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Hungaroring: Wittmann taking it ‘one race at a time’

Marco Wittmann: Now we need to stay focussed and work hard again to stay at the same level and to be consistent for the rest of the season.
BMW's Marco Wittmann says he isn't thinking about the championship yet despite leading the DTM standings by a handy 19-point margin after three-rounds.

Wittmann has so far taken this seasons championship by storm. The RMG-man has taken two pole-positions and as a many victories to fully establish himself as the man to beat in 2014.

The young-German, as in Hockenheim, was in imperious form around the Hungaroring circuit, topping almost every session on his way to a clockwork victory ahead of Audi's Miguel Molina.

As easy as it looked for Wittmann, the championship leader said nailing the start and getting out of the DRS window was critical in achieving his DTM success while maintaining concentration is never something to be taken for granted.

“It's never easy I would say,” Wittmann told crash.net. “Actually the key of the success was to really win the start and be first into the first corner then I could just focus on making a gap ahead of Timo and get out of the DRS window which worked pretty well.

“Then when we switched to the prime tyres the main target was to hold the gap to Molina then, which worked out well again but even then you never know how the strong the option runners are at the end of the race and that's always a question mark when you are in that position.

“It's quite important then to stay focussed and to keep the concentration going even if you have a nice gap to the following cars. So its not always kind of easy to hold the concentration up but it went well it was the perfect weekend for us so I'm really happy.”

Wittmann had shown flashes of brilliance last year, securing a maiden podium finish at Austria's Red Bull Ring while the German was a threat at the chaotic Nurburgring race before spinning out of contention.

The 24-year old has since made the move from Team MTEK to RMG but says his approach to the circuit has remained the same when asked whether changes were made for the new season on his behalf.

“No actually not, I think I'm doing the same as I was last year. For us we worked hard over the winter, Team RMG got some new engineers so all of this making life easier,” Wittmann explained.

“I have to say all three race weekends so far we've had a really good package which has worked well and given us good performance so I'm really happy with that.

“Now we need to stay focussed and work hard again to stay at the same level and to be consistent for the rest of the season.

“Of course it's a nice moment to have [to lead the championship] we will enjoy it but there is still seven races to go its way too early to speak about anything like that. We'll just try to do our best job and see where we will end up."



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