On the podium

13. September 2015 Zurück zur Artikelübersicht »

The second race in Oschersleben went well for DTM champion Marco Wittmann: From sixth on the grid, the BMW Team RMG driver worked his way up into third place.

15 points and progress in the drivers’ standings: Wittmann can be satisfied with his day’s work after a strong performance at the 14th DTM race of the season. „When you start from sixth place in Oschersleben and finish third, that is absolutely fine,“ said the 25-year-old. „We did a great job of realising our potential here – and I am pleased for my entire team that we were able to celebrate on the podium again.“

Wittmann moved up into fourth right from the start, before the safety car came onto the track after an accident involving two Audi drivers. After the restart and his pit stop on the twelfth lap, Wittmann overtook fellow BMW driver António Félix da Costa to move into third place, where he remained until the end. The race was aborted seconds before the end after Lucas Auer (Mercedes) crashed heavily into the wall.

„Overall we leave Oschersleben with a lot of points – and BMW really does have plenty of reasons to celebrate. Congratulations to Tom Blomqvist on his first DTM victory,“ said Wittmann.

In 14 days the DTM enters the next round at the Nürburgring, which hosts races 15 and 16 of the season.