Sven seasoned Formula 1 drivers like Mika Hдkkinen, Heinz-Harald Frentzen and Jean Alesi took years until they were properly konkurrenzfдhig in the DTM. As a rookie to take the title, managed only fьnf driver in the German Touring Car Championship. Renй Rast is the first in 24 years. And the first in the modern DTM, which is extended since 2000th
First rookie champion in 24 years
As a newcomer to be champion is rare in the DTM. Only four drivers made the front Renй rest. A look at the history.
One of the fьnf: Volker Strycek 1984, when the first DTM champion in history. Because the German Racing Championship is increasingly dominated by works that develop purebred prototype is built with the German Production Car Championship a new format closed for touring cars. The plan assumes full on 14 brands, some with several models are involved, 65 drivers create rankings in the Punkterдngen!
In short: the championship is umkдmpft hard right away. Harald Grohs wins four races, but will in the end only third overall. He fдhrt 635 CSi in the same 285-horsepower 3.5-liter BMW, is the Stryek champion. Without even a run closed for choosing to have. Fьnf time he is in the 15 races on the podium after all.
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Anders Niki Thiim 1986: He came, saw and conquered. Three out of nine races to his credit. In the end, he sits down in the Rover Vitesse the ATN team with the 3.4-liter naturally aspirated V8 against spдteren German Formula 1 driver Volker Weidler through.
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Eric van de Poele came from Formula 1 when he was three years earlier as Strycek without winning champion 1987th He controls a 315 bhp BMW M3 of Zakspeed team, which is also active at the time in F1. but was also impressive Fabien Giroix: He wins two races, but also appears only twice!
The front snap so far last rookie champion was Nicolas Larini in 1993. He is Formula 1 test driver for Ferrari and must as this with Alfa Romeo in the DTM. The engines are becoming more powerful, the Alfa Romeo 155 V6 Ti makes 1993 already 420 hp - 150 more than Stryceks BMW six years earlier. Larini dominated the year: Eleven wins in 22 races speak for themselves.
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