2015 DTM champion Pascal Wehrlein was thankful his disappointing race two result at the Hockenheimring had no bearing on the outcome of his season as his HWA squad wrapped up teams' title ahead of BMW's Team RMG.

Having become the DTM's youngest champion in history during yesterday's penultimate round, Wehrlein had the luxury of attacking today's race with little pressure despite starting back in 17th.

However, the Mercedes F1 reserve driver was unable to progress back the up the order in the same manner as he displayed in yesterday's encounter after early damage wounded the young German's Mercedes C63 - leaving him destined for a distant 21st.

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Wehrlein's team mate Christian Vietoris also failed to register a point during the final of the season but that couldn't prevent HWA from taking the teams' by 19-points ahead of Team RMG.

"The race didn't go quite as well as I would have liked. But fortunately, it didn't have any effect on the outcome of the championship. Right up to the end, I was trying to push and get nearer the front," said Wehrlein.

"But it was impossible because my car was too severely damaged. I'd like to thank my team once again for all their excellent work during the year. After winning the drivers' title yesterday, taking the team championship today is the icing on the cake. Thanks a lot, guys!"

After assessing the severity of the damage to Wehrlein's car, Mercedes DTM boss Ulrich Fritz commended his driver for having 'no intention of giving in'.

"Congratulations to Team gooix/Original-Teile Mercedes-AMG on winning the team standings - another reason to celebrate after clinching the drivers' title yesterday," said Fritz.

"It was great that Pascal finished the race despite a badly damaged car. He had no intentions of giving up and took the chequered flag in the last race of the season for the fans."