Marcel Tiemann

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Marcel Tiemann
NationalityGermany Germany
Born (1974-03-19) March 19, 1974 (age 48)
Hamburg, Germany
Previous series
2010
2003-2009
2009
2005-2008
2006
2005-2006
2005
2002
2000-2002
2001
1996-1997
1995-1996
1993-1994
1992
International GT Open
24 Hours Nürburgring
Speedcar Series
Rolex Sports Car Series
FIA GT Championship
American Le Mans Series
Le Mans Series
Porsche Supercup
DTM
V8Star Germany
FIA GT1 World Championship
Formula 3 Germany
Formula Renault Germany
Formula König
Championship titles
2009
2008
2007
2006
2003
1994
24 Hours Nürburgring
24 Hours Nürburgring
24 Hours Nürburgring
24 Hours Nürburgring
24 Hours Nürburgring
Formula Renault Germany

Marcel Tiemann (born 19 March 1974) is a retired racing driver from Germany. He is best known for being a five-time winner of the 24 Hours Nürburgring race with Opel and Porsche.

Career[edit]

Early series[edit]

Tiemann started his career in Formula König before moving to Formula Renault Germany. In 1994 he won the championship, and graduated to Formula 3. In 1996, Tiemann won the Formula 3 Monaco Grand Prix driving for Opel.[1]

Sportscars[edit]

Marcel Tiemann driving in ALMS

In 1997 Tiemann switched from single seaters to sportscars, and competed in the FIA GT1 Championship season for AMG. He won the round in Suzuka, and secured podiums at four other races. Returning for 1998, his best result was 2nd at Oschersleben.[2][3][4]

In 1999, he was entered to race at the Le Mans 24h endurance race. However, the Mercedes-Benz CLR he was driving was involved in two high profile accidents with Mark Webber driving, and the car was pulled out of the race.[5]

In 2001, he drove for Zakspeed in V8Star Series finishing 2nd in the championship with two wins.[6][7]

Tiemann began racing in America in 2005, where he joined the American Le Mans Series and Grand American Rolex Series. In 2008, he scored his best finish in GrandAm at Watkins Glen driving for GM.[8][9]

DTM[edit]

In 2000, Tiemann joined the Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters series with Team Persson driving a Mercedes CLK in Original-Teile livery. Over 16 races, Tiemann scored 53 points and finished 10th in the Championship.[10] In 2001, he switched to Manthey Racing, still driving a Mercedes, and over 3 races he scored his best finish in the series with 3rd at the Norisring.[11] In 2002, Tiemann returned for 1 race at Hockenheim finishing 15th.

Tiemann's Manthey Porsche at the 2009 24 Hours Nürburgring

24 Hours Nürburgring[edit]

Tiemann's greatest successess have come in the 24 Hours Nürburgring. He won his first in 2003 in the E1-XP class with OPC Team Phoenix's Opel Astra V8.[12] He returned with the same team in 2004 and finished in 10th, before switching to the A7 class with Manthey Racing in their Porsche for 2005. He would pilot the car to victory in 2006, the first of 4 back to back victories at the race; driving exclusively Manthey Porsche's.[13][14][15]

Accident at Imola[edit]

In 2010, Tiemann joined the International GT Open driving an Audi R8. However, during the race at Imola on May 23, Tiemann collided with another car at the rolling start and was forced into a retaining wall at high speed. He sustained brain trauma, a fractured vertebra and broken ribs in the impact, and was placed in a medically induced coma to assist his recovery.[16] He was moved to Germany, and later regained consciousness and mostly recovered, but has been unable to race due to the resulting neurological damage and other problems from the accident.[17][18][19][20]

Racing record[edit]

Career Summary[edit]

Season Series Team Races Wins Poles F/Laps Podiums Points Position
1992 Formula König ? ? ? ? ? 46 10th
1993 Formula Renault Germany Elf Formel Renault 8 0 0 1 2 177 10th
1994 8 2 1 2 7 351 1st
1995 German Formula Three Championship Elf Zakspeed 16 0 0 0 0 24 13th
1996 Opel Team BSR 15 1 0 1 6 115 4th
Formula 3 Monaco Grand Prix 1 1 0 0 1 n/a 1st
Masters of Formula 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 NC
1997 FIA GT Championship AMG Mercedes 9 1 0 0 5 34 5th
1998 Persson Motorsport 9 0 0 0 1 19 9th
1999 Le Mans 24 Hours Persson Motorsport 1 0 0 0 0 0 NC
2000 DTM Persson Motorsport 16 0 0 0 0 53 10th
2001 Manthey-Eschmann 3 0 0 0 1 26 12th
V8Star Series Zakspeed Motorsport 9 2 2 2 5 203 2nd
2002 DTM Manthey Racing 1 0 0 0 0 0 NC
Porsche Supercup 12 0 0 0 0 100 9th
2003 24 Hours Nürburgring Team Phoenix 1 1 ? ? 1 n/a 1st
2004 1 0 ? ? 0 n/a 10th
2005 Manthey Racing 1 0 ? ? 0 n/a 6th
Grand American Rolex Series Orbit Racing 1 0 0 0 0 23 70th
Le Mans Series A-Level Engineering 3 0 0 0 1 9 11th
American Le Mans Series Alex Job Racing 1 0 0 0 1 22 17th
2006 Grand American Rolex Series 1 0 0 0 0 12 102nd
American Le Mans Series 4 0 0 0 2 41 16th
24 Hours Nürburgring Manthey Racing 1 ? ? ? 1 n/a 1st
FIA GT Championship 1 0 0 0 0 0 NC
2007 24 Hours Nürburgring 1 1 ? ? 1 n/a 1st
2008 Grand American Rolex Series Bob Stallings/Riley-Matthews 1 0 0 0 0 18 55th
24 Hours Nürburgring Manthey Racing 1 1 ? ? 1 n/a 1st
2009 1 1 ? ? 1 n/a 1st
Speedcar Series Continental Circus 1 0 0 0 0 0 NC
2010 International GT Open - GTS Phoenix Racing 6 0 1 2 1 6 16th

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 Pos. Pts
2000 Persson Motorsport AMG Mercedes CLK-DTM HOC
1

6
HOC
2

12
OSC
1

10
OSC
2

6
NOR
1

6
NOR
2

Ret
SAC
1

5
SAC
2

5
NÜR
1

13
NÜR
2

6
LAU
1

C
LAU
2

C
OSC
1

NC
OSC
2

7
NÜR
1

8
NÜR
2

12
HOC
1

15
HOC
2

5
10th 53
2001 Manthey-Eschmann Racing AMG Mercedes CLK-DTM HOC
QR
HOC
CR
NÜR
QR
NÜR
CR
OSC
QR

12
OSC
CR

8
SAC
QR

7
SAC
CR

4
NOR
QR

3
NOR
CR

3
LAU
QR
LAU
CR
NÜR
QR
NÜR
CR
A1R
QR
A1R
CR
ZAN
QR
ZAN
CR
HOC
QR
HOC
CR
12th 26
2002 Manthey Racing AMG Mercedes CLK-DTM 2001 HOC
QR

15
HOC
CR

15
ZOL
QR
ZOL
CR
DON
QR
DON
CR
SAC
QR
SAC
CR
NOR
QR
NOR
CR
LAU
QR
LAU
CR
NÜR
QR
NÜR
CR
A1R
QR
A1R
CR
ZAN
QR
ZAN
CR
HOC
QR
HOC
CR
25th 0
  • † — Retired, but was classified as he completed 90% of the winner's race distance.

24 Hours of Le Mans results[edit]

Year Team Co-Drivers Car Class Laps Pos. Class
Pos.
1999 Germany AMG-Mercedes Australia Mark Webber
France Jean-Marc Gounon
Mercedes-Benz CLR LMGTP 0 DNS DNS

Personal life[edit]

Tiemann lives in Mallorca, Spain with his wife and two children. He previously lived in Monaco. Following retirement from racing, he is a brand ambassador for Mercedes Benz and also runs a construction company building nursing homes in Germany.[20][21] Tiemann's father is Hans-Jürgen Tiemann who won the 1997 and 1999 24 Hours Nürburgring races, the latter with Sabine Schmitz.[22][23]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Marcel Tiemann". driverDB. Retrieved 16 August 2022.
  2. ^ "1998 FIA GT1 Championship Standings". speedsport-magazine.com. Retrieved 16 August 2022.
  3. ^ "Results: 1998 Round 1 – Oschersleben". FIA GT Championship. 12 April 1998. Retrieved 2007-12-13.
  4. ^ "1998 Oschersleben FIA GT". Motorsport Magazine. Retrieved 16 August 2022.
  5. ^ "Inside Mercedes' 1999 Le Mans". Motorsport Magazine. Retrieved 16 August 2022.
  6. ^ "Cecotto, Tiemann join V8-STAR line-up". Autosport. Retrieved 16 August 2022.
  7. ^ "2001 German V8-Star Silhouette Championship". Motorsport Magazine. Retrieved 16 August 2022.
  8. ^ "Watkins Glen: GM Racing race report". Motorsport. Retrieved 16 August 2022.
  9. ^ "Pruett, Rojas win Grand-Am race at Watkins Glen". Herald Net. Retrieved 16 August 2022.
  10. ^ "Persson Motorsport". Motorsport. Retrieved 16 August 2022.
  11. ^ "DTM 2001 Norisring Round 5 Results". touringcars.net. Retrieved 16 August 2022.
  12. ^ "24h Nürburgring - E1-XP 2003 standings". driverDB. Retrieved 16 August 2022.
  13. ^ "Tiemann takes the Nurburgring 24H victory". Motorsport. Retrieved 16 August 2022.
  14. ^ "Friday Favourite: The Porsche "twins" who usurped Audi's best". Autosport. Retrieved 16 August 2022.
  15. ^ "Porsche Manthey-Racing mark 25th anniversary with new partnership". thecheckeredflag.co.uk. Retrieved 16 August 2022.
  16. ^ Freeman, Glenn, ed. (2010-06-03). "Tiemann remains in coma". Autosport. 200 (10): 21.
  17. ^ "Update". marceltiemann.com. Retrieved 15 August 2022.
  18. ^ "Marcel Tiemann nach Deutschland verlegt" (in German). SpeedWeek. Retrieved 16 August 2022.
  19. ^ "Marcel Tiemann: So schwer war der Weg zurück ins Leben" (in German). motorsport-total.com. Retrieved 16 August 2022.
  20. ^ a b "Zehn Jahre nach dem Unfall: Marcel Tiemann glücklich im neuen Leben" (in German). motorsport-total.com. Retrieved 16 August 2022.
  21. ^ "Marcel Tiemann: Wie er sich sein neues Leben aufbaute" (in German). motorsport-total.com. Retrieved 16 August 2022.
  22. ^ "'Queen of the Nürburgring' and ex-Top Gear host Sabine Schmitz dies aged 51". The Irish Times. Retrieved 16 August 2022.
  23. ^ "Hans-Jürgen Tiemann". driverDB. Retrieved 16 August 2022.

External links[edit]

Sporting positions
Preceded by German Formula Renault champion
1994
Succeeded by
Ralf Druckenmüller
Preceded by Monaco Formula Three Support
Race Winner

1996
Succeeded by