Four weeks we had to wait for the third race weekend at the Norisring.
Talking to Marco Wittman. It’s his home race and the fans are supporting him! Big time!
The question was: is Audi going to be able to continue its dominance?
Jamie Green – coming to Norisring as leader of the championship…
Well – who knows if it was the heavy weights or the fact that the competition used the summer break wisely, fact is Mercedes Benz claimed the dominance.
Let’s start from day 1: We know Norisring is unpredictable when it comes to the weather. And though the sun always fought itself back through the clouds, I think no one stayed dry.
Rain on Saturday: BMW sports director Jens Marquardt and I are joking around…
Mercedes Benz just aced the Saturday – double victory. Wow. It was an interesting battle between Pascal Wehrlein and Robert Wickens – kinda had the feeling, the canadian was quicker and had the pace, yet he didn’t attempt to overtake the young German. Pascal’s second victory – a happy man.
On Sunday, the sun was out all day – again sunny skies for Mercedes. This time, Robert Wickens claimed his victory. And Christian Vietoris settled for the second place.
The most interesting story of the day was that of Bruno Spengler who started on pole, which was a fantastic news for BMW. But he was pushed back to P5 but fighting his way back to P3, overtaking an extremely strong Mattias Eckstroem from Audi.
Talking with Heiko Waßer…
It was a great weekend, we saw motorsport at its best. And once again Mercedes showed they are the kings of Norisring: undefeated since 2003. Good job!
It was great seeing David Coulthard and Jean Alesi at the track and being able to chat with them about the DTM.
Two former F1 & DTM stars: both of DC and Jean Alesi…
Talking to the F1 Expert and colleague Heiko Wasser…
Now I am sitting at the airport, ready to get onto the plane home.
See you in Zaandvoort in two weeks.
(credit pics: Verena Wriedt)