DTM: Audi boss Ullrich sorry for 'push him out' call to Scheider

Audi motorsport boss Wolfgang Ullrich has taken ownership of the "push him out" radio call made before Timo Scheider's Red Bull Ring DTM clash with Mercedes' Robert Wickens and Pascal Wehrlein

DTM: Audi boss Ullrich sorry for 'push him out' call to Scheider

A radio message of "schieb ihn raus" in German was sent to Scheider and broadcast on live television moments before he made contact with Wickens and subsequently Wehrlein at Turn 3 on the final lap of Sunday's race in Austria.

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It sent the Mercedes pair to the gravel and while Scheider crossed the line in sixth place, he has now been excluded by stewards.

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A separate hearing against Audi Sport and/or Scheider's Team Phoenix for a "possible unsporting instruction" has been referred directly to the DMSB's court of appeal.

When asked in the post-race press conference where the radio call had originated, Ullrich answered: "It can't be from my side, because I'm not linked to any of the drivers directly.

"I only talk to the heads of the teams, so it can't be me."

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However, Audi moved to clarify the issue in a statement on Sunday night in which Ullrich was quoted.

"That was obviously not a nice ending of an otherwise tremendous race," Ullrich said.

"What was done with Timo was not the proper way to go about things. But it was most definitely not my intention that Robert and Pascal end up in the gravel trap.

"I'm sorry that I shouted, 'Timo push him out' in my initial emotion at the command post. I do not communicate with the drivers by radio during the race and did not know that the radio was open.

"This was not an instruction for Timo by any means. I can only apologise to Mercedes for this remark.

"An expression like that does not reflect my idea of motorsport, but was strictly due to the adrenaline at that moment.

"I'm a racer and was fuming about the way Timo was dealt with."

REVISED RESULTS - 34 LAPS:

Pos Driver Team Car Gap
1 Mattias Ekstrom Abt Audi 1h01m47.136s
2 Gary Paffett ART Mercedes 4.334s
3 Edoardo Mortara Abt Audi 23.555s
4 Mike Rockenfeller Phoenix Audi 25.445s
5 Nico Muller Rosberg Audi 29.964s
6 Lucas Auer ART Mercedes 43.726s
7 Maximilian Gotz Mucke Mercedes 44.620s
8 Christian Vietoris HWA Mercedes 1m00.668s
9 Paul Di Resta HWA Mercedes 1m01.506s
10 Antonio Felix da Costa Schnitzer BMW 1m05.663s
11 Marco Wittmann RMG BMW 1m06.995s
12 Martin Tomczyk Schnitzer BMW 1m07.700s
13 Miguel Molina Abt Audi 1m10.505s
14 Timo Glock MTEK BMW 1m11.638s
15 Bruno Spengler MTEK BMW 1m13.669s
16 Adrien Tambay Abt Audi 1m15.250s
17 Jamie Green Rosberg Audi 1m22.362s
18 Augusto Farfus RBM BMW 1m26.870s
19 Maxime Martin RMG BMW 1m40.397s
20 Robert Wickens HWA Mercedes Collision
21 Pascal Wehrlein HWA Mercedes Collision
22 Tom Blomqvist RBM BMW Not running
23 Daniel Juncadella Mucke Mercedes Not running
- Timo Scheider Phoenix Audi Disqualified

REVISED CHAMPIONSHIP STANDINGS:

Pos Driver Points
1 Mattias Ekstrom 111
2 Edoardo Mortara 98
3 Pascal Wehrlein 94
4 Jamie Green 81
5 Gary Paffett 61
6 Robert Wickens 57
7 Christian Vietoris 56
8 Bruno Spengler 52
9 Marco Wittmann 51
10 Antonio Felix da Costa 44
11 Augusto Farfus 43
12 Mike Rockenfeller 41
13 Paul Di Resta 40
14 Maxime Martin 32
15 Miguel Molina 27
16 Timo Glock 25
17 Nico Muller 22
18 Martin Tomczyk 20
19 Timo Scheider 16
20 Daniel Juncadella 14
21 Lucas Auer 10
22 Maximilian Gotz 6
23 Tom Blomqvist 6
24 Adrien Tambay 3

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