First DTM Pre-Season Test in Hockenheim Complete ... Lucas Auer sets fastest time


 

Hockenheim 08 April 2021

The first of the two days of testing for the DTM pre-season have taken place at Hockenheim, which this year includes GT3 class cars and features two AF Corse 488 GT3 Evo 2020s representing the colours of Red Bull and Alpha Tauri.

The cars from Maranello, handled by drivers Alexander Albon and Liam Lawson, made an encouraging first outing in the German series. The New Zealander, winner in Bahrain on his Formula 2 debut, wrapped up the day with the fourth fastest time (1:36.897) while Albon set the sixth quickest (1:37.091) and was the only driver to go out on track in the fourth and final session of the day, cut short due to snowfall.

Hockenheim 09 April 2021
Second and final day of the first DTM pre-season test at the Hockenheim circuit. After the first tests yesterday, the Ferrari 488 GT3 Evo 2020s of AF Corse continued their fine-tuning work, taking advantage of better weather conditions.

In the Alpha Tauri car, Alex Albon set his best time of 1:37.012, ahead of Liam Lawson in the Red Bull-sponsored twin, who closed the session with 1:37.184.

The DTM drivers will be back on track for the second official test at the Lausitzring from 4 to 6 May. The season will go live from 18 to 20 June, with the opening round at Monza.

 

Position

R#

Driver

Make / Model

VIN

Team

Time

1

 

Lucas Auer

 

 

Winward-Mercedes

1:36.153

2

 

Vincent Abril

 

 

HRT-Mercedes

1:36.173

3

 

Daniel Juncadella

 

 

GruppeM-Mercedes

1:36.251

4

 

Philip Ellis

 

 

Winward-Mercedes

1:36.351

5

 

Maximilian Götz

 

 

HRT-Mercedes

1:36.375

6

 

Arjun Maini

 

 

GetSpeed-Mercedes

1:36.555

7

 

Mike Rockenfeller

 

 

Abt-Audi

1:36.670

8

 

Maximilian Buhk

 

 

Mücke-Mercedes

1:36.780

9

23

Alex Albon

Ferrari 488 GT3 Evo 2020

 

AF Corse-Ferrari

1:37.012

10

 

Kelvin van der Linde

 

 

Abt-Audi

1:37.114

11

30

Liam Lawson

Ferrari 488 GT3 Evo 2020

 

AF Corse-Ferrari

1:37.184

12

 

Marco Wittmann

 

 

Walkenhorst-BMW

1:37.190

13

 

Timo Glock

 

 

ROWE-BMW

1:37.482

14

 

Dev Gore

 

 

Rosberg-Audi

1:37.735

15

 

Sheldon van der Linde

 

 

ROWE-BMW

1:37.977

16

 

Sophia Flörsch

 

 

Abt-Audi

1:38.260