Five Mercedes-Benz drivers qualified in the Top Six.
Canadian Robert Wickens will line up in pole position for the second consecutive time at the Norisring for the DTM season highlight in Nuremberg. Just like last year, Wickens secured the best starting position in qualifying for the 83-lap race at the Dutzendteich street circuit. For Mercedes-Benz, it was the 16th pole position on the streets of Nuremberg. Overall, five Mercedes-Benz drivers qualified in the Top Six on the grid. “My second pole position, and once again it’s at the Norisring. It would make a nice change to be starting from P1 on another track! But joking aside, it really is a fantastic feeling,” said Wickens. “I had been expecting us to be stronger here, but I’ve been surprised just how strong we actually are. Now we need to make maximum use of our excellent form this weekend and rack up as many points as we can. In motor racing, anything can happen.”