Da Costa gets second Hockenheim pole, title rivals fifth and sixth

Antonio Felix da Costa grabbed a second pole at Hockenheim on his farewell weekend in the DTM, as title rivals Marco Wittman and Edoardo Mortara qualified alongside each other

Da Costa gets second Hockenheim pole, title rivals fifth and sixth

Portuguese da Costa moved to the top of the times on the second run in his Schnitzer-run BMW M4, pipping the ART Mercedes of Gary Paffett by a mere 0.014 seconds.

Paffett was the fastest on the first runs as Mercedes bounced back from its dreadful Saturday, but did not quite have an answer to the late-session pace of da Costa.

Two more BMWs share the second row in the hands of Tom Blomqvist and Maxime Martin, but it is on the third row where the championship interest lies.

Edoardo Mortara, who needs to finish at least in the top two to stand any chance of beating Marco Wittmann to the title, ran wide at Turn 1 on his first run, failing to set a time and sending his Abt Audi to the pits for attention.

The Italian emerged for the second runs and immediately went third, dislodging Wittmann from that position.

But on the final lap Wittmann - who had been second on the opening runs - managed to find a little bit extra from his BMW to narrowly beat Mortara to fifth.

Robert Wickens will start seventh in his Mercedes, ahead of BMW's Timo Glock, Merc man Christian Vietoris and the Audi of Jamie Green.

After announcing his retirement on Saturday evening, Timo Scheider will start his final DTM race from 20th on the grid in his Audi.

RACE TWO QUALIFING TIMES:

Pos Driver Team Car Time Gap
1 Antonio Felix da Costa Schnitzer BMW 1m32.525s -
2 Gary Paffett ART Mercedes 1m32.539s 0.014s
3 Tom Blomqvist RBM BMW 1m32.589s 0.064s
4 Maxime Martin RBM BMW 1m32.601s 0.076s
5 Marco Wittmann RMG BMW 1m32.616s 0.091s
6 Edoardo Mortara Abt Audi 1m32.644s 0.119s
7 Robert Wickens HWA Mercedes 1m32.769s 0.244s
8 Timo Glock RMG BMW 1m32.805s 0.280s
9 Christian Vietoris Mucke Mercedes 1m32.810s 0.285s
10 Jamie Green Rosberg Audi 1m32.818s 0.293s
11 Augusto Farfus MTEK BMW 1m32.821s 0.296s
12 Bruno Spengler MTEK BMW 1m32.858s 0.333s
13 Lucas Auer Mucke Mercedes 1m32.888s 0.363s
14 Nico Muller Abt Audi 1m32.911s 0.386s
15 Felix Rosenqvist ART Mercedes 1m32.929s 0.404s
16 Adrien Tambay Rosberg Audi 1m32.938s 0.413s
17 Mike Rockenfeller Abt Audi 1m32.956s 0.431s
18 Paul Di Resta HWA Mercedes 1m32.990s 0.465s
19 Martin Tomczyk Schnitzer BMW 1m33.002s 0.477s
20 Timo Scheider Phoenix Audi 1m33.007s 0.482s
21 Daniel Juncadella HWA Mercedes 1m33.059s 0.534s
22 Miguel Molina Abt Audi 1m33.082s 0.557s
- Rene Rast Phoenix Audi 1m33.158s 0.633s
- Maximilian Gotz HWA Mercedes 1m33.280s 0.755s

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