2011 Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters Season
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2011 Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters Season
Martin Tomczyk (left) won his first Drivers' Championship while Mattias Ekström (right) finished second in the championship.

The 2011 Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters season was a multi-event motor racing series largely based in Germany for highly modified touring car racing cars and is one of the most popular sedan car-based motor racing series in the world. The series features professional racing teams and drivers and is heavily supported by car manufacturers Audi and Mercedes-Benz. Each race features 18 V8-powered racing cars built according to the technical regulations of the Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters. It was the twenty-fifth season of premier German touring car championship and also twelfth season under the moniker of Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters since the series' resumption in 2000. It was the final season running the 4-door saloon-style spec cars, which has been the series' sole car style requirements since 2005 (although 4-door saloon-style spec cars were introduced majorly in 2004 but few coupé cars were also featured due to cost reasons). It was also the final season that all DTM cars ran with the sequential manual gearbox shifters before all DTM cars switched to sequential semi-automatic paddle-shifters for the following season.

Canadian Mercedes-Benz driver Bruno Spengler led the series after five races. After winning the season-opening Hockenheim and the most recent race at the Norisring, Spengler held a three-point lead over German Audi driver Martin Tomczyk who won races at the Red Bull Ring and Eurospeedway. The two held a points gap over third-placed Audi driver Timo Scheider. The other race winner was Audi driver Mike Rockenfeller, although after his Le Mans sportscar accident Rockenfeller had to take a break from DTM to recover with series veteran Tom Kristensen replacing him.

Series news

  • Previous sole tyre supplier Dunlop announced on 19 November 2010 that it would not renew its contract with Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters after 2010 season, with Hankook Tire was chosen as the sole tyre supplier for 2011-2013 seasons by the DMSB, ITR e.V. and FIA as it was announced on 17 January 2011 and thus carrying the Hankook Ventus brand.[1][2] The front and rear tyre sizes of Hankook Ventus DTM tyres for 2011 season would almost remained same sizes as previous Dunlop SP Sport Maxx DTM tyres but the front tyre width slightly reduced (260/660-R18 (10.2/25.9-R18) on fronts and 280/660-R18 (11.0/25.9-R18) on rears).
  • The development freeze introduced for the 2010 season remains in place for the 2011 season.[3]

Teams and drivers

The following manufacturers, teams and drivers competed in the 2011 Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters. All teams competed with tyres supplied by Hankook.

Driver changes

Changed teams

Mike Rockenfeller moved into the factory Team Abt Sportsline outfit, driving a latest-specification car for the first time. He replaced Martin Tomczyk who filled Rockenfeller's vacant drive at Team Phoenix. With Paul di Resta leaving the HWA Team for Force India in Formula One, Jamie Green took over his spot in a latest-specification Mercedes.

Entering DTM

Team Rosberg had two new drivers for the 2011 season, with reigning Formula 3 Euro Series champion Edoardo Mortara and Race of Champions winner Filipe Albuquerque driving. Rahel Frey competed for Team Phoenix after selected drives in various series in 2010. Single-seater racers Christian Vietoris and Renger van der Zande both competed for Persson Motorsport; van der Zande moving from GP3, while Vietoris combining his DTM programme with a season in GP2.

Leaving DTM

Reigning champion Paul di Resta did not defend his title with the HWA Team, having moved into a Formula One drive with Force India. Audi driver Markus Winkelhock moved into the FIA GT1 World Championship with Münnich Motorsport, while fellow Audi drivers Alexandre Prémat and Katherine Legge lost their drives in the series.

Race calendar and results

The series hosted its first stadium event in July for a round at Munich's Olympic Stadium. The event did not count for points but the entire grid took part over two days.[11] A twelve-race provisional calendar was announced on 29 September, including the non-championship event in Munich, and a return to the newly renamed Red Bull Ring, replacing Adria.[12] The calendar was reduced to eleven races on 1 April, after the race in Shanghai was dropped. The Chinese motorsport authorities did not want an event clash with the inaugural Chinese round of the World Touring Car Championship due to be held on the same day at the Guangdong International Circuit.[13]

Championship standings

Drivers' Championship

Pos Driver HOC
Germany
ZAN
Netherlands
RBR
Austria
LAU
Germany
NOR
Germany
OLY[N 2]
Germany
NÜR
Germany
BRH
United Kingdom
OSC
Germany
VAL
Spain
HOC
Germany
Points
1 Germany Martin Tomczyk 5 3 1 1 3 13 7 5 1 2 3 2 72
2 Sweden Mattias Ekström 2 8 Ret 11 7 7 6 1 2 1 1 6 52
3 Canada Bruno Spengler 1 2 4 3 1 2 1 2 7 13+ 7 9 51
4 Germany Timo Scheider 4 5 7 2 4 14 13 4 16 Ret 4 7 36
5 United Kingdom Jamie Green 7 4 6 6 2 9 8 6 8 11 10 1 35
6 Germany Mike Rockenfeller 11 1 5 14 3 10 3 6 6 9 4 31
7 United Kingdom Gary Paffett 6 9 8 4 Ret 10 11 8 4 4 8 5 25
8 Germany Ralf Schumacher 3 11 2 12 6 5 16 Ret 5 Ret 13 11 21
9 Italy Edoardo Mortara 14 6 16 Ret 5 1 2 7 3 3 16+ 13 21
10 United Kingdom Oliver Jarvis 9 10 3 5 15 8 15 10 9 9 6 8 14
11 Spain Miguel Molina 16 14 11 16+ 12 DNQ 9 12 Ret 8 5 3 11
12 Portugal Filipe Albuquerque 17 Ret 12 8 16 12 12 9 11 Ret 2 10 9
13 Germany Maro Engel 8 7 14 10 9 16 DNQ 15 10 7 15 14 5
14 Germany Christian Vietoris 13 15 15 9 11 11 4 13 13 5 12 Ret 4
15 Denmark Tom Kristensen 7 2
16 United Kingdom David Coulthard 10 16 9 13 8 6 5 17 12 10 DSQ 17+ 1
-- Netherlands Renger van der Zande 18+ 13 10 14 10 4 3 11 15 Ret DSQ 12 0
-- United Kingdom Susie Wolff[N 1] 12 12 13 DNS 13 DNQ 14 14 14 Ret 11 15 0
-- Switzerland Rahel Frey 15 17 17 15 17 15 DNQ 16 17+ 12 14 16 0
Pos Driver HOC
Germany
ZAN
Netherlands
RBR
Austria
LAU
Germany
NOR
Germany
OLY[N 2]
Germany
NÜR
Germany
BRH
United Kingdom
OSC
Germany
VAL
Spain
HOC
Germany
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 Car
No.
HOC
Germany
ZAN
Netherlands
RBR
Austria
LAU
Germany
NOR
Germany
OLY[N 2]
Germany
NÜR
Germany
BRH
United Kingdom
OSC
Germany
VAL
Spain
HOC
Germany
Points
1 Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline 8 2 8 Ret 11 7 7 6 1 2 1 1 6 85
9 11 1 5 7 14 3 10 3 6 6 9 4
2 Thomas Sabo AMG Mercedes
Mercedes-Benz Bank AMG
2 6 9 8 4 Ret 10 11 8 4 4 8 5 76
3 1 2 4 3 1 2 1 2 7 13 7 9
3 Audi Sport Team Phoenix 14 5 3 1 1 3 13 7 5 1 2 3 2 72
15 15 17 17 15 17 15 DNQ 16 17 12 14 16
4 Salzgitter AMG Mercedes
AMG Mercedes
6 3 11 2 12 6 5 16 Ret 5 Ret 13 11 56
7 7 4 6 6 2 9 8 6 8 11 10 1
5 Audi Sport Team Abt 4 4 5 7 2 4 14 13 4 16 Ret 4 7 50
5 9 10 3 5 15 8 15 10 9 9 6 8
6 Audi Sport Team Rosberg 18 17 Ret 12 8 16 12 12 9 11 Ret 2 10 30
19 14 6 16 Ret 5 1 2 7 3 3 16 13
7 Audi Sport Team Abt Junior 22 16 14 11 16 12 DNQ 9 12 Ret 8 5 3 11
8 GQ AMG Mercedes
Deutsche Post AMG Mercedes
16 8 7 14 10 9 16 DNQ 15 10 7 15 14 6
17 10 16 9 13 8 6 5 17 12 10 DSQ 17
9 TV Spielfilm AMG Mercedes
Junge Sterne AMG Mercedes
10 12 12 13 DNS 13 DNQ 14 14 14 Ret 11 15 4
11 13 15 15 9 11 11 4 13 13 5 12 Ret
-- stern AMG Mercedes 20 18 13 10 14 10 4 3 11 15 Ret DSQ 12 0
Pos Team Car
No.
HOC
Germany
ZAN
Netherlands
RBR
Austria
LAU
Germany
NOR
Germany
OLY[N 2]
Germany
NÜR
Germany
BRH
United Kingdom
OSC
Germany
VAL
Spain
HOC
Germany
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

Notable events

Footnotes

  1. ^ a b Wolff raced under her maiden name of Susie Stoddart at all rounds except the Hockenheim finale.
  2. ^ a b c d Non-championship race. No points awarded.

References

  1. ^ English, Steven (17 January 2011). "Hankook signs DTM tyre supply deal". Autosport. Haymarket Publications. Retrieved 2011.
  2. ^ "DTM to Use Hankook Racing Tires Exclusively From 2011". hankooktire.com. Hankook Tires. 17 January 2011. Retrieved 2011.
  3. ^ Meissner, Johan (22 October 2010). "Paffett and Ekström test Hankook tyres for DTM". TouringCarTimes. Mediaempire Stockholm AB. Archived from the original on 2011-07-17. Retrieved 2011.
  4. ^ "Mercedes-Benz confirms Paffett and a new team sponsor". Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters. ITR e.V. 3 April 2011. Archived from the original on 2 October 2011. Retrieved 2011.
  5. ^ Elizalde, Pablo (23 March 2011). "Spengler to stay on with Mercedes". Autosport. Haymarket Publications. Retrieved 2011.
  6. ^ a b Elizalde, Pablo (6 April 2011). "Coulthard, Ralf secure Mercedes deals". Autosport. Haymarket Publications. Retrieved 2011.
  7. ^ Freeman, Glenn (7 April 2011). "Green returns to front-line DTM car". Autosport. Haymarket Publications. Retrieved 2011.
  8. ^ a b c d Freeman, Glenn (7 April 2011). "Mercedes signs Vietoris, van der Zande". Autosport. Haymarket Publications. Retrieved 2011.
  9. ^ a b c d e f g h i "Audi splashes color in the DTM". Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters. ITR e.V. 4 April 2011. Archived from the original on 2 October 2011. Retrieved 2011.
  10. ^ "DTM comeback for Tom Kristensen". Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters. ITR e.V. 16 June 2011. Archived from the original on 2 October 2011. Retrieved 2011.
  11. ^ Freeman, Glenn (3 July 2010). "DTM to add stadium event in 2011". Autosport. Haymarket Publications. Retrieved 2010.
  12. ^ "Der DTM-Kalender 2011 - Spannung in sechs Nationen". Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters (in German). ITR e.V. 29 September 2010. Archived from the original on 29 February 2012. Retrieved 2010.
  13. ^ Freeman, Glenn (1 April 2011). "DTM drops Shanghai for 2011". Autosport. Haymarket Publications. Retrieved 2011.

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