|01. Oktober 2019||Zurück zur Artikelübersicht »|
Four wins, 182 points, four pole positions: These are the impressive statistics, with which Marco Wittmann travels to Hockenheim for the final DTM race weekend of the season. Never before has the BMW driver scored as many points before the season finale, nor has he ever secured as many pole positions. He has also already equalled his previous best of four wins in one season. And yet, a third DTM title remains out of the reach of the German this year.
So, with what goals does the 29-year-old travel to the ninth DTM race weekend in the Baden-Württemberg region of Germany? “We started the season with a win in Hockenheim, and I hope we can bring the season, which has been difficult at times, to a positive close there,” says Wittmann. “The title race is over, but we will try to have a nice finale in Hockenheim, with good results in both races.”
As well as a positive conclusion to the season, Wittmann is also still in contention to finish second in the Drivers’ Championship. The runner-up spot is currently occupied by Audi driver Nico Müller, who leads Wittmann by 41 points. Fourth-placed Mike Rockenfeller (Audi) trails Wittmann, the best of the BMW drivers, by 37 points.
On many occasions in the past, Wittmann has shown emphatically that he feels right at home at the Hockenheimring. He has won three times there, most recently at the opening round of the season, when he claimed the first DTM victory of the new turbo era.
An additional highlight of the final weekend is the visit from the Japanese SUPER GT. Before the two series stage their first joint “Dream Race” in Fuji in November, three SUPER GT cars will line up as guest starters in Hockenheim. Among those behind the wheel will be former Formula 1 world champion Jenson Button.
DTM TV partner SAT.1 will broadcast live from 13:00 on both Saturday and Sunday. The races begin at 13:30 on both days.