DTM Oschersleben: Gary Paffett handed five-place grid penalty
|By Jamie O'Leary||Saturday, September 14th 2013, 11:32 GMT|
Gary Paffett has been given a five-place grid penalty for Sunday's DTM race at Oschersleben for illegally using a set of tyres during free practice.
The HWA driver, who is starting his 100th race in the series this weekend, was sixth fastest in the session and the best of the Mercedes clan.
After the session, however, race officials determined that the Brit had used a set of slicks that was not allocated to his car for the Oschersleben weekend and issued the penalty.
Another Mercedes driver, RSC Mucke's Daniel Juncadella, was also given a five-place penalty, this time for using a single slick that was not allocated to his C-coupe.
AUTOSPORT will broadcast live video of both the race and qualifying from the Oschersleben DTM event this weekend. You can catch all the qualifying and race action from Germany from 1.30pm BST on Saturday and 12.30pm on Sunday.