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Glock: Slow pitstop, "complete idiot" Grenier ruined DTM return

Factory BMW driver Timo Glock was forced to lament a lap 1 incident and a slow pitstop after returning empty handed from his DTM comeback at Imola.

Glock: DTM return at Imola will be a “new experience”

Timo Glock says his DTM return at Imola this weekend will be a “new experience” as he adapts to running BMW’s M4 on Michelin rubber in his team’s series debut.

Lamborghini DTM squad pulls out of Imola round

Lamborghini DTM squad T3 Motorsport will miss this weekend's Imola round, it has been confirmed by series organiser ITR.

Cassidy “really pleased” by pace on DTM return at Lausitzring

Nick Cassidy says he is “really pleased” by the potential he showed on his first DTM appearance of 2022 at the Lausitzring last weekend, despite only scoring two points.

WRC legend Loeb was close to joining DTM with BMW 10 years ago

Rally legend Sebastien Loeb has revealed that he came “quite close” to joining the DTM with BMW a decade ago following his retirement from the World Rally Championship.

DTM responds to Porsche team's "unfair" BoP claims

DTM boss Gerhard Berger has refuted SSR Performance’s claim that Porsche wasn’t correctly balanced against the opposition during the opening round of the 2022 season at Portimao.

Loeb's performance on DTM debut "impressive", says Fraga

The speed demonstrated by rally legend Sebastien Loeb on his DTM debut was “impressive” and it proves that he is a “special” driver, says his Red Bull team-mate Felipe Fraga.

Porsche DTM team calls for "action" on BoP after Portimao struggles

SSR Performance team owner Stefan Schlund says there is "a need for action" on Porsche's Balance of Performance in the DTM after struggling in the opening rounds at Portimao.

Rast explains "difficult" DTM return that yielded no points

Three-time DTM champion Rene Rast said there was nothing he could do to break into the points after qualifying mid-pack for the second race of his category return in Portimao.

Red Bull Ferrari ace Fraga answered "question marks" on DTM debut

Red Bull driver Felipe Fraga said his first DTM weekend at Portimao answered a pre-weekend "question mark" he had about his competitiveness, as he took a podium in race two.

Is there a risk of NASCAR-style pitstop specialists in DTM?

As the DTM embarks on the second season of its GT3 era, there is a real risk that teams might start hiring NASCAR-style pitstop specialists to gain even the smallest of advantage over their rivals.

The long and winding road to a DTM seat for Red Bull's latest hope

Following Liam Lawson's decision to concentrate on single-seater exploits this year, his seat in the AF Corse-run Red Bull Ferrari DTM squad has been taken by a Brazilian series newcomer.

Loeb's DTM entry surprised championship boss Berger

DTM chief Gerhard Berger admits he was surprised to learn that World Rally Championship legend Sebastien Loeb will be making his debut in the series with Red Bull this month.

Why a works Aston Martin driver will race a Lamborghini in DTM

Factory Aston Martin driver Nicki Thiim will enter the DTM for the first time this year, but at the wheel of a Lamborghini Huracan rather than a Vantage GT3.

Loeb tests for Red Bull Ferrari team, linked to DTM race seat

Nine-time World Rally champion Sebastien Loeb has tested with Red Bull’s DTM team at Spa-Francorchamps this week, raising speculation that he could make his race debut in the GT3-based series.

BMW driver Glock in frame for Italian GT switch after DTM exit

Ex-Formula 1 driver Timo Glock is in frame for a surprise switch to the Italian GT series following his departure from the DTM.

Rowe BMW team denies poor results influenced DTM exit

BMW outfit Rowe Racing denies suggestions that poor results played a role in its departure from the DTM after one season, saying the team “doesn’t shy away from sporting failure”.

Porsche GT3 ace Vanthoor set for DTM debut in 2022

Factory Porsche GT driver Laurens Vanthoor is being tipped to join the DTM this year as part of SSR Performance’s two-car entry into the category.

DTM says 30 cars the upper limit for 2022 season

The DTM may allow a maximum of 30 cars in 2022 amid increasing interest from teams for the championship’s second season under GT3 regulations.

DTM announces complete ban on team orders for 2022 season

The DTM has announced a complete ban on team orders ahead of the 2022 season, warning that anyone trying to artificially influence the results risks exclusion from the championship.

Mercedes DTM driver roster set for major shake-up in 2022

Mercedes is set to contest the 2022 DTM season with a rejigged driver line-up, with reigning champion Maximilian Gotz switching teams and Luca Stolz and Maro Engel being brought on board full-time.

How BMW's DTM line-up could look in 2022

BMW appears close to finalising its DTM driver line-up for the 2022 season after announcing its roster of works drivers this week.

Porsche set to sign Abt technical director as new Formula E chief

Porsche is set to install former Audi engineer Florian Modlinger as its project manager for its Formula E team, prising him from his role as Abt's technical director.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Ludwig: DTM should target 10 different GT3 manufacturers

Three-time DTM champion Klaus Ludwig has called on more manufacturers to join the revamped GT3-based series after seven brands were represented on the grid at the Nurburgring last weekend.

DTM 'shouldn't be a bumper cars' race, say drivers and team bosses

The driving standards in the DTM have come under fire after a wild race at the Nurburgring that was marred by several on-track collisions and two safety car periods.

Audi's Rockenfeller criticises Lawson for race-ending DTM crash

Audi's Mike Rockenfeller has criticised Red Bull’s Liam Lawson for the incident that eliminated him and championship leader Kelvin van der Linde from the second Nurburgring DTM race.

Bernhard's Porsche team set for talks to join DTM

Two-time Le Mans 24 Hours winner Timo Bernhard is set to meet DTM bosses this weekend to discuss a potential entry for his Porsche team to the series.

Paffett's DTM return plans put on ice, Buhk keeps seat

Factory Mercedes driver Gary Paffett will not contest the 2021 DTM season, having already skipped the opening three rounds, with his replacement Maximilian Buhk set to see out the season.

Van der Linde: Mercedes DTM drivers played 'games' at Zolder

Audi GT3 ace Kelvin van der Linde says Mercedes DTM drivers were playing ‘games’ at Zolder, having been stuck behind Philip Ellis for much of the second race on Sunday.

One-time F1 starter Winkelhock to make DTM return at the Nurburgring

One-time Formula 1 starter Markus Winkelhock will make a surprise return to the DTM this month according to Autosport’s sister title

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.

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.

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.

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.

DTM targeting autumn date for postponed Norisring round

The DTM is planning to reschedule the postponed Norisring event in the autumn and has assured that there will be eight events on this year’s calendar.

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.

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.

Audi DTM team boss likens "wiser" Muller to Rast

Nico Muller has matured as a driver over the years and has a “lot of similarities” with his Audi DTM predecessor Rene Rast, according to Team Rosberg chief Kimmo Liimatainen.

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 tyre choice "doesn't work for BMW", says Rowe boss

Long-time BMW GT3 squad Rowe Racing has voiced its displeasure at the DTM’s tyre choice for the 2021 season, saying Michelin’s S8M compound “doesn’t work" for the M6 GT3.

Why ex-F1 racer Klien hasn't raced in the DTM until now

Ex-Formula 1 racer Christian Klien says he never seriously considered racing in the DTM until the championship’s move to GT3 cars presented an opportunity to contest a part campaign in 2021.

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.

Lausitzring DTM test: Have Audi and BMW been hiding their pace in testing?

The wide gulf in performance at Lausitzring has prompted discussions regarding the true speed of the cars under the current Balance of Performance in DTM, with many questioning why Audi and BMW were so far off the pace. 

DTM set to use one Michelin tyre compound in first GT3 season

The DTM is set to rely on a single tyre compound for the 2021 season under GT3 regulations, opting for the medium rubber from Michelin’s range.

KTM could join DTM in 2021 with Red Bull backing

KTM could make its debut in the new-look DTM this year with the new X-Bow car in a project backed by Red Bull, Autosport's sister platform (Germany) understands.

Mercedes wants open exhaust system in DTM this year

Mercedes wants the DTM to introduce open exhaust systems in the series this year to boost the sound made by the cars.