Timo Scheider claimed the 2008 DTM crown by winning the season finale at the Hockenheimring from rival Paul di Resta. Di Resta, who needed to beat Scheider to win the championship, finished just a couple of seconds behind his Audi rival.
There was no repeat of last year’s cynical race-fixing by Audi – the team simply crushed rivals Mercedes at Zandvoort. Mathias Ekstrom led an Audi 1-2-3-4 followed by Timo Scheider, Tom Kristensen and Martin Tomcyk in a processional race.
A mass withdrawal from the DTM race at Barcelona by Audi overshadowed Jamie Green’s maiden victory at the Catalunya circuit. Audi management took the unprecedented step of withdrawing all of their cars after its principal title charges Martin Tomcyk and Mattias Ekstrom were involved in controversial crashes. Audi Sport issued a statement claiming, “the Mercedes … Continue reading DTM Barcelona: Scandal as Audi withdraw
Despite a long break since his win in the last race at Zandvoort, Maritn Tomcyk was on top form at the Nurbugring and cruised to a second win. Bruno Spengler kept himself in the title hunt with a useful second on a day when Audi appeared to have the upper hand.
Mika Hakkinen took his second DTM victory of the year – but this time there’ll be no question of him being given half-points as he was at the Lausitzring. In fact he probably deserve double points after cunning strategy propelled him into a lead which he narrowly held over Mattias Ekstrom in the dying stages. … Continue reading DTM Mugello: Hakkinen wins from 15th
Bernd Schneider gave a typically virtuoso performance to win at Brands Hatch under intense pressure from the Audis of Martin Tomcyk and Mattias Ekstrom. Schneider took the lead through some canny strategy and by being one of few drivers to successfully execute any passes. It saved him valuable time in traffic around the short Brands … Continue reading DTM Brands Hatch: Champion’s drive by Schneider
Paul di Resta’s lead in the DTM championship has been halved after reduced points were awarded for the Lausitzring race. The German motor sport governing body felt that several drivers were disadvantaged by the mis-handling of the safety car period during the race. The revised championship standings are as followed (previous score in brackets where … Continue reading Lausitzring race points cut
Mika Hakkinen took his second DTM victory after a chaotic race at the Lausitzring. A safety car period in the middle of the race threw the running order up in the air but the Finnish twice World Champion prevailed. Behind him an inspired Paul di Resta finished second to take the championship lead in his … Continue reading DTM Lausitzring – Hakkinen wins amid chaos