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Quotes after a competition during Hockenheim

Dr. Wolfgang Ullrich (Head of Audi Motorsport): “The fans gifted a unequivocally stirring DTM deteriorate opener. The new DRS wing strap and a choice tires constructed a preferred effect. We saw a far-reaching accumulation of strategies, tough duels and shining overtaking maneuvers. All 3 manufacturers are tighten together. Obviously, a competition didn’t go a approach we’d have favourite it to. We wish to change that during Brands Hatch in dual weeks from now.”

Dieter Gass (Head of DTM):
“That was a unsatisfactory deteriorate opener for Audi. None of a cars done it though any incidents. Particularly frustrating – and a contrition – was a fact that we didn’t call Timo (Scheider) into a pits right on a initial path of a reserve car, that deprived him of a probable lectern finish. That he was means to redeem from 18th all a approach to sixth place by achieving clever path times shows that some-more would have been probable today.”

Timo Scheider (AUTO TEST Audi RS 5 DTM), 6th place
“I had a good start. Due to a tire conditions Augusto (Farfus) and we were in agreement: We were going to use a event to expostulate divided from a field. When a DRS was active he overtook me. Afterward, we wanted to use a DRS though afterwards a reserve automobile duration came and we didn’t make a right preference in terms of timing a array stop. Decisions like these are done within fractions of a second. We could have substantially clinched a lectern or feat today. When we demeanour during how good a speed was toward a finish that’s flattering painful.”

Mike Rockenfeller (Schaeffler Audi RS 5 DTM), 8th place
“Qualifying was a problem this weekend since we were simply too distant during a rear. In a race, we didn’t get too many things wrong, solely for a second array stop during that we mislaid dual seconds since something was jammed. Then we got stranded behind a code co-worker while we was in a conflict with Bruno Spengler. Without these dual teenager incidents fifth place competence have been probable though this approach we finished in eighth place. On a one hand, that’s a bit unsatisfactory though when we finish in a points after starting from position 14 in a competition with so many doubt marks, that’s good repairs containment.”

Jamie Green (Red Bull Audi RS 5 DTM), 14th place
“A tough race. My speed was okay, though not unequivocally strong. My categorical problem was that we was given a path time chastisement toward a finish of a competition and was to revoke my speed. But we couldn’t decider how quick we was and braked. My operative pronounced that it wasn’t adequate so we had to stop again on a subsequent lap. Later, we perceived a drive-through penalty. That’s a shame! Only since we once ran wider in spin one, that certainly didn’t give me any advantage, we mislaid 35 seconds.”

Miguel Molina (Audi RS 5 DTM), 15th
“After a puncture right during a commencement of a competition we had a good pace. We were means to make good use of a choice tires and in a finish were quick on a customary tires as well. I’m looking brazen to Brands Hatch. we unequivocally like this line and am optimistic.”

Filipe Albuquerque (Audi Financial Services RS 5 DTM), 16th place
“It was a crazy race. At my initial array stop, a symbol for a array line speed limiter didn’t work and we was too fast. That’s since we perceived a drive-through penalty. Afterward, things were going well. we subsequently perceived another chastisement out of a blue since we was certain that we didn’t expostulate over a line in spin one. Unfortunately, it was a competition to forget.”

Mattias Ekström (Red Bull Audi RS 5 DTM), retirement
“That wasn’t a ideal start of a season. At a beginning, it wasn’t easy on customary tires. When we mislaid a hood a automobile became even some-more formidable to drive. When something pennyless on a driveline and we had no some-more thrust we was forced to give up.”

Edoardo Mortara (Playboy Audi RS 5 DTM), retirement
“For us, it was a formidable competition weekend. Now we’re anticipating for Brands Hatch. Things can usually get better.”

Adrien Tambay (Audi ultra RS 5 DTM), retirement
“It was another brief competition during Hockenheim. At a start, a handbrake didn’t work. we jump-started and perceived a penalty. we after beheld that there was a detriment in engine energy and afterwards a automobile held on fire. We don’t know a reason yet, we’ve still got to demeanour into this. Hopefully, we’ll be some-more advantageous a subsequent time.”

Hans-Jürgen Abt (Team Director Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline): “It was a unequivocally violent competition with many position battles. We’re contemptible about not carrying called Timo (Scheider) in for a array stop during a reserve automobile period. But a communication took too most time, that’s since he mislaid about 20 seconds. Still, we saw that we’ve got a good pace, generally with Timo’s automobile and we need to build on this.”

Ernst Moser (Team Director Audi Sport Team Phoenix):
“As expected, it was a violent race. The new manners done for a lot of action. We’re unequivocally gratified with Mike (Rockenfeller). He modernized from 14th place to position eight. If a array stop had been optimal fourth or fifth place would have been possible. Miguel (Molina) suffered a set-back of destroying an choice tire on a starting lap. As a result, he had to competition a whole competition on customary tires. He gathering a glorious competition on them and had a good speed.”

Arno Zensen (Team Director Audi Sport Team Rosberg): “Unfortunately, this wasn’t a weekend. After a start, Edo (Mortara) had physique hit and shop-worn a front of his car. In addition, he was bumped in a back so that his automobile was no longer drivable and we quit. Filipe (Albuquerque) had a good start and things were going good in terms of a strategy. We had an early array stop and afterwards a reserve automobile came out, that was optimal. Filipe, unfortunately, was pushing too quick in a array line and was penalized. Subsequently, there were dual additional penalties.”

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