A rather interesting outcome at the DTM at Zandvoort, Jamie Green (Mercedes AMG C-Coupé) finished the seventh race in fourth place and improved his position in the championship overall standings by going up into second place after fighting the race winner Edoardo Mortara (Audi).
Mercedes Benz Championship leader Gary Paffett (THOMAS SABO Mercedes AMG C-Coupé) came home in seventh place after a tough race.
He was in grid position eight for the start of the race and had reached fourth place when, at the start of lap 27, Martin Tomczyk (BMW) caused him to spin and drop back down to eleventh place. During the remaining 16 laps, championship leader Paffett again moved up the field four positions to finish seventh.
Paffett heads the DTM drivers’ championship, having secured 109 points, and has a 16-point lead on team-mate Green in second position with 93 points. THOMAS SABO / Mercedes-Benz Bank AMG lead the team standings with 133 points. Mercedes AMG are second on 101 points. Mercedes-Benz on 256 points holds the top spot in the Manufacturers’ Championship.
Ralf Schumacher (Mercedes AMG C-Coupé) finished the seventh race at Zandvoort in tenth position after a bizarre pitlane incident where the airline was caught by the rear wing on Ralf Schumacher’s car which sent an adjacent 4 Mercedes Pitline Crew to hospital thankfully all ok with one still in hospital for observation…..
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On Sunday at the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb had to be red flagged due to a huge accident at the Devils Playground.
Hill Climb rookie Jeremy Foley’s Mitsubishi Evolution 8 veered off course near Mile 16, and rescue crews lifted both he and co-driver Yuri Kouznetsov to an area hospital. KRDO reportedly said Foley had a broken leg, but nothing was confirmed.
The news Article at the Colorado Springs Gazette, reported it rather like a small race incident.
On watching the video here we decided that the car was involved in a horrendous spin turning over nearly 10 times down a guesstimate 150ft drop.
It’s good that the safety equipment saved the driver and codriver from serious injury.
Less than 60 minutes in to the endurance race, the Audi R18 TDI driven by Allan McNish, the R18 came in to fast on slower traffic at the Dunlop curve. Allan was at this point too late to break and made contact with the Ferrari sending Both cars in to the barrier.
Due to the speed of the impact the R18 hit the wall and flung it in to the air spraying the Photographers with a cocktail of carbon fibre and debris, as one Photographer runs away from a rogue wheel.
A tribute to the Monocoque construction from audi led to Allan walking away from the incident.
He either fetched too much speed in to the Dunlop curve or had a breaking failure.
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Recently at the Nordschleife in Germany the much anticipated McLaren MP4-12c, suffered at the legendary Nordschleife.
The first was being towed off unceremoniously by a Volkswagon the same company who makes the Bugatti Veyron.
And then suffered an accident on the Northloop and finally a engine failure where it limped back to the Pirelli Test center bleeding its fluids.
That was the end of testing at the Nordschleife im sure it will be back sans broken engine soon, get well soon VP13.
Yesterday on the roads near the Nurburgring, has cost the life of the infamous Toyota/Gazoo chief test driver and engineer Hiromu Naruse.
The 67-year old was driving a Lexus LFA Nurburgring Edition when it crashed into another prototype the BMW 3-Series.
The BMW test drivers, age 34 and 33 years old were also injured, with one in critical condition.
Hiromu Naruse started his career with Toyota in 1963, And Contributed in important role in developing the Lexus LFA and was a key member of the Gazoo racing team at this years ADAC 24h Race.
Perhaps a rename of the “Nurburgring Edition” is called for perhaps simply the “Naruse Nurburgring Edition” would be a fitting tribute for the historic man and marque.
Our condolences go out to all at Lexus and Gazoo Racing.