The DTM is at the Dutch dune circuit in Zandvoort this weekend to contest races seven and eight of the season. Mercedes-AMG driver Pascal Wehrlein (gooix Mercedes-AMG C 63 DTM) finished the first race of the weekend in tenth place. British driver Gary Paffett (EURONICS Mercedes-AMG C 63 DTM) crossed the finish line in eleventh position behind Wehrlein. The 2005 champion was in fifth place until just before the finish and had a chance to improve even more. He was only about three and a half seconds off the lead at that point. However, Paffett went off track while battling for fourth place and dropped back down the field behind Wehrlein. Christian Vietoris (Original-Teile Mercedes-AMG C 63 DTM) finished the race in P12. Maximilian Götz (Mercedes-AMG C 63 DTM), Daniel Juncadella (PETRONAS Mercedes-AMG C 63 DTM) und Lucas Auer (BWT Mercedes-AMG C 63 DTM) placed 15th, 16th and 17th respectively.
Paul Di Resta (Mercedes-AMG C 63 DTM) retired from the race during the initial start phase after a crash. Robert Wickens (SILBERPFEIL Energy Mercedes-AMG C 63 DTM) parked up in the pits during the closing third segment of the race with damage to his car after a contact.