Timo Scheider tops second DTM practice at Hockenheim

Timo Scheider went quickest in second practice for this weekend's DTM season finale at Hockenheim, the Abt Audi driver jumping to the head of the timesheets with a lap in the final minute of the session

Timo Scheider tops second DTM practice at Hockenheim

Scheider had run strongly throughout the 90-minute session, and eventually delivered a benchmark time of 1m32.682s to knock the Phoenix Audi of new champion Martin Tomczyk off the top spot by 0.033s.

Times had improved significantly since the beginning of the session, with track temperatures improving from 2 degrees at the start to 4.4 by the end, and this meant that nearly every driver set their best lap during their last run.

Mattias Ekstrom, the championship's in-form driver following three wins and a second place in the last four races, was third quickest with his Abt team-mates Miguel Molina and Oliver Jarvis behind him.

Christian Vietoris was the best Mercedes driver, the German taking his old-spec Persson car to sixth, ahead of HWA's Jamie Green in a newer C-class.

The top 10 was completed by Edoardo Mortara (Rosberg Audi), Mike Rockenfeller (Abt) and Bruno Spengler (HWA).


Pos  Driver                Team/Car          Time       Gap
 1.  Timo Scheider         Abt Audi          1m32.682s
 2.  Martin Tomczyk        Phoenix Audi      1m32.715s  + 0.033s
 3.  Mattias Ekstrom       Abt Audi          1m32.862s  + 0.180s
 4.  Miguel Molina         Abt Audi          1m32.882s  + 0.200s
 5.  Oliver Jarvis         Abt Audi          1m32.891s  + 0.209s
 6.  Christian Vietoris    Persson Mercedes  1m32.897s  + 0.215s
 7.  Jamie Green           HWA Mercedes      1m32.903s  + 0.221s
 8.  Edoardo Mortara       Rosberg Audi      1m33.029s  + 0.347s
 9.  Mike Rockenfeller     Abt Audi          1m33.128s  + 0.446s
10.  Bruno Spengler        HWA Mercedes      1m33.130s  + 0.448s
11.  Gary Paffett          HWA Mercedes      1m33.171s  + 0.489s
12.  Filipe Albuquerque    Rosberg Audi      1m33.199s  + 0.517s
13.  Maro Engel            Mucke Mercedes    1m33.282s  + 0.600s
14.  Ralf Schumacher       HWA Mercedes      1m33.326s  + 0.644s
15.  Renger van der Zande  Persson Mercedes  1m33.362s  + 0.680s
16.  David Coulthard       Mucke Mercedes    1m33.488s  + 0.806s
17.  Rahel Frey            Phoenix Audi      1m33.640s  + 0.958s
18.  Susie Wolff           Persson Mercedes  1m33.676s  + 0.994s

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