Oschersleben DTM: Glock leads BMW 1-2-3-4 in first DTM race

Ex-F1 driver Timo Glock took a lights-to-flag victory in Saturday's DTM race at Oschersleben, leading a 1-2-3-4 finish for BMW.

Oschersleben DTM: Glock leads BMW 1-2-3-4 in first DTM race
Polesitter Timo Glock, BMW Team MTEK BMW M3 DTM celebrates
Polesitter Timo Glock, BMW Team MTEK BMW M3 DTM celebrates
Polesitter Timo Glock, BMW Team MTEK BMW M3 DTM celebrates
Timo Glock, BMW Team MTEK BMW M3 DTM
Pascal Wehrlein, HWA AG Mercedes-AMG C63 DTM
Mattias Ekström, Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline, Audi A5 DTM

It was the second DTM win for Glock after Hockenheim 2013 and his first podium finish of the 2015 season.

The German led home fellow BMW drivers Bruno Spengler, Antonio Felix da Costa and Augusto Farfus.

"I had a solid pace and my car was good. For me it was clear that, coming from pole position, I had to build a gap. My target was to get out of the DRS window which I managed to do in the end. Then, I could concentrate on controlling the race," Glock said. "I’m happy for myself and for my team."

DTM championship contender Pascal Wehrlein (Mercedes) finished fifth and took the lead in the overall standings from Mattias Ekstrom (Audi), who didn't score any points.

More BMW drivers followed behind Wehrlein - Marco Wittmann, Tom Blomqvist and Martin Tomczyk finished sixth, seventh and eighth respectively with Miguel Molina (Audi) and Daniel Juncadella (Mercedes) claiming the remaining points.

A first corner incident involving Nico Muller, Jamie Green and Robert Wickens had left several cars damaged and brought out the safety car for the marshals to clear the track from debris as the field was led through the pitlane.

At the restart on lap five, Wickens’ damaged hood flew off, littering the track with more debris. Again, the safety car had to be deployed for another lap.

From the second restart on lap seven, the race finally got going with pole sitter Glock leading from his BMW teammates Spengler, Felix da Costa and Farfus.

Reigning DTM champion Wittmann chased Wehrlein for fifth, the latter reporting problems with his car’s power steering system via radio. But despite having to work his car’s steering wheel harder than usual, Wehrlein held position.

Former DTM champions Mike Rockenfeller (Audi) and Gary Paffett (Mercedes) were among those who didn't make it to the finish line.

Racing at Oschersleben will resume on Sunday with another qualifying session and a 60-minute race scheduled for 15:00 local time.

shares
comments
Oschersleben DTM: Ex-F1 driver Glock claims maiden pole
Previous article

Oschersleben DTM: Ex-F1 driver Glock claims maiden pole

Next article

Tough day for Audi at Oschersleben

Tough day for Audi at Oschersleben
The longest-serving Red Bull driver revealing F1’s true brutality Prime

The longest-serving Red Bull driver revealing F1’s true brutality

His day of days in Formula 1 came at Indianapolis in 2005, a day grand prix racing strives to forget. But Patrick Friesacher, the long-serving Red Bull lieutenant, remains active today driving a two-seater that provides ordinary people with a glimpse of an F1 car’s savage potential, including this writer...

Formula 1
Jun 2, 2022
How the DTM has come back stronger from its Norisring nadir Prime

How the DTM has come back stronger from its Norisring nadir

OPINION: Questionable driving standards and farcical team orders meant the DTM's first season under GT3 regulations ended under a cloud. But the organisation has responded firmly by banning team orders and welcomed new manufacturers, making for an intriguing season ahead as new and returning names prepare for battle.

DTM
Mar 30, 2022
The remarkable career of 'classy' champion Martin Tomczyk Prime

The remarkable career of 'classy' champion Martin Tomczyk

Over two decades as a factory driver with Audi and BMW, Martin Tomczyk earned the respect of teammates and rivals as a hard but fair racer. After calling time on his racing career, the 2011 DTM champion sat down with Motorsport.com to look back.

GT
Mar 5, 2022
Jamie Green: The other Hamilton conqueror seeking career revival Prime

Jamie Green: The other Hamilton conqueror seeking career revival

On his rise through the ranks before reaching Formula 1, Lewis Hamilton was usually a cut above the rest. But he never truly asserted himself over a Mercedes-backed fellow Briton who traded single-seaters for touring cars and is now seeking new opportunities after a year largely spent on the sidelines.

DTM
Dec 18, 2021
How the DTM's shambolic finale poses awkward future questions Prime

How the DTM's shambolic finale poses awkward future questions

OPINION: The scenes at the Norisring as Mercedes used blatant team orders to secure the first DTM title of the new GT3 era totally undermined the credibility of the championship. But as well as overshadowing the season, it also presents uncomfortable questions to series bosses about the direction it is headed in.

DTM
Oct 12, 2021
How Audi's new DTM flagbearer is closing on his "childhood dream" Prime

How Audi's new DTM flagbearer is closing on his "childhood dream"

Having learned the ropes in GT3 alongside Rene Rast, Kelvin van der Linde is in line to take up the three-time champion's baton as Audi's new DTM king. From humble origins in South Africa, it's been a remarkable journey so far for the current series leader, but he knows that the 2021 title is a long way from settled just yet.

DTM
Sep 18, 2021
The number-crunching behind the new-look DTM's equalisation drive Prime

The number-crunching behind the new-look DTM's equalisation drive

Switching to GT3 regulations marked a fresh start for the DTM in 2021, but it has also drawn a line in the sand against other series using similar cars by engaging AVL Racing to develop a bespoke Balance of Performance system. Here’s how it works.

DTM
Jul 23, 2021
The initial verdict on DTM's move to GT3 cars Prime

The initial verdict on DTM's move to GT3 cars

OPINION: Facing collapse last year, the DTM has shifted its philosophy from a championship for silhouette-based touring cars to GT machines not too dissimilar to those racing across multiple series worldwide. But despite some initial BoP-based teething troubles, there were some pleasant findings as the 'new DTM' got underway at Monza

DTM
Jun 22, 2021