Scheider, Ullrich and Audi punished for Red Bull Ring antics

by Paul Hensby

Timo Scheider will miss the forthcoming Moscow Raceway round of the 2015 DTM Series as the punishments for the final lap incident at the Red Bull Ring were announced.

Scheider was initially disqualified from the race in Austria last month after pushing Mercedes driver Robert Wickens into Pascal Wehrlein after a call from Audi team boss Dr Wolfgang Ullrich to ‘push him out’, but now finds himself missing the race in Russia after being found guilty of ‘unsportsmanlike conduct’.

Further punishments have been issued, with Dr Ullrich himself banned from the DTM pit lane and accessing the team radio for the remaining races of the 2015 season, with Audi also fined €200,000 and penalised the 62 points the manufacturer earned during the wet final race in Austria, with Audi not appealing the decision.

“AUDI AG respects the verdict of the Sports Court,” read a statement from Audi.

“In the spirit of the sport and in the best interests of the DTM, it was important to Audi that the proceedings are closed before the next DTM race at Moscow and attention will again be centred on the sport on the race track.

“Audi has chosen not to appeal the decision.

“Audi Head of Motorsport Dr. Wolfgang Ullrich already apologised to Mercedes-Benz and to the DTM fans immediately following the DTM race at Spielberg.

“For Audi, this means the case is closed.

“Audi is hoping that in the upcoming DTM races at Moscow attention will again be centred on the on-track sport and that the fans will get to see thrilling DTM races.

“Audi will issue no further comments on this case.”

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