DTM News

Paffett's DTM return delayed due to COVID travel restrictions
Norisring to host DTM title decider
Van der Linde relieved to avoid "bigger disaster" at Lausitzring
Lawson takes blame for slow pitstop that cost DTM race lead
Lausitzring DTM: Gotz wins after heartbreak for van der Linde

Gary Paffett’s highly-anticipated return to the DTM at Zolder next weekend has been delayed due to latest travel restrictions imposed by Belgium to curb the spread of coronavirus.

Norisring will host the final round of the 2021 DTM season, having been rescheduled to the weekend of 8-10 October.

Audi driver Kelvin van der Linde feels he was lucky to avoid a “bigger disaster” when his car suffered a sudden shutdown while in the lead of the second Lausitzring DTM race.

Red Bull junior Liam Lawson believes he was to blame for the pitlane error that cost him a potential victory in last weekend's second DTM race at the Lausitzring.

Maximilian Gotz made it two wins for Mercedes in the second round of the 2021 DTM season at the Lausitzring after Audi driver Kelvin van der Linde dropped out of the lead with technical problems.

Paffett's DTM return delayed due to COVID travel restrictions

Gary Paffett’s highly-anticipated return to the DTM at Zolder next weekend has been delayed due to latest travel restrictions imposed by Belgium to curb the spread of coronavirus.

Norisring to host 2021 DTM season finale in October

Norisring will host the final round of the 2021 DTM season, having been rescheduled to the weekend of 8-10 October.

Van der Linde relieved to avoid "bigger disaster" at Lausitzring

Audi driver Kelvin van der Linde feels he was lucky to avoid a “bigger disaster” when his car suffered a sudden shutdown while in the lead of the second Lausitzring DTM race.

Lawson takes blame for slow pitstop that cost DTM race lead

Red Bull junior Liam Lawson believes he was to blame for the pitlane error that cost him a potential victory in last weekend's second DTM race at the Lausitzring.

Lausitzring DTM: Gotz wins after heartbreak for van der Linde

Maximilian Gotz made it two wins for Mercedes in the second round of the 2021 DTM season at the Lausitzring after Audi driver Kelvin van der Linde dropped out of the lead with technical problems.

Lausitzring DTM: Ellis puts Mercedes on pole, Lawson second

Mercedes driver Philip Ellis continued his fine form to take pole position for the second DTM race at the Lausitzring, outqualifying the Red Bull-backed Ferrari of Liam Lawson by nearly four tenths of a second.

Lausitzring DTM: Ellis scores Mercedes' first win since 2018

Philip Ellis scored Mercedes’ first DTM victory since 2018 with a charging drive from ninth on the grid in the first race at the Lausitzring for the Winward HTP team.

Lausitzring DTM: BMW pips Audi in Van der Linde brothers duel

Sheldon van der Linde put his Rowe BMW on pole for the first of the two DTM races at the Lausitzring, beating elder brother Kelvin's Abt Audi by just 0.027s.

Mercedes driver Abril disqualified from Monza DTM weekend

HRT Mercedes driver Vincent Abril has been disqualified from the DTM’s opening round at Monza due to a technical infringement, stripping him of his maiden podium finish in the series.

DTM drivers doubt banked Lausitzring Turn 1 will be flat out in qualifying

DTM drivers feel they will not be able to complete the banked first corner of the Lausitzring circuit at full throttle after sampling the new layout in practice on Friday.

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

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

Lausitzring DTM: Start time, how to watch and more

The DTM returns to action this weekend at the Lausitzring following last month's opener at Monza. Find out where to watch it and how.

Ex-Audi, Opel driver Haupt to make DTM comeback at 52

Former Audi and Opel driver Hubert Haupt will make his DTM return at the Nurburgring next month at the age of 52, driving for his eponymous HRT team.

Red Bull's DTM rivals 'don't stand a chance' in pitstops

Red Bull’s DTM rivals have said they feel they don’t stand a chance at beating the AF Corse squad in pitstops this season.

Tickets for DTM 2021 season now on sale 

With the 2021 DTM season now underway, tickets for the series' races in Germany and across Europe are now on sale.

DTM to use oval-based layout for Lausitzring round

The DTM is set to incorporate parts of the Lausitzring oval layout when it heads to the German venue later this month for the second round of the 2021 season.

Lamborghini squad set to add third car for Lausitzring DTM

T3 Motorsport could expand to a third Lamborghini Huracan GT3 car for next month’s DTM’s round at the Lausitzring.

Monza DTM results pending as Mercedes team is investigated

The results for DTM's first qualifying session at Monza remain provisional due to “a pending procedure”, with the series understood to be investigating a fuel sample on Vincent Abril’s Mercedes.

DTM showed it "still deserves its name," say drivers

Several DTM drivers have given a thumbs up to the championship’s move to GT3 regulations following the opening round of the 2021 season at Monza.

Mercedes DTM drivers unhappy with Monza BoP changes

Mercedes DTM drivers feel Audi and BMW were out of reach following two successive rounds of Balance of Performance adjustments during the season opening round at Monza.

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

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

DTM
Jul 23, 2021
The initial verdict on DTM's move to GT3 cars Plus

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

DTM
Jun 22, 2021
Why Albon has his work cut out in the new-look DTM Plus

Why Albon has his work cut out in the new-look DTM

The DTM moves into its bold new GT3 era with welcome support from Red Bull, which enters two AF Corse-run Ferraris. That includes one for ex-F1 driver Alex Albon, who’s determined to make a success of his GT switch - but he knows it won't be easy...

DTM
Jun 17, 2021
The slow-burner threatening to unseat Audi's DTM king Plus

The slow-burner threatening to unseat Audi's DTM king

It's taken him a while to emerge as a consistent title challenger, but in the final year of DTM's Class One rule set, Nico Muller has smoothed the rough edges and has double champion stablemate Rene Rast working harder than ever to keep up in the title race

DTM
Oct 13, 2020
How a DTM failure became an unlikely Nurburgring conqueror Plus

How a DTM failure became an unlikely Nurburgring conqueror

Opel's fortunes in the DTM had taken a turn for the worst by 2003 - hardly the pedigree that suggested it could take on the toughest 24-hour race of them all. But that's exactly what it did

DTM
Sep 23, 2020
The season that revitalised a sleeping giant Plus

The season that revitalised a sleeping giant

On the 20th anniversary of the resumption of hostilities in the DTM, Autosport revisits a classic season that brought a staple of German motorsport back to life with a bang and set in motion the careers of some notable names

DTM
May 28, 2020
Does 2000 hold the answers to DTM's current crisis? Plus

Does 2000 hold the answers to DTM's current crisis?

It's 20 years since the DTM roared back into life at a packed Hockenheim with a back-to-basics approach as the antidote to its high-tech past. Now it's on its knees again, so is it time to recall the lessons learned in 2000?

DTM
May 28, 2020
The last-chance saloon of Germany's forgotten tin-top champions Plus

The last-chance saloon of Germany's forgotten tin-top champions

The Opel Vectra GTS was the last in the line of the marque's DTM challengers, but failed to hit the lofty heights of its predecessors when financial constraints hit

DTM
May 15, 2020