Molina claims pole position for Audi at Oschersleben

Miguel Molina will have the best view at the start of the second race of the 2014 DTM season.

Oschersleben - For the third time in his DTM career, Miguel Molina will start from pole position. In qualifying for the second round of the DTM season in the etropolis Motorsport Arena Oschersleben, the Spaniard set the fastest lap time of 1:20.007 minutes in the third qualifying heat.

On Sunday, the winner of the opening round, Marco Wittmann (BMW) will be lining up alongside him on the front row of the grid. The German was 0.509 seconds down on Molina’s time.

On the second row of the grid, there will also be one Audi and one BMW driver: Adrien Tambay will be starting from third position while António Félix da Costa will line up fourth on the grid.

In tenth position, Pascal Wehrlein was the best-placed Mercedes-Benz driver in qualifying. In fact, four of the five eliminated in Q1 were Mercedes drivers, so that group has certainly not improved since Hockenheim. The race will start on Sunday, May 17, at 13.30hrs. A full press release with quotes of the successful drivers will follow shortly.

Qualifying in detail

15.10 Start of Q1, Jamie Green is the first driver to leave the pit lane.

15.12 Jamie Green is the first driver to top the time sheet: 1:20.786.

15.14 Petrov locks up under braking for the first corner and spins, but continues.

15.16 Timo Glock spins off the track, but continues.

15.18 Félix da Costa off the track, continues.

15.19 With four minutes remaining, Green is still on top, followed by Molina, Mortara, Wittmann, Scheider, Rockenfeller, Tambay, Félix da Costa, Spengler and Farfus.

15.20 Adrien Tambay is now fastest: 1:20.508.

15.21 Ekström improves from 22nd to eighth: 1:20.981.

15.22 Miguel Molina is now on top with 1:20.418.

15.23 End of the session. Paffett improves from 19th to 18th and therefore only just makes it into Q2. Not qualified for Q2 are Glock, Wickens, Di Resta, Juncadella and Petrov. Molina remains fastest from Tambay, Green, Ekström, Spengler, Rockenfeller, Wittmann, Mortara, Scheider, Müller, Martin, Félix da Costa, Vietoris, Farfus, Tomczyk, Hand, Wehrlein and Paffett.

15.30 Start of Q2. Once again, Jamie Green is the first driver to go out onto the track.

15.33 Miguel Molina is fastest with 1:20.433.

15.34 Bruno Spengler now on top with 1:20.416.

15.39 Adrien Tambay is now fastest: 1:20.011.

15.41 End of the session. Tambay remains fastest from Molina, Wittmann, Félix da Costa, Spengler, Rockenfeller, Mortara and Scheider. Not qualified for Q3 are Farfus, Wehrlein, Green, Ekström, Tomczyk, Martin, Müller, Hand, Vietoris and Paffett.

15.49 Start of Q3: Mike Rockenfeller is the first driver to leave the pit lane.

15.54 Marco Wittmann is the first to have completed a timed lap: 1:21.350.

15.55 Miguel Molina goes fastest: 1:20.040.

15.56 Molina improves to 1:20.007, Tambay goes second fastest with 1:20.519. 15.58 Wittmann claims second place with 1:20.516.

16.00 End of the session, Molina fastest ahead of Wittmann, Tambay, Félix da Costa, Scheider, Rockenfeller, Spengler and Mortara, Farfus, and Wehrlein carrying the Mercedes banner in tenth.

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Series DTM
Event Oschersleben
Sub-event Saturday qualifying
Article type Qualifying reports
Tags audi, bmw, dtm, mercedes, miguel molina, oschersleben

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