Paul Di Resta leads the premiere of the DTM in Hockenheim


The long winter break has ended and the new generation
DTM has raced on the track in the first official session of the season. A few
free workouts in which Paul Di Resta has been the more rapid the
wheel of his Mercedes-AMG C 63 DTM
. The pilot scottish has stopped the clock in
1:32.763, record that has enabled him to overcome in one-tenth of its
companion Gary Paffett. In any case, the FP1 has been a great decision
contact in which drivers and teams have hidden their cards for continue
practicing details as the new pit stop

Although you can’t ignore the fact that two Mercedes-AMG C 63 DTM have
finished the front of the table of times
, a large portion of the riders have
focused on finding a good feeling in their new cars. All in all, the
first assault seems to make clear that Mercedes will start the season very
strong, although the Audi RS 5 DTM will not go behind. In fact, Mike
Rockenfeller and Jamie Green
have been fourth and fifth, respectively, not without
losing four-tenths from the time of reference. The top 5 has
completed Lucas Auer
after completing 14 laps during the session.


Not have started things in such a positive way to
BMW Motorsport
. However, we must go back to the eighth position to see
the first BMW M4 DTM, in this case the driven by Tom Blomqvist. The pilot
british has fallen to six-tenths of the head, behind the Audi
René Rast and Mattias Ekström. Only Timo Glock has been able to accompany Blomqvist
within the top 10
at the controls of one of the car of the firm of Munich, while Maxime
Martin has only been able to complete two installation laps after suffering problems
in his BMW M4.

Although the changes in the sporting regulations are varied,
with the new dynamic of pit stops, limiting the use of DRS or of the
radio, the organization has wanted to make special emphasis on one of the
modifications that made their debut this season and therefore at the end of the session
has made a practice of resalida after Safety Car
. It is worth remembering that from
2017, the resalidas will not be in a single line, but will follow the format
of the IndyCar series with two rows of cars in parallel, as is done also by
example at the start of some competitions GT.

the Classification of FP1 at the DTM 2017 at Hockenheim I

Position Pilot Vehicle Time / Distance
1 Paul Di Resta Mercedes AMG C 63 DTM 1.32.763
2nd Gary Paffett Mercedes AMG C 63 DTM +0.010
3rd Mike Rockenfeller Audi RS 5 DTM +0.392
4th Jamie Green Audi RS 5 DTM +0.446
5th Lucas Auer Mercedes AMG C 63 DTM +0.477
6th René Rast Audi RS 5 DTM +0.502
7th Mattias Ekström Audi RS 5 DTM +0.558
8th Tom Blomqvist BMW M4 DTM +0.602
9th Robert Wickens Mercedes AMG C 63 DTM +0.761
10th Timo Glock BMW M4 DTM +0.817