2008 Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters season

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2008 Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters season
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The 2008 Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters season was the ninth season of Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters since the series' resumption in 2000. The series began on 13 April at the Hockenheimring and finished on 26 October at the same venue, after eleven rounds. Timo Scheider won the title, having never previously won a race before the start of the season.

Teams and drivers[edit]

DTM-Mercedes C-Class (W204) of season 2008
DTM-Audi A4 of season 2008
Make Car Team No. Drivers Rounds
Audi Audi A4 DTM 2008 Abt Sportsline 1 Sweden Mattias Ekström All
2 Germany Martin Tomczyk All
9 Denmark Tom Kristensen All
10 Germany Timo Scheider All
Audi A4 DTM 2007 Team Phoenix 14 France Alexandre Prémat All
15 United Kingdom Oliver Jarvis All
Team Rosberg 18 Germany Mike Rockenfeller All
19 Germany Markus Winkelhock All
Audi A4 DTM 2006 Futurecom TME 20 United Kingdom Katherine Legge All
21 Netherlands Christijan Albers All
Mercedes-Benz AMG-Mercedes C-Klasse 2008 HWA Team 3 Canada Bruno Spengler All
4 United Kingdom Paul di Resta All
5 United Kingdom Jamie Green All
6 Germany Bernd Schneider All
AMG-Mercedes C-Klasse 2007 Persson Motorsport 7 United Kingdom Gary Paffett All
8 Austria Mathias Lauda All
16 United Kingdom Susie Stoddart All
Mücke Motorsport 11 Germany Ralf Schumacher All
12 Germany Maro Engel All

Race calendar and winners[edit]

Round Circuit Date Pole position Fastest Lap Winning driver Winning team Winning manufacturer
Germany Präsentation Düsseldorf 6 April no race
1 Germany Hockenheimring 13 April Germany Timo Scheider United Kingdom Paul di Resta Sweden Mattias Ekström Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline Audi
2 Germany Oschersleben 20 April Germany Timo Scheider Germany Timo Scheider Germany Timo Scheider Audi Sport Team Abt Audi
3 Italy Mugello 4 May Germany Timo Scheider United Kingdom Jamie Green United Kingdom Jamie Green Salzgitter AMG Mercedes Mercedes
4 Germany EuroSpeedway 18 May United Kingdom Paul di Resta United Kingdom Paul di Resta United Kingdom Paul di Resta Mercedes-Benz Bank AMG Mercedes
5 Germany Norisring 29 June Canada Bruno Spengler Canada Bruno Spengler United Kingdom Jamie Green Salzgitter AMG Mercedes Mercedes
6 Netherlands Zandvoort 13 July Sweden Mattias Ekström Denmark Tom Kristensen Sweden Mattias Ekström Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline Audi
7 Germany Nürburgring Short 27 July Denmark Tom Kristensen Germany Martin Tomczyk Germany Bernd Schneider Original-Teile AMG Mercedes Mercedes
8 United Kingdom Brands Hatch Indy 31 August Germany Timo Scheider Germany Timo Scheider Germany Timo Scheider Audi Sport Team Abt Audi
9 Spain Catalunya Short 21 September Germany Bernd Schneider Denmark Tom Kristensen United Kingdom Paul di Resta Mercedes-Benz Bank AMG Mercedes
10 France Le Mans Bugatti 5 October Denmark Tom Kristensen United Kingdom Paul di Resta Sweden Mattias Ekström Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline Audi
11 Germany Hockenheimring 26 October Germany Timo Scheider Germany Timo Scheider Germany Timo Scheider Audi Sport Team Abt Audi

Season standings[edit]

Scoring system[edit]

Points are awarded to the top eight finishers.

Position  1st   2nd   3rd   4th   5th   6th   7th   8th 
Points 10 8 6 5 4 3 2 1

Drivers' Standings[edit]

Pos Driver HOC
Germany
OSC
Germany
MUG
Italy
LAU
Germany
NOR
Germany
ZAN
Netherlands
NÜR
Germany
BRH
United Kingdom
CAT
Spain
BUG
France
HOC
Germany
Pts
1 Germany Timo Scheider 2 1 10 2 3 2 5 1 2 6 1 75
2 United Kingdom Paul di Resta 13 4 2 1 5 7 2 2 1 2 2 71
3 Sweden Mattias Ekström 1 8 6 3 4 1 6 3 DSQ 1 7 56
4 United Kingdom Jamie Green 6 5 1 5 1 6 3 4 8 10 3 52
5 Canada Bruno Spengler 4 3 9 6 2 5 7 6 Ret 7 4 38
6 Germany Bernd Schneider 8 12 4 7 6 9 1 9 3 5 6 34
7 Germany Martin Tomczyk 5 2 17 4 Ret 4 Ret 5 4 Ret 8 32
8 Denmark Tom Kristensen 3 19† 3 16 7 3 Ret 7 13 8 5 27
9 United Kingdom Gary Paffett 7 11 12 10 DSQ 11 4 8 11 4 11 13
10 France Alexandre Prémat 11 9 8 DSQ 14 Ret 14 10 6 3 13 10
11 Germany Mike Rockenfeller 10 7 14 9 13 10 15 13 5 9 9 6
12 Germany Markus Winkelhock 12 6 7 Ret 11 8 9 11 12 11 Ret 6
13 United Kingdom Oliver Jarvis 9 15 5 8 12 17† 13 12 9 Ret 10 5
14 Germany Ralf Schumacher 14 10 Ret 13 16† 12 8 15 7 Ret 14 3
15 Austria Mathias Lauda 15 13 16 12 8 13 10 16 Ret 15 Ret 1
16 Germany Maro Engel 17 18† 11 11 9 14 Ret 17 15 14 12 0
17 Netherlands Christijan Albers Ret 16 13 14 Ret Ret 11 14 10 13 Ret 0
18 United Kingdom Susie Stoddart 16 14 15 17† 10 15 12 19 Ret 12 Ret 0
19 United Kingdom Katherine Legge 18 17 18 15 15 16† Ret 18 Ret 16 NC 0
Pos Driver HOC
Germany
OSC
Germany
MUG
Italy
LAU
Germany
NOR
Germany
ZAN
Netherlands
NÜR
Germany
BRH
United Kingdom
CAT
Spain
BUG
France
HOC
Germany
Pts
Colour Result
Gold Winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green Points finish
Blue Non-points finish
Non-classified finish (NC)
Purple Did not finish (Ret)
Red Did not qualify (DNQ)
Did not pre-qualify (DNPQ)
Black Disqualified (DSQ)
White Did not start (DNS)
Withdrew (WD)
Race cancelled (C)
Blank Did not participate
Excluded (EX)


  • † — Driver retired, but was classified as they completed 90% of the winner's race distance.

Notes:

  • In the ninth round of the championship in Catalunya Ekström originally crossed the line 5th and Green 8th. However, due to an overly harsh duel between the two on the last lap the stewards penalized both men. Ekström was disqualified and Green was given a 30 seconds’ time penalty. As Ekström already had caught the attention of the stewards in a negative way during the race, his penalty was bigger.

Teams' championship[edit]

Pos. Team No. HOC
Germany
OSC
Germany
MUG
Italy
LAU
Germany
NOR
Germany
ZAN
Netherlands
NÜR
Germany
BRH
United Kingdom
CAT
Spain
BUG
France
HOC
Germany
Points
1 Mercedes-Benz Bank AMG 3 4 3 9 6 2 5 7 6 Ret 7 4 109
4 13 4 2 1 5 7 2 2 1 2 2
2 Audi Sport Team Abt 9 3 19† 3 16 7 3 Ret 7 13 8 5 102
10 2 1 10 2 3 2 5 1 2 6 1
3 Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline 1 1 8 6 3 4 1 6 3 DSQ 1 7 88
2 5 2 17 4 Ret 4 Ret 5 4 Ret 8
4 Salzgitter / Original-Teile AMG Mercedes 5 6 5 1 5 1 6 3 4 8 10 3 86
6 8 12 4 7 6 9 1 9 3 5 6
5 Audi Sport Team Phoenix 14 11 9 8 DSQ 14 Ret 14 10 6 3 13 15
15 9 15 5 8 12 17† 13 12 9 Ret 10
6 Stern / Pixum AMG Mercedes 7 7 11 12 10 DSQ 11 4 8 11 4 11 14
8 15 13 16 12 8 13 10 16 Ret 15 Ret
7 Audi Sport Team Rosberg 18 10 7 14 9 13 10 15 13 5 9 9 12
19 12 6 7 Ret 11 8 9 11 12 11 Ret
8 TRILUX / JungeSterne AMG Mercedes 11 14 10 Ret 13 16† 12 8 15 7 Ret 14 3
12 17 18† 11 11 9 14 Ret 17 15 14 12
9 TV Spielfilm AMG Mercedes 16 16 14 15 17† 10 15 12 19 Ret 12 Ret 0
10 Futurecom TME 20 18 17 18 15 15 16† Ret 18 Ret 16 NC 0
21 Ret 16 13 14 Ret Ret 11 14 10 13 Ret
Pos. Team No. HOC
Germany
OSC
Germany
MUG
Italy
LAU
Germany
NOR
Germany
ZAN
Netherlands
NÜR
Germany
BRH
United Kingdom
CAT
Spain
BUG
France
HOC
Germany
Points

External links[edit]