Of the rest, seven drivers failed to make it to the finish, most noticeably Green and Hakkinen after the former out-braked himself putting both out of the event.
"When I braked for the hairpin, the car started sliding and I wasn't able to control it," explained Green. "Therefore I hit Mika and also touched Ekstrom [who I was trying to pass]. I'm very sorry for the retirement and will apologize to both."
Jean Alesi was another of those who didn't go the distance, when he had a mechanical problem while running third.
"The drive problem cost me valuable points today," said Alesi. "The car performed very well and starting fourth a podium finish would have been possible: I'm sorry for my team which had worked very hard."
The DTM now heads to the Nurburgring, where round seven will take place on August 7.