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DTM Zandvoort: Audi Sport quotes

Dr. Wolfgang Ullrich (Head of Audi Motorsport)

“Saturday was a unequivocally formidable day for us on that a lot of things went a approach we wouldn’t wish for on such a weekend. But Sunday afterwards had a lot of positives. We were quick and also pulled off an glorious group opening of a kind we hadn’t achieved nonetheless this deteriorate and converted it into a good altogether outcome for Audi. Jamie’s (Green) feat was considerable – quite a approach he tranquil a gait during a front. Obviously, it was good for us that a second motorist in row for a championship – Edoardo Mortara – still managed to allege to third place. René Rast tender me once more. This joining on brief notice was a genuine plea for him. But he tender me only like he did in a other championships we’ve used him in. we wish he had a small fun as well.”

Dieter Gass (Head of DTM during Audi Sport)

“Following a less-than-pleasant Saturday, we achieved a clever outcome in a second competition on Sunday. With a feat clinched by Jamie (Green), a third place by Edo (Mortara) and positions 5 and 7 for Nico (Müller) and Mattias (Ekström) we achieved accurately what we’d been planning: a unequivocally good group result. I’m intensely happy that it worked out so well. In a second race, handling a tires was crucial. At a commencement of a race, we were underneath complicated vigour by Mercedes and, as a result, had to stop with Jamie on a initial probable path to keep from losing a lead. Consequently, it was transparent that a finish of a prolonged second army would also be a bit about survival. Jamie and Edo managed this unequivocally well. Because Nico and Mattias had a prolonged initial stint, they still had some arrows in a quiver.”

Jamie Green (Hoffmann Group Audi RS 5 DTM #53) position 5 / position 1

“The dual fifth places in subordinate and a competition on Saturday were okay. We scored a few points yet could have achieved some-more as well. The hang position on Sunday was unequivocally great. And my initial Zandvoort feat was something I’ve been failing to grasp for 10 years. Zandvoort is one of a genuine motorist marks on a calendar. Winning here is unequivocally special for me. Many interjection to Team Rosberg that softened a opening of my Audi this weekend, generally for a prolonged stretch on Sunday. And interjection to Audi Sport for a good car. It was extensive teamwork. I’m unequivocally happy.”

Edoardo Mortara (Castrol EDGE Audi RS 5 DTM #48) position 17 / position 3

“We didn’t measure a points during Zandvoort we would have deserved. Due to a chastisement on Saturday, we mislaid 8 to 10 points that we would have urgently indispensable in a championship race. I’m now trailing Marco Wittmann by 17 points and will continue to battle. Although a lectern on Sunday feels good it doesn’t erase what happened in a initial race.”

Mattias Ekström (Red Bull Audi RS 5 DTM #5) position 7 / position 7

“We took dual seventh places. You don’t get a lot of points for position 7 – yet it’s still softened than no points during all. This weekend, we wasn’t good adequate in qualifying. And that’s a pivotal to success during Zandvoort given overtaking is formidable on this track. we demeanour brazen to Moscow. That’s a lane we unequivocally like to competition on. Last year, we were unequivocally quick there. Our aim is to be even a small faster there this time.”

Nico Müller (Playboy Audi RS 5 DTM #51) position 20 / position 5

“Fifth place on Sunday with a clever competition from P10 on a grid was a certain ending. We had a good start, a good plan and a good pace. we think, with that, we can start a summer mangle with a good feeling. But a intensity this weekend was greater. Unfortunately, subordinate on Saturday was bad given we threw divided a unequivocally good path by spinning in a final turn. This hasn’t happened to me in a unequivocally prolonged time. Instead of on grid position 5 we was on grid position 22. As a result, points were no longer possible. Plus, there were these bizarre drive-through penalties for Edo (Mortara) and me. On Sunday, some-more would have been probable in subordinate as well. Lucas (Auer) ran by a mud twice in front of me. As a result, we had reduction hold and again mislaid a probable fifth place on a grid. So, advancing from tenth to fifth was all a sweeter.”

Timo Scheider (AUTO BILD MOTORSPORT Audi RS 5 DTM #10) position 11 / retirement

“It was again formidable to grasp a good spin for a one path in qualifying. We’re flattering most during a detriment of what’s wrong. On Saturday, a speed was good yet there was no reason of given it went so good in a race. On Sunday we subjectively softened a automobile yet a opening to a front runners was flattering vast for no apparent reason. Unfortunately, my competition was over flattering shortly after a good start. While branch into Turn 2, Augusto Farfus strike a right back dilemma of my automobile and we crashed into a tire stack. The cessation was shop-worn and after that it done no clarity to continue driving.”

Mike Rockenfeller (Schaeffler Audi RS 5 DTM #99) position 14 / position 15

“Zandvoort was a lane where we said: if not there, afterwards where? And, again, we were out in a center of nowhere. That’s simply frustrating. My mechanics and my group are giving all to get a automobile ideally prepared – and it still doesn’t work out. Even yet we’re all as undone as we am, we mustn’t hang a heads in a sand. We need to spin a automobile upside down and evenly bar simply everything. Because we trust that we haven’t mislaid how to drive.”

Miguel Molina (Teufel Audi RS 5 DTM #17) position 18 / retirement

“For me, it wasn’t a certain weekend given we arrived here with a good feeling. But in a DTM we have to constantly work in sequence to have a possibility for feat one day – and that’s what I’m doing. We weren’t clever adequate in subordinate and on Saturday, we even mislaid 5 positions on a grid. On Sunday, we could have achieved a softened competition result. But a plan wasn’t ideal and afterwards we had strike with Félix da Costa, who braked on a true for no reason. That was unequivocally dangerous and not a good movement on his partial given as a motorist we don’t design that. Afterwards, my engine hood carried and my competition was over.”

René Rast (Speedweek.com Audi RS 5 DTM #72) no start / position 18

“It was a good experience. we felt unequivocally comfortable. The group and Audi gave me extensive support so that we could reconnoitre myself with everything. Obviously, we can’t design miracles yet in a competition we felt some-more gentle during a finish than we had during a commencement of qualifying. If a competition weekend started over now we competence finish adult in a opposite position. It was impossibly good fun and a good experience. I’d like to do it again.”

Adrien Tambay (Speedweek.com Audi RS 5 DTM #27) retirement / no start

“At a start on Saturday, we roughly stalled a engine and was using during a distant left. Finally, we was means to start and was using in a true line. Suddenly, we was strike by Maximilian (Götz). I’ve had serious heedfulness in my palm ever since. Fortunately, there was no detonate and no vital emanate on a X-ray. I’ll have some some-more checks on Monday yet as distant as we can tell during a impulse we should be means to expostulate a competition automobile again in a few days.”