Mercedes' Christian Vietoris exclaims his seventh place finish at last weekend's DTM round at the Moscow Raceway was the best drive of his racing career.
Vietoris has already impressed this season after majestically reading the unpredictable conditions at Oschersleben to claim a maiden DTM triumph in difficult circumstances for Mercedes.
The former GP2-ace should have further boosted his point's tally at the Norisring with a second place finish, only for a loose wheel to cruelly stop the German in his tracks.
But Vietoris immediately bounced back after a phenomenal recovery from 22nd to seventh at the Moscow Raceway while his team mate Pascal Wehrlein also scored points with an eighth place finish in what was Mercedes' strongest performance in normal-dry circumstances this season.
Vietoris, like much of the option tyre-running leading pack, was one of the main beneficiaries of the Timo Scheider triggered safety car deployment which neutralised the race in their favour.
“That race was probably the best I've driven in my whole career,” said Vietoris. We find ourselves in a tricky situation at the moment, which makes it all the more important to get the absolute maximum out of the car.
“We managed to do that today, thanks to the great job done by my team. We're all pulling together, and I'm really proud to be a member of this crew. Now we'll get back to work and fight hard to raise our performance in the remaining races.”