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Lausitz: Mercedes qualifying quotes

Paul Di Resta (AMG Mercedes C-Class): "After my second place this morning I knew that a good result was possible. In qualifying, I was able to improve and was under 1m19 every time. Mercedes-Benz has always been strong at this circuit and ...

Paul Di Resta (AMG Mercedes C-Class):

"After my second place this morning I knew that a good result was possible. In qualifying, I was able to improve and was under 1m19 every time. Mercedes-Benz has always been strong at this circuit and tomorrow I want to achieve our ninth win out of 11 races at the Lausitzring."

Bruno Spengler (Mercedes-Benz Bank AMG C-Class):

I am happy about second place. At the first corner of my final qualifying lap I struggled a little bit under braking; however, I didn't make any more mistakes and I'm less than half a tenth behind pole. Congratulations to Paul on that, well done. I thank my team for a perfect C-Class. Tomorrow I will push from the very beginning - I'd like to extend my overall lead with a race win."

Jamie Green (Junge Sterne AMG Mercedes C-Class):

Fourth place is a great result and my Persson team did a great job; thank you all. Maybe an even better position was possible, but this I can hopefully achieve in tomorrow's race."

David Coulthard (Deutsche Post AMG Mercedes C-Class):

My goal was to improve event by event, and this time I achieved this in qualifying. Amongst this strong field, it will be difficult to defend this place in the race or even to improve, particularly because it will be my first race here at the Lausitzring, but I will give it a try - of course. My Mucke team guys would deserve it; they gave me a great car."

Gary Paffett (Salzgitter AMG Mercedes C-Class):

My target was the single-lap qualifying which I missed clearly. I didn't have any real problems, I just lacked a little bit of speed. My basis for the race is not ideal, but I will give it my all tomorrow. Last year I won from seventh on the grid, maybe it will be possible also from ninth."

Susie Stoddart (TV-Spielfilm AMG Mercedes C-Class):

I am happy to have made it to Q2; however, I would have liked Q3 better. I Before, I had my stronger laps with the second set of tyres, but this I time ran out of time with the second set and did only one lap, so I I was not able to improve."

Maro Engel (GQ AMG Mercedes C-Class):

This morning I was fifth - and now 14th; I am disappointed. I don't know what happened; we will analyse the data to deliver a better result in Sunday's race."

CongFu Cheng (stern AMG Mercedes C-Class):

After 14th place in this morning's free practice I had hoped for a better qualifying result. Unfortunately, I struggled with the balance and was not able to improve."

Ralf Schumacher (Laureus AMG Mercedes C-Class):

Of course, I am not happy at all. Our team had worked hard for a better result; however, for some reason I don't feel comfortable in the car on this track. The gap behind the good lap times is just too big."

Norbert Haug, Vice President Mercedes-Benz Motorsport:

"Great - this is our 100th DTM pole position. Paul is the leader of our trio in first position, ahead of Bruno in second place and Jamie in fourth. Congratulations to the HWA guys around Gerhard Ungar and to our partner teams Persson and Mucke. David Coulthard ended up in the top eight of the third qualifying - a great result in only his third DTM race."

-source: mercedes

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Series DTM
Drivers Ralf Schumacher , David Coulthard , Norbert Haug , Bruno Spengler , Gary Paffett , Maro Engel , Jamie Green , Gerhard Ungar