The domination of the Americans came to a screeching halt in this round.
Despite a spectacular off, David Coulthard was able to defeat Petter Solberg, followed by a very close match between Jamie Whincup and Kurt Busch, which saw Whincup prevail.
Pascal Weherlein was able to remove Robby Gordon from the competition, making Germany proud. Ryan Hunter-Reay made a slight mistake, which cost him the victory and allowed Esteban Ocon to steal the win.
All three Americans, which went undefeated until this round, were knocked out of the quarter finals.