DTM News

How Rast and Muller compare
Schumacher surprised by friendly DTM
How Bernhard's team made DTM history
Calls for repeater lights rejected
Bernhard could add second Porsche

The GT3-based DTM is a different proposition to the Class 1 era that ended in 2020, but Audi’s top protagonists remain the same. Rivals Rene Rast and Nico Muller have now swapped teams, making their Team Rosberg and Abt engineers uniquely qualified to reveal what makes the pair tick.

David Schumacher says the convivial atmosphere in the DTM has come as a shock this year, having felt he had “no friends” during his time in single-seaters.

Porsche didn’t take long to make its mark on the DTM, with its first victory arriving at the Norisring earlier this month. But few expected that to come courtesy underrated Austrian Thomas Preining and his single-car Bernhard team. Here’s how they did it.

The DTM has turned down calls from drivers to install a set of repeater lights to improve visibility and cut down the chances of startline accidents.

Two-time Le Mans 24 Hours winner Timo Bernhard says he feels “ready” to expand his Porsche DTM team to field a second car in 2023.

Thiim could return to DTM this year in an Aston Martin

Le Mans 24 Hours class winner Nick Thiim could return to the DTM as a guest starter later this year in an Aston Martin Vantage GT3.

Vanthoor “frustrated” by DTM form, expected “smoother” transition

Porsche factory driver Laurens Vanthoor admits he expected his first season in the DTM “to go a little bit smoother” and is “frustrated” by his results so far.

Impressive Guven “deserves” another DTM chance after Norisring cameo

Red Bull Ferrari DTM team boss Ron Reichert said he was “really impressed” by stand-in driver Ayhancan Guven's performance at the Norisring last weekend, and believes he “deserves” another opportunity.

DTM drivers request repeater lights for “fair” starts

Leading DTM drivers have called on the series to incorporate repeater lights to make race starts “fair” and reduce instances of aggressive driving seen at the Norisring.

How Mercedes scrambled to get DTM cars repaired after Norisring carnage

The opening DTM race at the Norisring last weekend was marred with crashes, forcing more than half of the field to retire from the race with severe damage to their cars. Here’s how Mercedes was able to ensure its entire fleet of AMG GT3s was repaired in time for the second race of the meeting.

Bortolotti: Everybody still a rival in 2022 DTM title race

DTM points leader Mirko Bortolotti says he’s not counting any of the championship leaders out of the title race at the season’s halfway stage ahead of an eight-week summer break.  

DTM drivers have more start clarity after Norisring incidents – van der Linde

DTM drivers have more clarity on start rules after a crash-filled Saturday at the Norisring, which contributed to a calmer race on Sunday, according to Sheldon van der Linde.

Bortolotti: Number of crashes in Norisring DTM race one "abnormal"

Mirko Bortolotti believes the crash-blighted opening DTM race at the Norisring on Saturday was "abnormal" and that Sunday's race was not better behaved due to convening an additional drivers' briefing.

“Life goal” achieved for “proud” Fraga after first DTM win

Red Bull Ferrari DTM driver Felipe Fraga says taking his maiden series victory at the Norisring is a “life goal”, and explained his relief at ending a run of non-finishes.

DTM Norisring: Fraga scores dominant win for Red Bull Ferrari

Felipe Fraga converted pole position to his maiden DTM victory at the Norisring, the Red Bull Ferrari driver triumphing in a caution-free race as Mirko Bortolotti claimed the points lead.

DTM Norisring: Red Bull's Fraga beats Bortolotti to Sunday pole

Felipe Fraga secured his first DTM pole position at the Norisring, as the Red Bull Ferrari driver pipped Group B pacesetter Mirko Bortolotti in his later Group A session.

DTM figures call for driving standards crackdown after Norisring chaos

DTM drivers need to show more “respect” to their fellow competitors, teams and paying spectators after a crash-filled Norisring race on Saturday, according to Winward Racing team boss Christian Hohenadel. 

Van der Linde too cautious in Norisring DTM race after 2021 incidents

Norisring DTM polesitter Kelvin van der Linde says he was too cautious in Saturday's race as he wanted to "show that I had learned" from incidents at last year's event.

Braking performance key for Porsche in “messy” Norisring DTM 1-2

Thomas Preining and Dennis Olsen believe that Porsche's strong braking and tyre-warming performance was significant in the Weissach marque securing its first DTM win in a “messy” opening Norisring race.

Rast: ABS on GT3 cars "causing" DTM Norisring crashes Norisring
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Rast: ABS on GT3 cars "causing" DTM Norisring crashes

Three-time DTM champion Rene Rast says the anti-lock braking systems on GT3 cars are a factor in the high number of crashes seen in the opening race at the Norisring.

DTM Norisring: Preining scores Porsche's first win in race of survival Norisring
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DTM Norisring: Preining scores Porsche's first win in race of survival

Thomas Preining scored Porsche’s first DTM victory in an eventful race at the Norisring plagued by incidents and interruptions, as Dennis Olsen made it a 1-2 for the Weissach marque.

The longest-serving Red Bull driver revealing F1’s true brutality Prime

The longest-serving Red Bull driver revealing F1’s true brutality

His day of days in Formula 1 came at Indianapolis in 2005, a day grand prix racing strives to forget. But Patrick Friesacher, the long-serving Red Bull lieutenant, remains active today driving a two-seater that provides ordinary people with a glimpse of an F1 car’s savage potential, including this writer...

How the DTM has come back stronger from its Norisring nadir Prime

How the DTM has come back stronger from its Norisring nadir

OPINION: Questionable driving standards and farcical team orders meant the DTM's first season under GT3 regulations ended under a cloud. But the organisation has responded firmly by banning team orders and welcomed new manufacturers, making for an intriguing season ahead as new and returning names prepare for battle.

The remarkable career of 'classy' champion Martin Tomczyk Prime

The remarkable career of 'classy' champion Martin Tomczyk

Over two decades as a factory driver with Audi and BMW, Martin Tomczyk earned the respect of teammates and rivals as a hard but fair racer. After calling time on his racing career, the 2011 DTM champion sat down with Motorsport.com to look back.

Jamie Green: The other Hamilton conqueror seeking career revival Prime

Jamie Green: The other Hamilton conqueror seeking career revival

On his rise through the ranks before reaching Formula 1, Lewis Hamilton was usually a cut above the rest. But he never truly asserted himself over a Mercedes-backed fellow Briton who traded single-seaters for touring cars and is now seeking new opportunities after a year largely spent on the sidelines.