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Michael Bartels

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CHILDHOOD

1968 Birth Born on March 8, 1968.

TEENAGE

1985 17 Years Old Bartels was the 1985 German karting champion and the 1986 German Formula Ford 1600 champion.

TWENTIES

1988 20 Years Old He competed in the German Formula Three Championship in 1988 and 1989, before stepping up to International Formula 3000 in 1990. … Read More
1992 24 Years Old Bartels continued in F3000, finishing 4th in 1992, before switching to the DTM in 1994, where he continued to race until the series ended at the end of 1996. … Read More

THIRTIES

2000 32 Years Old He won the 24 Hours Nürburgring in 2000 (in a works Porsche 911 GT3) and 2001 (in a Chrysler Viper GTS-R).
2003 35 Years Old After racing in the final year of the V8Star Series in 2003, finishing third behind Pedro Lamy and Thomas Mutsch, he switched to the FIA GT Championship for 2004 with Konrad Motorsport.
2005 37 Years Old For the 2005 season he began racing a Maserati MC12 for his own Bartels Motor & Sport team under the Vitaphone Racing banner, alongside compatriat Timo Scheider. Andrea Bertolini replaced Scheider for 2006 and the pairing won the championship in 2006, 2008 and 2009. Bartels also won the Spa 24 Hours in 2005, 2006 and 2008. Bartels dated Steffi Graf for seven years, between 1992 and 1999. … Read More
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