Jamie Green: “That’s the best reward I was able to give them.”

Credit: Audi Sport

Audi‘s Jamie Green took the second win of the 2017 DTM Series but it was a weekend of two halves for the Briton.

Green finished the first race of the weekend in 18th – and last – place after having to serve a drive through penalty as a result of a collision with Maro Engel whilst battling the German over 10th place.

“Saturday was very hard for me. I was twelfth in qualifying and in the race became involved in an incident while overtaking on lap four. That was a frustrating day.”

It was a total reversal of fate for Green in the second race as he took the lead of the race from Timo Glock after the safety car restart. However the Briton received a stop-go penalty after it was deemed he was out of position at the restart. Despite having to serve the penalty and suffering a slow getaway, he managed to still get out with his lead intact.

“On Sunday, there were mixed conditions in qualifying and the race, which is always difficult. We did a great job as a team and always had the right tires at the right time. I’m proud of the result. In spite of the penalty, I managed to stay in front. It’s great to win and give something back to the mechanics who invested so many hours of work in preparing the car. That’s the best reward I was able to give them.

After a strong second race, Green now sits in second of the championship on 26 points – joint with Mercedes‘ Gary Paffett and 14 points behind championship leader Lucas Auer.