The championship question: what happens, when…

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Hockenheim. The grand final of the DTM is thrilling the fans of the most popular international touring car series. Who will become the new DTM champion?

Gary Paffett, Team HWA AMG Mercedes
Gary Paffett, Team HWA AMG Mercedes

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Three drivers are still in with a chance of winning the title: British Mercedes-Benz driver Gary Paffett is leading in the standings with a three points’ margin from Canadian Bruno Spengler and will be directly in front of his rival on the starting grid.

Third-placed Jamie Green (Mercdes-Benz) is 18 points down on the leader. Moreover, he is only starting from tenth place into the race.

This season, Gary Paffett won the opening round at the same venue at Hockenheim and in Brands Hatch. Moreover, the 31-year old scored a pair of second places and one third places.

The 2005 DTM champion also scored points with one fourth, one sixth and one seventh place. Only once (Valencia), he failed to score points.

His opponent Bruno Spengler scored three victories this year (Lausitzring, Nürburgring, Oschersleben). The 29-year old also scored one second-place and one third-place finish. Twice, he took the flag in sixth place and failed to score twice.

So far, Jamie Green scored one race win (Norisring). Moreover, the 30-year old scored one second and one third place, three fourth places and one fifth, one eighth and one tenth place.

Gary Paffett is the 2012 DTM champion, when...

  • he wins the race
  • he is second and finishes ahead of Bruno Spengler
  • he is third and Spengler is fourth at best
  • he is fourth and Spengler is fifth at best
  • he is fifth and Spengler is fourth at best
  • he is sixth and Spengler is fifth at best
  • he is seventh and Spengler is sixth at best while Jamie Green is second at best
  • he is eighth and Spengler is seventh at best while Green is second at best
  • he is ninth and Spengler is eighth at best while Green is second at best
  • he is tenth and Spengler is ninth at best while Green is second at best
  • he doesn’t score points and Spengler is ninth at best while Green is second at best

Bruno Spengler is the 2012 DTM Champion when...

  • he wins
  • he is second and finishes ahead of Paffett
  • he is third and finishes ahead of Paffett
  • he is fourth and Paffett is sixth at best
  • he is fifth and Paffett is seventh at best
  • he is sixth and Paffett is eighth at best while Green is second at best
  • he is seventh and Paffett is ninth at best while Green is second at best
  • he is eighth and Paffett is tenth at best while Green is second at best
  • he is ninth and Paffett doesn’t score points while Green is third at best
  • he is tenth and Paffett doesn’t score points while Green is third at best

Jamie Green is the 2012 DTM Champion when...

  • he wins and Paffett is seventh at best while Spengler is sixth at best

Source: DTM

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