2014 Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters
|2014 Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters|
|DTM Support series:
Porsche Carrera Cup Germany
Volkswagen Scirocco R-Cup
FIA European Formula 3
The 2014 Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters season was the fifteenth season of the Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters, since the series' resumption in 2000. The season started on 4 May at Hockenheim, and ended on 19 October at the same venue, after a total of ten rounds.
In his second season in the series, BMW Team RMG driver Marco Wittmann became champion after his consistent finishes throughout the season left him with a comfortable 50-point winning margin. Wittmann took his first series victory in the opening race at Hockenheim, and quickly added a second victory at the Hungaroring. He also won back-to-back races at the Red Bull Ring and the Nürburgring, before clinching the title at EuroSpeedway Lausitz. Mattias Ekström finished the season as runner-up for Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline, winning the season's final two races at Zandvoort and Hockenheim – Audi's only victories of the 2014 season. Another Audi driver clinched third in the championship, as defending champion Mike Rockenfeller finished in the position for Audi Sport Team Phoenix; he took three second places during the year, but went winless. Other drivers to take victories were Wittmann's team-mate Maxime Martin at Moscow Raceway, with HWA triumvirate Robert Wickens (Norisring), Christian Vietoris (Oschersleben) and Pascal Wehrlein (Lausitz) taking victories for Mercedes; for Vietoris and Wehrlein, it was their first in the series.
It was also the last season of single-legged DTM race format before it was replaced by two-legged DTM race format in the following season (Saturday and Sunday race).
Teams and drivers
|Audi||Audi RS5 DTM||Audi Sport Team Phoenix||1||Mike Rockenfeller||All|
|Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline||7||Mattias Ekström||All|
|Audi Sport Team Abt||15||Edoardo Mortara||All|
|Audi Sport Team Rosberg||21||Jamie Green||All|
|BMW||BMW M4 DTM||BMW Team RBM||3||Augusto Farfus||All|
|BMW Team Schnitzer||9||Bruno Spengler||All|
|BMW Team MTEK||17||Timo Glock||All|
|18||António Félix da Costa||All|
|BMW Team RMG||23||Marco Wittmann||All|
|Mercedes-Benz||DTM AMG Mercedes C-Coupé||HWA Team||5||Christian Vietoris||All|
|6||Paul di Resta||All|
|Mücke Motorsport||19||Daniel Juncadella||All|
- Entering DTM
- BMW test driver and Marc VDS Racing Team driver Maxime Martin was promoted to a race seat in BMW Team RMG for the 2014 season.
- Both António Félix da Costa and Nico Müller, who finished third and fifth in the 2013 Formula Renault 3.5 Series season, joined the DTM series, driving for BMW Team MTEK and Team Rosberg respectively.
- Former Renault and Caterham Formula One driver Vitaly Petrov entered the championship, driving a Mercedes-Benz.
- Leaving DTM
- Filipe Albuquerque, who drove for Audi switched to the marque's LMP and GT programme.
- Andy Priaulx, who drove for BMW in 2012 and 2013, left the series and joined the United SportsCar Championship.
- Dirk Werner, who drove for BMW in 2012 and 2013, left the series and joined the BMW endurance programme, including competing at the 24 Hours Nürburgring.
- Roberto Merhi who drove for Mercedes in 2012 and 2013, left the series and joined Zeta Corse in the Formula Renault 3.5 Series. He remained a Mercedes test and reserve driver.
Race calendar and results
A provisional ten-round calendar was announced on 16 October 2013.
In July, it was announced that the Chinese round – originally scheduled for 28 September on a temporary street circuit in Guangzhou – was cancelled, as the modifications necessary for erecting the circuit proved to be far more extensive than first planned. As a result, a replacement round was scheduled for the same weekend, held at Zandvoort in the Netherlands.
- Scoring system
Points were awarded to the top ten classified finishers as follows:
Bold – Pole
- † — Driver retired, but was classified as they completed 75% of the winner's race distance.
Bold – Pole
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