Scheider ready to help teammates

Timo Scheider has admitted that he will try to help Audi secure the DTM drivers' title on Sunday, despite starting ahead of the title contenders

Scheider ready to help teammates

Scheider will line up alongside Tom Kristensen on an all-Audi front row, but neither of the top two are in a position to win the championship in the final race of the year.

Mattias Ekstrom and Martin Tomczyk are fighting with Mercedes driver Bruno Spengler for the title, and Scheider is aware that he will probably have to support the best interests of the team at some point in the race.

"It has to be that way," Scheider said after qualifying. "But we need to get a good start, and get through the first lap.

"Hopefully the first lap will be clean, and then we can start thinking about what we can do."

The DTM veteran pointed out that it was difficult for Audi to come up with a plan before the race, as a lot of things could change once the finale gets underway.

"In the DTM it is difficult to plan anything like that," he added. "We have to prepare our own race and then see what happens."

Scheider, who is the third-most experienced driver in the DTM since the series was reborn in 2000, has never finished on the podium. Earlier this season at Zandvoort he moved over just before the finish line to hand third place to Ekstrom.

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