2017 Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters

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2017 Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters
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René Rast (left) won his first Drivers' Championship while Mattias Ekström (right) finished second in the championship.

The 2017 Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters was the eighteenth season of the Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters, since the series' resumption in 2000. The season is scheduled to run from 6 May until 15 October over 18 races. René Rast won his first DTM championship after a total of nine events.[1]

Supplier changes[edit]

  • German wheel rim company ATS became official standard control wheel rim supplier from 2017 season onwards as it was announced on 15 March 2016.[2]
  • Hankook Tire extend their DTM tyre supplier role until 2019 as the South Korean tyre company announced on 6 May 2016.[3]

Rule changes[edit]

Sporting rules[edit]

  • On 17 September 2016, DTM announced that the field may be reduced from 24 to 18 competitors.[4][5]
  • The DTM race formats will be changed to 55 minutes respectively for race 1 and race 2 as it was announced on 30 March 2017.[6]
  • The team-to-driver radio has been banned for 2017 season onwards as it was announced on 1 May 2017.[7]
  • The simultaneously 4 tyre change in the pit stop has been replaced by the separated 4 tyre change in the pit stop to make longer pit duration up to 10 seconds (similar to 24 Hours of Le Mans).[8]
  • Points will be awarded for qualification positions with the top three earning points.[9]

Technical rules[edit]

  • After using single-element rear wings for five seasons, the rear wing of all DTM cars has been changed back from a single-element plane wing to a dual-element plane wing. The double-element rear wing was last featured in the DTM in the 2011 season.[10]
  • All DTM engines from 2017 season will be increased to 500 bhp as well as the increase of intake air restrictors diameter to 29 mm.
  • All DTM entrants to utilize all-new Hankook tyre compounds from 2017 season to produce aggresive grip.[11]

Mid-season changes[edit]

  • The allocation of Balance of Performance DTM car weights were revised again for fine tuning.[12]
  • After several criticisms from DTM teams, the Balance of Performance DTM car weights were officially abolished just before Austrian race.[13]

Teams and drivers[edit]

Make Car Team No. Drivers Rounds
Mercedes-Benz Mercedes-AMG C63 DTM Mercedes-AMG Motorsport Mercedes Me 2 United Kingdom Gary Paffett[14] All
6 Canada Robert Wickens[14] All
Mercedes-AMG Motorsport SILBERPFEIL Energy 3 United Kingdom Paul di Resta[14] All
63 Germany Maro Engel[14] All
Mercedes-AMG Motorsport BWT 22 Austria Lucas Auer[14] All
48 Italy Edoardo Mortara[15] All
Audi Audi RS5 DTM Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline 5 Sweden Mattias Ekström[16] All
51 Switzerland Nico Müller[16] All
Team Rosberg 33 Germany René Rast[16] All
53 United Kingdom Jamie Green[16] All
Team Phoenix 77 France Loïc Duval[16] All
99 Germany Mike Rockenfeller[16] All
BMW BMW M4 DTM BMW Team RBM[17] 7 Canada Bruno Spengler[17] All
31 United Kingdom Tom Blomqvist[17] All
36 Belgium Maxime Martin[17] All
BMW Team RMG[17] 11 Germany Marco Wittmann[17] All
15 Brazil Augusto Farfus[17] All
16 Germany Timo Glock[17] All

Team changes[edit]

Leaving DTM

Driver changes[edit]

Entering DTM
Changing teams
Leaving DTM

Calendar[edit]

The nine event calendar was announced on 16 December 2016. All races from 2016 will return in 2017.[1]

Round Circuit Date Pole position Fastest lap Winning driver Winning team Winning manufacturer
1 R1 Germany Hockenheimring, Baden-Württemberg 6 May Austria Lucas Auer Sweden Mattias Ekström Austria Lucas Auer Mercedes-AMG Motorsport BWT Mercedes-Benz
R2 7 May Germany Timo Glock United Kingdom Jamie Green United Kingdom Jamie Green Team Rosberg Audi
2 R1 Germany EuroSpeedway Lausitz, Brandenburg 20 May Austria Lucas Auer Germany René Rast Austria Lucas Auer Mercedes-AMG Motorsport BWT Mercedes-Benz
R2 21 May Canada Robert Wickens Germany René Rast United Kingdom Jamie Green Team Rosberg Audi
3 R1 Hungary Hungaroring, Mogyoród 17 June Germany René Rast Germany Mike Rockenfeller United Kingdom Paul di Resta Mercedes-AMG Motorsport SILBERPFEIL Energy Mercedes-Benz
R2 18 June Germany René Rast Sweden Mattias Ekström Germany René Rast Team Rosberg Audi
4 R1 Germany Norisring, Nuremberg 1 July Belgium Maxime Martin United Kingdom Tom Blomqvist Canada Bruno Spengler BMW Team RBM BMW
R2 2 July United Kingdom Tom Blomqvist Canada Bruno Spengler Belgium Maxime Martin BMW Team RBM BMW
5 R1 Russia Moscow Raceway, Volokolamsk 22 July Germany René Rast[N 1] Canada Robert Wickens Germany René Rast Team Rosberg Audi
R2 23 July Canada Bruno Spengler United Kingdom Jamie Green Germany Maro Engel Mercedes-AMG Motorsport SILBERPFEIL Energy Mercedes-Benz
6 R1 Netherlands Circuit Park Zandvoort, Noord-Holland 19 August Germany Timo Glock Germany René Rast Germany Timo Glock BMW Team RMG BMW
R2 20 August Brazil Augusto Farfus France Loïc Duval Germany Mike Rockenfeller[N 2] Team Phoenix Audi
7 R1 Germany Nürburgring, Rhineland-Palatinate 9 September Austria Lucas Auer Switzerland Nico Müller Austria Lucas Auer Mercedes-AMG Motorsport BWT Mercedes-Benz
R2 10 September Germany Marco Wittmann Germany René Rast Canada Robert Wickens Mercedes-AMG Motorsport Mercedes Me Mercedes-Benz
8 R1 Austria Red Bull Ring, Spielberg 23 September United Kingdom Jamie Green United Kingdom Jamie Green Sweden Mattias Ekström Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline Audi
R2 24 September United Kingdom Jamie Green United Kingdom Jamie Green Germany René Rast Team Rosberg Audi
9 R1 Germany Hockenheimring, Baden-Württemberg 14 October Germany Timo Glock Germany Mike Rockenfeller United Kingdom Jamie Green Team Rosberg Audi
R2 15 October United Kingdom Tom Blomqvist United Kingdom Jamie Green Germany Marco Wittmann BMW Team RMG BMW
  1. ^ Originally scored by Marco Wittmann, the German had to serve a 5-place grid penalty after receiving his third warning of the season in the previous round.
  2. ^ Originally won by Marco Wittmann, he was disqualified for not having enough fuel at the end of the race.

Championship standings[edit]

Scoring system

Points were awarded to the top ten classified finishers as follows:

Race Position  1st   2nd   3rd   4th   5th   6th   7th   8th   9th   10th 
Points 25 18 15 12 10 8 6 4 2 1

Additionally, starting 2017, the top three placed drivers in qualifying will also receive points.

Qualifying Position  1st   2nd   3rd 
Points 3 2 1

Drivers' championship[edit]

Pos. Driver HOC
Germany
LAU
Germany
HUN
Hungary
NOR
Germany
MSC
Russia
ZAN
Netherlands
NÜR
Germany
RBR
Austria
HOC
Germany
Points
1 Germany René Rast 6 Ret2 3 7 61 11 122 Ret 12 43 9 Ret 5 12 13 12 6 22 179
2 Sweden Mattias Ekström 5 11 8 2 53 23 3 4 8 22 17† 3 15 6 13 5 11 8 176
3 United Kingdom Jamie Green 18 13 10 13 DSQ2 5 7 8 9 5 5 9 6 7 21 141 13 5 173
4 Germany Mike Rockenfeller 3 7 5 5 4 10 13 Ret 23 12 4 1 14 17 7 2 2 3 167
5 Germany Marco Wittmann 10 3 13 9 8 Ret2 4 5 31 6 23 DSQ2 92 31 5 63 13 13 160
6 Austria Lucas Auer 11 4 11 10 12 Ret Ret 2 6 8 15 14 11 13 8 Ret 8 10 136
7 Germany Timo Glock 2 81 11 15 2 7 5 10 5 13 11 7 12 8 10 7 31 12 133
8 Belgium Maxime Martin 11 Ret 43 8 Ret 3 21 1 16 Ret 3 63 17 11 6 11 42 6 132
9 Canada Robert Wickens 15 Ret 22 31 Ret 8 Ret 112 4 9 11 15† 33 13 4 10 7 17 119
10 United Kingdom Gary Paffett 72 2 6 4 7 9 10 Ret 7 16 8 5 10 14 17 4 9 4 102
11 United Kingdom Paul di Resta 8 6 16 13 1 6 11 6 14 DSQ 7 Ret 2 22 11 9 14 16 99
12 Switzerland Nico Müller 9 5 18 6 10 4 9 133 15 15 10 4 11 Ret 32 3 12 11 81
13 Canada Bruno Spengler 12 9 14 16 3 14 13 12 12 31 14 10 13 4 12 16 10 14 75
14 Italy Edoardo Mortara 43 13 7 11 9 11 8 3 13 10 12 12 7 16 9 17 5 9 61
15 Germany Maro Engel 17 10 9 12 13 15 14 14 10 1 16 11 4 5 15 15 16 13 51
16 Brazil Augusto Farfus 13 Ret 12 14 11 12 Ret 7 17 11 62 81 8 9 DNS 12 17 7 35
17 United Kingdom Tom Blomqvist 16 12 17 172 15† 13 6 91 Ret 7 Ret 13 16 10 16 13 15 Ret1 25
18 France Loïc Duval 14 Ret 15 18 14 16 15 15 11 14 13 2 18 15 14 8 18 15 22
Pos. Driver HOC
Germany
LAU
Germany
HUN
Hungary
NOR
Germany
MSC
Russia
ZAN
Netherlands
NÜR
Germany
RBR
Austria
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 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
1 – 3 Points for Pole
2 – 2 Points for P2
3 – 1 Point for P3

  • † — Driver retired, but was classified as they completed 75% of the winner's race distance.

Manufacturers' championship[edit]

Pos. Driver HOC
Germany
LAU
Germany
HUN
Hungary
NOR
Germany
MSC
Russia
ZAN
Netherlands
NÜR
Germany
RBR
Austria
HOC
Germany
Points
1 Audi 35 44 30 68 37 70 25 17 52 43 25 72 18 14 70 77 52 49 798
2 Mercedes-Benz 53 39 64 31 33 14 5 43 27 32 10 10 81 56 18 15 22 15 568
3 BMW 19 24 13 8 37 23 77 47 28 32 72 25 8 37 19 14 33 43 560
Pos. Driver HOC
Germany
LAU
Germany
HUN
Hungary
NOR
Germany
MSC
Russia
ZAN
Netherlands
NÜR
Germany
RBR
Austria
HOC
Germany
Points

Teams' championship[edit]

Pos. Team Points
1 Audi Sport Team Rosberg 352
2 Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline 257
3 Mercedes-AMG Motorsport Mercedes me 221
4 BMW Team RBM (#7, #36) 207
5 BWT Mercedes-AMG Motorsport 197
6 BMW Team RMG (#11, #15) 195
7 Audi Sport Team Phoenix 189
8 BMW Team RMR (#16, #31) 158
9 SILBERPFEIL Energy Mercedes-AMG Motorsport 150

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