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Hockenheim: Wittmann keeping 'a cool head' for Hockenheim

Marco Wittmann: Now we need to approach the season finale with a cool head and try to keep out of any scuffles.
BMW's Marco Wittmann has called upon himself and his Team RMG squad to keep 'a cool head' as the 2014 DTM champion stands on brink of taking a second title at the Hockenheimring.

Wittmann and Team RMG are no strangers to this situation after the duo won the driver and team titles at a canter back in 2014.

This time around, the BMW M4 driver has a 14-point lead over Audi's Edoardo Mortara, while Jamie Green retains a mathematical possibility of lifting the title, 39-points adrift the German.

Wittmann had originally looked set to carry over a 26-point lead ahead of Mortara into the finale. But the German's disqualification after finishing in fourth during the second Budapest race, reopened the title fight.

"It feels good heading to the final two races of the season at Hockenheim and still being in with a chance of winning the title," said Wittmann.

"That shows we have done a good job throughout the year. Now we need to approach the season finale with a cool head and try to keep out of any scuffles.

"It won't be that easy since the races in Hockenheim are usually action-packed."

As a whole, BMW will be looking to bounce back this weekend after being comprehensively beaten by Audi last time out at the Hungaroring.

BMW Motorsport director Jens Marquardt believes that Wittmann's supreme level of consistency makes him a more than worthy champion.

"We lead the drivers' standings with Marco Wittmann. After we decided, in the best interests of the sport, not to take his exclusion in Hungary to the court of appeal, we will do everything we can to make sure Marco brings home his advantage and claims the title for the second time," said Marquardt.

"Considering his performances this season, he would deserve the title without any doubt. It is not going to be easy, but the opportunity is there – and we want to take it."



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Marco Wittmann - BMW Team RMG [pic credit BMW]
Edoardo Mortara - Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline [pic credit DTM]
Edoardo Mortara - Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline [pic credit Audi Sport]
Paul di Resta - Mercedes-AMG DTM Team HWA  [pic credit Mercedes]
Edoardo Mortara - Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline [pic credit Audi Sport]
Marco Wittmann - BMW Team RMG [pic credit BMW]
Marco Wittmann - BMW Team RMG [pic credit BMW]
Marco Wittmann - BMW Team RMG [pic credit BMW]
Marco Wittmann - BMW Team RMG [pic credit BMW]
Marco Wittmann - BMW Team RMG [pic credit BMW]
Marco Wittmann - BMW Team RMG [pic credit BMW]
Edoardo Mortara - Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline [pic credit Audi Sport]
Edoardo Mortara - Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline [pic credit Audi Sport]
Antonio Felix da Costa - BMW Team Schnitzer [pic credit BMW]
Antonio Felix da Costa - BMW Team Schnitzer [pic credit BMW]
Nico Muller - Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline [pic credit Audi Sport]
Nico Muller - Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline [pic credit Audi Sport]
Timo Scheider - Audi Sport Team Phoenix [pic credit Audi]

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