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Marco Wittmann
Marco Wittmann
Driver Details
Nationality Flag of Germany German
Date of Birth 24/11/1989
Date of Death Unknown
Début Hockenheim 2013
Championships 1 (2014)
2014 Position 1st
Wins 5
First Win Unknown
Previous Teams BMW Team MTEK
DTM Career
Total Entries 38 (38 Starts)
Pole Positions 5
Fastest Laps 5
Total Points

317

Current Season
Team BMW Team RMG
Car BMW M4 DTM
Number Standings Points
1 6th 112
WIT 15 Livery
Marco Wittmann is a German racing driver and current DTM Champion, having won the 2014 DTM Championship.[1] Wittmann drives for BMW backed BMW Team RMG (with whom he won the title in 2014), and has the #1 displayed on his BMW M4 DTM, as was his right as Champion.[1]

Current SeasonEdit

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.[2] 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.

BackgroundEdit

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.[1] 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.[1] 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.[1]

His 2009 campaign saw him finish sixteenth in the championship, although his determination over the following season saw a major improvement.[3] 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.[1]

DTM HistoryEdit

Wittmann, after a year of testing for BMW, Wittmann became a full DTM driver in 2013, joining BMW Team MTEK.[4] 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.[3] A move to BMW Team RMG for 2014, however, proved to be a significant one, as Wittmann shocked the DTM paddock early on.[3]

Victories at Hockenheim, Hungaroring, his favourite Red Bull Ring, and the Nürburgring handed Wittmann the championship with two rounds to go at the Lausitzring.[1] His tally of 156 was 50 more than Mattias Ekström in second, one of the largest margins since the DTM was reborn in 2000.[3] 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.[2]

Full DTM RecordEdit

Wittmann's full results from his 38 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 Wittmann during his DTM career:

Marco Wittmann's Overall DTM Record
Year Entrant No. Car Pos. Pts.
2013 Flag of Germany BMW Team MTEK 21 BMW M3 DTM 8th 49
2014 Flag of Germany BMW Team RMG 23 BMW M4 DTM 1st 156
2015 Flag of Germany BMW Team RMG 1 BMW M4 DTM 6th 112
2016 Flag of Germany BMW Team RMG 11 BMW M4 DTM

Career ResultsEdit

Below is a table showing Marco Wittmann's full DTM record.

DTM Championship Record
Year Rounds Pts. Pos.
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
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 49 8th
9th 4th 2nd 21st 10th 15th 7th 12th 5th DSQ
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 156 1st
1st 19th 1st 6th 4th 1st 1st 6th 2nd 5th
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 112 6th
9th 5th 13th 17th 9th 13th 1st 5th 9th 11th 2nd 7th 6th 3rd 7th 18th 6th Ret
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

Video and Images:

References:

  1. 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. 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. 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)
  4. '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)

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