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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 would be 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] Paffett became the second non-German driver to have won more than one DTM driver title, and thus repeating Swedish driver Mattias Ekström's feat in 2004 and 2007 seasons.

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

Contents

Rule changesEdit

  • 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.

CalendarEdit

 
Start of a race at Brands Hatch.

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

Calendar changesEdit

  • 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 driversEdit

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   Gary Paffett[12] All
94   Pascal Wehrlein[13] All
  Mercedes-AMG Motorsport Remus 3   Paul di Resta[12] All
17   Sébastien Ogier[14][15] 9
23   Daniel Juncadella[16] All
  Silberpfeil Energy Mercedes-AMG Motorsport 22   Lucas Auer[12] All
48   Edoardo Mortara[12] All
Audi Audi RS5 DTM   Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline 4   Robin Frijns[17] All
5   Mattias Ekström[18] 1
51   Nico Müller[17] All
  Audi Sport Team Phoenix 28   Loïc Duval[17] All
99   Mike Rockenfeller[17] All
  Audi Sport Team Rosberg 33   René Rast[17] All
53   Jamie Green[17] All
BMW BMW M4 DTM   BMW Team RBM[19] 7   Bruno Spengler[19] All
47   Joel Eriksson[19] All
  BMW Team RMG[19] 11   Marco Wittmann[19] All
15   Augusto Farfus[19] All
  BMW Team RMR 12   Alex Zanardi[20] 7
16   Timo Glock[19] All
25   Philipp Eng[19] All

Driver changesEdit

ResultsEdit

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

Championship standingsEdit

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' championshipEdit

Pos. Driver HOC
 
LAU
 
HUN
 
NOR
 
ZAN
 
BRH
 
MIS
 
NÜR
 
RBR
 
HOC
 
Points
1   Gary Paffett 11 3 9 13 6 15 2 132 11 21 6 21 Ret 14 32 52 10 31 42 33 255
2   René Rast 9 72 Ret DNS 4 10 16 14 17 13 43 3 Ret3 3 11 11 1 1 1 12 251
3   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   Marco Wittmann 112 11 7 2 16 1 33 1 7 17 9 5 9 13 5 3 7 13 Ret 21 164
5   Timo Glock 33 11 2 5 14 2 10 10 6 10 13 11 7 15 4 16 Ret2 7 33 10 144
6   Edoardo Mortara 4 Ret 1 11 5 DSQ 11 2 13 8 8 17 32 22 13 11 16 10 10 13 140
7   Lucas Auer 2 15 41 14 23 DSQ1 7 53 3 9 32 8 Ret Ret 11 18† 6 Ret Ret1 DSQ 121
8   Pascal Wehrlein 5 6 8 32 13 122 13 9 42 6 7 43 6 12 7 9 13 6 11 DSQ 108
9   Philipp Eng 16 14 32 71 18 3 52 11 14 42 5 7 8 16 16 83 8 9 12 8 102
10   Nico Müller 13 13 Ret 17 32 14 18 7 Ret 7 15 10 5 10 10 14 3 22 7 4 96
11   Mike Rockenfeller 14 2 11 8 11 4 15 16 15 16 10 6 10 9 6 13 23 8 6 11 87
12   Bruno Spengler 6 8 53 15 12 DSQ 6 4 12 13 17 14 Ret 11 23 4 Ret 14 9 6 85
13   Robin Frijns 18 12 13 10 7 8 12 8 5 Ret 12 12 2 4 17 10 11 DSQ 2 5 84
14   Joel Eriksson 12 43 12 9 17 6 9 12 9 11 14 13 12 1 12 6 15 5 15 9 72
15   Daniel Juncadella 8 18 14 12 10 11 8 31 16 12 11 9 14† 173 15 17† 141 11 14 15 61
16   Augusto Farfus 15 10 10 16 15 7 14 17 8 5 2 Ret 11 Ret 9 7 9 Ret Ret 7 56
17   Loïc Duval 10 5 Ret 13 8 9 17 18 11 15 Ret 16 4 71 8 12 Ret 15 5 12 54
18   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
  Alex Zanardi 13 5
  Sébastien Ogier 12 16
  Mattias Ekström 17 16
Pos. Driver HOC
 
LAU
 
HUN
 
NOR
 
ZAN
 
BRH
 
MIS
 
NÜR
 
RBR
 
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
1 – 3 Points for Pole
2 – 2 Points for P2
3 – 1 Point for P3

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

Teams' championshipEdit

Pos. Team Car HOC
 
LAU
 
HUN
 
NOR
 
ZAN
 
BRH
 
MIS
 
NÜR
 
RBR
 
HOC
 
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 13 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 DSQ 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 14 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 15 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
 
LAU
 
HUN
 
NOR
 
ZAN
 
BRH
 
MIS
 
NÜR
 
RBR
 
HOC
 
Points

Manufacturers' championshipEdit

Pos. Manufacturer HOC
 
LAU
 
HUN
 
NOR
 
ZAN
 
BRH
 
MIS
 
NÜR
 
RBR
 
HOC
 
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
 
LAU
 
HUN
 
NOR
 
ZAN
 
BRH
 
MIS
 
NÜR
 
RBR
 
HOC
 
Points

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