2005: Suspense galore
Champion: Gary Paffett
Seven changes at the top of the standings and a nail-biting duel for the driver’s crown – the 2005 DTM season was one of the most thrilling in history thanks to a close fight for the title. The two front runners: Mercedes-Benz driver Gary Paffett and Audi’s Mattias Ekström. With a score of 5 : 3 race victories, the title went to Paffett, who switched to Formula 1 as a test driver after the season.