2011 Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters season

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2011 Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters season
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The 2011 Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters season is a multi-event motor racing series largely based in Germany for highly modified touring car racing cars and is one of the most popular sedan car based motor racing series in the world. The series features professional motor racing teams and drivers is heavily supported by car manufacturers Audi and Mercedes-Benz. Each race features 18 V8 powered racing cars built according to the technical regulations of the Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters. It will be the twelfth season of Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters since the series' resumption in 2000. The 2011 season will be the first season that cars will not run on Dunlop tyres, instead running on Hankook tyres in the first year of a three-year control-tyre deal.[1] It was the final season running the 4-door saloon style spec cars, which has been the series' sole car requirements since 2004. It was also the final season that all DTM cars running with the manual gearbox shifters before all DTM cars switched to semi-automatic gearbox paddle shifters at the following season.

Canadian Mercedes-Benz driver Bruno Spengler leads the series after five races. After winning the season opening Hockenheim and the most recent race at the Norisring, Spengler now holds a three point lead over German Audi driver Martin Tomczyk who won races at the Red Bull Ring and Eurospeedway. The two hold a points gap over third placed Audi driver Timo Scheider. The other race winner was Audi driver Mike Rockenfeller, although after his Le Mans sportscar accident Rockenfeller has had to take a break from DTM to recover with series veteran Tom Kristensen replacing him.

Teams and drivers[edit]

  • The development freeze introduced for the 2010 season remains in place for the 2011 season.[2]
Make Car Team No. Drivers Rounds
Mercedes-Benz AMG-Mercedes C-Klasse 2009 HWA Team 2 United Kingdom Gary Paffett[3] All
3 Canada Bruno Spengler[4] All
6 Germany Ralf Schumacher[5] All
7 United Kingdom Jamie Green[6] All
AMG-Mercedes C-Klasse 2008 Persson Motorsport 10 United Kingdom Susie Wolff[7][N 1] All
11 Germany Christian Vietoris[7] All
20 Netherlands Renger van der Zande[7] All
Mücke Motorsport 16 Germany Maro Engel[7] All
17 United Kingdom David Coulthard[5] All
Audi Audi A4 DTM 2009 Abt Sportsline 4 Germany Timo Scheider[8] All
5 United Kingdom Oliver Jarvis[8] All
8 Sweden Mattias Ekström[8] All
9 Germany Mike Rockenfeller[8] 1–3, 5–10
Denmark Tom Kristensen[9] 4
Audi A4 DTM 2008 22 Spain Miguel Molina[8] All
Team Phoenix 14 Germany Martin Tomczyk[8] All
15 Switzerland Rahel Frey[8] All
Team Rosberg 18 Portugal Filipe Albuquerque[8] All
19 Italy Edoardo Mortara[8] All

Driver changes[edit]

Changed teams

Mike Rockenfeller will move into the factory Team Abt Sportsline outfit, driving a latest-specification car for the first time. He replaces Martin Tomczyk who will fill Rockenfeller's vacant drive at Team Phoenix. With Paul di Resta leaving the HWA Team for Force India in Formula One, Jamie Green will fill his spot in a latest-specification Mercedes.

Entering DTM

Team Rosberg will have two new drivers for the 2011 season, with reigning Formula 3 Euro Series champion Edoardo Mortara and Race of Champions winner Filipe Albuquerque driving. Rahel Frey will compete for Team Phoenix after selected drives in various series in 2010. Single-seater racers Christian Vietoris and Renger van der Zande will both compete for Persson Motorsport; van der Zande moving from GP3, while Vietoris will combine his DTM programme with a season in GP2.

Leaving DTM

Reigning champion Paul di Resta will not defend his title with the HWA Team, having moved into a Formula One drive with Force India. Audi driver Markus Winkelhock will move into the FIA GT1 World Championship with Münnich Motorsport, while fellow Audi drivers Alexandre Prémat and Katherine Legge lost their drives in the series.

Race calendar and results[edit]

The series will host its first stadium event in July for a round at Munich's Olympic Stadium. The event will not count for points but the entire grid will take part over two days.[10] A twelve-race provisional calendar was announced on 29 September, including the non-championship event in Munich, and a return to the newly renamed Red Bull Ring, replacing Adria.[11] The calendar was reduced to eleven races on 1 April, after the race in Shanghai was dropped. The Chinese motorsport authorities did not want an event clash with the inaugural Chinese round of the World Touring Car Championship due to be held on the same day at the Guangdong International Circuit.[12]

Round Circuit Date Pole Position Fastest Lap Winning Driver Winning Team
1 Germany Hockenheimring 1 May Canada Bruno Spengler Canada Bruno Spengler Canada Bruno Spengler HWA Team
2 Netherlands Circuit Park Zandvoort 15 May Canada Bruno Spengler Germany Mike Rockenfeller Germany Mike Rockenfeller Abt Sportsline
3 Austria Red Bull Ring, Spielberg 5 June Germany Martin Tomczyk Canada Bruno Spengler Germany Martin Tomczyk Team Phoenix
4 Germany EuroSpeedway Lausitz 19 June Canada Bruno Spengler Germany Timo Scheider Germany Martin Tomczyk Team Phoenix
5 Germany Norisring, Nuremberg 3 July Canada Bruno Spengler United Kingdom Jamie Green Canada Bruno Spengler HWA Team
NC Germany Showevent Olympiastadion München 16 July Inter-marque races Italy Edoardo Mortara Team Rosberg
17 July Knockout races Canada Bruno Spengler HWA Team
6 Germany Nürburgring 7 August Sweden Mattias Ekström United Kingdom David Coulthard Sweden Mattias Ekström Abt Sportsline
7 United Kingdom Brands Hatch, Kent 4 September Germany Mike Rockenfeller Germany Martin Tomczyk Germany Martin Tomczyk Team Phoenix
8 Germany Motorsport Arena Oschersleben 18 September Spain Miguel Molina Sweden Mattias Ekström Sweden Mattias Ekström Abt Sportsline
9 Spain Circuit Ricardo Tormo, Valencia 2 October Sweden Mattias Ekström Germany Timo Scheider Sweden Mattias Ekström Abt Sportsline
10 Germany Hockenheimring 23 October Spain Miguel Molina United Kingdom Jamie Green United Kingdom Jamie Green HWA Team

Championship standings[edit]

Drivers' Championship[edit]

Pos Driver HOC
Germany
ZAN
Netherlands
RBR
Austria
LAU
Germany
NOR
Germany
OLY[N 2]
Germany
NÜR
Germany
BRH
United Kingdom
OSC
Germany
VAL
Spain
HOC
Germany
Points
1 Germany Martin Tomczyk 5 3 1 1 3 13 7 5 1 2 3 2 72
2 Sweden Mattias Ekström 2 8 Ret 11 7 7 6 1 2 1 1 6 52
3 Canada Bruno Spengler 1 2 4 3 1 2 1 2 7 13† 7 9 51
4 Germany Timo Scheider 4 5 7 2 4 14 13 4 16 Ret 4 7 36
5 United Kingdom Jamie Green 7 4 6 6 2 9 8 6 8 11 10 1 35
6 Germany Mike Rockenfeller 11 1 5 14 3 10 3 6 6 9 4 31
7 United Kingdom Gary Paffett 6 9 8 4 Ret 10 11 8 4 4 8 5 25
8 Germany Ralf Schumacher 3 11 2 12 6 5 16 Ret 5 Ret 13 11 21
9 Italy Edoardo Mortara 14 6 16 Ret 5 1 2 7 3 3 16† 13 21
10 United Kingdom Oliver Jarvis 9 10 3 5 15 8 15 10 9 9 6 8 14
11 Spain Miguel Molina 16 14 11 16† 12 DNQ 9 12 Ret 8 5 3 11
12 Portugal Filipe Albuquerque 17 Ret 12 8 16 12 12 9 11 Ret 2 10 9
13 Germany Maro Engel 8 7 14 10 9 16 DNQ 15 10 7 15 14 5
14 Germany Christian Vietoris 13 15 15 9 11 11 4 13 13 5 12 Ret 4
15 Denmark Tom Kristensen 7 2
16 United Kingdom David Coulthard 10 16 9 13 8 6 5 17 12 10 DSQ 17† 1
Netherlands Renger van der Zande 18† 13 10 14 10 4 3 11 15 Ret DSQ 12 0
United Kingdom Susie Wolff[N 1] 12 12 13 DNS 13 DNQ 14 14 14 Ret 11 15 0
Switzerland Rahel Frey 15 17 17 15 17 15 DNQ 16 17† 12 14 16 0
Pos Driver HOC
Germany
ZAN
Netherlands
RBR
Austria
LAU
Germany
NOR
Germany
OLY[N 2]
Germany
NÜR
Germany
BRH
United Kingdom
OSC
Germany
VAL
Spain
HOC
Germany
Points
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)

Bold – Pole
Italics – Fastest Lap

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

Teams' Championship[edit]

Pos Team Car
No.
HOC
Germany
ZAN
Netherlands
RBR
Austria
LAU
Germany
NOR
Germany
OLY[N 2]
Germany
NÜR
Germany
BRH
United Kingdom
OSC
Germany
VAL
Spain
HOC
Germany
Points
1 Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline 8 2 8 Ret 11 7 7 6 1 2 1 1 6 85
9 11 1 5 7 14 3 10 3 6 6 9 4
2 Thomas Sabo AMG Mercedes
Mercedes-Benz Bank AMG
2 6 9 8 4 Ret 10 11 8 4 4 8 5 76
3 1 2 4 3 1 2 1 2 7 13 7 9
3 Audi Sport Team Phoenix 14 5 3 1 1 3 13 7 5 1 2 3 2 72
15 15 17 17 15 17 15 DNQ 16 17 12 14 16
4 Salzgitter AMG Mercedes
AMG Mercedes
6 3 11 2 12 6 5 16 Ret 5 Ret 13 11 56
7 7 4 6 6 2 9 8 6 8 11 10 1
5 Audi Sport Team Abt 4 4 5 7 2 4 14 13 4 16 Ret 4 7 50
5 9 10 3 5 15 8 15 10 9 9 6 8
6 Audi Sport Team Rosberg 18 17 Ret 12 8 16 12 12 9 11 Ret 2 10 30
19 14 6 16 Ret 5 1 2 7 3 3 16 13
7 Audi Sport Team Abt Junior 22 16 14 11 16 12 DNQ 9 12 Ret 8 5 3 11
8 GQ AMG Mercedes
Deutsche Post AMG Mercedes
16 8 7 14 10 9 16 DNQ 15 10 7 15 14 6
17 10 16 9 13 8 6 5 17 12 10 DSQ 17
9 TV Spielfilm AMG Mercedes
Junge Sterne AMG Mercedes
10 12 12 13 DNS 13 DNQ 14 14 14 Ret 11 15 4
11 13 15 15 9 11 11 4 13 13 5 12 Ret
stern AMG Mercedes 20 18 13 10 14 10 4 3 11 15 Ret DSQ 12 0
Pos Team Car
No.
HOC
Germany
ZAN
Netherlands
RBR
Austria
LAU
Germany
NOR
Germany
OLY[N 2]
Germany
NÜR
Germany
BRH
United Kingdom
OSC
Germany
VAL
Spain
HOC
Germany
Points
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)

Bold – Pole
Italics – Fastest Lap

Notable events[edit]

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ a b Wolff raced under her maiden name of Susie Stoddart at all rounds except the Hockenheim finale.
  2. ^ a b c d Non-championship race. No points awarded.

References[edit]

  1. ^ English, Steven (17 January 2011). "Hankook signs DTM tyre supply deal". Autosport (Haymarket Publications). Retrieved 17 January 2011. 
  2. ^ Meissner, Johan (22 October 2010). "Paffett and Ekström test Hankook tyres for DTM". TouringCarTimes (Mediaempire Stockholm AB). Retrieved 23 February 2011. 
  3. ^ "Mercedes-Benz confirms Paffett and a new team sponsor". Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters (ITR e.V.). 3 April 2011. Retrieved 4 April 2011. 
  4. ^ Elizalde, Pablo (23 March 2011). "Spengler to stay on with Mercedes". Autosport (Haymarket Publications). Retrieved 23 March 2011. 
  5. ^ a b Elizalde, Pablo (6 April 2011). "Coulthard, Ralf secure Mercedes deals". Autosport (Haymarket Publications). Retrieved 6 April 2011. 
  6. ^ Freeman, Glenn (7 April 2011). "Green returns to front-line DTM car". Autosport (Haymarket Publications). Retrieved 7 April 2011. 
  7. ^ a b c d Freeman, Glenn (7 April 2011). "Mercedes signs Vietoris, van der Zande". Autosport (Haymarket Publications). Retrieved 7 April 2011. 
  8. ^ a b c d e f g h i "Audi splashes color in the DTM". Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters (ITR e.V.). 4 April 2011. Retrieved 4 April 2011. 
  9. ^ "DTM comeback for Tom Kristensen". Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters (ITR e.V.). 16 June 2011. Retrieved 16 June 2011. 
  10. ^ Freeman, Glenn (3 July 2010). "DTM to add stadium event in 2011". Autosport (Haymarket Publications). Retrieved 29 September 2010. 
  11. ^ "Der DTM-Kalender 2011 – Spannung in sechs Nationen". Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters (in German) (ITR e.V.). 29 September 2010. Retrieved 29 September 2010. 
  12. ^ Freeman, Glenn (1 April 2011). "DTM drops Shanghai for 2011". Autosport (Haymarket Publications). Retrieved 1 April 2011. 

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