Fifth place for Christian Vietoris in Zandvoort.
Mercedes-Benz driver Christian Vietoris placed fifth in the penultimate DTM race in Zandvoort. Vietoris is third in the drivers’ standings on 69 points in the run-up to the Hockenheim season finale. Vietoris: “First of all, I have to say a big ‘thank you’ to my team. They have worked incredibly hard this week to get the car ready in time for the race weekend. That was a superb achievement. I’m really pleased that we have scored points today and that we’re still in with a chance of finishing the season in second place. P5 is a decent result after starting from 18th on the grid. We certainly weren’t counting on this going into the race. Tailing Edoardo Mortara on the final couple of laps, I had more to lose than to gain. For that reason, I decided to bank the points for a fifth-place finish and to avoid taking any unnecessary risks.”