Hockenheim Test – Day Four

Hockenheim Test – Day Four
08.
April 2016
Stuttgart

End of tests marks start of final phase of preparations for opening race of season at Hockenheim

 

  • Final day of testing before DTM opener in Hockenheim (6th-8th May)
  • Mercedes-AMG DTM drivers covered 7,885 km in total this week
  • Robert Wickens: “I think we are in good shape for the start of the season.”
 

Date:

Friday 08 April 2016

Circuit:

Hockenheimring

Circuit length:

4.574 km

Drivers:

Paul Di Resta, Daniel Juncadella, Gary Paffett, Christian Vietoris, Robert Wickens

Kilometres:

1,999

Weather:

Sunny, slightly overcast

 

 

DIR

JUN

PAF

VIE

WIC

Car No:

22

12

12

84

34

Session 1/2:

P8 / P11

- / P13

P11 / P3

P12 / P15

P4 / P7

Combined:

P8

P13

P12

P14

P4

Laps:

128

114

57

41

97

Best lap time:

1:33.615 / 1:34.174

- / 1:34.353

1:34.062 / 1:33.857

1:34.452 / 1:35.211

1:33.458 / 1:34.073

 

Hockenheim: The start of the season is fast approaching. On Friday, the Mercedes-AMG DTM Team brought the curtain down on the final week of testing before the start of the season at Hockenheim. Paul Di Resta, Gary Paffett, Christian Vietoris and Robert Wickens were again in action, as on the previous day. In addition, Daniel Juncadella completed yet another tyre test for Hankook during the afternoon.

 

The four Mercedes-AMG DTM drivers covered 437 laps of the 4.574-kilometre Hockenheim circuit on the final day of testing. The drivers notched up 7,885 km in total (1,724 laps) over the four days in their Mercedes-AMG C 63 DTM cars.

 

The eight Mercedes-AMG DTM drivers will next be in action on Friday 6 May during the season-opening weekend of the 2016 DTM season when a home race for Mercedes-Benz is on the programme at Hockenheim.

 

Robert Wickens: “A bit of mixed day for me. The afternoon was very productive, but unfortunately we weren't able to do much driving in the morning. After lunch, however, we were able to complete a lot of our programme, and our pace is looking good. I think we are in good shape for the start of the season.”

 

Christian Vietoris: “This was a difficult day. I wasn't able to put in all that many laps in the morning due to a technical problem. In the afternoon, though, I was able to accomplish a lot more. Overall, it was good to at last get back in the car. Now I'm looking forward to the first race here at Hockenheim.”

 

Ulrich Fritz, Head of Mercedes-AMG DTM: “We are pleased with the test overall. Not everything went to plan with Daniel Juncadella's crash on Wednesday and today's two technical problems, but even that is just part and parcel of testing. We have still got plenty to do before the season opener in Hockenheim, but we will see where we stand after the first qualifying.”

 

Pos

Driver

Manufacturer

Time

Laps

1

Mike Rockenfeller

Audi

1:33.197

113

2

Edoardo Mortara

Audi

1:33.222

139

3

Mattias Ekström

Audi

1:33.401

102

4

Robert Wickens

Mercedes-Benz

1:33.458

97

5

Jamie Green

Audi

1:33.539

83

6

Antonio Felix da Costa

BMW

1:33.583

119

7

Tom Blomqvist

BMW

1:33.604

117

8

Paul Di Resta

Mercedes-Benz

1:33.615

128

9

Augusto Farfus

BMW

1:33.625

120

10

Timo Scheider

Audi

1:33.709

91

11

Timo Glock

BMW

1:33.815

146

12

Gary Paffett

Mercedes-Benz

1:33.857

57

13

Daniel Juncadella

Mercedes-Benz

1:34.353

114

14

Christian Vietoris

Mercedes-Benz

1:34.452

41

15

Bruno Spengler

BMW

1:35.083

102

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