2004 Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters Season
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2004 Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters Season
Mattias Ekström (left) won his first Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters Drivers' Championship while Gary Paffett (right) finished second in the championship.

The 2004 Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters was the eighteenth season of premier German touring car championship and also fifth season under the moniker of Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters since the series' resumption in 2000. There were 10 championship race weekend with one round each, plus a non-championship round at the streets of Shanghai. Originally each track hosted one race each with the exception of Hockenheimring (two races, premier and finale). Each track hosted one race, with the exception of Hockenheim, which hosted two. As in 2003 each weekend compromised one race of circa one hour and with two compulsory pit stops for each contender.

Changes for 2004

  • The coupé style cars were replaced by four-door sedans. Smaller independent teams were allowed to run the year-old coupes for one more season due to cost reasons. While the first-generation 4.0-litre V8 naturally-aspirated engines still remained to continue until 2018 despite transition to sedans.
  • Audi entered as an official works team for the first time since 1992 season.
  • A non-championship one-off race was held at the streets of Shanghai, China.
  • A1-Ring in Austria was removed from the schedule. The track was to undergo major repairs, but those were not completed (see article on A1-Ring for full story).
  • DTM did not return to Donington Park in the United Kingdom for 2004. In 2006 a DTM race in Britain did return to the calendar, but with it being held at Brands Hatch.
  • Shell became official control fuel partner from 2004 season until mid-2005 season.
  • The new Dunlop SP Sport Maxx DTM tyre sizes were altered for the first time. With 265/660-R18 (10.4/25.9-R18) on the fronts and 280/660-R18 (11.0/25.9-R18) on the rears to improve mechanical grip and lateral acceleration.

Teams and drivers

The following manufacturers, teams and drivers competed in the 2004 Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters. All teams competed with tyres supplied by Dunlop.

Race calendar and winners

? Non Championship Round

Championship standings

Scoring system

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' championship

Pos Driver HOC
Germany
EST
Portugal
ADR
Italy
LAU
Germany
NOR
Germany
SHA?
China
NÜR
Germany
OSC
Germany
ZAN
Netherlands
BRN
Czech Republic
HOC
Germany
Pts
1 Sweden Mattias Ekström 3 2 1 1 4 C 3 2 5 1 1 6 74
2 United Kingdom Gary Paffett 1 13 4 DSQ 1 C 1 1 4 4 3 3 57
3 Netherlands Christijan Albers 2 1 2 2 2 C 6 16+ 12 3 Ret 7 50
4 Denmark Tom Kristensen 4 4 10 10 6 C Ret 5 1 6 2 4 43
5 Germany Martin Tomczyk 5 3 8 14 5 C Ret Ret 2 2 Ret 2 39
6 Germany Bernd Schneider 17+ 5 11 3 3 C 2 3 Ret 5 10 1 36
7 France Jean Alesi Ret 7 3 5 10 C 4 7 10 11 8 5 19
8 Germany Timo Scheider 8 6 5 16 Ret C Ret 6 7 12 7 9 15
9 Switzerland Marcel Fässler Ret 20+ Ret 7 Ret C 14+ 4 8 10 4 Ret 13
10 France Laurent Aïello 9 8 6 4 Ret 9 6 Ret 15 Ret 12
11 Italy Emanuele Pirro 7 11 9 6 9 C Ret 11 15 7 5 Ret 11
12 Germany Manuel Reuter 10 16 13 8 8 12 3 8 12 Ret 9
13 United Kingdom Peter Dumbreck 6 9 Ret 11 7 8 11 Ret 9 Ret 6
14 Germany Heinz-Harald Frentzen 11 12 12 Ret Ret C 7 Ret 14 Ret 6 12 3
15 Germany Stefan Mücke 18+ 14 7 Ret 15+ C 10 10 17 17 11 10 2
16 Germany Christian Abt Ret 10 Ret 9 14+ C Ret 13 9 Ret 12 8 1
17 Germany Frank Biela 16 15 Ret 12 11 C 13 Ret 13 9 14 11 0
18 Netherlands Jeroen Bleekemolen 12 19 14 17 12 C 12 14 18 13 17 Ret 0
19 Germany Markus Winkelhock 15 17 Ret 13 Ret C 9 Ret 16 14 18 13 0
20 Germany Bernd Mayländer 14 18 Ret Ret 13 C DNS 15 19 15 16 14 0
21 Czech Republic Jarek Jani? 13 Ret Ret 15 16+ C 8 Ret 20+ 16 Ret Ret 0
- Italy Rinaldo Capello C 5 0
- Germany Peter Terting C 11 0
Pos Driver HOC
Germany
EST
Portugal
ADR
Italy
LAU
Germany
NOR
Germany
SHA?
China
NÜR
Germany
OSC
Germany
ZAN
Netherlands
BRN
Czech Republic
HOC
Germany
Pts
Colour Result
Gold Winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green Points finish
Blue Non-points finish
Purple Retired (Ret)
Red Did not qualify (DNQ)
Black Disqualified (DSQ)
White Did not start (DNS)
Withdrew (WD)
Race cancelled (C)
Blank Did not participate (DNP)
Did not arrive (DNA)
Excluded (EX)

Bold - Pole
Italics - Fastest Lap

+ Driver retired, but was classified as they completed 90% of the winner's race distance.

? Non Championship Round

Teams' championship

Pos. Team No. HOC
Germany
EST
Portugal
ADR
Italy
LAU
Germany
NOR
Germany
SHA?
China
NÜR
Germany
OSC
Germany
ZAN
Netherlands
BRN
Czech Republic
HOC
Germany
Points
1 Audi Sport Team Abt 5 3 2 1 1 4 C 3 2 5 1 1 6 113
6 5 3 8 14 5 C Ret Ret 2 2 Ret 2
2 Vodafone / DaimlerChrysler Bank AMG-Mercedes 1 17+ 5 11 3 3 C 2 3 Ret 5 10 1 86
2 2 1 2 2 2 C 6 16+ 12 3 Ret 7
3 C-Klasse AMG Mercedes 7 1 13 4 DSQ 1 C 1 1 4 4 3 3 76
8 Ret 7 3 5 10 C 4 7 10 11 8 5
4 Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline 11 Ret 10 Ret 9 14+ C Ret 13 9 Ret 12 8 44
12 4 4 10 10 6 C Ret 5 1 6 2 4
5 OPC Team 2 4 9 8 6 4 Ret 9 6 Ret 15 Ret 27
15 8 6 5 16 Ret C Ret 6 7 12 7 9
6 OPC Team 4 3 Ret 20+ Ret 7 Ret C 14+ 4 8 10 4 Ret 19
14 6 9 Ret 11 7 8 11 Ret 9 Ret
7 OPC Team 3 9 11 12 12 Ret Ret C 7 Ret 14 Ret 6 12 12
10 10 16 13 8 8 12 3 8 12 Ret
8 Audi Sport Infinion Team Joest 44 7 11 9 6 9 C Ret 11 15 7 5 Ret 11
45 16 15 Ret 12 11 C 13 Ret 13 9 14 11
9 Original-Teile / CLK AMG-Mercedes 17 15 17 Ret 13 Ret C 9 Ret 16 14 18 13 2
18 18+ 14 7 Ret 15+ C 10 10 17 17 11 10
10 OPC Euroteam 16 12 19 14 17 12 C 12 14 18 13 17 Ret 0
11 Sonax Dark Dog / CLK AMG-Mercedes 20 13 Ret Ret 15 16+ C 8 Ret 20+ 16 Ret Ret 0
21 14 18 Ret Ret 13 C DNS 15 19 15 16 14
Pos. Team No. HOC
Germany
EST
Portugal
ADR
Italy
LAU
Germany
NOR
Germany
SHA?
China
NÜR
Germany
OSC
Germany
ZAN
Netherlands
BRN
Czech Republic
HOC
Germany
Points

Manufacturers' championship

Pos. Manufacturer HOC
Germany
EST
Portugal
ADR
Italy
LAU
Germany
NOR
Germany
SHA?
China
NÜR
Germany
OSC
Germany
ZAN
Netherlands
BRN
Czech Republic
HOC
Germany
Points
1 Audi 17 19 11 13 12 C C 12 22 23 22 17 168
2 Mercedes 18 16 21 18 24 C C 18 5 15 7 22 164
3 Opel 4 4 7 8 3 C C 9 12 1 10 0 58
Pos. Manufacturer HOC
Germany
EST
Portugal
ADR
Italy
LAU
Germany
NOR
Germany
SHA?
China
NÜR
Germany
OSC
Germany
ZAN
Netherlands
BRN
Czech Republic
HOC
Germany
Points

References

  1. ^ "Zandvoort: Opel preview". www.motorsport.com. Retrieved .
  2. ^ "Google Translate". translate.google.com. Retrieved .
  3. ^ "DTM: Misslungene Generalprobe für Shanghai". motorsport-total.com (in German). 18 July 2004. Retrieved 2018.

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