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Hockenheim report

weather: fair spectators: 92000 Top 15 qualifying: Pos Driver Nat Team/Car Time ------------------------------------------------------------------------ 1 Kurt Thiim DK ...

weather: fair spectators: 92000

Top 15 qualifying:

Pos Driver Nat Team/Car Time ------------------------------------------------------------------------ 1 Kurt Thiim DK Zakspeed/Mercedes Benz C180 V6 2:07.79 2 Bernd Schneider D AMG/Mercedes Benz C180 V6 2:08.15 3 Klaus Ludwig D AMG/Mercedes Benz C180 V6 2:08.35 4 Manuel Reuter D Opel Team Joest/Opel Calibra V6 2:08.62 5 Michael Bartels D Schuebel Engineering/Alfa 155V6 Ti 2:09.02 6 Stefano Modena I Alfa Corse/Alfa Romeo 155V6 Ti 2:09.18 7 Roland Asch D AMG/Mercedes Benz C180 V6 2:09.52 8 Alessandro Nannini I Alfa Corse/Alfa Romeo 155V6 Ti 2:09.74 9 Keke Rosberg FIN Opel Team Joest/Opel Calibra V6 2:09.84 10 Nicola Larini I Alfa Corse/Alfa Romeo 155V6 Ti 2:10.51 11 Ellen Lohr D AMG/Mercedes Benz C180 V6 2:10.63 12 "John Winter" D Opel Team Joest/Opel Calibra V6 2:13.90 13 Christian Danner D Schuebel Engineering/Alfa 155V6 Ti engine defect 14 Joerg van Ommen D Zakspeed/Mercedes Benz C180 V6 Ti engine defect 15 Kris Nissen DK Schuebel Engineering/Alfa 155V6 Ti missed chicane

Race 1 15 laps x 6.815 km =102.23 km

lap 2: 1.Thiim, 2.Ludwig, 3.Schneider, 4.Reuter, 5.Bartels, 6.Modena 7.Nannini, 8.Asch, 9.Lohr. 10.Larini, 11.Rosberg, 12.Danner 13.Nissen, 14.van Ommen 3: Winter pits, puncture 4: Rosberg passing Larini 5: Thiim 1.8 sec.-->Ludwig 0.4-->Schneider 6: Larini pits (electr. problems) 8: Rosberg passing Ellen Lohr No changes in the top five, 6.Nannini, 7.Modena, 8.Asch, 9.Rosberg 10.Lohr 9: Larini 2nd pitstop, out 10: Rosberg took 8th from Asch and is now attacking Modena. And this ends up in the gravel for Modena (out) and with a spin for Keke. 13: Thiim 2.8-->Ludwig 0.5-->Schneider 3.2-->Reuter ~5-->Bartels 6.Nannini, 7.Asch, 8.v.Ommen, 9.Lohr, 10.Rosberg 14: van Ommen passing Asch, Nannini takes 5th from Bartels, v.Ommen following Nannini and snatching 5th position for himself.

results:

Pos Driver Time -------------------------------- 1. Kurt Thiim 32:34.64 2. Klaus Ludwig 32:45.49 3. Bernd Schneider 32:46.02 4. Manuel Reuter 32:58.85 5. Joerg van Ommen 33:01.37 6. Alessandro Nannini 33:02.90 7. Michael Bartels 33:03.44 8. Roland Asch 33:04.14 9. Ellen Lohr 33:10.94 10.Christian Danner 33:17.89

Race 2 15 laps x 6.815 km =102.23 km

Larini and Modena starting out of last row. lap 1: Looks like Rosberg is slipping on oil, kicks Asch who spins. Rosberg into the barriers, out. Asch almost hits Reuter while spinning, but can continue. At the same time Thiim is kicked by Ludwig into a gravel trap, out. Ludwig dropping back. 2: Larini pits, out. 3: 1.Schneider, 2.van Ommen, 3.Nannini, 4.Reuter. 5.Lohr, 6.Danner 7.Bartels, 8.Ludwig, 9.Nissen 5: Nannini slow, out ((engine) 7: Asch pits (puncture) 8: Nissen stalls with a smoking engine. 10: Schneider 1.3 sec.-->v.Ommen 1.9-->Reuter 2.2-->Bartels 0.5-->Ludwig 6.Lohr, 7.Danner, 8.Modena, 9.Winter, 10.Asch No more changes in the top 10 until last lap, when Reuter suddenly slowing down with his Calibra, dropping back to 8. results:

Pos Driver Time -------------------------------- 1. Bernd Schneider 32:42.98 2. Joerg van Ommen 32:48.77 3. Michael Bartels 32:53.73 4. Klaus Ludwig 32:55.39 5. Ellen Lohr 33:05.48 6. Christian Danner 33:06.74 7. Stefano Modena 33:15.17 8. Manuel Reuter 33:43.88 9. Roland Asch 34:06.20 10."John Winter" 34:16.33

final standings:

Pos Driver Nat Pts Constructor Pts ----------------------------------- ------------------- 1 Klaus Ludwig D 222 Mercedes Benz 323 2 Joerg van Ommen D 175 Alfa Romeo 310 3 Nicola Larini I 150 Opel 97 4 Alessandro Nannini I 149 5 Kurt Thiim DK 141 6 Roland Asch D 124 7 Kris Nissen DK 99 8 Manuel Reuter D 89 9 Christian Danner D 88 10 Bernd Schneider D 86

PS: It was interesting to see some well known people sneaking around the pits at Hockenheim: JJ. Lehto, Riccardo Patrese, Andrea De Cesaris, Yannick Dalmas, Pedro Lamy, Karl Wendlinger, Johnny Unser

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