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2016-04-01 10:15:00

24 drivers – 24 questions: Answers by Christian Vietoris

  • Christian Vietoris hates dirty hotel rooms. During his holiday on the Maledives, however, he hadn’t to cope with this or any other kind of problems.
  • Vietoris’ highlight in the 2015 season: the pole position at the Norisring.
  • Aloof from the track, he particularly enjoys spending time on a golf course.

In 2016, 24 drivers will be battling to make their big dream come true: winning the DTM champion’s trophy. International top-level drivers will be staging entertaining duels in 18 races on a total of nine weekends. We want to introduce the contenders from BMW, Audi and Mercedes-Benz in detail and have asked each one of them 24 questions. In no particular order, the answers will be published over the next weeks as a part of our series ’24 drivers – 24 questions’. In 2013 and 2014, Christian Vietoris turned out to be the best Mercedes-Benz driver. In 2015, however, he had to fight hard for every single point.  In the end, he had to settle for 56 points on his tally and 16th place in the championship. Vietoris’ answers: 

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Describe your 2015 season by dint of six terms: Ups, downs, friends, team, mistakes, oneteam

My nicest DTM moment in 2015: A hug in Russia right before the warm-up – with my first mechanic Sergej – after the team had rebuilt my car overnight. 

My worst/most disappointing DTM moment in 2015: The qualifying sessions at the Nürburgring. A truly poor performance on both days. 

My personal highlights of the year 2015 (both private and job-related): My pole on the grid for the Saturday race on the Norisring. Furthermore, I spent a fantastic holiday on the Maledives.  

That’s what annoyed me in particular (both in my private life and job-related): Nothing special

My favourite DTM colleague: Jens Klingmann. Yes, he isn’t a DTM driver but we have a great friendship – also aloof from the track

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My most exciting/most thrilling 2015 DTM weekend: The Saturday race at Spielberg where I was sixth on the grid and finished fourth.

The biggest surprise of the 2015 season, for me:  The season result of Mercedes-Benz.

This change / these changes I would love to see for the 2016 DTM season: Softer tyres with high tyre wear.

If I hadn’t become a motor racer I would have liked to be a …?: Golf pro. Golf is my favourite sport.

That’s what I like particularly: Delicious dishes.  

That’s what I don’t like at all: Dirty hotel rooms. 

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The motto of my life: Live to live 

My goal for the 2016 DTM season: To secure the first DTM race win for Mücke Motorsport. 

My favourite racetrack: Monaco. You have to take yourself and your car the absolute limit, there, and the thrill is enormous. 

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My role model/s: Roger Federer

My favourite sportsman/sportswoman: Thiago Alcântara 

My favourite song: Beautiful day 

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My favourite band: Söhne Mannheims

My favourite movie: Stolen

My favourite actor /actress: Matthias Schweighöfer

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My favourite dish: Steak with chips and pepper sauce.

My favourite car (apart from your DTM racer): G63 AMG 

I am a good DTM driver because…: I enjoy racing here  

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