Timo Scheider

Timo Scheider ( born November 10, 1978 in Lahnstein ) is a German racing driver. It starts in the DTM since 2000 and was there in 2008 and 2009 overall winner.

  • 4.1 Career stations
  • 4.2 Individual results in the DTM
  • 4.3 Le Mans results


Beginnings in motorsport (1989-1999)

Scheider began his motorsport career in karting in 1989, which he ran until 1994. Among other things, he won the 1994 German Junior Kart Championship. In 1995 he moved to Formula racing. He made his debut in German Formula Renault in 1800 and immediately won the championship. 1999 finally came fourth overall in the German Formula Renault 2000.

In 1997, Scheider in the German Formula 3 Championship. He won three races and stood at a total of twelve out of eighteen races on the podium. With 218 to 224 points, he was eventually runner-up behind Nick Heidfeld. In the following season he again won three races. In the overall standings, it was enough for him this season, but only for seventh place. At four races he did not present himself. He also took part in the Formula 3 Masters at Zandvoort in part and finished the race in eighth position. 1999 graduated Scheider his third year in the German Formula 3 Championship. With a run of success he finished the season on top of the sixth overall. In the Formula 3 Masters, he was twelfth this season.

DTM with Opel (2000-2004)

In 2000, Scheider in touring car racing in the DTM to Holzer, who entered with Opel vehicles. With two fourth places for the best results he finished his debut season in twelfth place in the championship. 2001 graduated Scheider his second season for the team Holzer, finishing in 20th place championship

In 2002, Scheider improved to eighth place in the DTM drivers' championship. In 2003, Scheider within the DTM Opel Team Phoenix and the team he finished the season again in eighth place overall. At Zandvoort, he scored his first pole position in the DTM. His team-mate Peter Dumbreck had scored this season, more than twice as many points as he did. In addition, he won an Opel the 24 -hour race at the Nürburgring. 2004 Scheider returned back to Holzer. For the third year in a row, he finished eighth overall, although he was once again left without a podium placement. This season he was the best Opel driver at all.

FIA -GT and A1GP (2005-2006)

2005 moved Scheider in the FIA GT Championship and met with Michael Bartels on a Maserati MC12 of the German Vitaphone Racing Team. The two won two races, including the 24 -hour race in Spa- Francorchamps, and took second place overall. He then joined in the winter of 2005 /06 seater racing for the German team in the A1 Grand Prix. He shared the cockpit with Adrian Sutil and Sebastian Stahl. Separator of the pilot with the most inserts and the only German pilot who points was achieved. His best result he achieved the main race at Laguna Seca, which he finished in second place. In 2006 he entered into a Ferrari 430 GT2 to a race of the FIA ​​GT Championship and won the GT2.

DTM for Audi (since 2006)

Scheider's main focus in 2006 was, however, on his return to the DTM. He received the Team Rosberg Audi one from the previous season and was team-mate Frank Stippler. He scored regularly points and ended the season in tenth place in the driver standings. Team Intern, he sat down with 12 through to 3 points against Stipplers. 2007 moved Scheider Abt Sportsline and received a current model of the Audi A4 DTM. After he was already three times finished fourth, followed by the season finale at Hockenheim with a second place finish his first podium placement in the DTM at all. As the third best pilot in his team, he finished the season starting in seventh place in the driver standings.

2008 Scheider completed his second season in a current Audi A4 DTM. Already in the second race of the season at Oschersleben Scheider was a first DTM victory of his career. He came into this season, only at a race not in the points and got a total of eight times on the podium. With 75 to 71 points he won against Paul di Resta and was for the first time DTM champion.

In the 2009 season, Scheider to defend his DTM title. He scored only when a race does not stand on the podium six times and won two races. In the championship, he sat down with 64 through to 59 points against Gary Paffett. He was the first DTM driver after Bernd Schneider, who defended his title. In addition, for the third time won a pilot Abt Sportsline Audi or the championship. This was in DTM history before anyone yet team or manufacturer succeeded.

2010 remained Scheider Abt Sportsline. While he always scored in the first five races of points, but was not on the podium, he finished the last five six races on the podium and chose one for yourself. As the best Audi driver, he finished the season in fourth championship course. In addition, he made his debut in 2010 in the 24- hour race at Le Mans in a Porsche 997 GT3 RSR, which was used by the BMS Scuderia Italia. 2011 Scheider played his eleventh DTM season and his fifth for Abt Sportsline. With a second place as best result he finished the year in fourth place overall. He also took part in a 2011 race in the Blancpain Endurance Series, winning the GT3 Pro- rating. He was also third at the Nürburgring 24-hour race. In the 2012 DTM season, Scheider received a Audi A5 DTM, which was used by Abt Sportsline. Although Scheider drove a fastest lap of the race and achieved a pole position, a podium placement he did not succeed. It was the first season in his tenure at Abt, where he remained without pedestal placement. Two sixth places were his best results. At the end of the season he was on the 14th place in the drivers' standings. 2013 Scheider goes one more time for Abbot in the DTM at the start. At the end of the season, he finished tenth overall.


Timo Scheider lives in the Austrian Lochau. He was eleven years in a relationship with Jasmine Rubatto and has a son with her. The two broke up in April 2010. 2011 he was awarded the Federal Badge of Honour.


In October 2008, Timo Scheider was elected ADAC Motor Racer of the Year.

Since November 2008 Timo Scheider ambassador of the Foundation for Spinal Cord Research Wings for Life. He is also the initiator of the charity, sports and family event series Race4Kids which has the aim to support disadvantaged children and families in Germany and Austria.

In the TV show TV total Stock Car Crash Challenge 29 November 2008 and 9 October 2010 he won the race in the class up to 1900 cc.

In 1997, he was managed by Willi Weber.


Career stations

  • 2002: DTM ( 8th place)
  • 2003: DTM ( 8th place)
  • 2004: DTM ( 8th place)
  • 2005: FIA GT (2nd place)
  • 2006: A1 Grand Prix
  • 2006: DTM ( 10th place )
  • 2006: FIA GT, GT2 ( 18th place)
  • 2007: DTM ( 7th place)
  • 2008: DTM ( Master )
  • 2009: DTM ( Master )
  • 2010: DTM ( 4th place)
  • 2011: DTM ( 4th place)
  • 2011: Blancpain Endurance Series, GT3 Pro ( 8th place)
  • 2012: DTM ( 14th place )
  • 2013: DTM ( 10th place )

Individual results in the DTM

1 The race in Shanghai did not count for the championship.

Le Mans results