Sunday morning DTM Series practice at the Lausitzring was a stark contrast to how Audi had started the weekend.
At the start of yesterday’s race Nico Müller and Jamie Green did not make it off of the grid, after the Briton crashed into the rear of his team-mate.
Today, they set the quickest times in the session – with credit due to their mechanics for the rebuild that had to be done on their cars.
Only five Audis are being fielded today as a result of René Rast‘s crash yesterday – the reigning champion is unhurt but was not passed fit to race.
Yesterday’s pole sitter Lucas Auer was third fastest for Mercedes.
The Audi of Loïc Duval was fourth fastest to make it three Audis in the top five.
Mercedes’ Dani Juncadella completed the top five.
Gary Paffett was sixth ahead of yesterday’s race winner Edoardo Mortara in seventh.
Championship leader, and the fastest BMW, Timo Glock was eighth.
Pascal Wehrlein was ninth ahead of Mike Rockenfeller who completed the top ten.
The star of yesterday’s race Philipp Eng, who took his first podium in the series in just his third start, was eleventh.
Paul di Resta was the slowest of the Mercedes’ in twelfth.
It was a quartet of BMWs in thirteenth to sixteenth with Bruno Spengler, Marco Wittmann, Augusto Farfus and Joel Eriksson.
Robin Frijns was seventeenth and slowest, however the Dutchman was only eight tenths of a second off of the leading pace of Müller.
Qualifying for race 2 gets underway at 11.25 local time for race 2 at 13.30
2018 DTM Series Results: Lausitzring – Free Practice 3
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