Timo Scheider

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Timo Scheider
Timo-Scheider-Fankfurt-Nov-2011 LWS0174.jpg
November 2011 in Frankfurt, Germany
Nationality Germany German
Born (1978-11-10) 10 November 1978 (age 36)
Lahnstein (Germany)
2014 DTM
Debut season 2000
Current team Audi Sport Team Phoenix
Car no. 2
Former teams Team Holzer Opel
Phoenix Racing Opel
Audi Sport Team Rosberg
Starts 157
Wins 6
Poles 12
Fastest laps 10
Best finish 1st in 2008, 2009
Finished last season 10th (37 pts)
Previous series
2005–06
200506
1997–99
A1 Grand Prix
FIA GT Championship
German F3
Championship titles
2008, 2009 DTM
24 Hours of Le Mans career
Participating years 2010
Teams BMS Scuderia Italia
Best finish 14th
Class wins 0

Timo Scheider (born 10 November 1978 in Lahnstein) is a German racing driver who competes in the Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters for Audi. He won the title in 2008 and 2009.

Career[edit]

Karting[edit]

Like most other drivers, Scheider started his racing career in karting in 1989. In 1992, he went on to win the Kerpen Winter Cup and earned seventh place in the German Junior Kart NRW-Cup a year later. His seventh place disappointment led to success the next year when he won the cup.

Formula Renault[edit]

In 1995, Scheider joined the German Formula Renault 1800 championship and won it in his first year. The next year, he jumped to the 2000 championship and earned fourth place.

Formula Three[edit]

After only two years in Formula Renault, the German moved to Formula Three in 1997, in the German series. He clinched second place behind Nick Heidfeld in 1997 with three wins but his performance deteriorated the next year when he finished seventh, despite three victories. In 1999 he finished sixth, bringing an end to his rise through the single-seater ranks.

DTM[edit]

In 2008, as a DTM driver

Scheider spent the next five years of his racing career in DTM for Opel. In his first year in 2000, he finished twelfth followed by a disappointing 19th the next year. He improved to finish eighth in 2002. The following year he finished eighth again and scored a pole position. He also finished in first place at the 24 Hours Nürburgring. In 2004, Scheider retained his eighth place in DTM and was tenth in the 24 Hours of Nürburgring.

GTs[edit]

Scheider left the DTM in 2005, which became a busy year for Scheider. He joined Vitaphone Racing in the FIA GT Championship, where he finished second. He won the Spa 24 Hours and also at Istanbul. He was 13th overall and class winner in the Nürburgring 24 Hours. He was also selected for A1 Team Germany that year.

Scheider driving for Audi (Team Rosberg) in the 2006 DTM season, at Brands Hatch.

Return to DTM[edit]

After one year away, Scheider returned to the DTM in 2006 with Audi Sport Team Rosberg, finishing the season in 10th place. In 2007 he joined the works Audi team, Abt Sportsline, finally taking his first podium finish as he finished seventh overall.

2008 showed great improvement from Scheider winning three races as he won the 2008 DTM Championship, finishing four points ahead of Paul di Resta of Mercedes-Benz. In 2009 he repeated his title success for Audi, beating closest rival Gary Paffett by five points over the ten rounds, taking two victories.

Racing record[edit]

Complete Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters results[edit]

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Team Car 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 DC Points
2000 OPC Team Holzer Opel Astra V8 Coupé HOC
1

4
HOC
2

4
OSC
1

5
OSC
2

7
NOR
1

12
NOR
2

11
SAC
1

7
SAC
2

7
NÜR
1

16
NÜR
2

11
LAU
1

C
LAU
2

C
OSC
1

8
OSC
2

9
NÜR
1

11
NÜR
2

16
HOC
1

11
HOC
2

Ret
12th 45
2001 OPC Team Holzer Opel Astra V8 Coupé HOC
QR

15
HOC
CR

11
NÜR
QR

16
NÜR
CR

10
OSC
QR

18
OSC
CR

12
SAC
QR

13
SAC
CR

12
NOR
QR

9
NOR
CR

Ret
LAU
QR

9
LAU
CR

11
NÜR
QR

11
NÜR
CR

Ret
A1R
QR

Ret
A1R
CR

DNS
ZAN
QR

13
ZAN
CR

6
HOC
QR

5
HOC
CR

Ret
19th 7
2002 OPC Team Holzer Opel Astra V8 Coupé HOC
QR

5
HOC
CR

5
ZOL
QR

4
ZOL
CR

5
DON
QR

5
DON
CR

Ret
SAC
QR

7
SAC
CR

6
NOR
QR

Ret
NOR
CR

DNS
LAU
QR

15
LAU
CR

10
NÜR
QR

9
NÜR
CR

7
A1R
QR

11
A1R
CR

8
ZAN
QR

8
ZAN
CR

5
HOC
QR

7
HOC
CR

4
8th 10
2003 OPC Team Phoenix Opel Astra V8 Coupé HOC
7
ADR
15
NÜR
13
LAU
4
NOR
16
DON
8
NÜR
7
A1R
Ret
ZAN
Ret
HOC
7
8th 12
2004 OPC Team Holzer Opel Vectra GTS V8 2004 HOC
8
EST
6
ADR
5
LAU
16
NOR
Ret
SHA1
Ret
NÜR
6
OSC
7
ZAN
12
BRN
7
HOC
9
8th 15
2006 Audi Sport Team Rosberg Audi A4 DTM 2005 HOC
8
LAU
9
OSC
14
BRH
10
NOR
7
NÜR
7
ZAN
6
CAT
Ret
BUG
8
HOC
6
10th 12
2007 Abt Sportsline Audi A4 DTM 2007 HOC
9
OSC
4
LAU
5
BRH
13
NOR
14
MUG
20
ZAN
4
NÜR
4
CAT
Ret
HOC
2
7th 25
2008 Abt Sportsline Audi A4 DTM 2008 HOC
2
OSC
1
MUG
10
LAU
2
NOR
3
ZAN
2
NÜR
5
BRH
1
CAT
2
BUG
6
HOC
1
1st 75
2009 Abt Sportsline Audi A4 DTM 2009 HOC
2
LAU
5
NOR
4
ZAN
DSQ
OSC
1
NÜR
2
BRH
2
CAT
1
DIJ
6
HOC
2
1st 64
2010 Abt Sportsline Audi A4 DTM 2009 HOC
7
VAL
4
LAU
8
NOR
5
NÜR
4
ZAN
3
BRH
3
OSC
11
HOC
2
ADR
1
SHA
3
4th 53
2011 Abt Sportsline Audi A4 DTM 2009 HOC
4
ZAN
5
SPL
7
LAU
2
NOR
4
NÜR
4
BRH
16
OSC
Ret
VAL
4
HOC
7
4th 36
2012 Abt Sportsline Audi A5 DTM HOC
Ret
LAU
6
BRH
Ret
SPL
6
NOR
16
NÜR
9
ZAN
Ret
OSC
10
VAL
Ret
HOC
12
14th 19
2013 Audi Sport Team Abt Audi RS5 DTM HOC
6
BRH
9
SPL
16
LAU
20
NOR
Ret
MSC
9
NÜR
Ret
OSC
5
ZAN
3
HOC
13
10th 37
2014 Audi Sport Team Phoenix Audi RS5 DTM HOC
9
OSC
7
HUN
Ret
NOR
10
MSC
Ret
SPL
5
NÜR
Ret
LAU
3
ZAN
9
HOC
6
9th 44

* Season in progress.

1 - Shanghai was a non-championship round.

Complete A1 Grand Prix results[edit]

(key)

Year Entrant 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 DC Points
2005–06 A1 Team Germany GBR
SPR

14
GBR
FEA

10
GER
SPR

5
GER
FEA

10
POR
SPR
POR
FEA
AUS
SPR
AUS
FEA
MYS
SPR

12
MYS
FEA

8
UAE
SPR
UAE
FEA
RSA
SPR

7
RSA
FEA

Ret
IDN
SPR

12
IDN
FEA

12
MEX
SPR

8
MEX
FEA

5
USA
SPR

7
USA
FEA

2
CHN
SPR
CHN
FEA
15th 38

24 Hours of Le Mans results[edit]

Year Team Co-Drivers Car Class Laps Pos. Class
Pos.
2010 Italy BMS Scuderia Italia Germany Marco Holzer
United Kingdom Richard Westbrook
Porsche 997 GT3-RSR GT2 327 14th 3rd

External links[edit]

Sporting positions
Preceded by
Mattias Ekström
DTM Champion
2008-09
Succeeded by
Paul di Resta