|The Spanish driver Roberto Merhi (Mercedes C Class-Coupé AMG) has finished in 18th position his first DTM race, the spectacular German Touring car series, held today at the circuit of Hockenheim in front of more than 70.000 spectators.
The Castellon-born Mercedes-Benz driver had a difficult debut in the series. If yesterday he didn't feel comfortable with the setup of his car, today he couldn't even complete a lap in the warm up because of a mechanical problem.
In the race, Merhi made a clean start and ran at a good pace in his first stint despite an incident with two other competitors that damaged his car. However the strategy of doing his first pit stop later in the race didn't work out and even if he ran as high as fifth when he was back to the track his eventual position was 16th, behind his teammate Susie Wolff.