Theoretically Audi-driver Timo Scheider could have clinched the DTM title at Le Mans last weekend. The Abt Audi DTM driver lost valuable points through the changeable weather circumstances which affected the race. Scheider's margin reduced from 7 to 3 points. Last year's champion Mattias Ekström is currently 3rd in the table-standings but despite winning the Le Mans event he has no chance of repeating his title.
Strategy decided the outcome between Scheider and Di Resta
As said above Timo Scheider lost valuable points at Le Mans due to strategy. The Abt Audi A4 driver rocketed into the lead on slicks and despite two mandatory pitstops he stayed on them. But when the drizzle become stronger Scheider had to come in out of sequence once again and dropped to 6th place. Dr. Wolfgang Ulrich from Audi: "He came in when slicks seemed to be the right choice but the conditions switched five minutes later so he had to come in again." Scheider finished 6th. His opponent for the prestigious DTM title Paul di Resta chose the reversed strategy and was on rain tryes from the beginning.
Di Resta: "Never in my life I experienced so many changes between dry and wet during a race. I justed wanted to collect more points than Timo in which I succeeded." The difference between both men is just two points now." At the start of the season Mercedes Benz looked on lost ground when the new generation A4 made it's debut, but they did a tremendous job during the season.
The race at the Le Mans Bugatti-circuit was being won by Mattias Ekström who faced no serious opposition after Scheider dropped back. 2nd