The battle they hold Mercedes y Red Bull in the F1 has had an extension in the DTM, the most important tourism category in the world that this year has inaugurated its era of vehicles GT3.
The crown of the mythical German Touring Car Masters was defined on the last date of the year in the circuit of Norisring and in the middle of two controversies: team orders, on the one hand; and a crash, on the other.
The German Maximilian Götz, the Mercedes-AMG Team HRT; champion was consecrated; while the great defeated was the Australian Liam Lawson, the Red Bull AF Corse.
Götz, who was the driver with the fewest chances of dedicating himself, did what he had to: win both races and for that he had the help of the rest of the Mercedes drivers who did not hesitate to lift so that he would not have problems to reach the first place.
This was noticed, in a very rude way, in the second race in which the Austrian Lucas Auer and the Swiss Philip ellis they allowed themselves to be overcome by their brand partner when they had secured the double for him Mercedes-AMG Team Winward.
Lawson, on the other hand, had all against despite having reached this appointment at the head of the positions with 14 points more than the South African Sheldon van der Linde (ROWE Racing) and 26 over the finally champion.
The third place he got in the first race allowed him to maintain his chances, despite the fact that the difference with his rivals was reduced to 18 and 19 units, respectively.
The debacle came to him in the final test in which van der Linde wore it and forced him to leave. That incident and how easy it was for Götz to win ended in a huge defeat for the 19-year-old.