Champion Wittmann ends the DTM season with fifth in Hockenheim –Tomczyk and Félix da Costa also in the points.

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Hockenheim (DE), 19th October 2014. A successful 2014 DTM season for BMW Motorsport drew to an end in Hockenheim (DE). Marco Wittmann (DE), who was crowned the youngest German DTM champion of all time at the eighth race of the season, ended a superlative year with fifth place. Starting from 13th on the grid in the Ice-Watch BMW M4 DTM, he fought back spectacularly to end the race as the best-placed BMW driver.

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He and BMW Team RMG, with team principal Stefan Reinhold (DE), were summoned onto the podium after the race, where they were honoured for winning the titles in the Drivers’ Championship and Team competition.

Martin Tomczyk (DE) once again showed his outstanding fighting spirit: the BMW Team Schnitzer driver climbed 13 places from 20th on the grid, eventually crossing the finish line in seventh in the BMW M Performance Parts M4 DTM. The result at the season finale propelled Tomczyk into sixth in the Drivers’ Championship, making him the second best-placed BMW driver of the year. DTM rookie António Félix da Costa (PT) of BMW Team MTEK ended the race in tenth to pick up one point.

Augusto Farfus (BR) produced a strong drive from fourth on the grid, but dropped out of the points in an eventful final phase of the race. A late safety car period resulted in the field bunching together again. Farfus was then involved in a collision after the restart, and ultimately crossed the finish line 17th in the Castrol EDGE BMW M4 DTM. Timo Glock (DE, DEUTSCHE POST BMW M4 DTM), Bruno Spengler (CA, BMW Bank M4 DTM) and Joey Hand (US, Crowne Plaza Hotels BMW M4 DTM) came home 12th, 13th and 16th in the final race of the season. Maxime Martin (BE, SAMSUNG BMW M4 DTM) failed to finish.

Audi finished first, second and third with Mattias Ekström (SE), Mike Rockenfeller (DE) and Jamie Green (GB) in Hockenheim, a result that proved enough to hand them the title in the Manufacturers’ Championship.

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Dr. Herbert Diess, Member of the Board of Management of BMW AG, Development:

“The third year since our return to the DTM has once again been extremely successful, winning as we did the Drivers’ and Team titles. The 2014 season was again packed with fantastic motorsport and thrilling entertainment for the fans. We once again impressed within a very competitive environment. The teams and drivers – particularly BMW Team RMG and Marco Wittmann this year – deserve utmost respect for their performances. The DTM is, and will remain, the right platform for BMW, on which to demonstrate how competitive our models are in a premium environment against our core competitors.”

Jens Marquardt (BMW Motorsport Director):

“That was a tough way to end what has otherwise been a magnificent season. Given the situation we found ourselves in after yesterday’s qualifying, we are pleased to have finished in the points with three cars. Try as we might, there was nothing more in it for us today. Marco Wittmann and Martin Tomczyk produced great displays, and António Félix da Costa also picked up a point. This year is the first time since our comeback that we have not won the Manufacturers’ Championship. Despite this, we are obviously very happy with two of a possible three titles this season. We have now won six of the nine titles up for grabs since our return to the series in 2012, and have had the champion driver in our ranks on two occasions – that is a fantastic record. This evening we will celebrate the successful season together, before turning our attention to the preparations for next year tomorrow. I would like to thank all the fans, partners and sponsors again for their great support this season. And it goes without saying that a big thank you also goes to all the staff at BMW Motorsport and our teams, who have all played a part in this success. Congratulations to Mattias Ekström on his race win today, and to Audi on winning the Manufacturers’ title.”

Facts and figures from Hockenheim:

Circuit / DateHockenheimring, 19th October 2014
Laps / Distance42 laps, 4.574 km
2014 Pole TimeMiguel Molina (ES), 1:33.316 minutes
2014 WinnerMattias Ekström (SE), Audi
2014 Fastest LapMarco Wittmann (DE), 1:33.643 minutes

 

DriverFARHANSPETOMGLODACWITMAR
CountryBRUSCADEDEPTDEBE
Number3491017182324
TeamBMW Team RBMBMW Team RBMBMW Team SchnitzerBMW Team SchnitzerBMW Team MTEKBMW Team MTEKBMW Team RMGBMW Team RMG
Practice 116th21st17th12th4th8th3rd11th
Practice 219th2nd9th14th7th5th1st16th
Qualifying4th21st14th20th19th9th13th15th
Race17th16th13th7th12th10th5thDNF
2014 points398424933515647
Drivers’ Championship13th20th12th6th16th21st1st7th
Weights+7.5kg+2.5kg+5kg+7.5kg+5 kg+/-0kg+7.5kg+7.5kg

 

2014 DTM standings.

Drivers’ Championship.

  • 1. Marco Wittmann (156 points),
  • 2. Mattias Ekström (106),
  • 4. Mike Rockenfeller (72),
  • 4. Christian Vietoris (69),
  • 5. Edoardo Mortara (68),
  • 6. Martin Tomczyk (49),
  • 7. Maxime Martin (47),
  • 8. Pascal Wehrlein (46),
  • 9. Robert Wickens (45),
  • 10. Timo Scheider (44),
  • 11. Jamie Green (43),
  • 12. Bruno Spengler (42),
  • 13. Augusto Farfus (39),
  • 14. Adrien Tambay (36),
  • 15. Paul di Resta (36),
  • 16. Timo Glock (33),
  • 17. Miguel Molina (30),
  • 18. Daniel Juncadella (22),
  • 19. Nico Müller (10),
  • 20. Joey Hand (8),
  • 21. António Félix da Costa (5),
  • 22. Gary Paffett (4). 

Team Championship.

  • 1. BMW Team RMG (203 points),
  • 2. Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline (136),
  • 3. Audi Sport Team Phoenix (116),
  • 4. Original-Teile Mercedes AMG (105),
  • 5. Audi Sport Team Abt (104),
  • 6. BMW Team Schnitzer (91),
  • 7. Audi Sport Team Rosberg (53),
  • 8. EURONICS / FREE MAN'S WORLD Mercedes AMG (49),
  • 9. BMW Team RBM (47),
  • 10. gooix Mercedes AMG (46) ,
  • 11. BMW Team MTEK (38),
  • 12. Petronas Mercedes AMG (22). 

Manufacturers’ Championship.

  • 1. Audi (409 points),
  • 2. BMW (379),
  • Mercedes-Benz (222). 

2014 calendar DTM RACING.

  • 4th May – Hockenheim (DE),
  • 18th May – Oschersleben (DE),
  • 1st June – Budapest (HU),
  • 29th June – Norisring (DE),
  • 13th July – Moscow (RU),
  • 3rd August – Spielberg (AT),
  • 17th August – Nürburgring (DE),
  • 14th September – Lausitzring (DE),
  • 28th September – Zandvoort (NL),
  • 19 th October – Hockenheim (DE).

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