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Schneider hits out at Kristensen for blocking.

Bernd Schneider has criticised title rival Tom Kristensen for needlessly blocking him in qualifying for the eighth round of the DTM at Barcelona, the German having to settle for fourth on the grid behind the Dane.

It was a tough session all round for the AMG-Mercedes quartet, with Jamie Green and Bruno Spengler proving surprise early casualties in the opening knockout phases, even if Schneider will be shadowed by team-mate Mika Hakkinen on the grid.

Emerging as the leading C-Class driver, Schneider was content with his qualifying effort, even if he has now set his sights to beat Kristensen even higher after he claims the Audi driver blocked him 'unnecessarily'.

“Actually, qualifying was quite OK, but on my final run I was unnecessarily blocked by Tom Kristensen; otherwise I would have been on the front row. Tomorrow; I want to turn the tables from the second row.”


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Bernd Schneider (DER), HWA AMG-Mercedes C-Klasse 2006.DTM, Round 4, Brands Hatch, Kent, UK. 30th June - 2nd July 2006.
Tom Kristensen - Abt Audi, Bernd Schneider - Vodafone AMG Mercedes [pic credit: DTM Media]
Esteban Ocon poses with the Mercedes DTM car at Jerez. Pic credit: Daimler
Charles Pic poses next to a Mercedes DTM car at Jerez. Pic credit: Daimler
AMG Mercedes C-Coupe [pic credit Mercedes]
AMG Mercedes C-Coupe [pic credit DTM Media]
Paul di Resta - AMG Mercedes [pic credit DTM Media]
Paul di Resta - AMG Mercedes [pic credit DTM Media]
Pascal Wehrlein - gooix Mercedes C-Coupe [pic credit DTM Media]
Pascal Wehrlein - gooix Mercedes C-Coupe [pic credit DTM Media]
Pascal Wehrlein - gooix Mercedes C-Coupe [pic credit Mercedes]
Vitaly Petrov - Mucke Mercedes [pic credit DTM Media]
Gary Paffett - HWA Mercedes [pic credit DTM Media]
Paul di Resta - AMG Mercedes [pic credit DTM Media]
Pascal Wehrlein - gooix Mercedes C-Coupe [pic credit Mercedes]
Pascal Wehrlein - gooix Mercedes C-Coupe AMG [DTM Media]
Pascal Wehrlein - gooix Mercedes C-Coupe AMG [DTM Media]
Robert Wickens - HWA Mercedes [pic credit: DTM Media]

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