Positive start for Mercedes in the appointment of the DTM in Zandvoort


Mercedes came out of Norisring with no victories and a podium
Paul Di Resta, as part of the spoils
. There was a great balance to the brand, which faces the
appointment in Zandvoort with renewed enthusiasm. And so far, the signing of Stuttgart
it seems to be the team to beat in Holland, at least at the tenor of the times
marked during FP1. At the wheel of the Mercedes-AMG C 63 DTM decorated with
the colors of the energy drink Silberpfeil, Robert Wickens has scored the
best time of the first free practice in Zandvoort
. To
in the wake of his teammate, Dani Juncadella has been second.

As usual, the first session of free has not
left big tracks though if something can be drawn from it is that
Mercedes-AMG C 63 DTM has a good rhythm on this track
. However, the first two positions picked by Robert Wickens and Dani Juncadella is necessary to add the third
because of Christian Vietoris, the fifth of Gary Paffett or the seventh of Luke
. With five cars of the signing of Stuttgart among the first seven, the
only ones that have been able to break this hegemony have been Mattias Ekström with the
Audi RS 5 DTM and Bruno Spengler with the BMW M4.

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— Audi Sport (@audisport) July 15, 2016

The margin of this possible superiority of Mercedes, the pilots
have been able to take advantage of the good track conditions
in Zandvoort to
to complete an excellent work in most of the cases it has been translated
in more than fifteen laps completed throughout the session. Following this
line and after completing 18 turns to the path, Miguel Molina has finished
thirteenth with a best time of 1:32.220
, a time that placed him to
half a second of the reference of the first free practice. The pilot
Spanish hopes to return to the points in Zandvoort, since no scores from your
victory at Lausitzring.

None of the five best riders of the ranking of the
DTM is no longer seen for the FP1, being Jamie Green the best-placed of the
finish seventeenth. In fact, Marco Wittmann has finished last despite
being the leader of the championship
after having a session with little problems
his BMW M4 DTM. Without mechanical interferences, Maximilian Götz has been one of the
protagonists of the FP1 all time has released a new decoration in your C 63
DTM celebrating the 130th anniversary of Mercedes-Benz. Both the doors as the
hood of the car Götz wore the slogan ‘130 Jahre Automobil’.

the Classification of FP1 at the DTM 2016 in Zandvoort

Position Pilot Vehicle Time / Distance
1 Robert Wickens Mercedes AMG C 63 DTM 1.31.693
2nd Dani Juncadella Mercedes AMG C 63 DTM +0.045
3rd Christian Vietoris Mercedes AMG C 63 DTM +0.098
4th Mattias Ekström Audi RS 5 DTM +0.123
5th Gary Paffett Mercedes AMG C 63 DTM +0.201
6th Bruno Spengler BMW M4 DTM +0.244
7th Lucas Auer Mercedes AMG C 63 DTM +0.269
8th Mike Rockenfeller Audi RS 5 DTM +0.297
9th Nico Müller Audi RS 5 DTM +0.329
10th Martin Tomczyk BMW M4 DTM +0.368