With Albon breaking away, the Red Bull AF Corse driver moved in behind Juncadella and Wittmann, choosing
to make the mandatory stop on lap seven and managing to stay ahead of Godtz who, due to warmer tyres,
attacked Lawson, making contact and puncturing the New Zealanderís left rear tyre. The #30 Ferrari headed
for the pits, imitated on lap nine by Albon, coming back on track ahead of the drivers who had already pitted.
A lap later, the Safety Car was re-deployed at the head of the pack to allow debris to be picked up from the
track and the removal of stationary cars in positions deemed dangerous by race stewards.
When the race resumed on lap 17, Albon moved up into fourth place, while Lawson, in an attempt to move up
the order, tried to attack the cars ahead at the final chicane, but ended up in a collision that caused his 488
GT3 Evo 2020 another puncture, this time to the right rear. Stable-mate Albon, meanwhile, moved up to third
overall before passing Nico Mueller to pull into the slipstream of general standings leader Klien, who was still
poised to make his stop. The AlphaTauri AF Corse driver took over the leadership from the McLaren driver.
Once the pit stops had been completed, Albon found himself almost five seconds ahead of Juncadella, whom
the Thai driver kept in check until the chequered flag, thus clinching his maiden DTM win. This marks a
second triumph for Ferrari in the German series.