Timo Scheider goes for the DTM title
This weekend the driver of Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline has the chance to clinch the DTM title. Like Mattias Ekström before him, Scheider comes this time to the final race of the year at Hockenheim with a two point advantage. This time Audi's hopes rest on the shoulders of Timo Scheider, who already boasts an impressive record this season: He celebrated two victories with his GW:plus/Top Service Audi A4 DTM. The 29-year old started four-times from pole position, and mounted the podium seven times. Without a jump start at Mugello and an unfortunate tyre choice at the Nürburgring and at Le Mans the German, who lives on the shores of Lake Constance, would have long been champion.
The fans can look forward to a thrilling finale. Advance tickets sales have exceeded 70,000 and, as a result, last year's record crowd (152,000 spectators throughout the weekend) could even be beaten.
Timo Scheider took pole position at Hockenheim at the start of the season. The championship leader also has good memories of the final race: In 2006 he was the best driver of a year-old car. At the 2007 finale he claimed his first ever DTM podium finish. Now he aims to win his first DTM title and, in front of his home crowd, fend-off Paul di Resta's attack in the Mercedes-Benz.
Timo Scheider has a two point advantage over his rival. This means that di Resta must finish in front of Scheider – a small but not unimportant psychological advantage for the Audi driver.