Jamie Green feels he could have challenged for victory in the sixth round of the DTM at the Red Bull Ring but for a communication error that forced him to serve a drive-through penalty.
The only Audi driver to qualify inside the top eight, Green ran sixth during the early stages and a decision to pit a lap later than his rivals in front duly had the effect of him emerging at the very front of the field.
However, it would turn out that Green had run one lap longer than the allotted pit window, forcing officials to hand down a penalty that would drop him down the order to an eventual eighth place finish, much to his frustration.
“It was very disappointing to have received a drive-through penalty, which costs about 16 seconds here,” he said. “That threw me out of the battle for a top position. I still finished in eighth place in the end; it's good to have still scored points. I battled for victory, ran on option tires one lap too many – I paid the price for it.”