2018 Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters

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2018 Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters
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Gary Paffett (left) won his second Drivers' Championship while 2017 DTM champion René Rast (right) finished second in the championship.

The 2018 Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters is the 19th season of the Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters, since the series' resumption in 2000. 2018 is the final season for the current 4.0 litre V8 naturally-aspirated engine package that debuted in the inaugural reborn season; as the brand new engine package has been introduced for the following season as part of the Class One prospect with Japanese Super GT GT500 cars.[1] 2018 also marks the final season for Mercedes-AMG in DTM due to Mercedes-AMG switching focus to FIA Formula E from 2019-20 season and thus ending its 19 year participation.[2]

Gary Paffett won his second title at the final round of the season with a third place finish, beating previous champion René Rast by four points despite a late charge to six consecutive wins by Rast, a new series record.[3]

Mercedes-AMG won the manufacturer's championship for the first time since 2010.

Rule changes[edit]

  • Aerodynamic downforce aids, such as side winglets and side fences, has been enforced to all cars, in order to improve competition.[4] As a result, the minimum weight of all cars has been reduced from 2,480 lb (1,125 kg) to 2,458 lb (1,115 kg).[5]
  • The quantity of engine components a driver may use during the season has been increased from seven complete engines during the entire season, to a new system where each of the engine components are combined. Therefore, in 2018, each driver is permitted to use up to eight set engines.[5]
  • The additional wildcard entry is introduced for the first time ever, but ineligible for championship points even if they finish in top 10.

Calendar[edit]

The provisional ten event calendar was announced on 24 November 2017,[6] and later finalized on 18 December 2017.[7]

Round Circuit Race 1 Race 2
1 Germany Hockenheimring, Germany 5 May 6 May
2 Germany EuroSpeedway Lausitz, Germany 19 May 20 May
3 Hungary Hungaroring, Hungary 2 June 3 June
4 Germany Norisring, Germany 23 June 24 June
5 Netherlands Circuit Zandvoort, Netherlands 14 July 15 July
6 United Kingdom Brands Hatch, Great Britain 11 August 12 August
7 Italy Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli, Italy 25 August 26 August
8 Germany Nürburgring, Germany 8 September 9 September
9 Austria Red Bull Ring, Austria 22 September 23 September
10 Germany Hockenheimring, Germany 13 October 14 October

Calendar changes[edit]

  • The races in Great Britain and Italy are scheduled to return to the DTM schedule for the first time since 2013 and 2010 respectively. On 6 December 2017 it was confirmed that the British round would be held at Brands Hatch, on the circuit's GP layout as opposed to the Indy layout of previous DTM races.[8] Moscow Raceway was dropped from the 2018 schedule.[9] For the first time, Misano will host the round in Italy, as a night-time event.[10] The EuroSpeedway Lausitz round will revert to full road course layout after last used in 2004.[11]

Teams and drivers[edit]

Key
Full-season entry Additional/wildcard entry
* Eligible for all championship points * Ineligible to score Drivers' championship points
Make Car Team No. Drivers Rounds
Mercedes-Benz Mercedes-AMG C63 DTM Mercedes-AMG Motorsport Petronas 2 United Kingdom Gary Paffett[12] All
94 Germany Pascal Wehrlein[13] All
Mercedes-AMG Motorsport Remus 3 United Kingdom Paul di Resta[12] All
17 France Sébastien Ogier[14][15] 9
23 Spain Daniel Juncadella[16] All
Silberpfeil Energy Mercedes-AMG Motorsport 22 Austria Lucas Auer[12] All
48 Italy Edoardo Mortara[12] All
Audi Audi RS5 DTM Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline 4 Netherlands Robin Frijns[17] All
5 Sweden Mattias Ekström[18] 1
51 Switzerland Nico Müller[17] All
Audi Sport Team Phoenix 28 France Loïc Duval[17] All
99 Germany Mike Rockenfeller[17] All
Audi Sport Team Rosberg 33 Germany René Rast[17] All
53 United Kingdom Jamie Green[17] All
BMW BMW M4 DTM BMW Team RBM[19] 7 Canada Bruno Spengler[19] All
47 Sweden Joel Eriksson[19] All
BMW Team RMG[19] 11 Germany Marco Wittmann[19] All
15 Brazil Augusto Farfus[19] All
BMW Team RMR 12 Italy Alex Zanardi[20] 7
16 Germany Timo Glock[19] All
25 Austria Philipp Eng[19] All

Driver changes[edit]

Results[edit]

Round Circuit Pole position Fastest lap Winning driver Winning team Winning manufacturer
1 R1 Germany Hockenheimring, Germany United Kingdom Gary Paffett Spain Daniel Juncadella United Kingdom Gary Paffett Mercedes-AMG Motorsport Petronas Mercedes-Benz
R2 Germany Timo Glock United Kingdom Gary Paffett Germany Timo Glock BMW Team RMR BMW
2 R1 Germany EuroSpeedway Lausitz, Germany Austria Lucas Auer Spain Daniel Juncadella Italy Edoardo Mortara Silberpfeil Energy Mercedes-AMG Motorsport Mercedes-Benz
R2 Austria Philipp Eng Germany Marco Wittmann United Kingdom Gary Paffett Mercedes-AMG Motorsport Petronas Mercedes-Benz
3 R1 Hungary Hungaroring, Hungary United Kingdom Paul di Resta Austria Lucas Auer United Kingdom Paul di Resta Mercedes-AMG Motorsport Remus Mercedes-Benz
R2 Austria Lucas Auer Spain Daniel Juncadella Germany Marco Wittmann BMW Team RMG BMW
4 R1 Germany Norisring, Germany Italy Edoardo Mortara Spain Daniel Juncadella Italy Edoardo Mortara Silberpfeil Energy Mercedes-AMG Motorsport Mercedes-Benz
R2 Spain Daniel Juncadella United Kingdom Jamie Green Germany Marco Wittmann BMW Team RMG BMW
5 R1 Netherlands Circuit Zandvoort, Netherlands United Kingdom Gary Paffett United Kingdom Gary Paffett United Kingdom Gary Paffett Mercedes-AMG Motorsport Petronas Mercedes-Benz
R2 United Kingdom Gary Paffett Germany Mike Rockenfeller Germany René Rast Audi Sport Team Rosberg Audi
6 R1 United Kingdom Brands Hatch, Great Britain Spain Daniel Juncadella Germany Marco Wittmann Spain Daniel Juncadella Mercedes-AMG Motorsport Remus Mercedes-Benz
R2 United Kingdom Gary Paffett United Kingdom Paul di Resta United Kingdom Paul di Resta Mercedes-AMG Motorsport Remus Mercedes-Benz
7 R1 Italy Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli, Italy United Kingdom Paul di Resta Brazil Augusto Farfus United Kingdom Paul di Resta Mercedes-AMG Motorsport Remus Mercedes-Benz
R2 France Loïc Duval Italy Edoardo Mortara Sweden Joel Eriksson BMW Team RBM BMW
8 R1 Germany Nürburgring, Germany Germany René Rast Germany René Rast Germany René Rast Audi Sport Team Rosberg Audi
R2 Germany René Rast United Kingdom Gary Paffett Germany René Rast Audi Sport Team Rosberg Audi
9 R1 Austria Red Bull Ring, Austria Spain Daniel Juncadella Austria Lucas Auer Germany René Rast Audi Sport Team Rosberg Audi
R2 United Kingdom Gary Paffett United Kingdom Gary Paffett Germany René Rast Audi Sport Team Rosberg Audi
10 R1 Germany Hockenheimring, Germany Austria Lucas Auer Germany Timo Glock Germany René Rast Audi Sport Team Rosberg Audi
R2 Germany Marco Wittmann Netherlands Robin Frijns Germany René Rast Audi Sport Team Rosberg Audi

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, the top three placed drivers in qualifying also received points:

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

Drivers' championship[edit]

Pos. Driver HOC
Germany
LAU
Germany
HUN
Hungary
NOR
Germany
ZAN
Netherlands
BRH
United Kingdom
MIS
Italy
NÜR
Germany
RBR
Austria
HOC
Germany
Points
1 United Kingdom Gary Paffett 11 3 9 13 6 15 2 132 11 21 6 21 Ret 14 32 52 10 31 42 33 255
2 Germany René Rast 9 72 Ret DNS 4 10 16 14 17 13 43 3 Ret3 3 11 11 1 1 1 12 251
3 United Kingdom Paul di Resta 7 9 6 4 11 53 4 6 23 3 16 12 11 6 18 2 4 43 8 14 233
4 Germany Marco Wittmann 112 11 7 2 16 1 33 1 7 17 9 5 9 13 5 3 7 14 Ret 21 164
5 Germany Timo Glock 33 11 2 5 14 2 10 10 6 10 13 11 7 15 4 16 Ret2 7 33 10 144
6 Italy Edoardo Mortara 4 Ret 1 11 5 DSQ 11 2 13 8 8 17 32 22 13 11 16 10 10 13 140
7 Austria Lucas Auer 2 15 41 14 23 DSQ1 7 53 3 9 32 8 Ret Ret 11 18† 6 Ret Ret1 DSQ 121
8 Germany Pascal Wehrlein 5 6 8 32 13 122 13 9 42 6 7 43 6 12 7 9 13 6 11 DSQ 108
9 Austria Philipp Eng 16 14 32 71 18 3 52 11 14 42 5 7 8 16 16 83 8 9 12 8 102
10 Switzerland Nico Müller 13 13 Ret 17 32 14 18 7 Ret 7 15 10 5 10 10 14 3 22 7 4 96
11 Germany Mike Rockenfeller 14 2 11 8 11 4 15 16 15 16 10 6 10 9 6 13 23 8 6 11 87
12 Canada Bruno Spengler 6 8 53 15 12 DSQ 6 4 12 13 17 14 Ret 11 23 4 Ret 15 9 6 85
13 Netherlands Robin Frijns 18 12 13 10 7 8 12 8 5 Ret 12 12 2 4 17 10 11 13 2 5 84
14 Sweden Joel Eriksson 12 43 12 9 17 6 9 12 9 11 14 13 12 1 12 6 15 5 15 9 72
15 Spain Daniel Juncadella 8 18 14 12 10 11 8 31 16 12 11 9 14† 173 15 17† 141 11 14 15 61
16 Brazil Augusto Farfus 15 10 10 16 15 7 14 17 8 5 2 Ret 11 Ret 9 7 9 Ret Ret 7 56
17 France Loïc Duval 10 5 Ret 13 8 9 17 18 11 15 Ret 16 4 71 8 12 Ret 16 5 12 54
18 United Kingdom Jamie Green 19 17 Ret 6 9 13 11 15 10 14 11 15 Ret 8 14 15 5 12 13 16 27
Guest drivers ineligible for points
Italy Alex Zanardi 13 5
France Sébastien Ogier 12 17
Sweden Mattias Ekström 17 16
Pos. Driver HOC
Germany
LAU
Germany
HUN
Hungary
NOR
Germany
ZAN
Netherlands
BRH
United Kingdom
MIS
Italy
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.

Teams' championship[edit]

Pos. Team Car HOC
Germany
LAU
Germany
HUN
Hungary
NOR
Germany
ZAN
Netherlands
BRH
United Kingdom
MIS
Italy
NÜR
Germany
RBR
Austria
HOC
Germany
Points
1 Mercedes-AMG Motorsport Petronas 2 11 3 9 13 6 15 2 132 11 21 6 21 Ret 14 32 52 10 31 42 33 363
94 5 6 8 32 13 122 13 9 42 6 7 43 6 12 7 9 13 6 11 DSQ
2 Mercedes-AMG Motorsport Remus 3 7 9 6 4 11 53 4 6 23 3 16 12 11 6 18 2 4 43 8 14 294
23 8 18 14 12 10 11 8 31 16 12 11 9 14† 173 15 17† 141 11 14 15
3 Audi Sport Team Rosberg 33 9 72 Ret DNS 4 10 16 14 17 13 43 3 Ret3 3 11 11 1 1 1 12 278
53 19 17 Ret 6 9 13 11 15 10 14 11 15 Ret 8 14 15 5 12 13 16
4 Silberpfeil Energy Mercedes-AMG Motorsport 22 2 15 41 14 23 DSQ1 7 53 3 9 32 8 Ret Ret 11 18† 6 Ret Ret1 DSQ 261
48 4 Ret 1 11 5 DSQ 11 2 13 8 8 17 32 22 13 11 16 10 10 13
5 BMW Team RMR 16 33 11 2 5 14 2 10 10 6 10 13 11 7 15 4 16 Ret2 7 33 10 246
25 16 14 32 71 18 3 52 11 14 42 5 7 8 16 16 83 8 9 12 8
6 BMW Team RMG 11 112 11 7 2 16 1 33 1 7 17 9 5 9 13 5 3 7 14 Ret 21 220
15 15 10 10 16 15 7 14 17 8 5 2 Ret 11 Ret 9 7 9 Ret Ret 7
7 Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline 4 18 12 13 10 7 8 12 8 5 Ret 12 12 2 4 17 10 11 13 2 5 180
51 13 13 Ret 17 32 14 18 7 Ret 7 15 10 5 10 10 14 3 22 7 4
8 BMW Team RBM 7 6 8 53 15 12 DSQ 6 4 12 13 17 14 Ret 11 23 4 Ret 15 9 6 157
47 12 43 12 9 17 6 9 12 9 11 14 13 12 1 12 6 15 5 15 9
9 Audi Sport Team Phoenix 28 10 5 Ret 13 8 9 17 18 11 15 Ret 16 4 71 8 12 Ret 16 5 12 141
99 14 2 11 8 11 4 15 16 15 16 10 6 10 9 6 13 23 8 6 11
Pos. Team Car HOC
Germany
LAU
Germany
HUN
Hungary
NOR
Germany
ZAN
Netherlands
BRH
United Kingdom
MIS
Italy
NÜR
Germany
RBR
Austria
HOC
Germany
Points

Manufacturers' championship[edit]

Pos. Manufacturer HOC
Germany
LAU
Germany
HUN
Hungary
NOR
Germany
ZAN
Netherlands
BRH
United Kingdom
MIS
Italy
NÜR
Germany
RBR
Austria
HOC
Germany
Points
1 Mercedes-Benz 78 25 54 55 66 16 68 59 76 50 63 67 53 31 8 32 24 40 23 16 903
2 BMW 26 46 53 39 0 72 39 38 20 25 30 16 12 26 43 46 14 18 18 42 623
3 Audi 3 36 0 13 41 19 0 10 11 32 14 24 42 50 41 29 69 49 67 49 599
Pos. Manufacturer HOC
Germany
LAU
Germany
HUN
Hungary
NOR
Germany
ZAN
Netherlands
BRH
United Kingdom
MIS
Italy
NÜR
Germany
RBR
Austria
HOC
Germany
Points

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