||10 November 1978
Timo Scheider has spent over a decade competing in Germany’s DTM series, twice coming away with the championship.
The German driver began his career in karting in 1989. Six years later he switched to cars, winning the German Formula Renault 1800 title at his first attempt. In 1997 he took three German F3 wins, finishing as runner-up to Nick Heidfeld in the title race.
In 2000 Scheider switched to tin-top racing, beginning his DTM career with Opel. He took a year away in 2005 to compete in the FIA GT championship, winning the Spa 24-Hour race. He also raced for Germany in A1GP before returning to DTM with Audi, going on to take his two titles in 2008 and 2009.
Such has been the success of German drivers in all series in recent years that Timo will now partner namesake Timo Glock for a second German team (or should that be Timo…) in the 2011 ROC Nations Cup.
- Double DTM Champion (2008, 2009)
- Over a decade in the DTM championship
- Winner of the Spa and Nürburgring 24-Hour races
2005-6: Raced for Germany in the A1GP series
1997: Three wins in German F3, finishing as runner-up to Nick Heidfeld
1995: German Formula Renault 1800 Champion
1994: German Junior Kart NRW-Cup winner
2011 will be Timo’s first appearance at the Race Of Champions