Alright.. the DTM is back. After a winter off, it’s time to start testing on the new cars.
At the end of the first of the four days of official DTM testing, held at Vallelunga, Mika Häkkinen set the fastest lap time. The two-time Formula One World Champion, who completed his maiden laps at the circuit located close to Rome, set a 1:41.889-minute lap, thus being 0.079 seconds faster than his team-mate, Bruno Spengler. In rainy and cold conditions (10° C), Häkkinen set the fastest lap time of the day already in the morning session. The afternoon session was red-flagged several times, as some of the drivers went off on the way to taking their cars to the very limit, on the extremely wet track.