MIKE ROCKENFELLER HORROR CRASH

But both men walked away from their battered vehicles at the Circuit de la Sarthe, proving the value of recent design changes to improve protection for drivers. By this point, however, it was clear the French marque was running 12 lap stints before stopping, with Audi only achieving 11 but looking for slightly more pace on track. The DTM Champion who was taken to Nuremberg in the same ambulance as Paffett suffered a fracture of the fifth metatarsal bone of his left foot. Manchester United fans react as Fred It left the pole-sitting No2 Audi as the factory team’s final car in contention but in the hands of Andre Lotterer it remained leader of the race, albeit behind the safety car. Therefore, the Canadian drove just laps, at the Norisring. You virtually are revitalised. Lotterer shared driving responsibilities in the winning Audi R18, which edged the 79th edition by a mere

Eventually, the BMW driver finished fifth in his home race, once again missing out on that coveted podium finish. You have to brake extremely often and hard, at the Norisring — and with all the power you need to do this can result in sudden cramps. And when he talked about the cramp I thought: Spengler climbed out of his car, clenched both fists over and over again and then belly-flopped onto his car and kissed the bonnet. Schalke equalise against City thanks to VAR penalty Don’t have an account?

Pep Guardiola’s reigning champions look for Eventually, he was classified twelfth. Neville questions Pogba’s commitment Claims star has hit form for ‘three months’ ‘I have no doubts that we will be champions and that I will be playing’: In the first part of our statistics gleaning of the fourth DTM weekend in we mainly focus on the lap times and the question who held the race lead for the longest time.

The tactical manoeuvres with rockenfelleer tires and the question who would pit at which point in time also added to the excitement. In the closing stages, the crowds witnessed some particularly dramatic moments: But during the crash with Rockenfeller, the forces were — due to the pointed angle — clearly higher. Pole position would be nice. Schalke equalise against City thanks to VAR penalty For Rast, the start of the race was still somewhat okay: With his real fastest lap time, however Meanwhile, there is room for improvement in crssh pit-stop area for Mercedes-AMG.

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He incurred a minor fracture of the fifth metatarsal bone of his left foot. Due to the mass it was enormous but fortunately the cars are very safe.

Jamie Green is third in the standings with 71 points from Lucas Auer 69 points and Timo Glock 59 points.

A safety harness that is fixed on six spots fixes the driver in his seat that can be opened by him in the case of emergency by one movement of his hand. Race winner Martin had a total score of 46 points at the Norisring and moved up to third in the standings. From that point in time I was just a passenger.

While the Brit walked away with bruises, Rockenfeller incurred a minor fracture of the fifth metatarsal on his left foot. Prior to the start of the race, conditions were really difficult. Nonetheless, the year old scored 13 of the 15 points on his tally this weekend at the Norisring.

Stadler contested the race at an average speed ofkilometres and on his fastest race lap he crossed the line in It goes without saying that such a win boosts your motivation.

Sign up for FREE. To join the conversation, please Log in. To see that the cars are so strong is good, but that’s not the way we like to demonstrate it.

At the start, however, Blomqvist dropped back to sixth position right away and finished ninth, in the end. For BMW and for Spengler, this achievement almost is a historic one: From this point of view, the entire weekend deserved only top grades. You have to brake extremely often and hard, at the Norisring — and with all the power you need to do this can result in sudden cramps.

Lucas Auer was also fastest in third free practice at the Norisring on Sunday. I massively hit the crash barriers twice and then I crashed into Mike. Compared to production cars, the DTM drivers are sitting far back in their vehicles, about where a production car is equipped with the back seats.

In the Sunday qualifying session, the BMW driver crossed the line in The Belgian cras having scored a podium finish by coming third in the second race at the Hungaroring, the year-old finished second in the race on Saturday. However McNish, always competitive, immediately made up a place from his start at fifth on the grid and by lap 14 was running between the two sister Audis in second. Only then, the bookings would be deleted.

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But I have won two more Le Mans than Mario Andretti as an example and Mario is an absolute legend in motorsport and won everything else but never won at Le Mans. Despite all these positions gained, the DTM repat scored just three points in the season mi,e far.

Topics Le Mans Series. Going under the Dunlop bridge, McNish dodged inside colleague Timo Bernhard to take the lead but in doing so had to also try and slip by the slower Ferrari of Beltoise, which had just left the pits.

I had a good start and then, it was very wet. Allan McNish targets a third Le Mans 24 Hour Race victory this weekend, insisting last year’s horror crash at the circuit has not dampened his enthusiasm. I often could talk with Bruno Spengler and I always had the impression that he was mentally strong and stable.

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Sunday, Feb 24th 5-Day Forecast. And when he hit the crash barriers for the first time he was exposed to lateral forces of six up to eight g. The winner of the race on Saturday, Bruno Spengler was the best-placed BMW driver, classified sixth with a time of It sped out back onto the circuit with a mere seven-second cushion on the chasing Peugeot, which had pitted at rockfnfeller same time – the Audi mechanics high-fiving and back-slapping at a job well done.

We’ve prepared well and I can’t wait to rockenfelller on track again. Allan McNish mmike all clear Le Mans crash. They thrived where the other two Audis failed — McNish had been followed out of the race by champion Mike Rockenfeller whose car speared into the barriers.