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Reviewing the DTM's first GT3 season
Norisring events have "damaged" DTM
Lawson doesn't want to stay in DTM
Van der Linde apologises to Lawson
Marko: Van der Linde deserved a ban

While the 2021 DTM season will always be remembered for the controversial Norisring finale, it would be wrong to judge the year based on one race alone. Here's Motorsport.com's review of the series' first campaign under GT3 regulations.

Berger: Controversial Norisring finale has "damaged" DTM Norisring
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DTM chief Gerhard Berger admits that the Norisring finale has “damaged” the series’ reputation and he will “personally” work on a solution in the winter break.

Red Bull's Lawson no longer wants to be part of DTM Norisring
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Red Bull protege Liam Lawson says he no longer wishes to remain in the DTM after the controversial manner in which the championship was decided last weekend.

Van der Linde apologises to Lawson after Norisring DTM clash Norisring
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Kelvin van der Linde has apologised to Liam Lawson for their clash during the Norisring DTM finale in an emotional social media post.

Red Bull motorsport boss Helmut Marko feels Kelvin van der Linde should have received a ban for wrecking Liam Lawson’s DTM title hopes at the Norisring.

How the DTM's shambolic finale poses awkward future questions

OPINION: The scenes at the Norisring as Mercedes used blatant team orders to secure the first DTM title of the new GT3 era totally undermined the credibility of the championship. But as well as overshadowing the season, it also presents uncomfortable questions to series bosses about the direction it is headed in.

Gotz expected controversial Lawson, van der Linde clash in DTM finale

Newly-crowned DTM champion Maximilian Gotz says he was anticipating a collision between title rivals Liam Lawson and Kelvin van der Linde in the DTM finale at the Norisring.

Red Bull Ferrari boss labels Norisring DTM finale a "disgrace"

Red Bull AF Corse boss Ron Riechert has labelled Sunday's final DTM race a "disgrace", as team orders and an opening lap collision played a key role in deciding the outcome of the championship.

Mercedes defends team orders call in DTM title decider

Mercedes has defended its decision to use team orders to assist Maximilian Gotz’s DTM title bid at the Norisring following widespread outcry from fans on social media.

Lawson hits out at "idiot" van der Linde after losing DTM title Norisring
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Lawson hits out at "idiot" van der Linde after losing DTM title

Red Bull protege Liam Lawson lashed out at "idiot" Kelvin van der Linde after losing the DTM title at the Norisring, describing him as the "dirtiest guy" he's ever raced against.

Norisring DTM: Gotz wins title after Mercedes imposes team orders  Norisring
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Norisring DTM: Gotz wins title after Mercedes imposes team orders 

Maximilian Gotz was crowned the 2021 DTM champion in a controversial season finale at the Norisring after Mercedes elected to use team orders, denying pre-race favourite Liam Lawson of the title.

Norisring DTM: Lawson beats van der Linde to pole for finale

Red Bull protege Liam Lawson edged out DTM title rival Kelvin van der Linde to claim pole position for the final race of the season at the Norisring.

Norisring DTM: Gotz dominates, Lawson extends points lead Norisring
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Norisring DTM: Gotz dominates, Lawson extends points lead

Mercedes driver Maximilian Gotz claimed a dominant victory in the penultimate DTM race of the season at Norisring, as Liam Lawson extended his points advantage with a podium.

DTM showcases model for 1000bhp electric prototype
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DTM showcases model for 1000bhp electric prototype

The DTM has unveiled a 1:1 model of an all-electric prototype that could form the basis of a new racing championship beginning 2023.

Norisring DTM: Lawson beats van der Linde to Saturday pole Norisring
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Norisring DTM: Lawson beats van der Linde to Saturday pole

Red Bull protege Liam Lawson claimed a crucial pole position in the penultimate qualifying of the 2021 DTM season at the Norisring, beating his title rival Kelvin van der Linde.

Van der Linde to remain in DTM in 2022 with Abt Audi

Kelvin van der Linde has signed a new deal with Audi squad Abt Sportsline to remain in the DTM in 2022.

Can Red Bull's Lawson capitalise on rookie DTM title chance?

Red Bull Formula 1 protege Liam Lawson takes a healthy 14-point lead into the final round at Norisring this weekend, but can he hold off Audi’s Kelvin van der Linde to become the DTM’s first GT3 champion?

Norisring DTM: Start time, how to watch and more

The 2021 DTM title battle will be decided at the famous Norisring street circuit in Germany this weekend. Here's how you can watch the final round of the season.

Cassidy to replace Albon in DTM finale at Norisring

Nick Cassidy will contest the final round of the DTM season at the Norisring this weekend, replacing Alex Albon in one of the two AF Corse Ferraris.

BMW team's mid-weekend BoP test request turned down

The Walkenhorst BMW team approached the DTM about conducting a Balance of Performance test after a tough showing in Saturday's first Hockenheim race, but its request was vetoed by rival squads.

Lawson "fortunate" to finish DTM race after van der Linde clash

Red Bull protege Liam Lawson says he felt “fortunate” to finish Sunday’s DTM race at Hockenheim after being hit by title rival Kelvin van der Linde on the second lap.

Hockenheim DTM: Auer dominates, disaster for van der Linde Hockenheimring
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Hockenheim DTM: Auer dominates, disaster for van der Linde

Mercedes driver Lucas Auer romped to a dominant victory in the second DTM race at Hockenheim, as Liam Lawson snatched the championship lead from Kelvin van der Linde following a disastrous outing for the South African.

How Audi's new DTM flagbearer is closing on his "childhood dream" Prime

How Audi's new DTM flagbearer is closing on his "childhood dream"

Having learned the ropes in GT3 alongside Rene Rast, Kelvin van der Linde is in line to take up the three-time champion's baton as Audi's new DTM king. From humble origins in South Africa, it's been a remarkable journey so far for the current series leader, but he knows that the 2021 title is a long way from settled just yet.

The number-crunching behind the new-look DTM's equalisation drive Prime

The number-crunching behind the new-look DTM's equalisation drive

Switching to GT3 regulations marked a fresh start for the DTM in 2021, but it has also drawn a line in the sand against other series using similar cars by engaging AVL Racing to develop a bespoke Balance of Performance system. Here’s how it works.

The initial verdict on DTM's move to GT3 cars

OPINION: Facing collapse last year, the DTM has shifted its philosophy from a championship for silhouette-based touring cars to GT machines not too dissimilar to those racing across multiple series worldwide. But despite some initial BoP-based teething troubles, there were some pleasant findings as the 'new DTM' got underway at Monza