Audi Team Rosberg’s Jamie Green turned his weekend around this Sunday, when the British driver emerged victorious in a chaotic wet weather race at Hockenheim.
Starting from the second row of the grid, Green made a swift getaway by putting his Audi RS5 DTM into second place behind Timo Glock, before eventually taking the lead on a safety car restart on lap 3.
It could have been a cruise to the finishing line from there on, but race control found Green to have overtaken Glock too early during the safety car restart. This handed the Leicester native a five-second stop-and-go penalty, to be taken before his first pit stop.
It was at that time when the first drops of rain began to hit the ground, eventually culminating in a heavy shower toward the end of the race, making driving on the limit a difficult undertaking.
“I was first with a huge gap when the rain started falling lightly. It was hard to drive on the limit without making mistakes, but I made it,” said Green after the podium ceremony.
“The conditions were anything but easy today.”
Yet, Jamie Green defied all odds and crossed the line first to take a 14th career victory, which places the Audi driver in second to Lucas Auer in the standings.
“To get a win on the first weekend of a new season is always good. My thanks go out to Team Rosberg and everyone at Audi Sport: This achievement is a reward for the hard work over the winter.”