Audi’s Nico Müller was fastest in a damp final practice session for the DTM at the Red Bull Ring, placing his Audi on top of the times near the end of the session, almost half a second faster than Mercedes’ Edoardo Mortara.
Müller went to the top of the times with just over a minute remaining, initially with an effort of 1 minute 34.327 seconds before improving his time to 1:33.797. The times were faster than any of Saturday’s running, but continued to be almost ten seconds slower than those set in Friday’s dry running.
HWA’s Mortara was fourth quickest, having himself been quickest with just over five minutes to go and again improved near the end of the session as the track conditions got better.
Audi’s Robin Frijns, who had been fastest at the halfway stage, improved his time again to end up third quickest, ahead of Mercedes’ Gary Paffett in fourth.
Saturday podium finisher Mike Rockenfeller put his Audi in fifth, ahead of Mercedes’ Pascal Wehrlein in sixth.
Team Phoenix’s Loïc Duval was seventh, ahead of fellow Audi racer and race one winner René Rast in eighth.
The top ten was completed by Mercedes duo Paul di Resta and Lucas Auer, meaning that not a single BMW driver featured inside the top ten, the best placed Munich representative being Bruno Spengler down in 13th, over a second off the pace.
Qualifying for race two is scheduled to get underway at 10:35 CEST (09:35 BST).
|1||51||Nico MÜLLER||Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline||Audi RS5 DTM||20||1:33.797||0.000|
|2||48||Edoardo MORTARA||SILBERPFEIL Energy Mercedes-AMG Motorsport||Mercedes-AMG C63 DTM||19||1:34.243||0.446|
|3||4||Robin FRIJNS||Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline||Audi RS5 DTM||19||1:34.325||0.528|
|4||2||Gary PAFFETT||Mercedes-AMG Motorsport PETRONAS||Mercedes-AMG C63 DTM||19||1:34.396||0.599|
|5||99||Mike ROCKENFELLER||Audi Sport Team Phoenix||Audi RS5 DTM||20||1:34.417||0.620|
|6||94||Pascal WEHRLEIN||Mercedes-AMG Motorsport PETRONAS||Mercedes-AMG C63 DTM||19||1:34.493||0.696|
|7||28||Loïc DUVAL||Audi Sport Team Phoenix||Audi RS5 DTM||20||1:34.506||0.709|
|8||33||René RAST||Audi Sport Team Rosberg||Audi RS5 DTM||20||1:34.526||0.729|
|9||3||Paul DI RESTA||Mercedes-AMG Motorsport REMUS||Mercedes-AMG C63 DTM||19||1:34.566||0.769|
|10||22||Lucas AUER||SILBERPFEIL Energy Mercedes-AMG Motorsport||Mercedes-AMG C63 DTM||20||1:34.571||0.774|
|11||23||Daniel JUNCADELLA||Mercedes-AMG Motorsport REMUS||Mercedes-AMG C63 DTM||20||1:34.612||0.815|
|12||53||Jamie GREEN||Audi Sport Team Rosberg||Audi RS5 DTM||19||1:34.703||0.906|
|13||7||Bruno SPENGLER||BMW Team RBM||BMW M4 DTM||20||1:34.986||1.189|
|14||16||Timo GLOCK||BMW Team RMR||BMW M4 DTM||20||1:35.015||1.218|
|15||25||Philipp ENG||BMW Team RMR||BMW M4 DTM||19||1:35.230||1.433|
|16||11||Marco WITTMANN||BMW Team RMG||BMW M4 DTM||16||1:35.350||1.553|
|17||15||Augusto FARFUS||BMW Team RMG||BMW M4 DTM||18||1:35.421||1.624|
|18||17||Sébastien OGIER||Mercedes-AMG Motorsport REMUS||Mercedes-AMG C63 DTM||20||1:35.573||1.776|
|19||47||Joel ERIKSSON||BMW Team RBM||BMW M4 DTM||20||1:35.766||1.969|