2016 Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters
|2016 Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters|
|DTM Support series:|
Porsche Carrera Cup Germany
Audi Sport TT Cup
FIA European Formula 3
The 2016 Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters was the thirtieth season of premier German touring car championship and also seventeenth season under the moniker of Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters since the series' resumption in 2000. The season started on 7 May at Hockenheim, and ended on 16 October at the same venue. Marco Wittmann won his 2nd DTM championship after a total of nine events.
Rule changes for 2016
- The Balance of Performance DTM car weights were revised to improve racing spectacle.
Teams and drivers
- Entering DTM
- 2015 GP3 Series champion and Mercedes DTM reserve driver Esteban Ocon made his DTM debut with Mercedes-Benz.
- Leaving DTM
- Mid-season changes
- Adrien Tambay was injured in the first race of Round 5 with René Rast replacing him for race 2.
- After Round 5, Esteban Ocon left the DTM to race in Formula One with Manor Racing. He was replaced by 2015 European Formula 3 champion and Mercedes DTM reserve driver Felix Rosenqvist.
- René Rast replaced Mattias Ekström at Hockenheim for the final round. After that he and Mike Rockenfeller were swapped in the team.
The nine event calendar was announced on 30 November 2015. Oschersleben was officially removed from calendar.
- 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.
|1||Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline||319|
|2||BMW Team RMG||290|
|3||BMW Team RBM||203|
|4||Audi Sport Team Rosberg||185|
|5||Audi Sport Team Abt||154|
|6||Mercedes-Benz DTM Team HWA II||133|
|7||Mercedes-Benz DTM Team HWA I||130|
|8||Mercedes-Benz DTM Team Mücke||128|
|9||BMW Team MTEK||95|
|10||Mercedes-Benz DTM Team ART||80|
|11||BMW Team Schnitzer||59|
|12||Audi Sport Team Phoenix||42|
- "ITR reveals the 2016 DTM calendar". TouringCarTimes.com. Mediaempire Stockholm AB. 30 November 2015. Retrieved 30 November 2015.
- "The New Performance-Weight Regulations". DTM.com. DTM.com. Retrieved 26 July 2016.
- "Mercedes AMG present their 2016 DTM car". TouringCarTimes.com. Mediaempire Stockholm AB. 4 September 2015. Retrieved 1 December 2015.
- "Mercedes AMG announces driver pairings for the 2016 DTM season". TouringCarTimes.com. Mediaempire Stockholm AB. 18 February 2016. Retrieved 18 February 2016.
- "Esteban Ocon completes 2016 DTM line-up for Mercedes". TouringCarTimes.com. Mediaempire Stockholm AB. 11 February 2016. Retrieved 11 February 2016.
- "Felix Rosenqvist to make DTM debut for Mercedes". Touringcartimes.com. Mediaempire Stockholm AB. 10 August 2016. Retrieved 15 October 2016.
- "Audi Sport DTM driver line up unchanged for 2016". TouringCarTimes.com. Mediaempire Stockholm AB. 28 November 2015. Retrieved 30 November 2015.
- "Miguel Molina and Edoardo Mortara swap teams for 2016". TouringCarTimes.com. Mediaempire Stockholm AB. 23 February 2015. Retrieved 9 March 2016.
- "Mike Rockenfeller switches teams for Hockenheim finale". TouringCarTimes.com. Mediaempire Stockholm AB. 10 October 2016. Retrieved 10 October 2016.
- "René Rast to take Mattias Ekström's place in Hockenheim". TouringCarTimes.com. Mediaempire Stockholm AB. 22 September 2016. Retrieved 5 October 2016.
- "René Rast gets last minute call-up to replace Tambay in Zandvoort". TouringCarTimes.com. Mediaempire Stockholm AB. 17 July 2016. Retrieved 17 July 2016.
- "BMW Motorsport announces driver pairings for the 2016 DTM". BMW Motorsport. BMW. 4 February 2016. Archived from the original on 4 November 2016. Retrieved 4 February 2016.
- "BMW Motorsport retains all eight of its drivers for 2016". TouringCarTimes.com. Mediaempire Stockholm AB. 4 December 2015. Retrieved 5 December 2015.
- The official website of the Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters (in German and English)