Paul Di Resta wins home race from Gary Paffett

Paul Di Resta wins home race from Gary Paffett

12.08.2018: Second race, second victory at Brands Hatch: Five Mercedes-AMG C 63 DTMs in Top Ten Paul Di Resta (Mercedes-AMG Motorsport REMUS) secured his third win at Brands Hatch, his second this season and the tenth of

Second race, second victory at Brands Hatch: Five Mercedes-AMG C 63 DTMs in Top Ten




    Paul Di Resta (Mercedes-AMG Motorsport REMUS) secured his third win at Brands Hatch, his second this season and the tenth of his DTM career


    Gary Paffett (Mercedes-AMG Motorsport PETRONAS) ensured the outfit’s fifth one-two win this season and the 109th in team history as he took second place and his 45th DTM podium to date


    Pascal Wehrlein (Mercedes-AMG Motorsport PETRONAS), Lucas Auer (SILBERPFEIL Energy Mercedes-AMG Motorsport) and Daniel Juncadella (Mercedes-AMG Motorsport REMUS) finished fourth, eighth and ninth respectively



    Mercedes-AMG Motorsport continue to lead the drivers ', team and constructors' championships: Gary (177 points) has a 29-point on Paul (148 points) in second place



    Paul Di Resta: “I won my last two races here at Brands Hatch in 2009 and 2010, and I’ve done it here again today.”


    Ulrich Fritz: “We’ve had another strong weekend with a win and third place yesterday and one-two victory today.”







Successful start to second half of season. Following Daniel Juncadella's maiden victory on Saturday, Mercedes-AMG Motorsport secured a one-two win on Sunday. Paul Di Resta (Mercedes-AMG Motorsport REMUS) won his home race at Brands Hatch from championship leader Gary Paffett (Mercedes-AMG Motorsport PETRONAS).



This was the team's fifth one-two win this season and the 109th in the brand's 30-year DTM history. Paul finished on the top rung of the podium at Brands Hatch for the third time after taking wins there in 2009 and 2010. This was his second victory of the season and the tenth overall in his DTM career. Gary in second place rounded off a successful weekend for the team, securing his 45th DTM podium and seventh so far this season.



The team continued their winning streak this weekend at Brands Hatch. The Mercedes-AMG C 63 DTM has taken at least one win at each of the six racetracks this year. From this season’s first twelve races, the brand with the three-pointed star has secured eight victories and 21 podium finishes, including five one-two wins. Paul's success was the sixth win for a Mercedes-AMG Motorsport DTM driver at the old-established Brands Hatch circuit and the team’s 189th victory overall in the DTM.




Four Mercedes-AMG Motorsport DTM drivers qualified in the Top Five in the second qualifying session on Sunday morning. Gary secured his fourth pole position of the season, the 16th of his DTM career. For the brand with the three-pointed star, this was the sixth pole at Brands Hatch, the tenth in the twelfth race of the 2018 season and eighth in a row – a new DTM record. All in all, Mercedes-AMG Motorsport DTM drivers have started 136 times from pole position in the past 30 years.



Pascal Wehrlein (Mercedes-AMG Motorsport PETRONAS) in P4 and Lucas Auer (SILBERPFEIL Energy Mercedes-AMG Motorsport) in P8 also achieved points-scoring finishes. Daniel Juncadella (Mercedes-AMG Motorsport REMUS), who took his maiden win in the DTM with his success in the first race of the weekend on Saturday, crossed the finishing line in ninth place just behind them. Edoardo Mortara (SILBERPFEIL Energy Mercedes-AMG Motorsport) finished the twelfth race of the season in 17th position.



Mercedes-AMG Motorsport continue to lead the drivers’, team and constructors’ championships after the sixth of ten race weekends. In the drivers' standings, Gary is on 177 points and has a 29-point lead on today's winner, Paul (148 points).




In the team classification, three Mercedes teams occupy the top three places: Mercedes-AMG Motorsport PETRONAS (261 points) lead from SILBERPFEIL Energy Mercedes-AMG Motorsport (211 points) and Mercedes-AMG Motorsport REMUS (205 points). In the constructors' championship, Mercedes-AMG (677 points) are 273 points up on BMW (404 points).



The next race weekend: From Brands Hatch, DTM drivers and teams will head next to Misano's World Circuit Marco Simoncelli for the seventh race weekend of the 2018 DTM season (24th - 26th August).





Comments after the race





Paul Di Resta (32, Scotland):


    P1
    Car number: 3
    Team: Mercedes-AMG Motorsport REMUS
    Car: Mercedes-AMG C 63 DTM

“Today was just perfect, although taken as a whole, the weekend certainly wasn’t a perfect one for me. I won my last two races here at Brands Hatch in 2009 and 2010, and I’ve done it here again today. The start was decisive today. It was important to get in front of Gary. On this track, it is always difficult to get going from pole because of the uphill section.



Yesterday was a tough day for me, but we analysed everything overnight, and we nailed it today in qualifying. But Gary set an even faster lap and was unbeatable in qualifying. I feel sure that you will be seeing further such contests between us right through to the end of the season. I lost some vital points yesterday, but with a bit of luck, I’m hoping to turn the tables pretty soon.”





Gary Paffett (37, England):


    P2
    Car number: 2
    Team: Mercedes-AMG Motorsport PETRONAS
    Car: Mercedes-AMG C 63 DTM

“I’m satisfied with the way the weekend turned out. Paul had the better start today, and as everyone knows, it’s very difficult to overtake here. Starting from pole seems to be a bit of a curse here, but to be honest I just didn’t get off the line very well. Paul managed to get around the outside in Turn 1, and I left him the space to do it.



 From there, I just tried to put pressure on him the whole race, which made it hard work for the tyres towards the end. I think I was a bit quicker, because I managed to stay within one second for the whole race. I was sitting there, just waiting to see if he would make a mistake, but he was very consistent and eventually won. So, well done to him, and thanks to the whole team for their terrific work all through the weekend.”




Pascal Wehrlein (23, Germany):

    P4
    Car number: 94
    Team: Mercedes-AMG Motorsport PETRONAS
    Car: Mercedes-AMG C 63 DTM

“At the start of the race, we decided to stop as early as possible, speculating that the safety car might come out. But ultimately, René (Rast) came out a few seconds ahead because I had lost a lot of time on the cold tyres.



After that, it was all about bringing a result home. I had to pay attention to my front tyres, which were degrading quite badly because, of course, I was trying to unsettle René. Unfortunately, that didn’t work, and I had to settle for fourth place.”




Lucas Auer (23, Austria):

    P8
    Car number: 22
    Team: SILBERPFEIL Energy Mercedes-AMG Motorsport
    Car: Mercedes-AMG C 63 DTM

“I had to battle really hard today to score just a couple more points. Unfortunately, there wasn’t much more I was going to get out of this race. I think Robin (Frijns) made a slight misjudgement on the first lap and nudged my car as a result. That spun us both off the track and left me in last position, which was very unlucky.



But after that, I had very good pace. Unfortunately, there was a problem with my pit stop, which dropped me back down the field again. But today, I managed to demonstrate that you can actually overtake on this track. That's the way it is in racing – you just have to take it the way it comes.”




Daniel Juncadella (26, Spain):

    P9
    Car number: 23
    Team: Mercedes-AMG Motorsport REMUS
    Car: Mercedes-AMG C 63 DTM

“That was a tough day, but I’m quite satisfied with my race. I had a tricky qualifying session and started from 14th on the grid. P9 is a good result for me given my initial grid position. More was not possible today. Many thanks to my team. We had an excellent pit stop and really good strategy.”





Edoardo Mortara (31, Italy):


    P17
    Car number: 48
    Team: SILBERPFEIL Energy Mercedes-AMG Motorsport
    Car: Mercedes-AMG C 63 DTM

“Unfortunately, it’s been a weekend to forget for me. I had a mega start and gained a few positions. At the restart, I was again able to make good several places. After that, I was already into the Top Ten, and my pace was really good on the first stint. I was setting decent lap times and had got into a nice rhythm. Unfortunately, there were difficulties with my pit stop, which caused me to lose a lot of time. That put paid to my race.”






Ulrich Fritz, Head of Mercedes-AMG Motorsport DTM:



“We’ve had another strong weekend with a win and third place yesterday and one-two victory today. Paul and Gary showed again today exactly why they lead the championship.


They both had error-free drives and extended their lead in the overall standings. I'm really pleased that they were able to produce such terrific results especially as this is their home fixture.”




- Oliver Kapfenstein, photos Mercedes

Permanent-URL: http://www.automobilsport.com/paul-di-resta-wins-home-race-gary-paffett---179849.html

12.08.2018 / MaP

More News

René Rast takes yet another DTM podium for Audi at Brands Hatch
12.08.2018
   Third place for the reigning Champion in Sunday’s race at Brands Hatch        Only 1.376 seconds separate Audi and Rast from second victory of the season        All three Audi teams score points at Brands Hatch more >>
Mercedes-AMG scores a 1-2 at Brands Hatch
12.08.2018
•    Paul Di Resta scores his second season win in the UK •    Gary Paffett comes second, points’ lead reduced •    René Rast claims third place with strong performance in closing stages more >>
Brands Hatch DTM Race 2 classification
12.08.2018
DTM Brands Hatch GP, length 3916 m11. & 12.08.2018Sunday, August 12th 20181 3 Mercedes-AMG Motorsport REMUSPaul Di Resta (GBR) Mercedes-AMG C 63 DTM 40 56:23.282 166.674 1:19.943 52 2 Mercedes-AMG Motorsport PE more >>
Brands Hatch DTM Qualifying 2 classification
12.08.2018
DTM Brands Hatch GP, length 3916 m11. & 12.08.2018Sunday, August 12th 20181 2 Mercedes-AMG Motorsport PETRONASGary Paffett (GBR) Mercedes-AMG C 63 DTM 1:17.948 7 100.00 180.8 11:38:432 3 Mercedes-AMG Motorsport REMUS more >>
Brands Hatch DTM Sunday Free Practice 3 classification
12.08.2018
DTM Brands Hatch GP, length 3916 m11. & 12.08.2018Sunday, August 12th 20181 28 Audi Sport Team PhoenixLoic Duval (FRA) Audi Sport RS 5 DTM 1:18.760 14 100.00 178.9 10:18:322 3 Mercedes-AMG Motorsport REMU more >>
Podium finish for BMW Motorsport as the DTM returns to Brands Hatch.
11.08.2018
BMW Motorsport has enjoyed an extremely successful day as the DTM made its comeback at Brands Hatch (GBR). Augusto Farfus (BRA) finished second in Saturday's race to reach the podium. Farfus also secured the 40th DTM podium finish for BMW Team RMG. This more >>
Premiere at Brands Hatch: 'Titanium Man' Juncadella secures maiden win in the DTM
11.08.2018
Strong team performance at start of second half of season: Five Mercedes-AMG Motorsport DTM drivers in Top Eight    Daniel Juncadella (Mercedes-AMG Motorsport REMUS) secures his maiden win in the DTM from pole position    Lucas Au more >>
René Rast just misses DTM podium finish at Brands Hatch
11.08.2018
Defending Champion fourth in Saturday’s race        Mike Rockenfeller scores a point for tenth place  Defending Champion René Rast from Audi Sport Team Rosberg finished fourth and in doing so more >>
Daniel Juncadella takes his maiden DTM race win at Brands Hatch
11.08.2018
•    After a long drought, Augusto Farfus finally back on the podium •    Lucas Auer catches up in the drivers’ standings with third-place finish •    Points’ leader Gary Paffett comes sixth and extends championship lead more >>
Brands Hatch DTM race 1 classification
11.08.2018
DTM Brands HatchBrands Hatch GP, length 3916 m11. & 12.08.2018Saturday, August 11th  20181 23 Mercedes-AMG Motorsport REMUSDaniel Juncadella (ESP) Mercedes-AMG C 63 DTM 41 57:15.601 168.239 1:20.213 142 15 more >>
Brands Hatch DTM qualifying 1 classification
11.08.2018
DTM Brands Hatch GP, length 3916 m11. & 12.08.2018Saturday, August 11th  20181 23 Mercedes-AMG Motorsport REMUSDaniel Juncadella (ESP) Mercedes-AMG C 63 DTM 1:18.069 7 100.00 180.5 11:39:072 22 SILB more >>
Brands Hatch DTM Free Practice 2 result
11.08.2018
DTMBrands Hatch GP, length 3916 m11. & 12.08.2018Saturday, August 11th 20181 15 BMW Team RMGAugusto Farfus (BRA) Shell BMW M4 DTM 1:18.517 10 100.00 179.5 9:59:412 4 Audi Sport Team Abt SportslineRobin Frijns (NLD) 1:18.528 12 100.01 00.01100.011 Aral Ultimate Audi RS 5 DTM more >>
Brands Hatch DTM Free Practice 1 result
11.08.2018
DTMBrands Hatch GP, length 3916 m11. & 12.08.2018Saturday, August 11th 2018       1 4 Audi Sport Team Abt SportslineRobin Frijns (NLD) Aral Ultimate Audi RS 5 DTM 1:19.515 18 100.00 177.2 9:26:012 23 Mercedes-AMG Motorsport REMUSDaniel Juncadella (ESP) 1:19.716 18 100.25 00. more >>
DTM Details of BMW pitstops
10.08.2018
Key Facts: Team/car:                   BMW Team RBM / BMW M4 DTMDuration:           more >>
Traditionally a challenge: DTM returns to Brands Hatch
08.08.2018
•    Flat out into the second half of the season •    For nearly all the drivers, the GP circuit represents virgin soil •    Tight schedule: no practice session on Friday more >>
DTM drivers championship standings ahead of Brands Hatch
08.08.2018
DTM Championship 2018after Zandvoort races1 Gary Paffett / GBR 148 25 + 3 15 2 25 + 1 8 18 + 2 25 + 3 18 + 3(1.) (3.) (9.) (1.) (6.) (15.) (2.) (13.) (1.) (2.)2 Paul Di Resta / GBR 121 6 2 8 12 25 + 3 10 + 1 12 8 18 + more >>
DTM teams and constructors championship standings ahead of Brands Hatch
08.08.2018
DTM Championship 2018after Zandvoort racesTeam Championship 20181 Mercedes-AMG Motorsport PETRONAS 213 38 23 6 43 8 2 18 4 42 292 SILBERPFEIL Energy Mercedes-AMG Motorsport 186 30 40 29 more >>
Sébastien Ogier to race as guest driver at Spielberg
07.08.2018
•    ‘Rally Kaiser’ to make an excursion to DTM •    The Frenchman will test the Mercedes-AMG C 63 DTM at Vallelunga •    World Rally Champion to follow in the footsteps of former DTM Champion Ekström and Paralympic Gold Medallist Zanardi more >>
Technical modifications on Alex Zanardi BMW M4 DTM
07.08.2018
Hands-on driving: a detailed look at the technical modifications to the BMW M4 DTM ahead of Alex Zanardi’s guest start. Alessandro Zanardi’s guest appearance at the DTM race weekend at Misano (ITA) is now ju more >>
Mercedes DTM 2018 Brands Hatch - Preview
07.08.2018
The second half of the 2018 DTM season will start with a major challenge: Drivers will line up for the first time on the Brands Hatch grand-prix circuit    Brands Hatch debut: 2 July 2006 (double podium with Jamie Green and Bernd Schneider) more >>
BMW M Motorsport kicks off the second half of the 2018 DTM season at Brands Hatch.
06.08.2018
After a short summer break, BMW M Motorsport and the BMW DTM teams now return for the second half of the 2018 DTM season. The DTM is back at Brands Hatch in the south of England for the sixth of its ten race weekends. The iconic circuit in the county of Kent hosted the touring car series between 2006 and 2013. more >>
Audi RS 5 DTM before premiere in England - Brands Hatch
06.08.2018
DTM to race on Grand Prix Circuit at Brands Hatch for the first time        Audi drivers on technically challenging old-school track At Brands Hatch (England), the Audi DTM teams will start the second half of the season on the week more >>
‘King of the Mountain’ McGuiness back on track during Brands Hatch DTM weekend
02.08.2018
•    Bike legend to entertain the crowds with his Norton racing motorbike •    Demonstration laps of historic F1 cars at Brands Hatch •    Support programme featuring MINI Challenge and Audi more >>
Gary Paffett and Paul Di Resta take podiums in second race at Zandvoort
15.07.2018
At the half-way point in the season, Mercedes-AMG Motorsport have just secured five out of the six podium finishes possible in the two DTM races at Zandvoort.    Gary Paffett (Mercedes-AMG Motorsport PETRONAS) in second place took his second more >>
BMW drivers bring the first half of the DTM season to a close with three top-ten results at Zandvoort.
15.07.2018
Numerous incidents, a safety car period and three BMW drivers in the points. An eventful Sunday race at Zandvoort (NED) brought the first half of the 2018 DTM season to a close. Philipp Eng (AUT), in the BMW Team RBM (RMR) SA more >>
The champion is back: René Rast with a hard-fought victory at Zandvoort
15.07.2018
•    Defending champion secures first win of 2018 for himself and for Audi•    Gary Paffett comes second and extends his points’ lead•    Philipp Eng best-placed BMW driver in fourth more >>
DTM Zandvoort: René Rast takes first win of season for Audi RS 5 DTM
15.07.2018
Defending Champion wins Sunday’s race using risky strategy        Tire change after only one lap   more >>
Zandvoort DTM Race 2 classification
15.07.2018
DTM ZandvoortZandvoort, length 4307 m13. - 15.07.2018Sunday, July 15th 20181 33 Audi Sport Team RosbergRené Rast (DEU) Audi Sport RS 5 DTM 35 56:44.864 159.384 1:32.288 52 2 Mercedes-AMG Motorsport P more >>
Zandvoort DTM Qualifying 2 classification
15.07.2018
DTM ZandvoortZandvoort, length 4307 m13. - 15.07.2018Sunday, July 15th 20181 2 Mercedes-AMG Motorsport PETRONASGary Paffett (GBR) Mercedes-AMG C 63 DTM 1:30.225 8 100.00 171.8 11:25:182 more >>
Zandvoort DTM Free Practice 3 classification
15.07.2018
DTM ZandvoortZandvoort, length 4307 m13. - 15.07.2018Sunday, July 15th 20181 94 Mercedes-AMG Motorsport PETRONASPascal Wehrlein (DEU) Mercedes-AMG C 63 DTM 1:30.960 15 100.00 170.4 9:43:462 53 Audi Sp more >>
Four Mercedes-AMG Motorsport DTM drivers in the Top Four in Zandvoort
14.07.2018
Mercedes-AMG Motorsport take first four places at Zandvoort: Gary Paffett, Paul Di Resta and Lucas Auer on podiumNinth DTM  race of season at the Circuit Zandvoort:     Gary Paffett (Mercedes-AMG Motorsport PETRONAS) secur more >>
DTM at Zandvoort: Four BMW drivers pick up points in Saturday’s race
14.07.2018
In the ninth race of the 2018 DTM season at Zandvoort (NED), four BMW drivers picked up points. Timo Glock (GER, DEUTSCHE POST BMW M4 DTM), Marco Wittmann (GER, BMW Driving Experience M4 DTM), Augusto Farfus (BRA, Shell BMW M4 DTM) and J more >>
Mercedes-AMG locks out the top four: Gary Paffett wins at Zandvoort
14.07.2018
•    23rd DTM race win for Paffett, third victory of the current season•    Robin Frijns scores best DTM result to date in front of home crowd•    Strong performance by René Rast goes unrewarded more >>
Audi driver Frijns shines in his DTM home race
14.07.2018
Dutchman takes fifth place in Saturday’s race in Zandvoort        Best result so far for the rookie in the DTM Robin Frijns put in a strong performance in his first home race in the DTM: the Dutchman was th more >>
Zandvoort DTM Race 1 classification
14.07.2018
DTM ZandvoortZandvoort, length 4307 m13. - 15.07.2018Saturday, July 14th 20181 2 Mercedes-AMG Motorsport PETRONASGary Paffett (GBR) Mercedes-AMG C 63 DTM 34 57:29.724 152.817 1:32.317 4 more >>
Zandvoort DTM qualifying 1 classification
14.07.2018
DTM ZandvoortZandvoort, length 4307 m13. - 15.07.2018Saturday, July 14th 20181 2 Mercedes-AMG Motorsport PETRONASGary Paffett (GBR) Mercedes-AMG C 63 DTM 1:30.778 8 100.00 170.8 11:20:252 94 Mercedes-AMG more >>
Zandvoort DTM Free Practice 2 classification
14.07.2018
DTM ZandvoortZandvoort, length 4307 m13. - 15.07.2018Saturday, July 14th  20181 94 Mercedes-AMG Motorsport PETRONASPascal Wehrlein (DEU) Mercedes-AMG C 63 DTM 1:30.821 14 100.00 170.7 9:49:162 2 more >>
Zandvoort DTM Free Practice 1 classification
13.07.2018
DTM Zandvoort, length 4307 m13. - 15.07.2018Friday, July 13th  20181 22 SILBERPFEIL Energy Mercedes-AMG MotorsportLucas Auer (AUT) Mercedes-AMG C 63 DTM 1:3 more >>
DTM at Zandvoort: Maximum Action at the Sea
12.07.2018
•    Wittmann travels to Zandvoort with boosted confidence•    Local hero Frijns hopes for a home win ‘for his fans’•    Paffett the most successful still active driver in the dunes more >>

Kategorien

STROOSSEN ENGLEN ASBL www.stroossenenglen.lu

2001-2019 automobilsport.com full copyright