DTM champion Bruno Spengler (BMW) is sixth
Schumacher and Green claim victory in Munich
The DTM provided an extraordinary motoring show in Munich’s Olympiastadion on Saturday. In an action-packed relay competition of the three manufacturers Audi, BMW and Mercedes-Benz, Ralf Schumacher and Norisring winner Jamie Green with the DTM Mercedes AMG C-Coupé beat two times’ DTM champion Timo Scheider and Adrien Tambay with the Audi A5 DTM in a very close final.
Practice gets under way ahead of Saturday’s ROC Nations Cup and Sunday’s Race Of Champions
A fifth consecutive ROC Nations Cup victory is “not the only target” for seven-time Formula 1 world champion Michael Schumacher. Last year’s surprise Champion of Champions Filipe Albuquerque declares the lesson from 2010 is to “Never underestimate anyone…”
Glock and Scheider team up for the ROC Nations Cup
Formula 1 racer Glock and double DTM champion Scheider will join forces for the host nation’s second team at the event on December 3. F1 world champions Sebastian Vettel and Michael Schumacher have already signed up to defend the ROC Nations Cup title for Team Germany.
Bruno Spengler will be facing a difficult task
Scot Paul Di Resta has secured himself the best position for the battle for the 2010 DTM title. The Mercedes-Benz driver did the best job in the action-packed qualifying of the DTM season finale at the narrow 2.465 kilometres long street circuit in Shanghai and will be starting from pole position on Sunday at 8.23 h (CET).
Scheider wins “the best race of his life” in Italy
Incredible action in the penultimate DTM round of the season at the Adria International Raceway. The spectators got to see an action-packed race with many overtaking manoeuvres, a thrilling battle for the title and a winner that nobody had reckoned with prior to the race.
Spengler retires on lap 23 qith mechanical problems
Sheer tension during the battle for the DTM title at the Hockenheimring Baden-Württemberg. Mercedes-Benz driver Paul Di Resta again showed himself in an excellent shape and was able to celebrate his third race win in a row. Thus, the Scot toppled his fellow Mercedes-Benz driver Bruno Spengler, who had been in the lead so far, from first place in the drivers’ standings. The Canadian retired on lap 23 due to problems with the left rear wheel.
Spengler remains leader in championship
At the British circuit of Brands Hatch, 24,000 fans watched a perfect DTM race weekend by Scottish driver Paul Di Resta. On Saturday, the Mercedes-Benz driver claimed a dominant pole position and on Sunday, the 24-year old scored a clear lights-to-flag victory at the shortest circuit on this year’s DTM calendar.
Bruno Spengler second will start from front row
Paul di Resta made the most out of his home advantage, claiming pole at Brands Hatch with a great performance. With his AMG Mercedes C-Class, British driver Paul Di Resta set the fastest lap time at the shortest circuit on the DTM calendar and will be starting from pole position into Sunday’s seventh round of the DTM season.
Even a few days before Christmas
Timo Scheider has got nearly no time for a breather. The DTM Champion is a sought-after man and hurries from appointment to appointment. In addition to galas, interviews and photo shootings, the 31 year old travelled to Nörslingen, Bavaria, this Wednesday, to visit the ‘Fritz Hopf Technikerschule’.
Statistics special: The closest finish
At the Hockenheimring, Tom Kristensen – who already had announced to retire from DTM at the end of the season – celebrated his fourth DTM win. The Dane crossed the finish line just 0.353 seconds ahead of the future 2009 DTM Champion, Timo Scheider, with Oliver Jarvis and Markus Winkelhock completing the Audi triumph by finishing third and fourth respectively.
The 2009 DTM season finale featured several winners
By celebrating his second consecutive DTM title, Audi works driver Timo Scheider made history and secured an everlasting position in the record books of the sport. Meanwhile, the team title was won by Gary Paffett and Bruno Spengler for their squad, Team Salzgitter / Mercedes-Benz-Bank.
After the Hockenheimring Baden-Württemberg race
“My start was very good. After that, it was a feast for my eyes to watch how Gary (Paffett) and Eki wrestled with each other. They really went all out in their duel. With a little more courage I might have squeezed myself into the leading position, but that seemed too risky to me. That’s why I restrained myself and tried to keep everything that produces performance intact on the car.” – Scheider
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