Hockenheim DTM: Audi's Jamie Green ends season with fourth win

Jamie Green led an all-Audi podium at Hockenheim to finish the DTM season with his fourth victory of the year

Hockenheim DTM: Audi's Jamie Green ends season with fourth win

Green lined up second alongside Gary Paffett, but moved past the Mercedes polesitter at the hairpin on lap four, and led by 1.2 seconds by the end of the lap.

He built a lead that equated to three seconds over Mattias Ekstrom, maintained it during the pitstop window, and led the Swede home by 1.3s.

As a result, Green secures second in the standings by three points over Ekstrom and seven over Edoardo Mortara.

Italian Mortara completed the podium, despite starting 13th.

He was the last driver to pit, setting a string of fastest laps while running in clean air to emerge fifth, then passed Timo Scheider and Paul di Resta in the second half of the race.

Fourth went to di Resta for Mercedes, ahead of Saturday victor Scheider.

BMW's Maxime Martin finished sixth, leading a pack containing Antonio Felix da Costa, Bruno Spengler and Paffett, who lamented a lack of rear grip.

Da Costa charged there from 19th, while Martin and Paffett fought heavily for a phase of the race either side of the pitstops.

The points finishes for Martin, da Costa and Spengler - and Martin Tomczyk in 10th - helped BMW secure the manufacturers' title by seven points over Audi.

New champion Pascal Wehrlein was in the thick of the action, on an afternoon that probably featured more overtaking than any other this year.

Having started a season-low 17th, he found plenty of contact in the pack, and had a particularly vigorous scrap for 17th mid-race with Nico Muller.

He eventually finished 20th in his battered Mercedes, nearly one lap down, before beaching the car on a kerb while completing celebratory doughnuts.

Adrien Tambay was enjoying his best run of the season, running third behind Ekstrom before the pitstops.

Mercedes driver Christian Vietoris was running a long first stint, like Mortara, but clashed with Miguel Molina on the run to the hairpin.

He then lost the rear and clattered into an innocent Tambay, with Molina handed a drive-through penalty and eventually finishing 11th.

RESULTS - 39 LAPS:

Pos Driver Team Car Gap
1 Jamie Green Rosberg Audi 1h02m02.198s
2 Mattias Ekstrom Abt Audi 1.351s
3 Edoardo Mortara Abt Audi 18.914s
4 Paul Di Resta HWA Mercedes 28.694s
5 Timo Scheider Phoenix Audi 30.581s
6 Maxime Martin RMG BMW 38.003s
7 Antonio Felix da Costa Schnitzer BMW 39.190s
8 Bruno Spengler MTEK BMW 39.761s
9 Gary Paffett ART Mercedes 40.197s
10 Martin Tomczyk Schnitzer BMW 47.682s
11 Miguel Molina Abt Audi 49.554s
12 Daniel Juncadella Mucke Mercedes 55.955s
13 Maximilian Gotz Mucke Mercedes 1m00.941s
14 Augusto Farfus RBM BMW 1m04.344s
15 Mike Rockenfeller Phoenix Audi 1m07.538s
16 Nico Muller Rosberg Audi 1m15.417s
17 Tom Blomqvist RBM BMW 1m19.406s
18 Robert Wickens HWA Mercedes 1m21.170s
19 Lucas Auer ART Mercedes 1m23.359s
20 Pascal Wehrlein HWA Mercedes 1m31.948s
21 Timo Glock MTEK BMW 1m54.040s
- Christian Vietoris HWA Mercedes Retirement
- Adrien Tambay Abt Audi Retirement
- Marco Wittmann RMG BMW Retirement

FINAL CHAMPIONSHIP STANDINGS:

Pos Driver Points
1 Pascal Wehrlein 169
2 Jamie Green 150
3 Mattias Ekstrom 147
4 Edoardo Mortara 143
5 Bruno Spengler 123
6 Marco Wittmann 112
7 Maxime Martin 94
8 Paul Di Resta 90
9 Gary Paffett 89
10 Mike Rockenfeller 83
11 Antonio Felix da Costa 79
12 Augusto Farfus 77
13 Robert Wickens 61
14 Tom Blomqvist 59
15 Timo Glock 56
16 Christian Vietoris 56
17 Miguel Molina 54
18 Timo Scheider 51
19 Martin Tomczyk 27
20 Daniel Juncadella 26
21 Nico Muller 26
22 Maximilian Gotz 25
23 Lucas Auer 18
24 Adrien Tambay 3
25 Antonio Giovinazzi 0

MANUFACTURERS' STANDINGS:

Pos Constructor Points
1 BMW 602
2 Audi 595
3 Mercedes 534


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