Miguel Molina won the first race of the weekend at Hockenheim after beating Antonio Felix Da Costa off the line.
Pole-sitter Da Costa only managed to finish fourth, ahead of Mike Rockenfeller in fifth. Rene Rast came home sixth on his Audi while seventh saw Timo Glock.
Jamie Green is fully out of contention for the title now as he could only manage eighth after a poor qualifying. Tom Blomqvist was ninth while picking up the only point for Mercedes was Paul di Resta.
There are now seventeen points between Marco Wittmann and Edoardo Mortara as they both turn their attention to tomorrows race in hope of taking the championship.
Bahrain International Circuit - Winter testing