Audi's Edoardo Mortara has picked up from where left off from in yesterday's FP1 session by going quickest during today's FP2 running after narrowly beating DTM points leader Jamie Green at Spielberg.

The Team Abt produced a near mirror image performance from yesterday and set his 1 minute 24.793 second lap with well over half of the session to go. A time which was never to be beaten.

Not even Team Rosberg's Green could beat the so far inspired form of Mortara but the Brit's effort came closest, leaving him 0.066's shy of the top spot.

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Mercedes top gun Pascal Wehrlein was the only other driver to dip under the 1 minute 25 barrier when a plethora of quick laps at the end elevated his HWA C63 up the order into third.

Team Rosberg's Nico Muller was another to improve upon his time late on in the session and wound up in fourth as a result.

The young Swiss driver demoted ART Grand Prix's Gary Paffett down to fifth while Team Phoenix's Mike Rockenfeller also jumped up into sixth during his final run.

Confirming Mercedes' recent resurgence in performance, Paul di Resta, Robert Wickens and Christian Vietoris all peppered the top-ten with their best efforts.

That in turn meant only one BMW graced the top-ten order and that, once again, proved to come in the shape of defending champion Marco Wittmann in ninth.

Alarmingly, six of the remaining seven M4's languished down within the bottom seven runners with only ART's Lucas Auer ending up behind the BMW's.

This time last year, BMW achieved a remarkable 1-2-3-4 lockout in the race at the Red Bull Ring although that achievement was bettered last time out at Zandvoort with a top-seven domination.