DTM. The swiss have
been the only rider of the mark of Ingolstadt in a Top 10 that has fallen too far
for the big names of the brand of the four rings. In this aspect, Mattias
Ekström will be out 17th after suffering a spin in the first few minutes of
, just behind Mike Rockenfeller and preceding to Loïc Duval.

Tom Blomqvist with the third of the BMW M4 and Robert Wickens
with the last of the Mercedes have closed the top ten positions

first ranking of the season, rolling both six-tenths of the time
reference. The records of both pilots have been a ribbon insurmountable
for Jamie Green, Bruno Spengler or René Rast, they will have to win some
positions in the race if they want to start the new year by adding his first points in
the classification. All in all, Mercedes seems to be one step ahead until
the ballasts begin to exert its effect.

Classification Qualifying 1 DTM 2017 at Hockenheim I

Position Pilot Vehicle Time / Distance
1 Lucas Auer Mercedes AMG C 63 DTM 1.30.849
2nd Gary Paffett Mercedes AMG C 63 DTM +0.193
3rd Edo Mortara Mercedes AMG C 63 DTM +0.271
4th Timo Glock BMW M4 DTM +0.312
5th Maxime Martin BMW M4 DTM +0.398
6th Paul Di Resta Mercedes AMG C 63 DTM +0.426
7th Maro Engel Mercedes AMG C 63 DTM +0.460
8th Nico Müller Audi RS 5 DTM +0.641
9th Tom Blomqvist BMW M4 DTM +0.661
10th Robert Wickens Mercedes AMG C 63 DTM +0.689