He may have had to surrender the number one, but this did not require a huge adjustment, because Wittmann had opted for 11 as his personal start number, a feature introduced to the DTM in 2015. The new livery on his car was somewhat more conspicuous, as the young German went in search of points and victories in the Red Bull colours for the first time in 2016.
However, the Red Bull BMW M4 DTM and its driver formed a strong combination from the word go. Wittmann won the third race of the season - appropriately at the Red Bull Ring in Spielberg - and went on to add a further two victories over the course of the season. By the end of the year, he had racked up 206 points in the Drivers‘ Championship and was crowned DTM champion for the second time in a thrilling finale to the season. This makes him the first BMW driver ever to win to DTM Drivers‘ titles.
Despite all his success, Marco Wittmann has kept both feet firmly on the ground. Whenever time allows it, he can be found in his father’s chassis workshop, where he is only too happy to be around cars away from the racetrack too. He and his brother are heavily involved in the family business.