Extended the lead.
Mercedes-AMG driver Pascal Wehrlein (gooix Mercedes-AMG C 63 DTM) placed third in the first race at the Nürburgring to finish on the podium and extend his lead in the DTM drivers’ standings. He is currently on 155 points, 27 points up on Edoardo Mortara (Audi) and 26 points in front of Mattias Ekström (Audi). Gary Paffett (EURONICS Mercedes-AMG C 63 DTM) moved up ten places from 14th on the grid to finish fourth. Maximilian Götz (Mercedes-AMG C 63 DTM) in P5 achieved his best result so far in his DTM rookie season. Austrian driver Lucas Auer (BWT Mercedes-AMG C 63 DTM) started the race from pole position for the first time in his DTM career. He crossed the finish line in sixth place after an exciting race. Robert Wickens (SILBERPFEIL Energy Mercedes-AMG C 63 DTM) in P8 completed a strong set of results for the Mercedes-AMG DTM Team. Five Mercedes-AMG DTM drivers in all came home in the Top Eight.
Paul Di Resta (Mercedes-AMG C 63 DTM), Christian Vietoris (Original-Teile Mercedes-AMG C 63 DTM) and Daniel Juncadella (PETRONAS Mercedes-AMG C 63 DTM) finished twelfth, 15th and 17th respectively. The race was red-flagged after a crash at the start, following several contacts in the field immediately afterwards, and was restarted for 30 minutes behind the safety car.