Benz driver Bruno Spengler loses 2011 DTM drivers title to Tomczyk of Audi, Mercedes falls further behind with 1 race left
Unfortunately for Mercedes driver Bruno Spengler, Audi driver Martin Tomczyk was able to wrap up the driver's championship
before the final race of the season. Mercedes was very gracious in their post race comments showing incredible class. Audi has been dominating the last few races (Including the past race at Valencia with a 1-2-3-4-5-6 finish) but the Mercedes Benz Bank AMG team still has a shot to win overall in the final race at Hockenheim on the 23rd since they are only trailing Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline by 5 points.
Norbert Haug, head of motorsport Mercedes-Benz:
“First of all, congratulations to Martin and the Audi team. At the end of the day, I am a sportsman, one should be able to lose as well. Today, I am one hundred percent behind my team. They have all been working very hard. Unfortunately, we have lost 20 points to Martin in the last races. I want to take the opportunity to say thank you to all those who have contributed to make the DTM survive in the past years: Audi, Mercedes-Benz, the DMSB and the ITR. Now, I am looking forward to the final round at Hockenheim and BMW’s arrival next year.”