Monza (2021)

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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.

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.

Van der Linde glad to match brother with DTM Monza win

Audi GT3 ace Kelvin van der Linde says he is “proud” to have won a DTM race on his debut weekend at Monza, admitting that it was tough to see his younger brother Sheldon do so before him.

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

Muller: Important to prove myself against GT3 experts in Monza

Factory Audi driver Nico Muller says he felt it was important to ‘prove myself’ against established GT3 runners after finishing on the podium in the DTM season opener at Monza.

Monza DTM: Van der Linde leads Audi 1-2 in Sunday race Monza
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Monza DTM: Van der Linde leads Audi 1-2 in Sunday race

Factory Audi driver Audi Kelvin van der Linde cruised to a lights-to-flag victory in the second race of the 2021 DTM season at Monza, leading Nico Muller in a 1-2 for the Munich-based manufacturer.

Monza DTM: Van der Linde edges Lawson to grab Race 2 pole

Audi GT3 star Kelvin van der Linde claimed pole position for the second DTM race of the Monza season-opener, beating Saturday winner Liam Lawson by 0.078s in a closely-contested qualifying.

Ferrari, Mercedes get BoP hit for second Monza DTM race

The DTM has pegged back the performance of Mercedes and Ferrari ahead of second qualifying for the Monza season-opener.

Monza DTM: Lawson claims debut win in Red Bull Ferrari Monza
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Monza DTM: Lawson claims debut win in Red Bull Ferrari

Red Bull junior Liam Lawson became the youngest-ever DTM race winner on his series debut in the Monza season opener, as Ferrari became the first non-German winning constructor since 1996.

Monza DTM: Abril on pole, Mercedes locks top four spots

The 2015 Blancpain GT Sprint Series champion Vincent Abril led a 1-2-3-4 for Mercedes in qualifying for the DTM's first race under its new GT3 rule set at Monza.

Monza DTM: Ellis Mercedes tops Friday practice as GT3 era begins

Winward Mercedes driver Philip Ellis headed the Friday practice times for the 2021 DTM season opener at Monza, as Red Bull's Alex Albon lapped third fastest on his GT debut.

Albon "up to speed" with Ferrari GT3 car ahead of DTM debut

Red Bull Formula 1 reserve Alex Albon feels he is “getting up to speed” with the Ferrari 488 GT3 Evo ahead of the opening round of the DTM at Monza this weekend.

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...

Paffett explains decision to skip two DTM rounds

Gary Paffett says he didn’t want to “compromise” Mercedes’ title chances in Formula E by skipping certain races of the all-electric series to compete in the clashing DTM events.

Van der Linde: DTM regulars will quickly match GT3 specialists

Audi driver Kelvin van der Linde says he "has to laugh" at suggestions that GT3 specialists will have an early advantage in the new era of the DTM, saying he expects the series’ veterans to be on the pace immediately.

Monza DTM: Start time, how to watch and more

A new era of the DTM kicks off at the iconic Monza Circuit in Italy. Here's how you can watch this year's season-opening races on TV or a device of your choice.

The eight things to watch for as the DTM's brave new era begins

The DTM has undergone its biggest overhaul since its 2000 revival as it has ditched Class One for GT3. While it means the new season has little in common with recent campaigns, there are still plenty of storylines to follow.

Buhk to replace absent Paffett in opening DTM races

Factory Mercedes-AMG driver Maximilian Buhk will contest the opening two races of the 2021 DTM for Mucke Motorsport, replacing Gary Paffett while the Briton is on Formula E reserve duty.

Paffett set to miss opening two DTM races due to FE clashes

Two-time DTM champion Gary Paffett is expected to miss the opening two rounds of the 2021 season at Monza and Lausitzring due to clashes with Formula E.

Hawkey linked to join DTM in second Lamborghini

Lamborghini squad T3 Motorsport is aiming to expand its presence in the DTM by adding a second car, with former W Series racer Esmee Hawkey linked to the race seat.

DTM reduces Monza race distance over fuel mileage fears

The DTM’s first races under GT3 regulations at Monza will run to a reduced duration of 50 minutes to avoid the risk of cars running out of fuel.

BMW DTM team voices fuel mileage fears for Monza

There is a real risk of DTM cars running out of fuel in the season-opening round at Monza due to the aggressive Balance of Performance employed by the series, according to BMW squad Walkenhorst Motorsport.