Reviews DTM Qualifying Monza 1: Abril brings at Mercedes-Amg Festival First Pole

14:55  19 june  2021
14:55  19 june  2021 Source:   motorsport-total.com

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Vincent Abril schnappt sich in Monza die erste Pole der neuen DTM-Ära © Motorsport Images Vincent Abril grabs in Monza the first pole of the new DTM era

first DTM qualifying of the new GT3 era at 26 degrees And perfect conditions in Monza - and Mercedes-AMG delivers a come-made comment: The Monegasque HRT-Mercedes pilot Vincent Abril secured the first pole position in 1: 46,488 - and thus three points in the championship. And leads a quadruple guidance of the brand with the star ( here's the result ).

"The first DTM qualifying - and P1", he looks forward to 'Instagram'. "The race will be long and interesting, but what a kick-off!" Behind the Hrt-Mercedes pilot, Gruppem-Mercedes-Pilot Daniel Juncadella, Winward-Mercedes rider Lucas Auer and Abril teammate Maximilian Götz.

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In the camp of Mercedes-Amg, you were surprised and does not dare the result yet. "I believe that there is still a lot in Petto," does DTM Legend and Mercedes-AMG representative Bernd Schneider at 'ran.de' refers to the competition. "The victory is not in my pocket."

Mercedes-AMG expects strong competition

in the race? "The race can look very different if you look at the different vehicle concepts. For example, the Audi has a small end face and is on the straightforce fucked quickly. If that has overtaken you once, it's not so easy with the Mercedes, get."

from a successful poker with regard to the first balance of performance classification of the DTM Schneider does not want to know anything: "We have always given everything from the beginning at all tests and showed the performance we can." He also suggests that the Mercedes AMG teams was the requirement to use only one tire set: "We focused on a run."

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Muth ensures surprise

of the Austrians at the T3-Lamborghini, the Austrian expects to be "ran.de 'with a chaotic race, as many teams are not familiar with the race series. "I think, for many, the DTM is something new, especially with pit stop and tire change. That will be interesting if it has 36 degrees."

But who was best not Mercedes? Completely surprisingly, the Belgian Rookie Esteban Muth in the T3-Lamborghini with 0.375 seconds behind the fifth place. And his team-colleague Esmee Hawkey was in second twelve with only 0.774 seconds quickly, making them the female duel with Sophia Flörsch, which was decided with 1.599 seconds behind 19th and last.

Best Ferrari Pilot was Liam Lawson missing in seven 0.412 seconds, while Rosberg pilot Nico Müller was seated with 0.439 seconds of residue in eight best audi pilot. BMW did not come out over the back ranks: Marco Wittmann landed as the best pilot of the Munich brand with 1,056 seconds behind the 15th place.

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Disappointment in the Audi camp

in the Audi camp was disappointed after qualifying. Whether Müller expected this residue? "I would expect that with fears," he answers at 'ran.de'. "If you see what the Mercedes from the stand with just one sentence make." The runner champion could have been "another, two tenths faster" if he had no traffic at the first attempt.

"But the distance is bigger," he says. "The Mercedes are also fast on the Longruns. You have no overhole aids. You have to set his strategy because you need a tire tomorrow. But in Monza everything can happen in the 1st curve, the race is long."

also GT3 specialist Kelvin van der Linde, who landed a thousandth place behind Müller in the Audi Audi, slides frustration. "I was not so happy with qualifying," he says. "The first run looked positive - and we thought that at the second Run goes a little more, but there was nothing, though both rounds were actually okay. We now have to make our housework before the race and see if we look at the Strategy come forward. "

TopSpeed ​​values ​​balanced

You can now see if there are changes to the balance of performance classification before the race started at 13:30. This is not intended, but the AVL is analyzing and evaluating the qualifying data.

The topspeeds showed a balanced image: Timo Glock in Rowe-BMW, ​​Götz im Hrt-Mercedes and Hawkey in the T3-Lamborghini reached 277.63 km / h, while Van der Linde in the fastest Audi at 276.21 km / h came. Only the Ferrari was a little slower with 273.41 km / h by Alex Albon.

Mercedes wants to fight in the Tempo Temple Monza .
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