Marcel Tiemann

Marcel Tiemann ( born March 19, 1974 in Hamburg ) is a German racing driver.

His father Hans -Jürgen Tiemann was opened in 1978 the Heide Park in Soltau, and was successful as a driver and sponsor in touring car racing at the Nürburgring in the 1990s, especially in 1999, in the Tiemann / Zakowski all VLN rounds, the VLN championship and the second time the 24-hour Nürburgring race won.

From his father motivated Marcel made ​​at 16 the license, participated without great ambitions in racing courses, and debuted in 1992 with 18 years in the ADAC Formula Junior. He concluded, begun after high school banker teaching in 1995 successfully after he was already 1994 German Formula Renault champion and joined the German Formula 3 Championship. In 1996 he won the prestigious F3 race in the framework program of the Monaco Grand Prix, after which it was factory driver at Mercedes -Benz.

In the sports car Mercedes -Benz CLK -GTR 1997 and 1998 he was on the road, for use in the Mercedes -Benz CLR 1999, he came not because of accident series. From 2000 he was active in the DTM, initially continued at Mercedes, then from 2003 in Opel, for which he won the 24 -hour race on the Nürburgring that same year. On Manthey Porsche since 2006, he won this race four more times, so that the family Tiemann can now have a total of seven overall victories.

23 May 2010 Tiemann was involved in a accident at the start in the GT Open Imola (San Marino). The Audi R8 LMS GT3 was hit by several vehicles and Marcel Tiemann thereby critically injured. At the hospital they found a broken neck vertebrae, several broken ribs and a skull -brain trauma. According to the company Manthey Racing, he was transferred to the hospital after Munich - Grosshadern in the course according to health improvement of Imola.