Mercedes' Robert Wickens has said he is overjoyed after claiming his first ever DTM victory at the Nurburgring in the most chaotic of races.
Wickens, who started the race from seventh, managed to keep his HWA-run Mercedes out of harm's way as the early downpour caused pandemonium throughout the field.
The Canadian was then able to pick his way the chaos – most emphatically when making what was the race winning pass around the outside of Adrien Tambay's Audi and the BMW's Augusto Farfus before catching and inheriting the lead of Mike Rockenfeller, who was forced to make an extra stop.
Wicken's admitted, at some points, even he didn't know what position he was in during one of the most exciting DTM races.
“For a while, I didn't know what position I was in and how fast I was going,” said Wickens.
“But then I was able to overtake the three cars in front of me, which brought me success in the end.
“It was an incredible and crazy race. Our pit stops and the tyre choice were perfect, my team has done a great job. I am overjoyed with my maiden victory in the DTM.”
Wickens now sits third in the championship standings while Bruno Spengler and Gary Paffett slip down to fourth and sixth following a disastrous day for the pair.