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Timo Scheider
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Driver Details
Nationality Flag of Germany German
Date of Birth 10/11/1978
Date of Death Unknown
Début Hockenheim 2000
Championships 2 (2008, 2009)
2014 Position 9th (44pts)
Wins 7
First Win Oschersleben 2008
Previous Teams OPC Team Holzer
Team Rosberg
Abt Sportsline
DTM Career
Total Entries 163 (163 Starts)
Pole Positions 11
Fastest Laps 11
Total Points

505

Current Season
Team Team Phoenix
Car Audi RS5 DTM
Number Standings Points
10 18th 51
TSC 15 Livery
Timo Scheider is a double DTM champion, and last man to successfully defend his title since Bernd Schneider in 2001.[1] Scheider, using the #10 on his car that he used to win his first title in 2008, competes with Team Phoenix.[1]

Current SeasonEdit

Scheider drives an Audi RS5 DTM for Team Phoenix, partnering Mike Rockenfeller in the team, the most successful partnership in the Championship this season.[1] Scheider had a reasonably quiet start to the season, retiring from the opening lap on Saturday, before taking twelfth on Sunday at the DTM Festival.

BackgroundEdit

Starting in the late 1980s in karting, Scheider got his first chance in a racing car in the German Formula Renault 1800 Championship.[2] Winning that title in 1995, he progressed to the 2000 category in 1996, finishing fourth and earning a spot in the German Formula 3 Championship for the following season.[2] Three seasons in the national level series saw him finish as runner-up as his best, before getting a chance in the reformed DTM Championship with Opel.[1]

DTM HistoryEdit

OPC Team Holzer were the team to give Scheider the chance in the inaugural season of the reborn DTM Championship, with the youngster just missing out on a debut podium in the first race.[2] Seven further points finishes gave Scheider 45 points and twelfth in the championship, a feat he could not repeat in 2001.[2] Seven points were his total after only two points finishes, although his tally of ten in 2002 was good enough for eighth (having been nineteenth in 2001).[2]

Opel in Audi's eyeEdit

A further two seasons in the final days of Opel saw him finish eighth in the championship twice again, with constant points finishes in the lower points positions.[2] With twelve and fifteen points respectively in 2003 and 2004, Scheider moved to Audi and their GT campaign in 2005, missing a season in 2005.[2] With Opel disappearing before the 2006 season, Scheider joined Team Phoenix and Audi, a move that would define his future in the DTM.[2]

Twelve points from the 2006 Championship season gave Scheider tenth on his return to the series, with his contract signed by Abt Sportsline for 2007.[2] In his sixth season in the series, Scheider finally stood on the podium in the 2007 season finale at Hockenheim, on his way to seventh in the championship.[2] Now a podium sitter, however, Scheider's career took a stunning turn with a new wave of confidence.

Double delightEdit

Scheider became a race winner for the first time at Oschersleben in 2008, before finishing on the podium a further seven times.[2] He climbed to the top step of the podium twice more at Brands Hatch and at the season finale in Hockenheim, the latter of which ensure he won his first DTM crown.[2] Two wins followed in 2009, while a further four podiums gave him a second title.[2] He became the first driver since Bernd Schneider to successfully defend his title, and established himself as Audi's lead driver.[2]

2010 saw Scheider take his sixth win of his career, but a late run of podiums were not enough for Scheider to take a third title, slipping to fourth in the championship.[2] 2011 was, perhaps, a return to form for Scheider, with only one podium throughout the season, although he did retain his fourth place in the championship.[2]

Two difficult seasons with Abt Sportsline followed, as six retirements in twenty races between 2012 and 2013.[2] Only one podium in 2013, and a best championship finish of tenth saw him dropped from Abt Sportsline, moving to Team Phoenix once more.[2]

Phoenix from the ashesEdit

Scheider started to get to grips with the Audi RS5 DTM as the 2014 season progressed, finishing on the podium at the Lausitzring.[2] He finished ninth with 44 points, while Phoenix partnering him with Mike Rockenfeller for 2015.[2]

Full DTM RecordEdit

Scheider's full results from his 163 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 Scheider during his DTM career:

Timo Scheider's Overall DTM Record
Year Entrant No. Car Pos. Pts.
2000 Flag of Germany Opel Team Holzer 2 17 Opel Astra V8 Coupé DTM 12th 45
2001 Flag of Germany OPC Team Holzer 4 Opel Astra V8 Coupé DTM 19th 7
2002 Flag of Germany OPC Team Holzer 14 Opel Astra V8 Coupé DTM 8th 10
2003 Flag of Germany OPC Team Phoenix 18 Opel Astra V8 Coupé DTM 8th 12
2004 Flag of Germany OPC Team Holzer 15 Opel Vectra GTS V8 8th 15
2006 Flag of Germany Team Rosberg 15 Audi A4 DTM 2005 10th 12
2007 Flag of Germany Abt Sportsline 8 Audi A4 DTM 2007 7th 25
2008 Flag of Germany Abt Sportsline 10 Audi A4 DTM 2008 1st 75
2009 Flag of Germany Abt Sportsline 1 Audi A4 DTM 2009 1st 64
2010 Flag of Germany Abt Sportsline 1 Audi A4 DTM 2009 4th 53
2011 Flag of Germany Abt Sportsline 4 Audi A4 DTM 2009 4th 36
2012 Flag of Germany Abt Sportsline 4 Audi A5 DTM 14th 19
2013 Flag of Germany Team Abt 23 Audi RS5 DTM 10th 37
2014 Flag of Germany Team Phoenix 2 Audi RS5 DTM 9th 44
2015 Flag of Germany Team Phoenix 10 Audi RS5 DTM 18th 51
2016 Flag of Germany Team Phoenix 10 Audi RS5 DTM

Career ResultsEdit

Below is a table showing Timo Scheider's full DTM record.

DTM Championship Record
Year Rounds Pts. Pos.
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
2000 Flag of Germany Flag of Germany Flag of Germany Flag of Germany Flag of Germany Flag of Germany Flag of Germany Flag of Germany Flag of Germany 45 12th
4th 4th 5th 7th 12th 11th 7th 7th 16th 11th C C 8th 9th 11th 16th 11th Ret
2001 Flag of Germany Flag of Germany Flag of Germany Flag of Germany Flag of Germany Flag of Germany Flag of Germany Flag of Austria Dutch Flag Flag of Germany 7 19th
15th 11th 16th 10th 18th 12th 13th 12th 9th Ret 9th 11th 11th Ret Ret

DNS 13th 6th 5th Ret
2002 Flag of Germany Flag of Belgium Flag of Britain Flag of Germany Flag of Germany Flag of Germany Flag of Germany Flag of Austria Dutch Flag Flag of Germany 10 8th
5th 5th 4th 5th 5th Ret 7th 6th Ret

DNS 15th 10th 9th 7th 11th 8th 8th 5th 7th 4th
2003 Flag of Germany Flag of Italy Flag of Germany Flag of Germany Flag of Germany Flag of Britain Flag of Germany Flag of Austria Dutch Flag Flag of Germany 12 8th
7th 15th 13th 4th 16th 8th 7th Ret Ret 7th
2004 Flag of Germany Flag of Portugal Flag of Italy Flag of Germany Flag of Germany Flag of China Flag of Germany Flag of Germany Dutch Flag Flag of the Czech Republic Flag of Germany 15 8th
8th 6th 5th 16th Ret Ret 6th 7th 12th 7th 9th
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 12 10th
8th 9th 14th 10th 7th 7th 6th Ret 8th 6th
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 25 7th
9th 4th 5th 13th 14th 20th 4th 4th Ret 2nd
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 75 1st
2nd 1st 10th 2nd 3rd 2nd 5th 1st 2nd 6th 1st
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 64 1st
2nd 5th 4th DSQ 1st 2nd 2nd 1st 6th 2nd
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 53 4th
7th 4th 8th 5th 4th 3rd 3rd 11th 2nd 1st 3rd
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 36 4th
4th 5th 7th 2nd 4th 13th 4th 16th Ret 4th 7th
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 19 14th
Ret 6th Ret 6th 16th 2nd 9th Ret 10th Ret 12th
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 37 10th
6th 9th 16th 20th Ret 9th Ret 5th 3rd 13th
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 44 9th
9th 7th Ret 10th Ret 5th Ret 3rd 9th 6th
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 51 18th
Ret 12th 8th 4th 16th 16th 14th 15th 16th DSQ BAN BAN 12th 12th Ret Ret 1st 5th
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

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 'Timo Scheider', dtm.com, (DTM, 2015), http://www.dtm.com/en/driver/timo-scheider?language=en-gb, (Accessed 10/05/2015)
  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 2.14 2.15 2.16 2.17 2.18 2.19 'Timo Scheider', dtm.com, (DTM, 06/05/2015), http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Timo_Scheider, (Accessed 10/01/2015)

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