Oschersleben DTM: Augusto Farfus heads all-BMW top four on Friday

Augusto Farfus shaded Antonio Felix da Costa to lead an all-BMW top four in Friday practice for Oschersleben's DTM round

Oschersleben DTM: Augusto Farfus heads all-BMW top four on Friday

As the series returns to Germany following its three international events, performance weights are again in BMW's favour, with its two heaviest drivers 30kg lighter than the top Audi and Mercedes runners.

Maxime Martin led the way for the bulk of the 45-minute session, with a 1m21.220s lap that was just 0.016 seconds ahead of Mercedes F1 reserve Pascal Wehrlein entering the final seven minutes.

Martin eventually finished the session fourth, after da Costa and then Farfus moved to the top of the timesheets and Tom Blomqvist slotted into third in the closing stages.

In the end, Farfus' 1m21.007s was 0.008s clear of Costa, with Blomqvist within 0.062s of top spot.

Wehrlein finished the session in fifth, ahead of stablemates Paul di Resta and Christian Vietoris.

The 2014 Oschersleben winner, Vietoris caused the session's only red flag when he went off at Turn 1 inside the first 10 minutes.

Timo Glock and Marco Wittmann made it six BMWs inside the top nine, ahead of Mercedes' Gary Paffett.

Next was the best of the Audi runners, Edoardo Mortara in 11th, with fellow championship contenders Jamie Green 14th and Mattias Ekstrom 17th.

Returning after his one-event suspension for the 'push him out' row, Timo Scheider was 19th fastest.

FIRST PRACTICE RESULTS:

Pos Driver Team Car Time Gap Laps
1 Augusto Farfus RBM BMW 1m21.007s - 19
2 Antonio Felix da Costa Schnitzer BMW 1m21.015s 0.008s 21
3 Tom Blomqvist RBM BMW 1m21.069s 0.062s 21
4 Maxime Martin RMG BMW 1m21.220s 0.213s 21
5 Pascal Wehrlein HWA Mercedes 1m21.236s 0.229s 24
6 Paul Di Resta HWA Mercedes 1m21.283s 0.276s 27
7 Christian Vietoris HWA Mercedes 1m21.307s 0.300s 20
8 Timo Glock MTEK BMW 1m21.327s 0.320s 21
9 Marco Wittmann RMG BMW 1m21.427s 0.420s 20
10 Gary Paffett ART Mercedes 1m21.433s 0.426s 28
11 Edoardo Mortara Abt Audi 1m21.443s 0.436s 19
12 Martin Tomczyk Schnitzer BMW 1m21.471s 0.464s 20
13 Miguel Molina Abt Audi 1m21.529s 0.522s 22
14 Jamie Green Rosberg Audi 1m21.553s 0.546s 22
15 Mike Rockenfeller Phoenix Audi 1m21.616s 0.609s 26
16 Nico Muller Rosberg Audi 1m21.618s 0.611s 24
17 Mattias Ekstrom Abt Audi 1m21.646s 0.639s 22
18 Lucas Auer ART Mercedes 1m21.717s 0.710s 28
19 Timo Scheider Phoenix Audi 1m21.731s 0.724s 25
20 Robert Wickens HWA Mercedes 1m21.797s 0.790s 28
21 Bruno Spengler MTEK BMW 1m21.868s 0.861s 26
22 Adrien Tambay Abt Audi 1m22.000s 0.993s 21
23 Maximilian Gotz Mucke Mercedes 1m22.039s 1.032s 28
24 Daniel Juncadella Mucke Mercedes 1m22.355s 1.348s 23


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