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Spengler loses third place, drops to 14th.

Bruno Spengler has lost his third place in the first round of the 2007 DTM season at Hockenheim after he was judged to have unfairly pushed Timo Scheider off on the final lap of the race.

Scheider had looked to be heading for a third place finish to complete an all-Audi podium but was tagged by Spengler on the final lap when the German appeared to have completed his overtaking manoeuvre.

As such, stewards have given Spengler a 50-second penalty, one that sees him plummet to the bottom of the field in 14th position, promoting Daniel La Rosa to a superb maiden podium and the honour of being the leading Mercedes driver.

Alex Margaritis moves up to fourth, with Paul di Resta, Jamie Green and Bernd Schneider fifth, sixth and seventh, while Gary Paffett moves into the points in eighth as a result.


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Bruno Spengler - Daimler-Chrysler Bank AMG Mercedes [pic credit: DTM Media]
Timo Scheider - Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline   [pic credit: Audi motorsport]
Pascal Wehrlein - gooix Mercedes C-Coupe [pic credit DTM Media]
Pascal Wehrlein - gooix Mercedes C-Coupe [pic credit DTM Media]
Timo Scheider - Phoenix Audi [pic credit DTM Media]
Jamie Green - Rosberg Audi [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]
Timo Scheider - Phoenix Audi [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]
Robert Wickens - HWA Mercedes [pic credit: DTM Media]
Jamie Green - Audi RS5 DTM [pic credit: DTM Media]
Mike Rockenfeller - Audi RS5 DTM [pic credit: DTM Media]

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