2006 Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters Season
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2006 Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters Season
Bernd Schneider (left) won his fourth Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters Drivers' Championship while Bruno Spengler (right) finished second in the championship.

The 2006 Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters was the twentieth season of premier German touring car championship and also seventh season under the moniker of Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters since the series was resumed in 2000. The number of race weekends was reduced, from eleven in 2005, to ten for the 2006 season. Each track hosted one race, with the exception of Hockenheim, which hosted two. As in 2005, each event consisted of one race of approximately one hour, with two compulsory pit stops for each car. The Championship was won by Bernd Schneider driving an AMG-Mercedes C-Klasse 2006 for the HWA Team. Team Rosberg returned to the series after one-year absence and thus switched to Audi Sport machinery.

Changes for 2006

  • Opel exited the series, leaving Audi and Mercedes as remaining manufacturers. Audi and Mercedes respectively increased their number of entries from eight to ten cars each to fill up the four empty spots left by Opel.
  • Older 2004 models became cheaper, allowing privateer teams to buy them.
  • The rounds in Belgium at Spa-Francorchamps and Turkey at Istanbul Park were dropped in favour of Le Mans in France and Barcelona in Spain.
  • The round in Czech Republic at Brno were removed from the schedule.

Teams and drivers

The following manufacturers, teams and drivers competed in the 2006 Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters. All teams competed with tyres supplied by Dunlop.

* Olivier Tielemans was replaced by Jeroen Bleekemolen
** Jeroen Bleekemolen was replaced by Nicolas Kiesa after problems between the team of Colin Kolles where he drove and the main sponsor of Bleekemolen
*** Nicolas Kiesa was replaced by Thed Björk after being injured in a motocross accident

Race calendar and winners

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
LAU
Germany
OSC
Germany
BRH
United Kingdom
NOR
Germany
NÜR
Germany
ZAN
Netherlands
CAT
Spain
BUG
France
HOC
Germany
Pts
1 Germany Bernd Schneider 1 1 5 3 2 2 2 2 5 4 71
2 Canada Bruno Spengler 9 5 2 7 1 1 4 5 1 1 63
3 Denmark Tom Kristensen 2 2 1 18+ 5 5 1 9 3 3 56
4 Germany Martin Tomczyk 7 8 6 4 16+ 3 3 1 4 5 42
5 United Kingdom Jamie Green Ret 4 3 2 Ret 9 8 Ret 6 2 31
6 Finland Mika Häkkinen 4 3 9 11 3 12 11 11 2 Ret 25
7 Germany Heinz-Harald Frentzen 3 13 4 17+ 11 6 5 3 10 14+ 24
8 Sweden Mattias Ekström Ret DSQ 7 1 6 8 13 4 Ret 12+ 21
9 France Jean Alesi 6 7 8 6 Ret 4 Ret 14 11 8 15
10 Germany Timo Scheider 8 9 14 10 7 7 6 Ret 8 6 12
11 Greece Alexandros Margaritis 5 6 20+ 8 Ret 15 Ret 8 7 13+ 11
12 Germany Stefan Mücke Ret 12 12 13 4 11 7 12 15 Ret 7
13 Germany Christian Abt Ret Ret 17 5 10 10 Ret 10 9 7 6
14 Germany Frank Stippler 12 11 13 Ret 9 Ret 14 6 Ret Ret 3
15 Germany Daniel la Rosa 14 Ret 11 12 15+ 16 10 7 Ret Ret 2
16 Germany Pierre Kaffer Ret 10 10 9 8 14 9 Ret 12 NC 1
17 United Kingdom Susie Stoddart 10 15 15 16 14+ Ret 12 15 13 9 0
18 Austria Mathias Lauda 11 14 16 15 Ret 13 15 13 Ret 10 0
19 Belgium Vanina Ickx 15 16 18 Ret 13 18 Ret Ret 16 11 0
20 Netherlands Jeroen Bleekemolen 14 12 0
21 Netherlands Olivier Tielemans 13 17 19 0
22 Sweden Thed Björk 14 15+ 0
23 Denmark Nicolas Kiesa 17 16 Ret 0
Pos Driver HOC
Germany
LAU
Germany
OSC
Germany
BRH
United Kingdom
NOR
Germany
NÜR
Germany
ZAN
Netherlands
CAT
Spain
BUG
France
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.

Teams' championship

Pos. Team No. HOC
Germany
LAU
Germany
OSC
Germany
BRH
United Kingdom
NOR
Germany
NÜR
Germany
ZAN
Netherlands
CAT
Spain
BUG
France
HOC
Germany
Points
1 Vodafone / Salzgitter AMG Mercedes 2 1 1 5 3 2 2 2 2 5 4 102
3 Ret 4 3 2 Ret 9 8 Ret 6 2
2 DaimlerChrysler Bank AMG Mercedes 8 4 3 9 11 3 12 11 11 2 Ret 88
9 9 5 2 7 1 1 4 5 1 1
3 Audi Sport Team Abt 6 3 13 4 17+ 11 6 5 3 10 14+ 80
7 2 2 1 18+ 5 5 1 9 3 3
4 Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline 4 7 8 6 4 16+ 3 3 1 4 5 63
5 Ret DSQ 7 1 6 8 13 4 Ret 12+
5 stern / Easy Rent AMG Mercedes 10 6 7 8 6 Ret 4 Ret 14 11 8 26
11 5 6 20+ 8 Ret 15 Ret 8 7 13+
6 Audi Sport Team Rosberg 15 8 9 14 10 7 7 6 Ret 8 6 15
16 12 11 13 Ret 9 Ret 14 6 Ret Ret
7 TV-Spielfilm / TrekStor AMG Mercedes 17 Ret 12 12 13 4 11 7 12 15 Ret 9
18 14 Ret 11 12 15+ 16 10 7 Ret Ret
8 Audi Sport Team Phoenix 12 Ret Ret 17 5 10 10 Ret 10 9 7 7
14 Ret 10 10 9 8 14 9 Ret 12 NC
9 AutoScout24 / Junge Gebrauchte AMG Mercedes 21 11 14 16 15 Ret 13 15 13 Ret 10 0
22 10 15 15 16 14+ Ret 12 15 13 9
10 Futurecom TME 19 13 17 19 14 12 17 16 Ret 14 15+ 0
20 15 16 18 Ret 13 18 Ret Ret 16 11
Pos. Team No. HOC
Germany
LAU
Germany
OSC
Germany
BRH
United Kingdom
NOR
Germany
NÜR
Germany
ZAN
Netherlands
CAT
Spain
BUG
France
HOC
Germany
Points

External links


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