Remarkably little stays constant in the DTM. Alfa Romeo, BMW and Opel have all come and gone. Superstar drivers Mika Hakkinen, Jean Alesi and Heinz-Harald Frentzen gave their illustrious careers an all-too-quick fillip here. Even the championship itself managed to morph into the ITC, before imploding when costs got too high and returning again in 2000.
Nonetheless, there are two things in the DTM of today that were there 15 years ago: Mercedes and Bernd Schneider.
Mercedes have been steadfast competitors in Germany's premier tin-top series since its early-90s heyday, through to its ITC disaster, and back around from rebirth at the turn of the millennium.