DTM Hockenheim: Jamie Green leads all-British top three in practice

Audi's Jamie Green led an all-British top three in opening practice for Hockenheim's DTM finale

DTM Hockenheim: Jamie Green leads all-British top three in practice

Green was in the top three all session, sitting less than one tenth behind leader Gary Paffett entering the closing moments.

He went fastest with a time of 1m33.029s, then went even quicker when the chequered flag came out, with a 1m32.849s lap.

It meant he finished the session 0.423 seconds clear of Mercedes driver Paffett, while BMW rookie Tom Blomqvist also improved late to be third fastest.

Edoardo Mortara was the best of the championship contenders in fourth, with Audi stablemate Mattias Ekstrom sixth, points leader Pascal Wehrlein 19th and BMW's Bruno Spengler 22nd.

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Behind Mortara, Nico Muller was fifth as four Audis filled the top six places, while Maximilian Gotz was seventh ahead of Maxime Martin, Paul di Resta and Augusto Farfus.

Last year's Formula 3 European champion and current GP3 title contender, Esteban Ocon finished his first DTM session at the foot of the times.

Standing in for an ill Daniel Juncadella, the Mercedes reserve got down to a time of 1m34.354s.

FREE PRACTICE TIMES

Pos Driver Team Car Time Gap Laps
1 Jamie Green Rosberg Audi 1m32.849s - 22
2 Gary Paffett ART Mercedes 1m33.272s 0.423s 23
3 Tom Blomqvist RBM BMW 1m33.277s 0.428s 19
4 Edoardo Mortara Abt Audi 1m33.281s 0.432s 24
5 Nico Muller Rosberg Audi 1m33.372s 0.523s 18
6 Mattias Ekstrom Abt Audi 1m33.434s 0.585s 20
7 Maximilian Gotz Mucke Mercedes 1m33.469s 0.620s 25
8 Maxime Martin RMG BMW 1m33.539s 0.690s 18
9 Paul Di Resta HWA Mercedes 1m33.616s 0.767s 17
10 Augusto Farfus RBM BMW 1m33.626s 0.777s 18
11 Timo Glock MTEK BMW 1m33.750s 0.901s 18
12 Timo Scheider Phoenix Audi 1m33.773s 0.924s 24
13 Lucas Auer ART Mercedes 1m33.794s 0.945s 21
14 Mike Rockenfeller Phoenix Audi 1m33.814s 0.965s 24
15 Robert Wickens HWA Mercedes 1m33.866s 1.017s 17
16 Martin Tomczyk Schnitzer BMW 1m33.886s 1.037s 18
17 Adrien Tambay Abt Audi 1m33.949s 1.100s 22
18 Antonio Felix da Costa Schnitzer BMW 1m34.052s 1.203s 21
19 Pascal Wehrlein HWA Mercedes 1m34.199s 1.350s 20
20 Marco Wittmann RMG BMW 1m34.223s 1.374s 17
21 Christian Vietoris HWA Mercedes 1m34.227s 1.378s 18
22 Bruno Spengler MTEK BMW 1m34.308s 1.459s 22
23 Miguel Molina Abt Audi 1m34.354s 1.505s 20
24 Esteban Ocon Mucke Mercedes 1m34.408s 1.559s 21


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