Saturday, October 18, 2014

DTM: Audi's Mattias Ekström leads Hockenheim FP1

By Tarek Ramchani

Perfect start for Audi at Hockenheim, the season finale of the 2014 DTM season. Audi driver Mattias Ekström lead the field in the 1-hour first practice session.

The double DTM champion set the fastest time in the session with a quick 1:34.136. The Audi Sport Team Abt Sportline driver was ahead of Mercedes-Benz's Daniel Juncadella and the newly crowned DTM champion, BMW's Marco Wittmann.

Four other Audi drivers made it into the Top 10. Timo Scheider (Audi Sport Team Phoenix) was fifth fastest. Adrien Tambay (Audi Sport Team Abt) was sixth. Miguel Molina (Audi Sport Team Abt Sportline) was seventh. Nico Müller (Audi Sport Team Rosberg) was tenth.

Unlucky session for the remaining three works Audi drivers. Mike Rockenfeller (Audi Sport Team Phoenix) was thirteenth. Edoardo Mortara (Audi Sport Team Abt) was fifteenth and Jamie Green (Audi Sport Team Rosberg) was twentieth.

First practice session results can be seen here.

The second practice session will follow next, at 11:15 local time.

Photo credit: Audi Media