|Date of Birth||01/04/1989|
|Date of Death||Unknown|
|2014 Position||4th (69pts)|
|First Win||Oschersleben 2014|
|Previous Teams||Persson Motorsport|
|Total Entries||58 (58 Starts)|
|Car||Mercedes C63 DTM|
Vietoris is a member of the Mercedes-Benz Junior Team, alongside Robert Wickens whom he joins at HWA. At the season opener in Hockenheim, just missing out on the final point in the second race of the weekend.
Vietoris started in karting, before starting in a full racing career in the Formula BMW ADAC Championship 2005, taking sixteenth overall with 17 points. His 2006 campaign in the BMW ADAC Championship ended in glory, with Vietoris earning a drive in German Formula 3 as his prize for the title. A single, 2007 campaign in German F3 ended with Vietoris in sixth, with the Formula 3 Euro Series arriving to him in 2008.
After taking a single win in 2008, Vietoris finished runner-up in 2009. After four wins, Vietoris missed out to future F1 racer Jules Bianchi, moving on to the GP2 Series in 2010, taking a single win (having spent the winter in the Asia version of the said series). In 2011, Vietoris received backing from Mercedes-Benz, completing a final season in GP2, while also competing in the DTM.
Signed for Persson Motorsport, Vietoris used an older Mercedes C-Class in the 2011 season, surprising the field with a points finish at the third from last round. With a new Mercedes C63 DTM under him, Vietoris improved in 2012, missing out on a podium at the season opener in Hockenheim. 25 points were his final total for the year, good enough for twelfth overall.
By far his best season, 2013 saw Vietoris stand on the podium four times on his way to fourth in the championship. Yet, it was a memorable race in Oschersleben during the 2014 season for which Vietoris earned respect, taking his first DTM victory. He went on to finish fourth in the championship with 69 points, as part of the HWA AG squad for the third year in a row.
Full DTM RecordEdit
Vietoris' full results from his 58 starts in the DTM are outlined in a series of tables below.
The list below includes all of the teams and cars, as well as overall finishing positions for Vietoris during his DTM career:
|Christian Vietoris's Overall DTM Record|
|2011||Persson Motorsport||11||AMG-Mercedes C-Klasse 2008||14th||4|
|2012||HWA Team||12||Mercedes C-Coupé||12th||25|
|2013||HWA Team||9||Mercedes C-Coupé||4th||77|
|2014||HWA Team||5||Mercedes C-Coupé||4th||69|
|2015||HWA Team||8||Mercedes C63 DTM||16th||56|
|2016||Mücke Motorsport||8||Mercedes C63 DTM|
Below is a table showing Christian Vietoris's full DTM record.
|DTM Championship Record|
|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|
Videos and Images:
- Lutz H, 'Christian Vietoris, Bild entstanden im Rahmen des A1GP-Rennwochenendes auf dem Automotodrom Brno.', commons.wikimedia.com, (Wikimedia, 13/10/2007), http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Vietoris_christian.JPG, (Accessed 18/05/2015)
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 'Christian Vietoris', dtm.com, (DTM, 2015), http://www.dtm.com/en/driver/christian-vietoris?language=en-gb, (Accessed 10/05/2015)
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 2.8 'Christian Vietoris', wikipedia.org, (Wikipedia, 06/05/2015), http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christian_Vietoris, (Accessed 10/05/2015)