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Norisring 2005: Paffett wins to take series lead.

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.



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Motorsport / DTM / Deutsche Tourenwagen Meisterschaft: 5. Lauf Norisring, (7) , Gary Paffett (GB), AMG-Mercedes (HWA), AMG-Mercedes C-Klasse , Sieger des DTM Rennens,  Foto: HOCH ZWEI
Gary Paffett - DaimlerChrysler Bank AMG-Mercedes / AMG-Mercedes C-Klasse 2005
Gary Paffett celebrates his first DTM race win for Mercedes
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]
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Robert Wickens - HWA Mercedes [pic credit: DTM Media]
Robert Wickens - Mercedes AMG [pic credit: DTM Media]
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Robert Wickens - Mercedes AMG [pic credit: DTM Media]

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Rina - Unregistered

June 15, 2012 6:14 AM

Been thinking that for quite a while now. Neutralize shloud meen freezing the gap, not push all teams together. Think Spa 2010. Audi was 40 sec ahead before the race was redflagged. Think Petit 2009. Allan McNish had the Peugeots almost lapped in the wet but before he could do so the Safety Car came out. With modern engine managements it shloud be possible to force some kind of Pit Limiter in the affected area and leave them running for the rest of the time.



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