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2005 Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters
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Gary Paffett won his first Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters Drivers' Championship while Mattias Ekström (right) finished second in the championship.

The 2005 Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters was the nineteenth season of premier German touring car championship and also sixth season under the moniker of Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters since the series' resumption in 2000. The number of race weekends were increased from 10 events in 2004 to eleven in 2005 (although 2004 had eleven events including the non-championship race at Shanghai). Originally each track hosted one race each with the exception of Hockenheimring (two races, premier and finale), but when Avignon lost their race, EuroSpeedway also hosted two events.

Changes for 2005Edit

  • The cars built to 00-03 specs were banned from competition. Instead the whole field would be made up of cars built to the new 04 specs.
  • Italy and Portugal lost their respective events. They were replaced by Belgium (Spa-Francorchamps) and Turkey (Istanbul Park).
  • Opel scaled down from six to four cars, while Audi and Mercedes fielded eight each instead of the six they had run in 2004.
  • Opel announced that they would leave the series shortly after the 2005 season ended.
  • BP's German brand Aral AG would become the official fuel retailer and convenience store of the series starting from round 7 at Nürburgring in mid-2005, taking over Shell's fuel supplier contract. The Aral Ultimate brand would provide 100 RON unleaded gasolines and displayed in the pit gantries, trackside sponsorships and all driver's race overalls on the sleeves.

Teams and driversEdit

Race calendar and winnersEdit

Championship standingsEdit

Scoring systemEdit

Points are awarded to the top 8 classified finishers.

Position  1st   2nd   3rd   4th   5th   6th   7th   8th 
Points 10 8 6 5 4 3 2 1

Drivers' championshipEdit

Pos Driver HOC
 
LAU
 
SPA
 
BRN
 
OSC
 
NOR
 
NÜR
 
ZAN
 
LAU
 
IST
 
HOC
 
Pts
1   Gary Paffett 2 1 8 4 1 1 3 1 2 1 3 84
2   Mattias Ekström 5 4 2 1 2 3 1 2 1 12 7 71
3   Tom Kristensen Ret 2 3 2 5 7 2 4 3 5 4 56
4   Bernd Schneider 3 17† 17† Ret 4 10 5 8 Ret 3 1 32
5   Mika Häkkinen 8 3 1 13 Ret Ret 4 12 12 2 15 30
6   Jamie Green 6 Ret 19† 5 3 Ret 8 7 Ret 4 2 29
7   Jean Alesi 1 7 4 9 13 Ret 7 Ret 8 7 13 22
8   Heinz-Harald Frentzen Ret 14 15 3 14 6 12 3 7 Ret 18† 17
9   Christian Abt 4 9 10 6 12 2 10 10 Ret Ret 14 16
10   Allan McNish 11 Ret 18† 7 6 4 6 15† 9 15 17 13
11   Laurent Aïello Ret 10 7 16 7 12† 9 14 4 6 9 12
12   Marcel Fässler 9 13 5 15 8 Ret 13 5 Ret 10 6 12
13   Martin Tomczyk Ret 12 6 14 Ret 5 11 6 10 16† Ret 10
14   Frank Stippler 10 6 11 8 9 Ret 14 Ret 13 13 5 8
15   Pierre Kaffer 13† 5 14 12 17 8 18 11 Ret Ret 10 5
16   Bruno Spengler 12 15† Ret 11 16 13† 15 9 6 8 8 5
17   Manuel Reuter Ret 16 16† Ret 15 9 20 Ret 5 14 12 4
18   Stefan Mücke 7 8 12 Ret 11 Ret 17 Ret Ret 9 11 3
19   Alexandros Margaritis Ret Ret 9 17† 18 11 16 13 14 11 Ret 0
20   Rinaldo Capello Ret 11 13 10 10 Ret 19 Ret 11 Ret 16 0
Pos Driver HOC
 
LAU
 
SPA
 
BRN
 
OSC
 
NOR
 
NÜR
 
ZAN
 
LAU
 
IST
 
HOC
 
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)
  • † — Driver retired, but was classified as they completed 90% of the winner's race distance.

Teams' championshipEdit

Pos. Team No. HOC
 
LAU
 
SPA
 
BRN
 
OSC
 
NOR
 
NÜR
 
ZAN
 
LAU
 
IST
 
HOC
 
Points
1 DaimlerChrysler Bank AMG-Mercedes 3 2 1 8 4 1 1 3 1 2 1 3 106
4 1 7 4 9 13 Ret 7 Ret 8 7 13
2 Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline 1 5 4 2 1 2 3 1 2 1 12 7 79
2 Ret 12 6 14 Ret 5 11 6 10 16† Ret
3 Audi Sport Team Abt 5 Ret 2 3 2 5 7 2 4 3 5 4 69
6 11 Ret 18† 7 6 4 6 15† 9 15 17
4 Vodafone-Sport Edition AMG-Mercedes 7 3 17† 17† Ret 4 10 5 8 Ret 3 1 62
8 8 3 1 13 Ret Ret 4 12 12 2 15
5 Salzgitter / Junge Gebrauchte von Mercedes 20 12 15† Ret 11 16 13† 15 9 6 8 8 35
21 6 Ret 19† 5 3 Ret 8 7 Ret 4 2
6 GMAC Stern Team OPC 9 9 13 5 15 8 Ret 13 5 Ret 10 6 29
10 Ret 14 15 3 14 6 12 3 7 Ret 18†
7 Audi Sport Team Joest Racing 14 4 9 10 6 12 2 10 10 Ret Ret 14 21
15 13† 5 14 12 17 8 18 11 Ret Ret 10
8 Team OPC 11 Ret 10 7 16 7 12† 9 14 4 6 9 16
12 Ret 16 16† Ret 15 9 20 Ret 5 14 12
9 Audi Sport Team Joest 18 Ret 11 13 10 10 Ret 19 Ret 11 Ret 16 8
19 10 6 11 8 9 Ret 14 Ret 13 13 5
10 Mücke Motorsport 16 7 8 12 Ret 11 Ret 17 Ret Ret 9 11 3
17 Ret Ret 9 17† 18 11 16 13 14 11 Ret
Pos. Team No. HOC
 
LAU
 
SPA
 
BRN
 
OSC
 
NOR
 
NÜR
 
ZAN
 
LAU
 
IST
 
HOC
 
Points

Manufacturers' championshipEdit

Pos. Manufacturer HOC
 
LAU
 
SPA
 
BRN
 
OSC
 
NOR
 
NÜR
 
ZAN
 
LAU
 
IST
 
HOC
 
Points
1 Mercedes 30 19 16 9 21 10 18 13 12 32 25 205
2 Audi 9 20 17 24 15 26 21 16 16 4 11 179
3 Opel 0 0 6 6 3 3 0 10 11 3 3 45
Pos. Manufacturer HOC
 
LAU
 
SPA
 
BRN
 
OSC
 
NOR
 
NÜR
 
ZAN
 
LAU
 
IST
 
HOC
 
Points

External linksEdit