After Sunday's race in Moscow, harsh words and accusations are exchanged in the German DTM championship as well. The loudest is currently leading Mattias Ekström. After colliding with Audi driver Tim Glock in the race, to whom he did not address kind words, he also sharply attacked the Mercedes team.
“What Mercedes did on Sunday is incomprehensible and unacceptable,” Ekström said. “They left their driver Lucas Auer on the track for a very long time and did not invite him to a mandatory stop in the pits or did so almost before the end of the race. He was always somewhere between second and fifth place and no one could pass him. Leading Mike Rockenfeller, however, was able to drive his race in peace. What the hell is that supposed to be? ”
At the end of the race, Ekström had to settle for third place despite the pitch he holds on to this racetrack.
On the Mercedes side, the sports boss, Uli Friz, came forward and stated: “I don’t understand Ekstromö’s anger. Lucas drove completely free, and if Ekström wanted to win, he would have to overtake, that's how it is in motorsport. We also fell behind due to an unsuccessful stop in the pits by Audi, and even in this case I can only say simply: this is the motto of the sport. ”
The next races of the DTM series are this weekend in Oschersleben, and the events from the last race give enough encouragement to drive fast and aggressively on this test.
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