2017 Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters was the thirty-first season of premier German touring car championship and also eighteenth season under the moniker of 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.
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.  Hankook Tire extend their DTM tyre supplier role until 2019 as the South Korean tyre company announced on 6 May 2016. 
Rule changes [ edit ]
Sporting rules [ edit ]
On 17 September 2016, DTM announced that the field may be reduced from 24 to 18 competitors.
  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.
 The team-to-driver radio has been banned for 2017 season onwards as it was announced on 1 May 2017.
 The simultaneously 4 tyre change in the pit stop has been replaced by the separated 4 tyre change in the pit stop to make longer pit duration up to 10 seconds (similar to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).  Points will be awarded for qualification positions with the top three earning points. 
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.  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 aggressive grip. 
Mid-season changes [ edit ]
The allocation of Balance of Performance DTM car weights were revised again for fine tuning.
 After several criticisms and protests from DTM teams, the Balance of Performance DTM car weights were officially abolished just before Austrian race. 
Teams and drivers [ edit ]
Team changes [ edit ]
Driver changes [ edit ]
Calendar [ edit ]
The nine event calendar was announced on 16 December 2016. All races from 2016 will return in 2017.
^ 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.
^ Originally won by
Marco Wittmann, he was disqualified for not having enough fuel at the end of the race.
Championship standings [ edit ]
Points were awarded to the top ten classified finishers as follows:
Additionally, starting 2017, the top three placed drivers in qualifying will also receive points.
Drivers' championship [ edit ]
Non-classified finish (NC)
Did not qualify (DNQ)
Did not pre-qualify (DNPQ)
Did not start (DNS)
Race cancelled (C)
Did not participate (DNP)
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 ]
Teams' championship [ edit ]
References [ edit ]
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"DTM extends Hankook deal til 2019". Tirebusiness.com . Retrieved . 17 October 2017
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Adam, Mitchell (May 1, 2017). "DTM bans team-to-driver radio for 2017 races". . Motorsport.com Motorsport Network . Retrieved . May 1, 2017
"Six reasons why the 2017 DTM season is one to watch". touringcartimes.com. touringcartimes.com. May 3, 2017 . Retrieved . May 3, 2017
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"BMW Motorsport". Facebook.com . Retrieved . 17 October 2017
"New generation of Hankook tyres for the 2017 DTM season". DTM.com. DTM.com . Retrieved . 9 March 2017
"Fine-tuning: Allocation of Performance Weight Revised". DTM.com. DTM.com . Retrieved . 15 June 2017
Hewitt, Chloe. "DTM Scraps Performance Weights With Immediate Effect". thecheckeredflag.co.uk. thecheckeredflag.co.uk . Retrieved . 15 September 2017
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"Maro Engel back with Mercedes in major line-up reshuffle". TouringCarTimes.com. Mediaempire Stockholm AB. 26 January 2017 . Retrieved . 26 January 2017
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"Mortara leaves Audi for Mercedes for 2017". Motorsport.com . Retrieved . 2016-10-29
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"Loic Duval and Rene Rast in finalised line-up for Audi in 2017". TouringCarTimes.com. Mediaempire Stockholm AB. 12 December 2016 . Retrieved . 12 December 2016
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"BMW Motorsport to retain its six DTM drivers for 2017". TouringCarTimes.com. Mediaempire Stockholm AB. 9 December 2016 . Retrieved . 10 December 2016
Khorounzhiy, Valentin (9 February 2017). "Audi reveals DTM team line-up for 2017 season". autosport.com. autosport.com . Retrieved . 9 February 2017
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Klein, Jamie. "BMW announces team structure for 2017 DTM season". motorsport.com. motorsport.com . Retrieved . 6 December 2016
Khorounzhiy, Valentin (27 October 2016). "Mercedes confirms reduction to six cars for 2017". motorsport.com. motorsport.com . Retrieved . 27 October 2016
"Martin Tomczyk to leave DTM at the end of the season - TouringCarTimes". Touringcartimes.com. 9 September 2016 . Retrieved . 17 October 2017
"Two-time champion Scheider to retire from DTM". Motorsport.com . Retrieved . 17 October 2017
"Antonio Felix da Costa to leave DTM to focus on Formula E". Autosport.com . Retrieved . 17 October 2017
Adam, Mitchell. "Mercedes DTM team drops four drivers in 2017 shake-up". Autosport.com . Retrieved . 17 October 2017
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