The 2009 DTM season review

The 2009 DTM season review

Timo Scheider became the DTM's first back-to-back champion in eight years, while Audi became the first manufacturer ever to win it three years in a row. Glenn Freeman explains how the streaks continued

Timo Scheider's 2008 DTM title was supposed to be a fluke. It was all meant to be down to Audi designing a car which suited his style more than anyone else's, and he wouldn't be able to keep that advantage in a car that gave his team-mates more of a chance.

There was also the fact that Mercedes had finished the season so well, with Paul di Resta hunting the German down over the second half of the season. With more development over the winter, surely the C-class would be a strong enough weapon for di Resta, and HWA returnee Gary Paffett to prevent Audi from becoming the first manufacturer in DTM history to win three titles in a row.

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