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Bruno Spengler
Bruno Spengler
Driver Details
Nationality Canadian Flag Canadian
Date of Birth 23/08/1983
Date of Death Unknown
Début Hockenheim 2005
Championships 1 (2012)
2014 Position 11th (42pts)
Wins 14
First Win Norisring 2006
Previous Teams Persson Motorsport
HWA AG
BMW Team Schnitzer
DTM Career
Total Entries 121 (121 Starts)
Pole Positions 17
Fastest Laps 14
Total Points

707

Current Season
Team BMW Team MTEK
Car BMW M4 DTM
Number Standings Points
7 5th 123
SPE 15 Livery
Canadian racer Bruno Spengler is a BMW factory driver, who competes for BMW Team MTEK in the 2015 DTM Championship.[1] Spengler is a former DTM Champion, having won the title in 2012, and has won fourteen of the 105 races he has entered.[1]

Current SeasonEdit

Spengler uses the #7 BMW M4 DTM, partnering Timo Glock at Team MTEK. At the season opening DTM Festival, Spengler managed to take ninth in the second race of the weekend.

BackgroundEdit

After seven years in karting from 1993 to 2000, Spengler stepped into his first motor racing series in the Formula Renault Eurocup in 2001.[1] After taking ninth in that series, Spengler competed in two different Formula Renault series, taking the North American version while finishing runner-up in the German edition.[1] Two seasons in the Formula 3 Euro Series were uneventful, before Spengler was promoted, by Mercedes-Benz, to the DTM for 2005.[1]

DTM HistoryEdit

Spengler was adopted by Persson Motorsport and handed a year old Mercedes C-Class from the 2004 season, taking until his ninth race to score a point.[2] It was in 2006, armed with a HWA prepared C-Class when Spengler truly showed his pace, taking his first career victory at the Norisring.[2] Three further victories at the Nürburgring, Le Mans and Hockenheim took him to second in the championship.[2]

Mercedes Second BestEdit

Spengler was in title contention for the 2007 season, but only one win (again at the Norisring), meant he fell well short of Mattias Ekström's total.[2] 2008 was a winless year for the Canadian, although his best result of the season once again came at the Norisring.[2] Spengler improved during the 2009 championship, standing on the podium three times throughout the season, on his way to fourth in the Championship.[2]

Spengler returned to the top step for the first time in two seasons in 2010, claiming the honours at the Lausitzring.[2] Another victory followed at the Nürburgring 2010, as Spengler took third in the title race, once again hoping to become a title contender for the 2011 campaign.[2] Two more victories in 2011, including a third at the Norisring, saw Spengler finish in the top three of the championship once more, in what proved to be his final season with Mercedes.[2]

BMW BrillianceEdit

In 2012, Spengler switched to BMW to lead their new DTM campaign that season alongside Martin Tomczyk.[2] Four victories, and a record total of points, took Spengler to his first DTM crown, clinching the honours with victory at the season finale in Hockenheim, beating Gary Paffett by four points.[2] Spengler took the first title for BMW since the series reformed in 2000, and at their first attempt in the new DTM championship.[2]

Only one win (at the Red Bull Ring) and a string of poor results in the second half of the season saw Spengler relinquish his crown at the end of the season, finishing third overall.[2] A similarly barren year followed in 2014, as Spengler only twice stood on the podium in the ten race season.[2] He was moved out of BMW Team Schnitzer at the end of the season, moving to Team MTEK for 2015.[1]

Full DTM RecordEdit

Spengler's full results from his 121 starts in the DTM are outlined in a series of tables below.

DTM EntriesEdit

The list below includes all of the teams and cars, as well as overall finishing positions for Spengler during his DTM career:

Bruno Spengler's Overall DTM Record
Year Entrant No. Car Pos. Pts.
2005 Flag of Germany Persson Motorsport 20 AMG-Mercedes C-Klasse 2004 16th 5
2006 Flag of Germany HWA Team 9 AMG-Mercedes C-Klasse 2006 2nd 63
2007 Flag of Germany HWA Team 2 AMG-Mercedes C-Klasse 2007 2nd 47
2008 Flag of Germany HWA Team 3 AMG-Mercedes C-Klasse 2008 5th 38
2009 Flag of Germany HWA Team 9 AMG-Mercedes C-Klasse 2009 4th 41
2010 Flag of Germany HWA Team 4 AMG-Mercedes C-Klasse 2009 3rd 66
2011 Flag of Germany HWA Team 3 AMG-Mercedes C-Klasse 2009 3rd 51
2012 Flag of Germany BMW Team Schnitzer 7 BMW M3 DTM 1st 149
2013 Flag of Germany BMW Team Schnitzer 1 BMW M3 DTM 3rd 82
2014 Flag of Germany BMW Team Schnitzer 9 BMW M4 DTM 11th 42
2015 Flag of Germany BMW Team MTEK 7 BMW M4 DTM 5th 123
2016 Flag of Germany BMW Team MTEK 7 BMW M4 DTM

Career ResultsEdit

Below is a table showing Bruno Spengler's full DTM record.

DTM Championship Record
Year Rounds Pts. Pos.
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
2005 Flag of Germany Flag of Germany Flag of Germany Flag of the Czech Republic Flag of Germany Flag of Germany Flag of Germany Dutch Flag Flag of Germany Flag of Turkey Flag of Germany 5 16th
12th 15th Ret 11th 16th 13th 15th 9th 6th 8th 8th
2006 Flag of Germany Flag of Germany Flag of Germany Flag of Britain Flag of Germany Flag of Germany Dutch Flag Flag of Spain Flag of France Flag of Germany 63 2nd
9th 5th 2nd 7th 1st 1st 4th 5th 1st 1st
2007 Flag of Germany Flag of Germany Flag of Germany Flag of Britain Flag of Germany Flag of Italy Dutch Flag Flag of Germany Flag of Spain Flag of Germany 47 2nd
14th Ret 3rd 5th 1st 4th 5th 2nd 2nd 4th
2008 Flag of Germany Flag of Germany Flag of Italy Flag of Germany Flag of Germany Dutch Flag Flag of Germany Flag of Britain Flag of Spain Flag of France Flag of Germany 38 5th
4th 3rd 9th 6th 2nd 5th 7th 6th Ret 7th 4th
2009 Flag of Germany Flag of Germany Flag of Germany Dutch Flag Flag of Germany Flag of Germany Flag of Britain Flag of Spain Flag of France Flag of Germany 41 4th
Ret 2nd 2nd 5th 6th 6th 6th 5th 3rd 7th
2010 Flag of Germany Flag of Spain Flag of Germany Flag of Germany Flag of Germany Dutch Flag Flag of Britain Flag of Germany Flag of Germany Flag of Italy Flag of China 66 3rd
2nd 2nd 1st 3rd 1st 7th 2nd 2nd Ret 3rd 13th
2011 Flag of Germany Dutch Flag Flag of Austria Flag of Germany Flag of Germany Flag of Germany Flag of Germany Flag of Britain Flag of Germany Flag of Spain Flag of Germany 51 3rd
1st 2nd 4th 3rd 1st 1st 2nd 7th 13th 7th 9th
2012 Flag of Germany Flag of Germany Flag of Britain Flag of Austria Flag of Germany Flag of Germany Flag of Germany Dutch Flag Flag of Germany Flag of Spain Flag of Germany 149 1st
Ret 1st 2nd Ret 3rd 3rd 1st 6th 1st 6th 1st
2013 Flag of Germany Flag of Britain Flag of Austria Flag of Germany Flag of Germany Flag of Russia Flag of Germany Flag of Germany Dutch Flag Flag of Germany 82 3rd
5th 2nd 1st 7th 6th 19th 14th 21st 20th 3rd
2014 Flag of Germany Flag of Germany Flag of Hungary Flag of Germany Flag of Russia Flag of Austria Flag of Germany Flag of Germany Dutch Flag Flag of Germany 42 11th
6th 12th 3rd 11th 2nd 10th 12th 15th 16th 12th
2015 Flag of Germany Flag of Germany Flag of Germany Dutch Flag Flag of Austria Flag of Russia Flag of Germany Flag of Germany Flag of Germany 123 5th
11th 9th 11th 19th 5th 3rd 5th 3rd 15th 15th 3rd 2nd 2nd 10th 19th 3rd 19th 8th
Results Key
Symbol Meaning Symbol Meaning
1st Winner Ret Retired
2nd Second DSQ Disqualified
3rd Third DNS Did Not Start
7th Points Scorer NC Not Classified
Italics Qualifying Race C Race Cancelled
16th Non-points finish Non-Championship Race

ReferencesEdit

Videos and Images:

References:

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 'Bruno Spengler', dtm.com, (DTM, 2015), http://www.dtm.com/en/driver/bruno-spengler?language=en-gb, (Accessed 14/05/2015)
  2. 2.00 2.01 2.02 2.03 2.04 2.05 2.06 2.07 2.08 2.09 2.10 2.11 2.12 2.13 'Bruno Spengler', wikipedia.org, (Wikipedia, 06/05/2015), http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bruno_Spengler, (Accessed 14/05/2015)

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