Scheider heads Zandvoort warm-up

Timo Scheider headed the timesheets in warm-up for the DTM round at Zandvoort, despite a late trip through the gravel

Scheider heads Zandvoort warm-up

The Abt Audi driver had already set his session-topping time of 1m32.951s when he ran wide at the fast Scheivlak corner, filling his car with gravel and forcing him into the pits with a couple of minutes still to run.

Filipe Albuquerque was a surprising second quickest in his older-spec Rosberg Audi, with the similar, Phoenix-run car of Martin Tomczyk third.

Front-row qualifier Jamie Green was the only non-Audi driver in the top seven, the HWA Mercedes driver in fourth.

After his problems in qualifying, Mattias Ekstrom was a much improved fifth for Abt with his team-mates Mike Rockenfeller and Miguel Molina next up.

Ralf Schumacher (HWA), Oliver Jarvis (Abt) and polesitter Bruno Spengler (HWA) completed the top 10, ahead of Maro Engel, who took a late trip through the gravel at Arie Luyendykbocht late on.

Pos  Driver                Team/Car          Time       Gap
 1.  Timo Scheider         Abt Audi          1m32.951s
 2.  Filipe Albuquerque    Rosberg Audi      1m33.188s  + 0.237s
 3.  Martin Tomczyk        Phoenix Audi      1m33.202s  + 0.251s
 4.  Jamie Green           HWA Mercedes      1m33.273s  + 0.322s
 5.  Mattias Ekstrom       Abt Audi          1m33.317s  + 0.366s
 6.  Mike Rockenfeller     Abt Audi          1m33.358s  + 0.407s
 7.  Miguel Molina         Abt Audi          1m33.390s  + 0.439s
 8.  Ralf Schumacher       HWA Mercedes      1m33.433s  + 0.482s
 9.  Oliver Jarvis         Abt Audi          1m33.511s  + 0.560s
10.  Bruno Spengler        HWA Mercedes      1m33.514s  + 0.563s
11.  Maro Engel            Mucke Mercedes    1m33.650s  + 0.699s
12.  Edoardo Mortara       Rosberg Audi      1m33.722s  + 0.771s
13.  Gary Paffett          HWA Mercedes      1m33.850s  + 0.899s
14.  David Coulthard       Mucke Mercedes    1m34.074s  + 1.123s
15.  Christian Vietoris    Persson Mercedes  1m34.085s  + 1.134s
16.  Susie Stoddart        Persson Mercedes  1m34.321s  + 1.370s
17.  Rahel Frey            Phoenix Audi      1m34.741s  + 1.790s
18.  Renger van der Zande  Persson Mercedes  1m34.758s  + 1.807s
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