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Porsche team SSR Performance commits to two-car DTM entry

Porsche will have a full-time representative in the DTM next year, with ADAC GT Masters squad SSR Performance committing to a two-car entry after its Nurburgring one-off outing.

Red Bull poised to stay in DTM next year despite exit threat

Red Bull now appears set to continue in the DTM for a second season in 2022, partnering again with the Ferrari-supported AF Corse team.

FE and Extreme E race director Elkins appointed in same role for DTM

Formula E and Extreme E race director Scot Elkins has been appointed in the same role for the DTM and its Trophy support championship for the 2022 season.

DTM ace Jamie Green has no intention of retiring, seeking new factory deal

DTM stalwart Jamie Green says he’s still seeking opportunities with manufacturers to return to racing in 2022 after his Audi contract ended at the end of 2020, and stresses that he’s not ready to retire.

Grasser to join DTM in 2022 with four Lamborghini GT3 cars

Renowned Lamborghini squad Grasser Racing will move to the DTM next year, fielding four Huracan GT3 Evos with factory support from the Italian supercar manufacturer.

BMW's Spengler would "do everything" to return to DTM in 2022

Bruno Spengler says he would “do everything” to return to the DTM next year, as BMW’s factory M8 GTE programme in the IMSA SportsCar Championship nears its conclusion.

Motorsport is very bankable, says Le Mans legend Tom Kristensen
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Motorsport is very bankable, says Le Mans legend Tom Kristensen

Tom Kristensen is the most successful driver in the history of Le Mans 24 hours with nine outright victories. Since retiring from racing, he's been President of the FIA Drivers Commission. From that platform, he's running for the role of FIA Deputy President for Sport in December's election, alongside the current holder of that role, Graham Stoker, who's bidding to become President.

David Schumacher leads Mercedes DTM rookie test line-up

Formula 3 race winner David Schumacher will drive a Mercedes-AMG GT3 at Paul Ricard this week as part of the German manufacturer’s young driver DTM test.

Rast: Van der Linde will be the benchmark on my DTM return

Rene Rast believes Audi stablemate Kelvin van der Linde will be the driver to beat when he returns to the DTM after a year's absence in 2022.

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.

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 Hockenheim 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

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

Hockenheim DTM: Van der Linde retakes points lead with pole

Audi’s Kelvin van der Linde snatched pole position from the Mercedes of Lucas Auer with a last-gasp effort in Sunday’s Hockenheim qualifying, retaking the points lead from Liam Lawson.

Rockenfeller splits with Audi, to step down from DTM

Le Mans 24 Hours winner and 2013 DTM champion Mike Rockenfeller will part company with Audi at season's end, bringing a 15-year DTM stint with the marque to a close.

Hockenheim DTM: Van der Linde wins to draw level with Lawson

Audi driver Kelvin van der Linde converted pole to victory over Alex Albon in the first DTM race at Hockenheim, drawing himself level with pre-event championship leader Liam Lawson.

Hockenheim DTM: Van der Linde takes dominant pole, Lawson third

Audi’s Kelvin van der Linde stormed to pole position in the first DTM qualifying at Hockenheim, beating Mercedes driver Lucas Auer and championship leader Liam Lawson's Ferrari to top spot.

Glock: 2021 struggles "hard to take" in worst-ever DTM year

Factory BMW driver Timo Glock says his current struggles in the DTM this year are “hard to take”, having endured a frustrating season so far in the Rowe Racing M6 GT3.

Hockenheim DTM: Start time, how to watch and more

The DTM travels to Hockenheim this weekend for the penultimate round of the season. Find out where to watch it and how.

DTM would be di Grassi's "first choice" if he exits Formula E

Lucas di Grassi says the DTM would be his "first choice" of championship should he be unable to extend his Formula E stay in future.

Assen wants improved financial terms before committing to DTM

The DTM is interested in keeping Assen on the calendar for 2022, but the promoter is looking for better financial terms before agreeing to a new deal.

Why Lawson was not to blame for Assen DTM startline chaos

Red Bull junior left it to the last moment to go full throttle from pole at the start of Assen DTM race, but wasn't to blame for the startline chaos.

Formula E champion di Grassi to make DTM debut with Abt

Lucas di Grassi will contest the final two rounds of the 2021 DTM season as a guest driver in a fourth Audi R8 LMS GT3 run by Abt Sportsline.

Abt critical of DTM safety car timing after losing points lead

Abt Sportsline team principal Thomas Biemaier feels the DTM should have sent out a warning before deploying the safety car that cost Kelvin van der Linde the lead of the championship at Assen.

DTM pitstop rules to remain unchanged in 2021 after calls for BoP

The DTM has decided against bringing pitstops under the purview of Balance of Performance in 2021 following an investigation into the apparent advantage enjoyed by Ferrari and Mercedes teams.

Assen DTM: Auer holds off Lawson for first win of 2021

Lucas Auer claimed his first victory of the 2021 DTM season at Assen after holding off championship leader Liam Lawson in the closing stages of the race.

Assen DTM: Mercedes' Auer scores first pole since 2018

Lucas Auer put Mercedes on pole position for the second DTM race at Assen, topping Sunday’s qualifying from BMW’s Marco Wittmann and new championship leader Liam Lawson.

Assen DTM: Wittmann wins for BMW, Lawson takes points lead

Marco Wittmann clinched his second victory of the 2021 DTM season at Assen, as a nightmare race for Kelvin van der Linde handed title rival Liam Lawson the points lead.

Assen DTM: Lawson pips Wittmann to Saturday pole

Red Bull Formula 1 protege Liam Lawson claimed his second pole position of the 2021 DTM season at Assen, edging Marco Wittmann's Walkenhorst BMW by 0.016s in Saturday qualifying.

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

Dienst to replace Buhk for Hockenheim DTM round

Mucke Motorsport has announced that Marvin Dienst will replace Maximilian Buhk in the penultimate round of the 2021 DTM season at Hockenheim next month.

How DTM ran an electric car from a remote location at Red Bull Ring

The DTM demonstrated the remote control capabilities of its all-electric prototype with a live run at the Red Bull Ring this month.

Assen DTM: Start time, how to watch and more

The DTM travels to Assen on 17-19 September for the sixth round of the 2021 season. Find out where to watch it and how.

Lamborghini driver Bortolotti to make DTM debut at Assen

Factory Lamborghini driver Mirko Bortolotti will make his maiden DTM appearance at Assen next weekend, driving a third Huracan GT3 Evo run by T3 Motorsport.

BMW's Wittmann calls for equalising DTM pitstops

Factory BMW driver Marco Wittmann has reiterated calls for the DTM to equalise pitstop speeds between different manufacturers after losing victory at the Red Bull Ring to Liam Lawson's Ferrari.

Lawson: Beating van der Linde to DTM title the target

Liam Lawson says overhauling DTM championship leader Kelvin van der Linde is now his “target” after a double win at the Red Bull Ring last weekend.

Red Bull Ring DTM: Lawson fends off Wittmann for double victory

Liam Lawson resisted race-long pressure from BMW’s Marco Wittmann to secure a double win at the Red Bull Ring and close the gap to Kelvin van der Linde in the championship standings.

Red Bull Ring DTM: BMW's Wittmann pips Lawson to Sunday pole

Factory BMW driver Marco Wittmann edged Liam Lawson by 0.026s to claim pole position for the second DTM race at the Red Bull Ring.

Red Bull Ring DTM: Lawson reignites title challenge with victory

Liam Lawson fended off Mercedes driver Maximilian Gotz to secure his second victory of the 2021 DTM season at the Red Bull Ring and thrust himself back into title contention.