|Date of Birth||24/11/1989|
|Date of Death||Unknown|
|Previous Teams||BMW Team MTEK|
|Total Entries||38 (38 Starts)|
|Team||BMW Team RMG|
|Car||BMW M4 DTM|
Wittmann was resigned by BMW over the winter of 2014, while also opting to use the #1 on his car, with all drivers being allowed to choose their race number in 2015. At the 2015 DTM Festival, which kicked off the season, Wittman took a best finish of fifth in the second race of the weekend, leaving him ninth in the season standings.
After 10 full seasons of karting from 1996, Wittmann stepped up to the Formula BMW Germany Championship in 2007, taking fifth in his debut year. This result enabled him to enter the Formula BMW World Final at the end of the season, finishing the one-off event as runner-up. He would finish runner-up in the Formula BMW Europe Championship the following year, before he was given a chance at the next level: the Formula 3 Euro Series in 2009.
His 2009 campaign saw him finish sixteenth in the championship, although his determination over the following season saw a major improvement. A first victory in the Euro Series, combined with strong results throughout the year saw Wittmann miss out on the championship to Edoardo Mortara. In 2011, Wittmann once again missed out on the title as runner-up, missing out this time to Roberto Mehri. Then, in 2012, BMW approached and inducted Wittmann into their DTM programme, with Wittmann becoming their main test driver.
Wittmann, after a year of testing for BMW, Wittmann became a full DTM driver in 2013, joining BMW Team MTEK. A second place at the Red Bull Ring demonstrated Wittmann's pace, as his consistent point finishes earned him eighth in his rookie season in the final standings. A move to BMW Team RMG for 2014, however, proved to be a significant one, as Wittmann shocked the DTM paddock early on.
Victories at Hockenheim, Hungaroring, his favourite Red Bull Ring, and the Nürburgring handed Wittmann the championship with two rounds to go at the Lausitzring. His tally of 156 was 50 more than Mattias Ekström in second, one of the largest margins since the DTM was reborn in 2000. In 2015, having stayed with BMW Team RMG, Wittmann aims to become the first driver to successfully defend his crown since Timo Scheider in 2009.
Full DTM RecordEdit
Wittmann's full results from his 38 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 Wittmann during his DTM career:
|Marco Wittmann's Overall DTM Record|
|2013||BMW Team MTEK||21||BMW M3 DTM||8th||49|
|2014||BMW Team RMG||23||BMW M4 DTM||1st||156|
|2015||BMW Team RMG||1||BMW M4 DTM||6th||112|
|2016||BMW Team RMG||11||BMW M4 DTM|
Below is a table showing Marco Wittmann'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|
Video and Images:
- Stefan Brending, '2014 DTM HockenheimringII Marco Wittmann', wikipedia.org, (Wikipedia, 18/10/2014),http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marco_Wittmann#/media/File:2014_DTM_HockenheimringII_Marco_Wittmann_by_2eight_8SC1699.jpg, (Accessed 16/05/2015)
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 'Marco Wittmann', dtm.com, (DTM, 2015), http://www.dtm.com/en/driver/marco-wittmann?language=en-gb, (Accessed 08/05/2015)
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 Aller, Tamara, 'BMW retains seven drivers for 2015, drops Joey Hand', TouringCarTimes, (Mediaempire Stockholm AB, 06/12/2014), (Accessed 03/05/2015)
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 'Marco Wittmann', wikipedia.org, (Wikipedia, 06/05/2015), http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marco_Wittmann, (Accessed 08/05/2015)
- ↑ 'Number seven', bmwmotorsport.com, (BMW Motorsport, 01/12/2012), http://www.bmw-motorsport.com/en/news/current-news/2012/11/wittmann.html, (Accessed 08/05/2015)