DTM Drivers’ Championship leader Timo Glock says he expects Mercedes to be strong at this weekend’s fourth round of the 2018 season, set to be held at the Norisring in Nuremburg.
BMW driver Glock holds an 11-point lead over Mercedes’ Gary Paffett, having benefited from the chaos at the previous round in Hungary.
However, the Mercs have claimed three pole positions and won four of the first five races of the season and Glock expects them to have the edge over BMW and Audi at the Norisring.
"We know the Mercedes engine is very strong so they have the possibility to run maybe slightly more downforce in Norisring," said Glock.
"For sure they can have a bit of an advantage compared to us but we need to see.
"Last year we were strong, Bruno [Spengler] won the race, so it is still possible to be up there but it is gonna be a hard fight as usual."
In other DTM news, Mercedes driver Paul Di Resta says he is unsure about his future, with the manufacturer set to leave DTM at the end of the season.
"I have no idea, we'll find out in time where I end up, I have no idea what I'll be racing next year," di Resta told Motorsport.com.
"Looking at the opportunities also, I'm still young enough to try to achieve something, even different.
"I have enjoyed my time in DTM I hope the championship continues.
"It has been part of my life, would be a shame to see it go and we will wait to find out what happens.
"It's always nice to go out on a high and of course we want to try and focus on the best job that we can and sign out on a high after 30 years in the championship."
Qualifying and Race 2 of the Norisring round will both be televised live on Fox Sports 2.