The 19-year-old New Zealand Lawson is about to become the youngest master of the DTM. At the penultimate season s race on the Norisring, the Red-Bull Junior in Ferrari missed the premature coronation, before the final run on Sunday (13.30 pm / Sat.1) Lawson holds all the trumps in his hand.
18 points lead
The teenager has 224 points after his tenth podium placement in the 15th race in the account. Making the title only the South African Kelvin van der Linde (206), who occupied fourth rank in the Audi and Saturday winner Maximilian Götz (Uffenheim / Mercedes / 205). Maximum to win are still 28 points: three for the pole position, 25 for the race victory.
The only 2.3 km long tradition on the Nuremberg Zeppelinfeld was as often as the stage for a turbulent DTM race with many dual fights. The place two started van der Linde was brought to attack on pole-setter Lawson in the first curve, at the outcome of the passage, it came to touch the title candidates. The native Franke Götz slipped through and dictated in the episode his home race.
Lawson clears Ellis
Also Lawson was not squeamish, the Youngster grabbed the Swiss Mercedes pilot Philip Ellis in his 29th birthday in the 22nd round. The racing commissaries rated the hard maneuver than not pun-off.
So far of the latest DTM champion is Pascal Wehrlein. The Worndorfer took the title in Hockenheim in 2015 in Hockenheim, the title day before his 21st birthday. Lawson is 19 years old on Sunday and 241 days old.