2003: Shining stars
Champion: Bernd Schneider
Although Mercedes won nine out of ten races the 2003 season was anything but boring. Up to the finale, Bernd Schneider and his team-mate Christijan Albers fought a dramatic duel for the title which Schneider won just by a narrow margin at the last round at Hockenheim. By clinching his fourth drivers’ title, Schneider made DTM history. His track record has remained unrivalled to date.