Second race, second victory.
Second race, second victory for the Mercedes-AMG DTM Team during season highlight at the Norisring in Nuremberg. After Mercedes-AMG took the top four positions in the first race on Saturday, Robert Wickens (SILBERPFEIL Energy Mercedes-AMG C 63 DTM) and Christian Vietoris (Original-Teile Mercedes-AMG C 63 DTM) achieved a one-two win in the second race of the weekend. Wickens achieved his third victory in the DTM and his second on the Bavarian street circuit in front of 123,000 spectators who came through the gates this weekend. For Mercedes-Benz, this was their 13th victory at the Norisring since 2003. Five out of six possible podiums in all were taken by the Mercedes-AMG DTM Team this weekend. A strong team result for the brand with the star was rounded off by Pascal Wehrlein (gooix Mercedes-AMG C 63 DTM), Paul Di Resta (Mercedes-AMG C 63 DTM), Gary Paffett (EURONNICS Mercedes-AMG C 63 DTM) and Daniel Juncadella (PETRONAS Mercedes-AMG C 63 DTM), who finished fifth, sixth, seventh and eighth respectively. The Austrian Lucas Auer (BWT Mercedes-AMG C 63 DTM) was one of the leading group of drivers in the first stint of the race.
He served a 5-second penalty and then fought his way back up during the rest of the race after his pit stop to place ninth. So, seven of the eight Mercedes-AMG drivers finished in the points. His home race ended prematurely for DTM rookie Maximilian Götz (Mercedes AMG-DTM C 63). He retired with a radiator problem after a contact in the early stages.