At Zandvoort this weekend in front of 31,000 spectators, Mercedes-AMG driver Pascal Wehrlein (gooix Mercedes-AMG C 63 DTM) finished the eighth race of the 2015 DTM season in sixth place. The winner of Saturday’s race at the Norisring thus secured vital points in the DTM championship standings. After eight out of 18 races on the calendar, he is on 76 points, the same as Mattias Ekström (Audi), who is second in the standings. Both of them are five points behind the leader, Jamie Green (Audi). Wehrlein’s fellow Mercedes-AMG drivers Christian Vietoris (Original-Teile Mercedes-AMG C 63 DTM) and Gary Paffett (EURONICS Mercedes-AMG C 63 DTM) also finished the race in the Top Ten by coming home eighth and tenth respectively. With three Mercedes-AMG drivers in the Top Ten, Mercedes-Benz reduced the gap on Audi in the manufacturers’ championship and extended their lead in the team standings.
Paul Di Resta (Mercedes-AMG C 63 DTM) and Maximilian Götz (Mercedes-AMG C 63 DTM) finished the second race this weekend in P14 and P16 respectively. Robert Wickens (SILBERPFEIL Energy Mercedes-AMG C 63 DTM) placed 19th and Lucas Auer (BWT Mercedes-AMG C 63 DTM) was 20th. Daniel Juncadella (PETRONAS Mercedes-AMG C 63 DTM) retired after a contact with another car.