One of the winners of the DTM gamble at Budapest was Mike Rockenfeller from Audi Sport Team Phoenix. After having started the race from grid position 16, “Rocky” changed tires right on lap one. After seven laps, a heavy rain shower caused three serious accidents in the pit lane and a longer interruption of the race that disadvantaged all the drivers who had not pitted yet or happened to be in the pit lane at the time the race was stopped. Except for Rockenfeller, this included all other five Audi drivers.
“This was a crazy race,” said the 2013 DTM Champion, who placed fourth after the restart. “That I nearly made it onto the podium is completely secondary today. The pictures of the accidents in the pit lane looked horrible. The last thing we want is for someone to get injured. I hope the victims weren’t hurt as badly as things looked at the first moment. I’m keeping my fingers crossed for them!”