A tough qualifying.
The DTM is being staged for the 15th time this weekend at the Motorsport Arena Oschersleben. This Saturday afternoon, Mercedes Junior Pascal Wehrlein posted a lap time of 1:20.668 minutes to qualify in tenth position for the second race of the internationally popular touring car series. “A tough qualifying, but given the circumstances, I’m satisfied with tenth position on the grid as best-placed Mercedes-Benz driver,” said Wehrlein. “After all, I was able to improve by five places compared to the first qualifying session of the season at Hockenheim. Now we have to analyse the data and continue to work hard. It was obvious that we wouldn’t be able to completely turn around the situation in less than two weeks since the last race. There’s still a long way to go. Anything can happen, as always, if it rains tomorrow. Should it remain dry, I will still do everything I possibly can, but then things will be more difficult for us.”