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Robert Wickens has jumped to the top of the timesheets during a soaking wet free practice ahead of this afternoon's first qualifying and race at Norisring.
The Canadian driver claimed pole position and victory 12 months ago at the German street circuit and once again discovered his rhythm in the DTM AMG Mercedes C-Coupe to become the only driver in the session to go under the 55-second barrier. Audi's Mike Rockenfeller was his closest competitor while MTEK BMW's Timo Glock made a late surge up the timesheet to claim third.
As the drivers got to grips with the soaking wet track conditions at the start of FP2 a number of cars slipped wide at the turn one hairpin, but because of the long runoff area all were able to escape unharmed.
Wickens took the early initiative in the wet as lap times progressively improved while a dry line began to appear. With ten minutes remaining in the session the Canadian driver broken the 55-second barrier but was still over six seconds off the lap times set in the dry FP1.
Timo Scheider took fourth on the timesheet ahead of double race winner at Lausitz Jamie Green. With the conditions seriously bunching the pack up on the timings, Martin Tomczyk took full advantage as the chequered flag fell to jump from last to sixth, fractionally ahead of Daniel Juncadella.
Formula 1 test driver for Mercedes and Force India Pascal Wehrlein grabbed eighth on the timesheet while Augusto Farfus and Christian Vietoris completed the top ten spots.