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2016 Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters

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2016 Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters
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Marco Wittmann (left) won his second Drivers' Championship while Edoardo Mortara (right) finished second in the championship.

The 2016 Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters was the seventeenth season of the 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.[1]

Contents

Rule changes for 2016Edit

TechnicalEdit

  • The Balance of Performance DTM car weights were revised to improve racing spectacle.[2]

Teams and driversEdit

Make Car Team No. Drivers Rounds
Mercedes-Benz Mercedes-AMG C63 DTM[3]   Mercedes-Benz DTM Team ART[4] 2   Gary Paffett[5] All
34   Esteban Ocon[5] 1–5
88   Felix Rosenqvist[6] 6–9
  Mercedes-Benz DTM Team HWA II[4] 3   Paul di Resta[5] All
84   Maximilian Götz[5] All
  Mercedes-Benz DTM Team HWA I[4] 6   Robert Wickens[5] All
12   Daniel Juncadella[5] All
  Mercedes-Benz DTM Team Mücke[4] 8   Christian Vietoris[5] All
22   Lucas Auer[5] All
Audi Audi RS5 DTM   Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline[7] 5   Mattias Ekström[7] 1–8
48   Edoardo Mortara[8] All
99   Mike Rockenfeller[7][9] 9
  Audi Sport Team Phoenix[7] 10   Timo Scheider[7] All
72   René Rast[10][9] 9
99   Mike Rockenfeller[7] 1–8
  Audi Sport Team Abt[7] 17   Miguel Molina[8] All
51   Nico Müller[7] All
  Audi Sport Team Rosberg[7] 27   Adrien Tambay[7] All
53   Jamie Green[7] All
72   René Rast[11] 5
BMW BMW M4 DTM   BMW Team MTEK[12] 7   Bruno Spengler[13] All
18   Augusto Farfus[13] All
  BMW Team RMG[12] 11   Marco Wittmann[13] All
16   Timo Glock[13] All
  BMW Team Schnitzer[12] 13   António Félix da Costa[13] All
100   Martin Tomczyk[13] All
  BMW Team RBM[12] 31   Tom Blomqvist[13] All
36   Maxime Martin[13] All

Driver changesEdit

Entering DTM
Leaving DTM
Mid-season changes

CalendarEdit

The nine event calendar was announced on 30 November 2015.[1] Oschersleben was officially removed from calendar.

Round Circuit Date Pole position Fastest lap Winning driver Winning team Winning manufacturer
1 R1   Hockenheimring, Baden-Württemberg 7 May   Nico Müller   Robert Wickens   Edoardo Mortara Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline Audi
R2 8 May   Paul di Resta   Paul di Resta   Paul di Resta Mercedes-Benz DTM Team HWA II Mercedes-Benz
2 R1   Red Bull Ring, Spielberg 21 May   Marco Wittmann   Mattias Ekström   Marco Wittmann BMW Team RMG BMW
R2 22 May   Jamie Green   Robert Wickens   Timo Glock BMW Team RMG BMW
3 R1   EuroSpeedway Lausitz, Brandenburg 4 June   Miguel Molina   Miguel Molina   Miguel Molina Audi Sport Team Abt Audi
R2 5 June   Lucas Auer   Jamie Green   Lucas Auer Mercedes-Benz DTM Team Mücke Mercedes-Benz
4 R1   Norisring, Nuremberg 25 June   Christian Vietoris   Edoardo Mortara   Edoardo Mortara Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline Audi
R2 26 June   Tom Blomqvist[N 1]   Tom Blomqvist   Nico Müller Audi Sport Team Abt Audi
5 R1   Circuit Park Zandvoort, Noord-Holland 16 July   Robert Wickens   Robert Wickens   Robert Wickens Mercedes-Benz DTM Team HWA I Mercedes-Benz
R2 17 July   Jamie Green   Daniel Juncadella   Jamie Green Audi Sport Team Rosberg Audi
6 R1   Moscow Raceway, Volokolamsk 20 August   Gary Paffett   Daniel Juncadella   Robert Wickens Mercedes-Benz DTM Team HWA I Mercedes-Benz
R2 21 August   Marco Wittmann   Nico Müller   Marco Wittmann BMW Team RMG BMW
7 R1   Nürburgring, Rhineland-Palatinate 10 September   Marco Wittmann[N 2]   Jamie Green   Marco Wittmann BMW Team RMG BMW
R2 11 September   Lucas Auer   Nico Müller   Edoardo Mortara Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline Audi
8 R1   Hungaroring, Mogyoród 24 September   Edoardo Mortara   Edoardo Mortara   Edoardo Mortara Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline Audi
R2 25 September   Edoardo Mortara   Mattias Ekström   Mattias Ekström Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline Audi
9 R1   Hockenheimring, Baden-Württemberg 15 October   António Félix da Costa   António Félix da Costa   Miguel Molina Audi Sport Team Abt Audi
R2 16 October   António Félix da Costa   Edoardo Mortara   Edoardo Mortara Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline Audi
  1. ^ Originally scored by Mattias Ekström, the Swede had to serve a 3-place grid penalty after causing a collision in the previous race.
  2. ^ Originally scored by Lucas Auer, the Austrian had to serve a 5-place grid penalty after receiving his third warning of the season in the previous round.

Championship standingsEdit

Scoring system

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

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

Drivers' championshipEdit

Pos. Driver HOC
 
RBR
 
LAU
 
NOR
 
ZAN
 
MSC
 
NÜR
 
HUN
 
HOC
 
Points
1   Marco Wittmann 16 8 1 7 4 6 4 6 2 4 19 1 1 3 7 DSQ 2 4 206
2   Edoardo Mortara 1 11 3 Ret 8 12 1 8 17 3 8 6 4 1 1 19 3 1 202
3   Jamie Green 15 Ret 14 3 2 4 2 17† 5 1 7 22 3 16 2 Ret 8 8 145
4   Robert Wickens 2 5 11 20 3 3 Ret 11 1 16 1 5 9 13 10 10 23† 9 124
5   Paul di Resta 4 1 7 15 13 21† 3 4 15 8 2 20 6 Ret Ret 13 10 3 116
6   Tom Blomqvist 13 6 2 6 22 11 15 2 16 10 22 2 2 8 22 4 9 7 113
7   Mattias Ekström 9 Ret 16 2 6 2 Ret Ret 7 7 5 9 DSQ 4 18 1 107
8   Maxime Martin 8 3 6 5 9 13 6 3 10 Ret 6 17 8 10 13 7 13 6 90
9   Nico Müller 3 7 10 Ret 10 8 20 1 20 5 13 7 11 5 5 Ret 15 13 88
10   Timo Glock Ret DSQ 4 1 12 10 21 9 21 6 11 24† 5 14 13 5 7 5 84
11   Gary Paffett 11 4 18 13 14 5 14 DSQ 4 2 3 18 19 7 20 16 19 15 73
12   Lucas Auer 17† 15† 21 16 7 1 13 5 12 9 18 10 7 2 15 15 18 16 68
13   Miguel Molina 10 Ret 19 14 1 19 17 14 18 Ret 17 11 15 20 3 18 1 14 66
14   Christian Vietoris 5 14 Ret 17 5 7 10 15 3 20† 23 14 13 17 17 14 22 2 60
15   Bruno Spengler 6 Ret 13 9 11 9 5 7 13 14 15 3 18 6 14 12 14 12 51
16   Augusto Farfus 14 2 9 4 21 Ret 11 Ret Ret 13 14 4 22 21 19 Ret 11 Ret 44
17   António Félix da Costa 7 Ret 22 21 15 14 9 DSQ 6 17 20 19 20 19 16 3 4 Ret 43
18   Adrien Tambay Ret 13 8 11 20 20 7 DSQ Ret 12 8 Ret 15 6 2 12 Ret 40
19   Mike Rockenfeller Ret 10 12 8 19 17 18 DSQ 14 15 16 15 14 22 4 8 5 11 31
20   Maximilian Götz Ret 12 15 22 16 Ret 8 12 Ret Ret 4 16 10 23 21 17 17 19 17
21   Martin Tomczyk 12 9 5 19 Ret 18 12 10 19 11 21 23 16 12 23 9 20 10 16
22   Timo Scheider Ret Ret 17 10 17 16 16 16 11 Ret 9 13 21 11 9 6 16 18 13
23   René Rast 19 6 17 8
24   Daniel Juncadella Ret 16† Ret 12 18 Ret 19 DSQ 8 12 24 12 17 9 11 DSQ 21 Ret 6
25   Felix Rosenqvist 10 21 12 18 8 11 Ret Ret 5
26   Esteban Ocon Ret Ret 20 18 23 15 Ret 13 9 18 2
Pos. Driver HOC
 
RBR
 
LAU
 
NOR
 
ZAN
 
MSC
 
NÜR
 
HUN
 
HOC
 
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

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

Manufacturers' championshipEdit

Pos. Driver HOC
 
RBR
 
LAU
 
NOR
 
ZAN
 
MSC
 
NÜR
 
HUN
 
HOC
 
Points
1 Audi 43 7 20 38 56 34 49 29 16 56 22 20 27 47 90 55 62 29 700
2 BMW 18 47 75 63 14 11 32 50 27 21 8 70 57 28 6 45 38 37 647
3 Mercedes-Benz 40 47 6 0 31 56 20 22 58 24 71 11 17 26 5 1 1 35 471
Pos. Driver HOC
 
RBR
 
LAU
 
NOR
 
ZAN
 
MSC
 
NÜR
 
HUN
 
HOC
 
Points

Teams' championshipEdit

Pos. Team Points
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

ReferencesEdit

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  2. ^ "The New Performance-Weight Regulations". DTM.com. DTM.com. Retrieved 26 July 2016.
  3. ^ "Mercedes AMG present their 2016 DTM car". TouringCarTimes.com. Mediaempire Stockholm AB. 4 September 2015. Retrieved 1 December 2015.
  4. ^ a b c d "Mercedes AMG announces driver pairings for the 2016 DTM season". TouringCarTimes.com. Mediaempire Stockholm AB. 18 February 2016. Retrieved 18 February 2016.
  5. ^ a b c d e f g h i j "Esteban Ocon completes 2016 DTM line-up for Mercedes". TouringCarTimes.com. Mediaempire Stockholm AB. 11 February 2016. Retrieved 11 February 2016.
  6. ^ a b "Felix Rosenqvist to make DTM debut for Mercedes". Touringcartimes.com. Mediaempire Stockholm AB. 10 August 2016. Retrieved 15 October 2016.
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  8. ^ a b "Miguel Molina and Edoardo Mortara swap teams for 2016". TouringCarTimes.com. Mediaempire Stockholm AB. 23 February 2015. Retrieved 9 March 2016.
  9. ^ a b c "Mike Rockenfeller switches teams for Hockenheim finale". TouringCarTimes.com. Mediaempire Stockholm AB. 10 October 2016. Retrieved 10 October 2016.
  10. ^ a b "René Rast to take Mattias Ekström's place in Hockenheim". TouringCarTimes.com. Mediaempire Stockholm AB. 22 September 2016. Retrieved 5 October 2016.
  11. ^ a b "René Rast gets last minute call-up to replace Tambay in Zandvoort". TouringCarTimes.com. Mediaempire Stockholm AB. 17 July 2016. Retrieved 17 July 2016.
  12. ^ a b c d "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.
  13. ^ a b c d e f g h "BMW Motorsport retains all eight of its drivers for 2016". TouringCarTimes.com. Mediaempire Stockholm AB. 4 December 2015. Retrieved 5 December 2015.

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