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Bruno Spengler.
Bruno Spengler.

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Bruno Spengler: Canada's unheralded racing champion Add to ...

2004

Formula 3 Euroseries with ASL-Mücke Motorsport

In a disappointing sophomore year, Spengler scores only one podium and a total of three top-5 finishes in 20 races. He is 11th overall. His teammate is future Formula One star Robert Kubica.2005DTM Rookie year with Persson Motorsport (Mercedes)

Driving a slower year-old car in his DTM "learning year," Spengler takes his three consecutive points finish to end the 2005 season. While he finishes 16th overall in points, his performance in a year-old car earns him a promotion to a factory sponsored car in 2006.

2006DTM with HWA (Mercedes)After only one podium in four starts, Spengler takes his first career DTM win in the fifth race at the Norisring. He wins three of the next five starts to post a season high four victories but it is not enough to be champion. He finishes second overall to now five-time DTM champion Bernd Schneider.2007DTM with HWA (Mercedes)

Spengler's season gets off to a rough start in the Hockenheim opener where a controversial penalty for avoidable contact pushes him from a podium finish in third to 14th and out of the points. At the end of the year, the six points he lost after the controversial penalty would prove costly as he ended the year three markers behind eventual champion Mattias Ekström.

2008DTM with HWA (Mercedes)

The Canadian has his worst season in a factory car in DTM, scoring only two podiums and ending the year fifth overall in points.

2009DTM with HWA (Mercedes)

After a tough 2008, the following season is not much better with only three podiums and fourth overall in the final standings.

2010DTM with HWA (Mercedes)

The 2010 season is a bitter pill for Spengler to swallow. While he finished third overall, he went into the season finale on a tight and dangerous Shanghai street circuit leading the championship by four points but crashed in qualifying and ended up 17th on the grid. All he could manage in the race was 13th, while his two title rivals Gary Paffett and Paul Di Resta finished 1-2. Di Resta took the crown by four points over Paffett who ended up second. Spengler was third overall.

2011DTM with HWA (Mercedes)In his final season with Mercedes, Spengler took two wins and five podiums in 10 starts and finished the year third overall. He was the top scoring Mercedes driver in DTM that year.2012DTM with BMW Team SchnitzerIn a year where he was supposed to struggle for wins, Spengler took four wins, three poles, and six podiums in 10 starts to capture his first championship by four markers over Gary Paffett. Not only did Spengler take the drivers' title, his Schnitzer outfit won the team title while he also led BMW to the manufacturer's crown in the car maker's first year back in DTM in two decades.

 

DTM Schedule 

May 5

Hockenheimring, Germany
May 19Brands Hatch, U.K.

June 2

Red Bull Ring, Austria

June 16

EuroSpeedway, Lausitz, Germany

July 14Norisring, Germany
Aug. 4

Moscow Raceway, Russia

Aug. 18

Nürburgring, Germany

Sept. 15

Motorsport Arena Oschersleben, Germany

Sept. 29

Zandvoort, Holland

Oct. 20Hockenheimring, Germany
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