DTM Mugello: Hakkinen wins from 15th

Posted on Author Keith Collantine

Mika Hakkinen, Mattias Ekstrom, Mugello, 2007Mika Hakkinen took his second DTM victory of the year – but this time there’ll be no question of him being given half-points as he was at the Lausitzring.

In fact he probably deserve double points after cunning strategy propelled him into a lead which he narrowly held over Mattias Ekstrom in the dying stages.

But Bernd Schneider’s failure to score propels Ekstrom to the top of the championshiop table.

Paul di Resta put his recent poor results behind him with a return to the podium, taking third position on merit but aided by having shed success ballast from his two year-old Mercedes.

Fourth place for Bruno Spengler keeps the Canadian in the championship hunt as well.

DTM Drivers’ Championship Standings

Mattias Ekstrom 32
Bernd Schneider 25.5
Bruno Spengler 22
Paul di Resta 22
Mika Hakkinen 20
Martin Tomcyk 20
Gary Paffett 16.5
Jamie Green 10.5
Daniel la Rosa 10
Alexandros Margaritis 8
Mike Rockenfeller 8
Timo Scheider 7
Alexandre Premat 6
Tom Kristensen 5
Mathias Lauda 1
Christian Abt 1

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