2004: Perfect comeback
Champion: Mattias Ekström
In the 2004 DTM, Audi managed a successful comeback as a “factory” team. In the first year with the new Audi A4 DTM, the squad from Ingolstadt secured the titles in the drivers’, manufacturers’ and teams’ championships. The season was dominated by the young guns. Audi driver Mattias Ekström narrowly prevailed against the two Mercedes drivers Gary Paffett and Christijan Albers.