Hockenheim DTM: Paul di Resta leads close practice for Mercedes

Paul di Resta led the way for Mercedes in second practice for the DTM finale at Hockenheim

Hockenheim DTM: Paul di Resta leads close practice for Mercedes

The 2010 champion set his time of 1m32.974s early in the 45-minute session, and he wasn't unseated during fresh tyre runs late in the piece.

The top seven drivers were covered by one tenth of a second, with di Resta just 0.024 seconds faster than Audi's Timo Scheider and 0.026s up on Friday pacesetter Jamie Green.

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Audi is well represented at the front of the field, with Edoardo Mortara, Nico Muller and Miguel Molina giving it five of the top six places.

Mercedes pair Lucas Auer and Robert Wickens were seventh and eighth, while Mattias Ekstrom and Mike Rockenfeller were next in two more Audis.

The lead BMW was Augusto Farfus in 11th, one spot ahead of championship leader Pascal Wehrlein in 12th, 0.291s off di Resta's time.

Having recovered from a bout of food poisoning that had appeared set to sideline him in favour of Esteban Ocon, Mercedes driver Daniel Juncadella rejoined the field and was 19th fastest.

Tom Blomqvist finished the session 24th and in the gravel trap at Sachs Kurve, the resulting slow zone stopping any drivers improving in the last minute.

PRACTICE TWO TIMES:

Pos Driver Team Car Time Gap Laps
1 Paul Di Resta HWA Mercedes 1m32.974s - 19
2 Timo Scheider Phoenix Audi 1m32.998s 0.024s 19
3 Jamie Green Rosberg Audi 1m33.000s 0.026s 20
4 Edoardo Mortara Abt Audi 1m33.044s 0.070s 19
5 Nico Muller Rosberg Audi 1m33.055s 0.081s 20
6 Miguel Molina Abt Audi 1m33.056s 0.082s 16
7 Lucas Auer ART Mercedes 1m33.065s 0.091s 21
8 Robert Wickens HWA Mercedes 1m33.084s 0.110s 21
9 Mattias Ekstrom Abt Audi 1m33.099s 0.125s 16
10 Mike Rockenfeller Phoenix Audi 1m33.103s 0.129s 20
11 Augusto Farfus RBM BMW 1m33.208s 0.234s 19
12 Pascal Wehrlein HWA Mercedes 1m33.265s 0.291s 18
13 Adrien Tambay Abt Audi 1m33.303s 0.329s 20
14 Bruno Spengler MTEK BMW 1m33.446s 0.472s 18
15 Gary Paffett ART Mercedes 1m33.510s 0.536s 20
16 Maxime Martin RMG BMW 1m33.512s 0.538s 19
17 Marco Wittmann RMG BMW 1m33.562s 0.588s 15
18 Maximilian Gotz Mucke Mercedes 1m33.568s 0.594s 21
19 Daniel Juncadella Mucke Mercedes 1m33.659s 0.685s 19
20 Antonio Felix da Costa Schnitzer BMW 1m33.670s 0.696s 17
21 Timo Glock MTEK BMW 1m33.676s 0.702s 16
22 Martin Tomczyk Schnitzer BMW 1m33.676s 0.702s 18
23 Christian Vietoris HWA Mercedes 1m33.754s 0.780s 20
24 Tom Blomqvist RBM BMW 1m33.774s 0.800s 13

Follow both legs of the DTM title decider as they happen with Autosport Race Centre Live from 12.30pm today and 2.15pm Sunday (UK time)

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