2010 Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters Season
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2010 Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters Season
Paul di Resta (left) won his first Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters Drivers' Championship, shortly before announcing his move to Formula One in 2011 while Gary Paffett (right) finished second in the championship.

The 2010 Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters was the twenty-fourth season of premier German touring car championship and also eleventh season under the moniker of Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters since the series' resumption in 2000. The season began on 25 April at the Hockenheimring, and ended on 28 November at the Shanghai Street Circuit, after eleven rounds held in Germany, Spain, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, Italy and China. Having finished second in 2008 and third in 2009, HWA Team's Paul di Resta became champion for the first time, having come out on top of a three-way title battle in Shanghai.

2010 season would be Dunlop's final season as the sole tyre supplier in Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters as the company announced on 19 November 2010 that it would not renew its contract at the end of the season. After several months of deliberation, Hankook was chosen as the tyre supplier for the 2011 season at the Hankook Tire company meeting in Seoul, South Korea on 17 January 2011.

Season summary

Di Resta had trailed teammate Bruno Spengler - a race winner at Lausitz and the Nürburgring - by as many as fifteen points after four races, but by the ninth race, di Resta had taken the championship lead after five top-two finishes including three wins. A poor finish for di Resta at Adria - ninth after being helped into spins by Audi drivers Mike Rockenfeller and Miguel Molina - coupled with Spengler's third place allowed the Canadian driver to take a three-point lead into the final race. Another HWA driver, 2005 season champion Gary Paffett remained in mathematical contention, succeeding in needing a top-two finish at Adria, which left him nine points behind with ten available. Spengler left himself immediately in trouble in Shanghai, crashing during the qualification session which left him 17th on the grid, while di Resta and Paffett lined up on the front row. Spengler could only advance to thirteenth in the race, while his teammates battled for victory. Ultimately, Paffett won the race - ended early due to a collision between Rockenfeller and Susie Stoddart - but di Resta's second place allowed him to take the championship by four points. Paffett's victory also enabled him to overhaul Spengler for second place, by just one point.

Best of the rest went to the defending two-time champion Timo Scheider, who finished as top Audi in fourth place in the championship standings. Scheider, albeit scoring in each of the first five races, struggled for form in the early running, but recovered towards the end of the season and took a single victory during the season, winning at Adria. Mattias Ekström was the only other Audi driver to win a race during the season, winning the series' inaugural race at Valencia but only returned twice to the podium after that; finishing the season in fifth place. Jamie Green was the season's other race-winner, winning for the third season in a row at the Norisring, each of which had been taken in a 2008-specification car. Green finished three points behind Ekström, in sixth place in the points standings.

Rule changes for 2010

  • With the championship undergoing a development freeze until the 2011 season, teams will use 2008 and 2009 cars only.[1]

Teams and drivers

The following manufacturers, teams and drivers competed in the 2010 Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters. All teams competed with tyres supplied by Dunlop.

Driver Changes

Changed Teams

Entering DTM

Leaving DTM

Race calendar and results

  • A nine-round calendar was announced on 18 December 2009.[13] This was later expanded to ten races, with the addition of a street race in Shanghai, China that was announced on 28 January 2010. This race closed the season on 28 November.[14] On 15 July 2010, it was announced that an additional round would take place on 31 October at Adria; returning to the circuit which held races in 2003 and 2004.[15]

Championship standings

Pos Driver HOC
Germany
VAL
Spain
LAU
Germany
NOR
Germany
NÜR
Germany
ZAN
Netherlands
BRH
United Kingdom
OSC
Germany
HOC
Germany
ADR
Italy
SHA
China
Points
1 United Kingdom Paul di Resta 4 5 2 10 2 2 1 1 1 9 2 71
2 United Kingdom Gary Paffett 1 7 5 6 3 1 5 4 4 2 1 67
3 Canada Bruno Spengler 2 2 1 3 1 7 2 2 Ret 3 13 66
4 Germany Timo Scheider 7 4 8 5 4 3 3 11 2 1 3 53
5 Sweden Mattias Ekström 6 1 Ret 2 7 4 Ret 3 Ret 8 9 35
6 United Kingdom Jamie Green 3 9 3 1 5 10 10 7 8 12 6 32
7 Germany Mike Rockenfeller 5 6 4 12 9 13 9 5 3 16 12 22
8 Germany Martin Tomczyk 17+ DSQ 6 8 13 8 7 8 5 6 4 20
9 United Kingdom Oliver Jarvis Ret 14+ 11 4 11 6 6 13 6 5 17 18
10 Spain Miguel Molina 8 8 13 Ret 14 5 4 Ret Ret 17+ 5 15
11 France Alexandre Prémat 10 3 Ret 7 Ret 11 8 6 Ret Ret 12
12 Germany Markus Winkelhock 15 15+ 10 Ret Ret DNS 15+ Ret Ret 4 7 7
13 United Kingdom Susie Stoddart 11 10 7 15 Ret 15 Ret 10 7 14 11 4
14 Germany Ralf Schumacher 9 Ret 9 11 6 9 Ret 9 Ret 11 10 3
15 Germany Maro Engel 16 11 15 9 8 Ret 11 12 9 7 16 3
16 United Kingdom David Coulthard 12 13+ Ret 13 10 12 12 14 Ret 10 8 1
-- China Congfu Cheng 13 12 12 14 12 16 13 Ret Ret 13 15 0
-- United Kingdom Katherine Legge 14 DNS 14 16 15 14 14 Ret Ret 15 14 0
-- Hong Kong Darryl O'Young DNS 0
Pos Driver HOC
Germany
VAL
Spain
LAU
Germany
NOR
Germany
NÜR
Germany
ZAN
Netherlands
BRH
United Kingdom
OSC
Germany
HOC
Germany
ADR
Italy
SHA
China
Points
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
VAL
Spain
LAU
Germany
NOR
Germany
NÜR
Germany
ZAN
Netherlands
BRH
United Kingdom
OSC
Germany
HOC
Germany
ADR
Italy
SHA
China
Points
1 Salzgitter / Mercedes-Benz Bank AMG 3 1 7 5 6 3 1 5 4 4 2 1 133
4 2 2 1 3 1 7 2 2 Ret 3 13
2 Laureus AMG Mercedes 7 4 5 2 10 2 2 1 1 1 9 2 74
8 9 Ret 9 11 6 9 Ret 9 Ret 11 10
3 Audi Sport Team Abt 1 7 4 8 5 4 3 3 11 2 1 3 71
2 Ret 14+ 11 4 11 6 6 13 6 5 17
4 Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline 5 6 1 Ret 2 7 4 Ret 3 Ret 8 9 55
6 17+ DSQ 6 8 13 8 7 8 5 6 4
5 TV Spielfilm / Junge Sterne AMG Mercedes 11 3 9 3 1 5 10 10 7 8 12 6 36
12 11 10 7 15 Ret 15 Ret 10 7 14 11
6 Audi Sport Team Phoenix 9 10 3 Ret 7 Ret 11 8 6 Ret Ret DNS 34
10 5 6 4 12 9 13 9 5 3 16 12
7 Audi Sport Rookie Team Abt 18 8 8 13 Ret 14 5 4 Ret Ret 17+ 5 15
8 Audi Sport Team Rosberg 14 15 15+ 10 Ret Ret DNS 15+ Ret Ret 4 7 7
15 14 DNS 14 16 15 14 14 Ret Ret 15 14
8 Deutsche Post / GQ AMG Mercedes 16 16 11 15 9 8 Ret 11 12 9 7 16 4
17 12 13+ Ret 13 10 12 12 14 Ret 10 8
Pos. Team No. HOC
Germany
VAL
Spain
LAU
Germany
NOR
Germany
NÜR
Germany
ZAN
Netherlands
BRH
United Kingdom
OSC
Germany
HOC
Germany
ADR
Italy
SHA
China
Points

References

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  3. ^ Beer, Matt (2009-12-09). "Jarvis to get 2010 Audi with Abt". autosport.com. Haymarket Publications. Retrieved .
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  5. ^ English, Steven (2010-01-16). "Paffett to stay on as McLaren tester". autosport.com. Haymarket Publications. Retrieved . I've got a job in DTM with Mercedes and a job in Formula 1 with McLaren. There is still a relationship between the two through the engines and, although there is a rivalry there now, I'm very much with McLaren in F1 and Mercedes in DTM.
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  9. ^ Glendenning, Mark (2010-01-15). "Green hopes for current car in 2010". autosport.com. Haymarket Publications. Retrieved .
  10. ^ . auto-sport.ru (in Russian). Auto Sport. 2010-01-21. Retrieved .
  11. ^ Freeman, Glenn (ed.) (2010-04-01). "Pit & Paddock: Coulthard says yes to DTM deal". Autosport. 200 (1): 30. Coulthard will be joined in the 2008 Mercedes line-up by former A1GP racer Franky Cheng.CS1 maint: extra text: authors list (link)
  12. ^ Beer, Matt (2010-04-03). "Coulthard seals Mercedes DTM drive". autosport.com. Haymarket Publications. Retrieved .
  13. ^ "2010 International Series: DTM" (PDF). fia.com. Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile. 2009-12-18. Retrieved .[permanent dead link]
  14. ^ "Contract signed: DTM finale at Shanghai on 28 November". Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters. ITR e.V. 2010-06-05. Archived from the original on 2010-06-12. Retrieved .
  15. ^ English, Steven (2010-07-15). "Adria added to DTM schedule". autosport.com. Haymarket Publications. Retrieved .

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