Scheider disqualified after "push him out" controversy

Timo Scheider has been stripped of sixth place in the second DTM race at Spielberg for causing the incident that eliminated Robert Wickens and Pascal Wehrlein.

Following a lengthy investigation by the stewards into the last-lap controversy – caused by a radio instruction given by Audi motorsport boss Dr Wolfgang Ullrich to Scheider to “push him out” – it was decided that two-time champion Scheider should be disqualified for hitting Wickens deliberately.

However, no additional sanction was handed to Audi for the radio instruction after an apology from Ullrich, who claimed that the message “was not an instruction for Timo.”

Scheider’s exclusion promotes Lucas Auer to sixth, with Antonio Felix da Costa promoted to the final points paying position in 10th – the only point of the race for BMW.

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Series DTM
Event Spielberg
Track Red Bull Ring
Drivers Timo Scheider , Robert Wickens , Pascal Wehrlein
Teams Phoenix Racing
Article type Breaking news