2015 World Touring Car Championship

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2015 World Touring Car Championship
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The 2015 World Touring Car Championship was a motor racing competition organised by the FIA for Super 2000 cars.[1] It was the twelfth FIA World Touring Car Championship, and the eleventh since the series was revived in 2005. The championship comprised a Drivers Championship and a Manufacturers Championship,[1] which were won by José María López and Citroën respectively.[2]

Teams and drivers[edit]

Citroën won the Manufacturers Championship with its C-Elysée WTCC entries
Team Car No. Drivers Rounds
Manufacturer entries
Japan Honda Racing Team JAS[3] Honda Civic WTCC 2 Italy Gabriele Tarquini[4] All
18 Portugal Tiago Monteiro[4] All
France Citroën Total WTCC[5] Citroën C-Elysée WTCC 9 France Sébastien Loeb[5] All
33 China Ma Qing Hua[6] All
37 Argentina José María López[5][7] All
68 France Yvan Muller[5][8] All
Russia Lada Sport Rosneft[9] Lada Vesta WTCC[9] 10 Netherlands Nick Catsburg[10] 5–12
12 United Kingdom Robert Huff[9] All
14 Russia Mikhail Kozlovskiy[11] 2–3
15 United Kingdom James Thompson[9] 1–3
46 Netherlands Jaap van Lagen[12] 4–8
47 France Nicolas Lapierre[13] 9–12
Independent entries
Italy ROAL Motorsport[14] Chevrolet RML Cruze TC1 3 United Kingdom Tom Chilton[14] All
4 Netherlands Tom Coronel[15] All
Hungary Zengő Motorsport[4] Honda Civic WTCC 5 Hungary Norbert Michelisz[4] All
Spain Campos Racing[16] Chevrolet RML Cruze TC1 7 France Hugo Valente[16] All
27 France John Filippi[17] All
70 Slovakia Maťo Homola[18] 6
95 Qatar Nasser Al-Attiyah[19] 12
99 Thailand Tin Sritrai[20] 11
Germany ALL–INKL.COM Münnich Motorsport[17] Chevrolet RML Cruze TC1 8 Germany Sabine Schmitz[21] 4
26 Italy Stefano D'Aste[22] All
United Kingdom Craft Bamboo[23] Chevrolet RML Cruze TC1 11 France Grégoire Demoustier[23] All
Sweden Nika International[24][25] Honda Civic WTCC 19 Sweden Rickard Rydell[24] 1, 5, 7
29 Argentina Néstor Girolami[26] 6, 8
France Sébastien Loeb Racing[5] Citroën C-Elysée WTCC 25 Morocco Mehdi Bennani[5][27] All
Italy Proteam Racing[28] Honda Civic WTCC 98 Serbia Dušan Borković[28] 1–2


Team changes[edit]

Mid season changes[edit]

Calendar[edit]

The 2015 schedule was announced at a meeting of the FIA World Motor Sport Council in Doha, Qatar on 3 December 2014. The season is once again being contested over twenty-four races at twelve circuits, but will see several changes of venue. The races at Salzburgring, Spa-Francorchamps, Beijing and Macau have been removed from the schedule. The Races of Germany and Portugal returned to the calendar. The race in Germany will be held at the Nürburgring Nordschleife circuit[33] while the Portuguese round will be held at the Circuito Internacional de Vila Real, a street circuit 100 kilometres (62 miles) east of Porto. Two new races were added – in Thailand at Burinam and Qatar at the Losail.[34] On 23 January 2015, Twin Ring Motegi was announced as host of the Race of Japan.[35] On 30 June 2015, it was announced that the season finale at the Losail International Circuit would be moved to Friday 27 November, to prevent the event from clashing with a local political event and the season finales of the 2015 Formula One season. It will be the first time WTCC will race on a Friday.[36]

Rnd. Race Race Name Circuit Date
1 1 Race of Argentina Argentina Autódromo Termas de Río Hondo 8 March
2
2 3 Eurodatacar Race of Morocco Morocco Circuit International Automobile Moulay El Hassan 19 April
4
3 5 MOL Group Race of Hungary Hungary Hungaroring 3 May
6
4 7 Race of Germany Germany Nürburgring Nordschleife 16 May
8
5 9 Rosneft Race of Russia Russia Moscow Raceway 7 June
10
6 11 Race of Slovakia Slovakia Automotodróm Slovakia Ring 21 June
12
7 13 JVC Kenwood Race of France France Circuit Paul Ricard 28 June
14
8 15 Oscaro Race of Portugal Portugal Circuito Internacional de Vila Real 12 July
16
9 17 JVC Kenwood Race of Japan Japan Twin Ring Motegi 13 September
18
10 19 Rosneft Race of China China Shanghai International Circuit 27 September
20
11 21 Race of Thailand Thailand Chang International Circuit 1 November
22
12 23 DHL Race of Qatar Qatar Losail International Circuit 27 November
24

Points system[edit]

Drivers Championship points were awarded on a 25-18-15-12-10-8-6-4-2-1 basis for the first ten places in each race.[1] Points were also awarded on a 5-4-3-2-1 basis for the first five places after the qualifying session.[1]

Manufacturers Championship points were awarded on the same basis as for the Drivers Championship.[1] Only the results obtained by the best two cars classified per manufacturer were taken into account.[1] All other cars of that same manufacturer were considered invisible as far as scoring points was concerned.[1]

Results and standings[edit]

Races[edit]

Compensation weights[edit]

The most competitive cars keep a 60 kg compensation weight. The other cars get a lower one, calculated according to their results for the three previous rounds. The less the cars get some good results, the less they get a compensation weight, from 0 kg to 60 kg. For the first two rounds, all the cars had a 60 kg compensation weight.

Compensation weight comes into effect for the third round, in Hungary, with Citroën penalized by a maximum of 60 kg compensation weight, as the best results cars.[37]

Car Hungaroring Nürburgring Moscow Slovakia Ring Le Castellet Vila Real Motegi Shanghai Buriram Losail
Citroën C-Elysée WTCC +60 kg +60 kg +60 kg +60 kg +60 kg +60 kg +60 kg +60 kg +60 kg +60 kg
Honda Civic WTCC 0 kg 0 kg +20 kg +60 kg +40 kg +30 kg 0 kg +40 kg +40 kg +40 kg
Chevrolet RML Cruze TC1 0 kg 0 kg +40 kg +50 kg +20 kg +20 kg +10 kg 0 kg 0 kg 0 kg
Lada Vesta WTCC 0 kg 0 kg 0 kg 0 kg +20 kg +20 kg 0 kg 0 kg 0 kg +10 kg

Results[edit]

Race Race Name Pole Position Fastest lap Winning driver Winning team Winning manufacturer Independent winner Report
1 Argentina Race of Argentina Argentina José María López Argentina José María López Argentina José María López France Citroën Total WTCC France Citroën Hungary Norbert Michelisz Report
2 France Sébastien Loeb France Sébastien Loeb France Citroën Total WTCC France Citroën Morocco Mehdi Bennani
3 Morocco Race of Morocco Argentina José María López Argentina José María López Argentina José María López France Citroën Total WTCC France Citroën Morocco Mehdi Bennani Report
4 Argentina José María López France Yvan Muller France Citroën Total WTCC France Citroën United Kingdom Tom Chilton
5 Hungary Race of Hungary France Yvan Muller Argentina José María López Argentina José María López France Citroën Total WTCC France Citroën France Hugo Valente Report
6 Italy Gabriele Tarquini Hungary Norbert Michelisz Hungary Zengő Motorsport Japan Honda Hungary Norbert Michelisz
7 Germany Race of Germany Argentina José María López Argentina José María López Argentina José María López France Citroën Total WTCC France Citroën Hungary Norbert Michelisz Report
8 France Yvan Muller France Yvan Muller France Citroën Total WTCC France Citroën Morocco Mehdi Bennani
9 Russia Race of Russia France Yvan Muller France Yvan Muller France Yvan Muller France Citroën Total WTCC France Citroën United Kingdom Tom Chilton Report
10 United Kingdom Robert Huff Portugal Tiago Monteiro Japan Honda Racing Team JAS Japan Honda Hungary Norbert Michelisz
11 Slovakia Race of Slovakia France Yvan Muller France Yvan Muller France Yvan Muller France Citroën Total WTCC France Citroën France Hugo Valente Report
12 France Sébastien Loeb France Sébastien Loeb France Citroën Total WTCC France Citroën France Hugo Valente
13 France Race of France France Sébastien Loeb France Sébastien Loeb France Sébastien Loeb France Citroën Total WTCC France Citroën United Kingdom Tom Chilton Report
14 Argentina José María López Argentina José María López France Citroën Total WTCC France Citroën Hungary Norbert Michelisz
15 Portugal Race of Portugal Argentina José María López Argentina José María López Argentina José María López France Citroën Total WTCC France Citroën Hungary Norbert Michelisz Report
16 China Ma Qing Hua China Ma Qing Hua France Citroën Total WTCC France Citroën Hungary Norbert Michelisz
17 Japan Race of Japan Hungary Norbert Michelisz Italy Gabriele Tarquini Argentina José María López France Citroën Total WTCC France Citroën Hungary Norbert Michelisz Report
18 Portugal Tiago Monteiro Portugal Tiago Monteiro Japan Honda Racing Team JAS Japan Honda France Hugo Valente
19 China Race of China Argentina José María López Argentina José María López Argentina José María López France Citroën Total WTCC France Citroën Morocco Mehdi Bennani Report
20 France Sébastien Loeb France Yvan Muller France Citroën Total WTCC France Citroën Morocco Mehdi Bennani
21 Thailand Race of Thailand Argentina José María López France Sébastien Loeb Argentina José María López France Citroën Total WTCC France Citroën Morocco Mehdi Bennani Report
22 Italy Gabriele Tarquini France Sébastien Loeb France Citroën Total WTCC France Citroën United Kingdom Tom Chilton
23 Qatar Race of Qatar Argentina José María López Argentina José María López Argentina José María López France Citroën Total WTCC France Citroën Morocco Mehdi Bennani Report
24 France Yvan Muller France Yvan Muller France Citroën Total WTCC France Citroën Hungary Norbert Michelisz

Championship standings[edit]

Drivers' championship[edit]

Pos. Driver ARG
Argentina
MAR
Morocco
HUN
Hungary
DEU
Germany
RUS
Russia
SVK
Slovakia
FRA
France
PRT
Portugal
JPN
Japan
CHN
China
THA
Thailand
QAT
Qatar
 Pts. 
1 Argentina José María López 11 2 11 3 13 6 11 2 22 12 22 2 33 1 11 5 12 Ret 11 3 11 3 11 8 475
2 France Yvan Muller 22 11 5 1 21 7 3 1 11 6 11 3 22 4 7 2 5 15† 25 1 Ret3 Ret 6 1 357
3 France Sébastien Loeb 33 1 3 2 64 5 23 5 9 7 33 1 11 Ret 22 15† 63 4 34 4 22 1 43 4 356
4 China Ma Qing Hua 74 6 23 10 45 9 55 Ret 5 5 Ret Ret 44 3 6 1 45 5 10†2 8 34 2 5 2 241
5 Italy Gabriele Tarquini 5 4 7 5 DSQ 13 6 4 33 Ret 6 4 8 5 45 3 3 12 Ret 2 5 5 15 7 197
6 Hungary Norbert Michelisz 6 7 8 11 8 1 44 Ret 7 3 Ret 8 6 2 34 4 21 14† 6 11 Ret 12 7 3 193
7 Portugal Tiago Monteiro 45 3 6 Ret 5 4 Ret 3 8 1 8 9 7 Ret 5 Ret 9 1 7 6 7 DSQ 8 9 177
8 Morocco Mehdi Bennani 13 5 42 12 11 Ret 7 6 14 Ret Ret 7 9 9 11 10 74 10 5 7 45 7 22 5 127
9 France Hugo Valente Ret DNS 154 9 32 8 Ret2 DNS 12 8 5 5 Ret 6 Ret3 7 10 2 8 Ret Ret DNS 34 6 120
10 United Kingdom Robert Huff Ret Ret 10 Ret 9 Ret Ret 7 44 2 44 Ret Ret DNS 10 9 8 3 Ret 5 6 6 12 Ret 103
11 United Kingdom Tom Chilton 8 8 145 4 7 3 9 DNS 65 9 7 Ret 55 8 14 13 Ret 6 Ret DNS 11† 4 13 13 96
12 Netherlands Nick Catsburg 11 4 Ret5 Ret Ret 12 9 6 Ret Ret 43 Ret Ret DNS 95 Ret 41
13 Netherlands Tom Coronel 14† Ret Ret Ret 10 2 Ret 8 17† 10 9 10 12 7 12 11 Ret 7 Ret DNS Ret DNS 11 12 39
14 Italy Stefano D'Aste 9 Ret 9 6 14 12 8 Ret 16 14 11 12 14 15† 13 Ret 14 9 9 13† 8 8 17 Ret 28
15 Netherlands Jaap van Lagen 11 9 10 Ret NC 6 10 11 8 Ret 16
16 France Nicolas Lapierre 11 8 DSQ 9 Ret DNS 10 10 8
17 United Kingdom James Thompson NC Ret 11 7 DNS DNS 6
18 France John Filippi Ret 12 13 8 13 11 12 10 NC 15 12 14 15 13 15 14 13 11 NC 10 Ret 11 14 15 6
19 Argentina Néstor Girolami 10 11 DSQ 8 5
20 France Grégoire Demoustier 12 10 Ret Ret 12 10 13 12 15 13 Ret 13 13 14 16 12 12 13 Ret 12 9 10 18† 11 5
21 Sweden Rickard Rydell 10 9 13 11 11 10 4
22 Thailand Tin Sritrai 10 9 3
23 Germany Sabine Schmitz 10 11 1
 — Serbia Dušan Borković 11 Ret DNS DNS 0
 — Russia Mikhail Kozlovskiy 12 Ret Ret Ret 0
 — Slovakia Maťo Homola 13 15 0
 — Qatar Nasser Al-Attiyah 16 14 0
Pos. Driver ARG
Argentina
MAR
Morocco
HUN
Hungary
DEU
Germany
RUS
Russia
SVK
Slovakia
FRA
France
PRT
Portugal
JPN
Japan
CHN
China
THA
Thailand
QAT
Qatar
 Pts. 
Colour Result
Gold Winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green Points finish
Blue Non-points finish
Non-classified finish (NC)
Purple Retired (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 (DNP)
Excluded (EX)

Bold – Pole
Italics – Fastest Lap

† – Drivers did not finish the race, but were classified as they completed over 75% of the race distance.

Manufacturers' Championship[edit]

Pos. Manufacturer ARG
Argentina
MAR
Morocco
HUN
Hungary
DEU
Germany
RUS
Russia
SVK
Slovakia
FRA
France
PRT
Portugal
JPN
Japan
CHN
China
THA
Thailand
QAT
Qatar
Points
1 France Citroën 11 1 11 1 11 5 11 1 11 5 11 1 11 1 11 1 12 4 11 1 11 1 11 1 1069
22 2 22 2 22 6 22 2 22 6 22 2 22 3 22 2 43 5 22 3 22 2 22 2
2 Japan Honda 43 3 63 5 53 1 43 3 33 1 65 4 63 2 33 3 21 1 65 2 54 5 74 3 721
54 4 74 11 85 4 65 4 75 3 8 8 74 5 44 4 34 12 7 6 75 12 85 7
3 Russia Lada NC5 Ret 105 7 94 Ret 114 7 44 2 43 6 105 11 85 6 85 3 43 5 63 6 93 10 360
Ret Ret 11 Ret Ret Ret Ret 9 10 4 NC4 Ret Ret 12 9 9 11 8 Ret4 9 Ret DNS 10 Ret
Pos. Manufacturer ARG
Argentina
MAR
Morocco
HUN
Hungary
DEU
Germany
RUS
Russia
SVK
Slovakia
FRA
France
PRT
Portugal
JPN
Japan
CHN
China
THA
Thailand
QAT
Qatar
 Pts. 

Yokohama Trophies[edit]

World Touring Car Championship promoter Eurosport Events organized the Yokohama Drivers' Trophy and the Yokohama Teams' Trophy within the 2015 FIA World Touring Car Championship.

Yokohama Drivers' Trophy[edit]
Pos. Driver ARG
Argentina
MAR
Morocco
HUN
Hungary
DEU
Germany
RUS
Russia
SVK
Slovakia
FRA
France
PRT
Portugal
JPN
Japan
CHN
China
THA
Thailand
QAT
Qatar
 Pts. 
1 Hungary Norbert Michelisz 6 7 8 11 8 1 4 Ret 7 3 Ret 8 6 2 3 4 2 14 6 11 Ret 12 7 3 168
2 Morocco Mehdi Bennani 13 5 4 12 11 Ret 7 6 14 Ret Ret 7 9 9 11 10 7 10 5 7 4 7 2 5 164
3 United Kingdom Tom Chilton 8 8 14 4 7 3 9 DNS 6 9 7 Ret 5 8 14 13 Ret 6 Ret DNS Ret 4 13 13 127
4 France Hugo Valente Ret DNS 15 9 3 8 Ret DNS 12 8 5 5 Ret 6 Ret 7 10 2 8 Ret Ret DNS 3 6 118
5 Italy Stefano D'Aste 9 Ret 9 6 14 12 8 Ret 16 14 11 12 14 15 13 Ret 14 9 9 13 8 8 17 Ret 90
6 Netherlands Tom Coronel 14 Ret Ret Ret 10 2 Ret 8 17† 10 9 10 12 7 12 11 Ret 7 Ret DNS Ret DNS 11 12 77
7 France Grégoire Demoustier 12 10 Ret Ret 12 10 13 12 15 13 Ret 13 13 14 16 12 12 13 Ret 12 9 10 18 11 72
8 France John Filippi Ret 12 13 8 13 11 12 10 NC 15 12 14 15 13 15 14 13 11 Ret 10 Ret 11 14 15 70
9 Thailand Tin Sritrai 10 9 10
10 Germany Sabine Schmitz 10 11 9
11 Serbia Dušan Borković 11 Ret DNS DNS 5
12 Slovakia Maťo Homola 13 15 4
13 Qatar Nasser Al-Attiyah 16 14 3
Pos. Driver ARG
Argentina
MAR
Morocco
HUN
Hungary
DEU
Germany
RUS
Russia
SVK
Slovakia
FRA
France
PRT
Portugal
JPN
Japan
CHN
China
THA
Thailand
QAT
Qatar
 Pts. 
Yokohama Teams' Trophy[edit]

All non-manufacturer teams were eligible to score points towards the Yokohama Teams' Trophy.

Pos. Team ARG
Argentina
MAR
Morocco
HUN
Hungary
DEU
Germany
RUS
Russia
SVK
Slovakia
FRA
France
PRT
Portugal
JPN
Japan
CHN
China
THA
Thailand
QAT
Qatar
 Pts. 
1 Italy ROAL Motorsport 8 8 14 4 7 2 9 8 6 9 7 10 5 7 12 11 Ret 6 Ret DNS Ret 4 11 12 193
14 Ret Ret Ret 10 3 Ret DNS 17† 10 9 Ret 12 8 14 13 Ret 7 Ret DNS Ret DNS 13 13
2 Spain Campos Racing Ret 12 13 8 3 8 12 10 12 8 5 5 15 6 15 7 10 2 8 10 10 9 3 6 181
Ret DNS 15 9 13 11 Ret DNS NC 15 12 14 Ret 13 Ret 14 13 11 Ret Ret Ret 11 14 14
3 Hungary Zengő Motorsport 6 7 8 11 8 1 4 Ret 7 3 Ret 8 6 2 3 4 2 14 6 11 Ret 12 7 3 161
4 France Sébastien Loeb Racing 13 5 4 12 11 Ret 7 6 14 Ret Ret 7 9 9 11 10 7 10 5 7 4 7 2 5 150
5 Germany ALL-INKL.COM Münnich Motorsport 9 Ret 9 6 14 12 8 11 16 14 11 12 14 15† 13 Ret 14 9 9 13 8 8 17 Ret 92
10 Ret
6 United Kingdom Craft-Bamboo 12 10 Ret Ret 12 10 13 12 15 13 Ret 13 13 14 16 12 12 13 Ret 12 9 10 18 11 64
7 Sweden Nika International 10 9 13 11 10 11 11 10 DSQ 8 42
8 Italy Proteam Racing 11 Ret DNS DNS 4
Pos. Team ARG
Argentina
MAR
Morocco
HUN
Hungary
DEU
Germany
RUS
Russia
SVK
Slovakia
FRA
France
PRT
Portugal
JPN
Japan
CHN
China
THA
Thailand
QAT
Qatar
 Pts. 

† – Drivers did not finish the race, but were classified as they completed over 75% of the race distance.

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