DTM Budapest: Nico Müller clinches podium for ABT

Two Audi RS 5 DTM cars from Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline in the top ten: ABT has achieved its best result this season to date in Saturday’s race of the DTM’s visit to Hungary at Budapest. The Swiss Nico Müller in third position clinched his first podium this season.

Following a difficult start of the season, ABT presented itself in stronger form at the Hungaroring right from the beginning.In rain on Saturday morning DTM rookie Robin Frijns was in front. In the subsequent qualifying, Nico Müller in the Castrol EDGE Audi RS 5 DTM only had to admit defeat to Paul Di Resta in a Mercedes-Benz by 135 thousandths of a second. 

“This was a good day,” said Nico Müller. “The front row, the first podium this year and many good points: the season has finally started for me! I’m happy for my team and my guys. We made a good step ahead this weekend. Now we’re going to continue to work hard in order to be even stronger tomorrow and in contention for the podium again.”

His teammate, Robin Frijns, on clinching position seven, achieved the best result in his still young DTM career. The Dutchman finished in the points for the second consecutive time. 

Nico Müller 
“With my podium finish and the front row on Saturday I’m basically taking a lot of positives home from Hungary. We made some small steps ahead, but still have a lot of work to do. Without the incidents in Sunday’s race I’d have probably finished in the points again.”

The DTM will continue on June 23 and 24 at the Norisring with Audi’s home round.