DTM Zandvoort: Augusto Farfus leads BMW 1-2-3 in final practice

BMW continued its strong start to the DTM round at Zandvoort, with Augusto Farfus leading a sweep of the top three positions in final practice

DTM Zandvoort: Augusto Farfus leads BMW 1-2-3 in final practice

With its drivers having claimed just one podium from the opening six races, BMW had five drivers inside the top six during Friday practice, and was strong again on Saturday morning.

Farfus moved to the top with seven minutes remaining, and his 1m31.518s lap was half a second clear with four minutes to go.

Tom Blomqvist then went second fastest, 0.262 seconds behind, while Antonio Felix da Costa slotted into third place, having led the way briefly earlier in the session.

Championship leader Jamie Green was fourth, on an identical time to da Costa, and joined inside the top 10 by Audi stablemates Miguel Molina in seventh, Timo Scheider in eighth and Adrien Tambay in 10th.

Tambay spent the best part of 10 minutes at the top of the times before Farfus lodged his lap.

Mercedes drivers Paul di Resta and Lucas Auer were fifth and sixth, with Auer having also enjoyed a stint in first place, and Gary Paffett was ninth.

It was another quiet session for Norisring winners Pascal Wehrlein and Robert Wickens, the pair 19th and 23rd.

In warm conditions at the Dutch circuit, a fraction over two tenths covered da Costa in third and Friday pacesetter Mike Rockenfeller in 14th.

PRACTICE TIMES:

Pos Driver Team Car Time Gap Laps
1 Augusto Farfus RBM BMW 1m31.518s - 15
2 Tom Blomqvist RBM BMW 1m31.780s 0.262s 16
3 Antonio Felix da Costa Schnitzer BMW 1m32.035s 0.517s 18
4 Jamie Green Rosberg Audi 1m32.035s 0.517s 21
5 Paul Di Resta HWA Mercedes 1m32.040s 0.522s 15
6 Lucas Auer ART Mercedes 1m32.079s 0.561s 15
7 Miguel Molina Abt Audi 1m32.105s 0.587s 19
8 Timo Scheider Phoenix Audi 1m32.123s 0.605s 19
9 Gary Paffett ART Mercedes 1m32.129s 0.611s 16
10 Adrien Tambay Abt Audi 1m32.142s 0.624s 18
11 Marco Wittmann RMG BMW 1m32.224s 0.706s 15
12 Daniel Juncadella Mucke Mercedes 1m32.245s 0.727s 17
13 Mike Rockenfeller Phoenix Audi 1m32.245s 0.727s 20
14 Mattias Ekstrom Abt Audi 1m32.266s 0.748s 18
15 Maxime Martin RMG BMW 1m32.280s 0.762s 17
16 Martin Tomczyk Schnitzer BMW 1m32.333s 0.815s 16
17 Edoardo Mortara Abt Audi 1m32.348s 0.830s 15
18 Bruno Spengler MTEK BMW 1m32.401s 0.883s 15
19 Pascal Wehrlein HWA Mercedes 1m32.427s 0.909s 18
20 Nico Muller Rosberg Audi 1m32.470s 0.952s 21
21 Timo Glock MTEK BMW 1m32.525s 1.007s 19
22 Christian Vietoris HWA Mercedes 1m32.539s 1.021s 16
23 Robert Wickens HWA Mercedes 1m32.644s 1.126s 16
24 Maximilian Gotz Mucke Mercedes 1m32.833s 1.315s 20

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