Published on October 17th, 2015 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez0
DTM: BMW takes third for first race at Hockenheim
Maxime Martin (BE) claimed his third podium of the year in the 17th and penultimate race of the 2015 DTM season at the Hockenheimring (DE) on Saturday. The BMW Team RMG driver came home third at the wheel of the SAMSUNG BMW M4 DTM to score important points for BMW in the race to win the Manufacturers’ Championship. Victory went to Audi driver Timo Scheider (DE).
Martin’s team-mate Marco Wittmann (DE, Ice-Watch BMW M4 DTM) was the second-best BMW driver in sixth place, while he was followed over the finish line in seventh by Tom Blomqvist (GB, BMW M4 DTM), and these valuable points helped BMW to increase its tally to 583 points in the Manufacturers’ Championship. After 17 of 18 races, BMW now leads second-placed Audi by 56 points.
António Félix da Costa (PT, Red Bull BMW M4 DTM) and Martin Tomczyk (DE, BMW M Performance Parts M4 DTM) ended the race in 11th and 16th respectively, while Timo Glock (DEUTSCHE POST BMW M4 DTM), Bruno Spengler (CA, BMW Bank M4 DTM) and Augusto Farfus (BR, Shell BMW M4 DTM) failed to finish.
Eighth place was enough for Pascal Wehrlein (DE, Mercedes) to secure the title in the Drivers’ Championship, making him the successor to last year’s champion Wittmann.