The Mercedes-AMG DTM Team began the new 2015 DTM season with two podiums. Pascal Wehrlein (gooix Mercedes-AMG C 63 DTM) and Paul Di Resta (Mercedes-AMG C 63 DTM) finished second and third respectively, achieving podiums in what constitutes a home race for Mercedes-Benz. This was Wehrlein’s second podium finish in the DTM after his victory at the Lausitzring last season. Di Resta has secured 22 podiums in all. Christian Vietoris (Original-Teile Mercedes-AMG C 63 DTM) and Maximilian Götz (Mercedes-AMG C 63 DTM) finished the race in P14 and P16. Gary Paffett (EURONICS Mercedes-AMG C 63 DTM) and Lucas Auer (BWT Mercedes-AMG C 63 DTM) were involved in a collision through no fault of their own and had to abandon the race. Spain’s Daniel Juncadella (PETRONAS Mercedes-AMG C 63 DTM) had also had to retire early on.
Canadian Robert Wickens (SILBERPFEIL Energy Mercedes-AMG C 63 DTM) made a good start but was forced to retire to the pits after the first lap with damage to the suspension. His car was so badly damaged after a number of contacts with other vehicles that he was unable to continue the race.