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DTM adds Imola to 2022 calendar
Why there was more to DTM 2021 than Norisring farce
Berger: Controversial Norisring finale has "damaged" DTM
When a future Le Mans winner with "no regrets" became an F1 driver for a day
Lawson doesn't want to stay in DTM

The DTM will make its first visit to the iconic Imola circuit in Italy next year, as the series continues to expand to new venues in Europe.

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 Autosport's review of the series' first campaign under GT3 regulations.

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.

Marcel Fassler is best known for winning the Le Mans 24 Hours on three occasions, as well as a plethora of other successes in sportscars. But before all that, he was given the chance to be a Formula 1 driver "even if it was only for one day".

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.

DTM adds Imola to nine-round 2022 calendar

The DTM will make its first visit to the iconic Imola circuit in Italy next year, as the series continues to expand to new venues in Europe.

Why there was more to DTM 2021 than Norisring farce

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 Autosport's review of the series' first campaign under GT3 regulations.

Berger: Controversial Norisring finale has "damaged" DTM

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.

When a future Le Mans winner with "no regrets" became an F1 driver for a day

Marcel Fassler is best known for winning the Le Mans 24 Hours on three occasions, as well as a plethora of other successes in sportscars. But before all that, he was given the chance to be a Formula 1 driver "even if it was only for one day".

Red Bull's Lawson no longer wants to be part of DTM

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 finale

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

Marko says van der Linde deserved a ban after Norisring DTM

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

DTM champion Gotz expected controversial finale clash

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.

Rast to make DTM comeback in 2022, lead Audi LMDh programme in 2023

Three-time DTM champion Rene Rast will return to the championship next year following Audi's departure from Formula E, and will lead the marque's Le Mans 24 Hours comeback in 2023.

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

Red Bull AF Corse's team boss labelled Sunday's final DTM race a "disgrace", as team orders and an opening lap collision played a key role in deciding the 2021 title.

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, denying pre-event points leader Liam Lawson the crown.

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 

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 for victory as 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

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

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.

Kelvin van der Linde to remain in DTM with Abt for 2022

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 as he aims for a maiden DTM crown.

How the DTM's shambolic finale poses awkward future questions Plus

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

DTM
Oct 12, 2021
How Audi's new DTM star is channeling Rast to achieve his "childhood dream" Plus

How Audi's new DTM star is channeling Rast to achieve 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

DTM
Sep 18, 2021
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