Hungaroring: Wittmann leads BMW quail 1-2 at Budapest

BMW's Marco Wittmann claims a seemingly routine DTM pole-position at the Hungaroring.
BMW's Marco Wittmann stayed true to his current form by taking an impressive DTM pole-position at the Hungaroring.

The fast young German's 1 minute 36.518 second lap was ultimately too hot for fellow BMW team mate Maxime Martin to handle after the Belgian led most of the final qualifying segment.

The DTM-rookie then slipped a further two positions to fourth thanks to the advances of Timo Glock, who will line his MTEK run M4 second for tomorrow's race, and Audi's Miguel Molina in third after only narrowly denying BMW a 1-2-3 qualifying success.

Wittmann's success will technically go into the records as his second pole in succession after inheriting the top slot in Oschersleben following the Molina penalty which sent the Abt-man to the back of the grid.

DTM newcomer Antonio Felix da Costa, fast becoming a Q3 regular, also maintained his promising early pace to qualify fifth ahead of his team mate Augusto Farfus who made it a total of five BMW's within the top six.

Adrien Tambay and Nico Muller were the next non BMW cars in seventh and eighth with four-hundredths of a second separating the Audi youngsters.

Next up was another duo tied together by an even tighter margin of an ultra-close two-thousandths of a second – BMW's Bruno Spengler coming out on top in that battle ahead of Jamie Green who rounds out the top ten.

Champion leader Mike Rockenfeller continued his qualifying struggles and, as a result, will start tomorrow's race from 13th – not an ideal position on a circuit dominated by track position.

Pascal Wehrlein was again the top Mercedes man, but, as following the trend, the three-pointed star could languish for a best of 16th.

Wehrlein, in actual fact, was lucky to find himself even involved in the second segment of qualifying after knocking his more illustrious Mercedes team mates Gary Paffett and Paul di Resta in the dying embers of Q1.

Tagged as: BMW , Hungaroring , Marco Wittmann

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