David Coulthard has achieved his stated aim of finishing his maiden DTM race, bringing his Mercedes across the line in 12th place in the series’ opening round at Hockenheim.

The event was won by McLaren test driver Gary Paffet, who led home a Mercedes 1-2-3-4 after a closely fought qualifying session with the rival Audi cars.

Paffet led home Bruno Spengler, Jamie Green and Force India test driver Paul di Resta.

DTM 1. Lauf Hockenheimring

Former F1 race winner Ralf Schumacher finished the race in 9th place.

[Original image via DTM]

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