This weekend the DTM finale at Hockenheim will see Bruno Spengler working on helping BMW winning the constructors’ title as he hopes to secure a place in the top 3 of the championship rankings. On paper, of course, he still has a slim chance of securing the title for himself, with a 46 points difference with championship leader Pascal Wehrlein (Mercedes).

After his first DNF of the season in Race 1 at the Nurburgring, following Audi’s Edoardo Mortara’s banzai charge, Spengler will indeed start the weekend with a very faint hope of winning the DTM championship.

“Of course, mathematically, I still stand a chance of winning the title but I would need so many odds in my favour that it seems improbable.  I prefer to look at the bright side, if I still stand a chance to win the championship before the last race weekend, it means BMW has done an excellent job enhancing the car thru the year as the start of the season was very difficult for us.  My aim will be to finish the season in the top 3.  This is achievable, I am currently fourth, nine points behind the second place (Edoardo Mortara).”

By contrast, BMW currently ranks first in the constructors’ standings, with a 51 points lead on Mercedes Benz and the team’s drivers will make sure it stays this way.  “The constructors’ title is a collective aim for us, it is very important.  We are currently in a good place but we cannot rest on our laurels.  Everything will hinge on our performance this weekend.  We have to bear in mind that, on equal weight, we were not faster than our rivals in the opening round at Hockenheim in May.  We will be 10 kilos lighter this time but I am not certain it will make a big difference.”This weekend the DTM finale at Hockenheim will see Bruno Spengler working on helping BMW winning the constructors’ title as he hopes to secure a place in the top 3 of the championship rankings. On paper, of course, he still has a slim chance of securing the title for himself, with a 46 points difference with championship leader Pascal Wehrlein (Mercedes).

After his first DNF of the season in Race 1 at the Nurburgring, following Audi’s Edoardo Mortara’s banzai charge, Spengler will indeed start the weekend with a very faint hope of winning the DTM championship.

“Of course, mathematically, I still stand a chance of winning the title but I would need so many odds in my favour that it seems improbable.  I prefer to look at the bright side, if I still stand a chance to win the championship before the last race weekend, it means BMW has done an excellent job enhancing the car thru the year as the start of the season was very difficult for us.  My aim will be to finish the season in the top 3.  This is achievable, I am currently fourth, nine points behind the second place (Edoardo Mortara).”

By contrast, BMW currently ranks first in the constructors’ standings, with a 51 points lead on Mercedes Benz and the team’s drivers will make sure it stays this way.  “The constructors’ title is a collective aim for us, it is very important.  We are currently in a good place but we cannot rest on our laurels.  Everything will hinge on our performance this weekend.  We have to bear in mind that, on equal weight, we were not faster than our rivals in the opening round at Hockenheim in May.  We will be 10 kilos lighter this time but I am not certain it will make a big difference.”