DTM comes full circle at Hockenheim
DTM season 2015 comes full circle as the exciting championship ends next weekend at Hockenheim, and we will see who will succeed Marco Wittmann as the new champion.
Mercedes driver Pascal Wehrlein is very close to securing the first trophy of his career. The talented German has won only two races in the previous 16 rounds, but has also had three podium finishes, which was enough to have a solid advantage in front of two Audi drivers. Edoardo Mortara is second, 37 points behind, while former champion Mattias Ekstrom is third, 38 points behind.
Bruno Spengler on fourth is the best placed BMW driver so far, 46 points behind Wehrlein, and he needs a miracle to win a championship title, but he could be the trump card for BMW as Bavarian is on top in the Manufacturers’ championship with 554 points. Mercedes-Benz is second with 503, while Audi is third with 472 points. It is quite a disappointment for Ingolstadters especially after a brilliant opening of the season where they won four races in a row.
Jamie Green was the winner of the opening race of the season at Hockenheim, while Mattias Ekstrom won second race which would have led to the conclusion that Audi could be favourite again. But, BMW is in a big rush as they won three of last four races, and was able to exploit the fact they had smallest performance weights.
In the Teams’ champoonship, Mercedes HWA AG team has 221 points, 40 more than Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline on second place, while BMW Team RMG and BMW Team MTEK are on third position with 175 points.
Start of the 40-minute race on Saturday is scheduled for 13.30 CET, while one-hour race on Sunday starts 15.15 CET.