2015 DTM Season
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2015 DTM Season
Pascal Wehrlein (left) won his first Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters Drivers' Championship, shortly before announcing his move to Formula One in 2016 while Jamie Green (right) finished second in the championship.

The 2015 Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters was the twenty-ninth season of premier German touring car championship and also sixteenth season under the moniker of Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters since the series' resumption in 2000. The season started on 2 May at Hockenheim, and ended on 18 October at the same venue, with Mercedes Benz driver Pascal Wehrlein clinching the Drivers' Championship, Mercedes Benz's HWA AG winning the Teams' Championship and BMW taking the Manufacturer's Championship after a total of nine events.

Marco Wittmann entered the season as the defending Drivers' Champion, BMW Team RMG as the defending Teams' Champion and Audi as the defending Manufacturers' Champion.

Rule changes

Sporting

  • Drivers were assigned permanent numbers for the duration of their DTM careers, with the championship adopting a system similar to the one used in Formula One and MotoGP. The number 1 was the champion's right, with drivers free to choose any number from 2 to 99; the champion's "regular" number was reserved while they were using the number 1.[1]
  • The 2015 season saw the DTM series go back to a two races per weekend format. It was the first time since 2002 that the DTM used the format but the usual number of laps were replaced by time limit.
  • The usual knockout qualifying format was replaced by 20-minute single-session qualifying format (similar to 60-minute 1996-2002 Formula One single-session qualifying format).

Technical

  • The weight of all DTM cars were increased to 1,120 kg.
  • The performance weights also has been introduced.
  • The softer optional tyres were removed to provide overtaking manoeuvre.

Teams and drivers

The following manufacturers, teams and drivers competed in the 2015 Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters. All teams competed with tyres supplied by Hankook.

Team changes

Driver changes

Entering DTM
Leaving DTM
Mid-season changes

Performance weights

Starting from Norisring, ITR introduced a system of ballast based on the results obtained in the previous race. The basis weight is 1120 kg, and performance weight ranges from a minimum of 1105 kg to a maximum of 1140 kg[14]

Driver Car Norisring[15] Zandvoort[16] Red Bull Ring[17] Moscow Oschersleben Nürburgring Hockenheim
Germany Marco Wittmann BMW 1105 kg 1105 kg 1115 kg 1107,5 kg 1107,5 kg 1117,5 kg 1117,5 kg
United Kingdom Gary Paffett Mercedes-Benz 1120 kg 1130 kg 1125 kg 1125 kg 1127,5 kg 1127,5 kg 1127,5 kg
United Kingdom Paul di Resta Mercedes-Benz 1120 kg 1127,5 kg 1122,5 kg 1122,5 kg 1120 kg 1120 kg 1120 kg
Sweden Mattias Ekström Audi 1137,5 kg 1130 kg 1127,5 kg 1137,5 kg 1137,5 kg 1127,5 kg 1127,5 kg
Canada Robert Wickens Mercedes-Benz 1120 kg 1130 kg 1125 kg 1125 kg 1122,5 kg 1122,5 kg 1122,5 kg
Canada Bruno Spengler BMW 1105 kg 1105 kg 1115 kg 1105 kg 1105 kg 1115 kg 1115 kg
Germany Christian Vietoris Mercedes-Benz 1120 kg 1130 kg 1125 kg 1125 kg 1122,5 kg 1122,5 kg 1122,5 kg
Germany Timo Scheider Audi 1135 kg 1125 kg 1120 kg - 1125 kg 1115 kg 1115 kg
Spain Daniel Juncadella Mercedes-Benz 1120 kg 1130 kg 1125 kg 1125 kg 1125 kg 1125 kg 1130 kg
Portugal António Félix da Costa BMW 1105 kg 1105 kg 1115 kg 1107,5 kg 1107,5 kg 1117,5 kg 1117,5 kg
Germany Timo Glock BMW 1105 kg 1105 kg 1115 kg 1105 kg 1105 kg 1115 kg 1115 kg
Spain Miguel Molina Audi 1135 kg 1125 kg 1120 kg 1125 kg 1122,5 kg 1115 kg 1115 kg
Brazil Augusto Farfus BMW 1105 kg 1105 kg 1115 kg 1107,5 kg 1107,5 kg 1117,5 kg 1117,5 kg
Austria Lucas Auer Mercedes-Benz 1120 kg 1127,5 kg 1122,5 kg 1122,5 kg 1120 kg 1120 kg 1120 kg
France Adrien Tambay Audi 1130 kg 1120 kg 1117,5 kg 1125 kg 1122,5 kg 1112,5 kg 1112,5 kg
United Kingdom Tom Blomqvist BMW 1105 kg 1105 kg 1112,5 kg 1105 kg 1105 kg 1115 kg 1115 kg
Belgium Maxime Martin BMW 1107,5 kg 1107,5 kg 1115 kg 1105 kg 1105 kg 1112,5 kg 1112,5 kg
Italy Edoardo Mortara Audi 1140 kg 1130 kg 1125 kg 1135 kg 1137,5 kg 1127,5 kg 1127,5 kg
Switzerland Nico Müller Audi 1135 kg 1125 kg 1120 kg 1127,5 kg 1130 kg 1120 kg 1120 kg
United Kingdom Jamie Green Audi 1137,5 kg 1130 kg 1125 kg 1130 kg 1132,5 kg 1125 kg 1125 kg
Germany Martin Tomczyk BMW 1105 kg 1105 kg 1110 kg 1105 kg 1105 kg 1112,5 kg 1112,5 kg
Germany Maximilian Götz Mercedes-Benz 1120 kg 1125 kg 1120 kg 1120 kg 1117,5 kg 1117,5 kg 1117,5 kg
Germany Pascal Wehrlein Mercedes-Benz 1120 kg 1130 kg 1127,5 kg 1127,5 kg 1130 kg 1130 kg 1130 kg
Italy Antonio Giovinazzi Audi - - - 1137,5 kg - - -
Germany Mike Rockenfeller Audi 1140 kg 1130 kg 1125 kg 1135 kg 1137,5 kg 1127,5 kg 1127,5 kg

Race calendar and results

The nine event calendar was announced on 3 December 2014.[18]

Round Circuit Date Pole position Fastest lap Winning driver Winning team Winning manufacturer
1 R1 Germany Hockenheimring, Baden-Württemberg 2 May United Kingdom Jamie Green United Kingdom Paul di Resta United Kingdom Jamie Green Audi Sport Team Rosberg Audi
R2 3 May Germany Mike Rockenfeller Germany Timo Scheider Sweden Mattias Ekström Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline Audi
2 R1 Germany EuroSpeedway Lausitz, Brandenburg 30 May Spain Miguel Molina United Kingdom Jamie Green United Kingdom Jamie Green Audi Sport Team Rosberg Audi
R2 31 May United Kingdom Jamie Green United Kingdom Jamie Green United Kingdom Jamie Green Audi Sport Team Rosberg Audi
3 R1 Germany Norisring, Nuremberg 27 June Germany Christian Vietoris United Kingdom Jamie Green Germany Pascal Wehrlein
R2 28 June Canada Bruno Spengler Canada Robert Wickens Canada Robert Wickens Silberpfeil Energy Mercedes-AMG
4 R1 Netherlands Circuit Park Zandvoort, Noord-Holland 11 July Brazil Augusto Farfus Germany Marco Wittmann BMW Team RMG BMW
R2 12 July Germany Timo Glock BMW Team Schnitzer BMW
5 R1 Austria Red Bull Ring, Spielberg 1 August Italy Edoardo Mortara Italy Edoardo Mortara Italy Edoardo Mortara Audi Sport Team Abt Audi
R2 2 August Sweden Mattias Ekström Sweden Mattias Ekström Sweden Mattias Ekström Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline Audi
6 R1 Russia Moscow Raceway, Volokolamsk 29 August Germany Marco Wittmann Germany Pascal Wehrlein Germany Pascal Wehrlein gooix/Original-Teile Mercedes-AMG
R2 30 August Germany Mike Rockenfeller Germany Mike Rockenfeller Germany Mike Rockenfeller Audi Sport Team Phoenix Audi
7 R1 Germany Motorsport Arena Oschersleben, Saxony-Anhalt 12 September Germany Timo Glock Germany Timo Glock Germany Timo Glock BMW Team MTEK BMW
R2 13 September Brazil Augusto Farfus United Kingdom Tom Blomqvist United Kingdom Tom Blomqvist BMW Team RBM BMW
8 R1 Germany Nürburgring, Rhineland-Palatinate 26 September Austria Lucas Auer Belgium Maxime Martin Belgium Maxime Martin BMW Team RMG BMW
R2 Spain Miguel Molina Spain Miguel Molina Spain Miguel Molina Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline Audi
9 R1 Germany Hockenheimring, Baden-Württemberg 17 October Belgium Maxime Martin Germany Timo Scheider Germany Timo Scheider Audi Sport Team Phoenix Audi
R2 18 October United Kingdom Gary Paffett Italy Edoardo Mortara United Kingdom Jamie Green Audi Sport Team Rosberg Audi

Calendar changes

  • The round at the Hungaroring - which had been included on the DTM calendar in 1988 and 2014 - was discontinued.

Championship standings

Scoring system

Points were awarded to the top ten classified finishers as follows:

Position  1st   2nd   3rd   4th   5th   6th   7th   8th   9th   10th 
Points 25 18 15 12 10 8 6 4 2 1

Drivers' championship

Pos. Driver HOC
Germany
LAU
Germany
NOR
Germany
ZAN
Netherlands
RBR
Austria
MSC
Russia
OSC
Germany
NÜR
Germany
HOC
Germany
Points
1 Germany Pascal Wehrlein 2 8 5 13 1 5 10 6 2 21+ 1 10 5 5 3 5 8 20 169
2 United Kingdom Jamie Green 1 13 1 1 7 18 Ret 13 Ret 17 4 5 Ret 8 Ret 17 2 1 150
3 Sweden Mattias Ekström 12 1 3 2 17 4 13 7 5 1 Ret 3 14 11 10 11 9 2 147
4 Italy Edoardo Mortara 4 2 2 5 11 15 Ret Ret 1 3 6 8 19+ Ret 2 Ret Ret 3 143
5 Canada Bruno Spengler 11 9 11 19 5 3 5 3 15 15 3 2 2 10 19+ 3 19+ 8 123
6 Germany Marco Wittmann 9 5 13 17 9 13 1 5 9 11 2 7 6 3 7 18 6 Ret 112
7 Belgium Maxime Martin 7 14 7 8 Ret 10 3 17 14 19 18 4 11 9 1 13 3 6 94
8 United Kingdom Paul di Resta 3 22 14 15 Ret 6 Ret 14 3 9 14 15 13 6 12 2 4 4 90
9 United Kingdom Gary Paffett Ret 3 23 Ret 3 7 11 10 7 2 7 6 Ret 13 4 Ret Ret 9 89
10 Germany Mike Rockenfeller 5 6 9 10 14 Ret 8 11 8 4 10 1 Ret 19 11 7 5 15 83
11 Portugal António Félix da Costa 13 20 19 14 12 12 2 1 13 10 11 22 3 4 9 15 11 7 79
12 Brazil Augusto Farfus 10 21 Ret Ret 8 Ret 4 2 6 18 15 11 4 2 18 8 Ret 14 77
13 Canada Robert Wickens Ret 7 6 18 2 1 Ret 19 Ret 20+ 12 23 Ret 16 8 Ret Ret 18 61
14 United Kingdom Tom Blomqvist Ret 17 22 Ret Ret DSQ 7 18 17 22+ 8 12 7 1 Ret 4 7 17 59
15 Germany Timo Glock 8 10 18 12 13 Ret 6 4 19 14 Ret 17 1 7 13 20 18+ 21 56
16 Germany Christian Vietoris 14 11 17 7 4 2 12 8 4 8 Ret 20 18 21 15 14 12 Ret 56
17 Spain Miguel Molina Ret 18 4 3 20 17 Ret 12 18 13 Ret 14 9 Ret Ret 1 17 11 54
18 Germany Timo Scheider Ret 12 8 4 16 16 14 15 16 DSQ 12 12 Ret Ret 1 5 51
19 Germany Martin Tomczyk Ret 4 12 11 6 11 Ret Ret Ret 12 17 Ret 8 20 WD 9 15 10 27
20 Spain Daniel Juncadella Ret 15 10 6 10 8 16 Ret 11 23+ 5 13 10 15 17 10 13 12 26
21 Switzerland Nico Müller 6 19 20 9 18 19+ 9 21+ 12 5 9 9 Ret Ret 16 16 14 16 26
22 Germany Maximilian Götz 16 16 15 16 Ret Ret 15 16 20 7 16 18 16 18 5 6 10 13 25
23 Austria Lucas Auer Ret DNS 21 21+ 15 9 17 20 21 6 13 19 15 17 6 19 16 19 18
24 France Adrien Tambay 15 Ret 16 20+ 19 14 18 9 10 16 Ret 16 17 14 14 12 Ret Ret 3
25 Italy Antonio Giovinazzi 19 21 0
Pos. Driver HOC
Germany
LAU
Germany
NOR
Germany
ZAN
Netherlands
RBR
Austria
MSC
Russia
OSC
Germany
NÜR
Germany
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 75% of the winner's race distance.

Teams' championship

Pos. Team Car HOC
Germany
LAU
Germany
NOR
Germany
ZAN
Netherlands
RBR
Austria
MSC
Russia
OSC
Germany
NÜR
Germany
HOC
Germany
Points
1 gooix/Original-Teile Mercedes-AMG 8 14 11 17 7 4 2 12 8 4 8 Ret 20 18 21 15 14 12 Ret 225
94 2 8 5 13 1 5 10 6 2 21+ 1 10 5 5 3 5 8 20
2 BMW Team RMG 1 9 5 13 17 9 13 1 5 9 11 2 7 6 3 7 18 6 Ret 206
36 7 14 7 8 Ret 10 3 17 14 19 18 4 11 9 1 13 3 6
3 Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline 5 12 1 3 2 17 4 13 7 5 1 Ret 3 14 11 10 11 9 2 201
17 Ret 18 4 3 20 17 Ret 12 18 13 Ret 14 9 Ret Ret 1 17 11
4 BMW Team MTEK 7 11 9 11 19 5 3 5 3 15 15 3 2 2 10 19+ 3 19+ 8 179
16 8 10 18 12 13 Ret 6 4 19 14 Ret 17 1 7 13 20 18+ 21
5 Audi Sport Team Rosberg 51 6 19 20 9 18 19+ 9 21+ 12 5 9 9 Ret Ret 16 16 14 16 176
53 1 13 1 1 7 18 Ret 13 Ret 17 4 5 Ret 8 Ret 17 2 1
6 Silberpfeil Energy Mercedes-AMG 3 3 22 14 15 Ret 6 Ret 14 3 9 14 15 13 6 12 2 4 4 151
6 Ret 7 6 18 2 1 Ret 19 Ret 20+ 12 23 Ret 16 8 Ret Ret 18
7 Audi Sport Team Abt 27 15 Ret 16 20+ 19 14 18 9 10 16 Ret 16 17 14 14 12 Ret Ret 146
48 4 2 2 5 11 15 Ret Ret 1 3 6 8 19+ Ret 2 Ret Ret 3
8 BMW Team RBM 18 10 21 Ret Ret 8 Ret 4 2 6 18 15 11 4 2 18 8 Ret 14 136
31 Ret 17 22 Ret Ret DSQ 7 18 17 22+ 8 12 7 1 Ret 4 7 17
9 Audi Sport Team Phoenix 10 Ret 12 8 4 16 16 14 15 16 DSQ 12 12 Ret Ret 1 5 134
93 19 21
99 5 6 9 10 14 Ret 8 11 8 4 10 1 Ret 19 11 7 5 15
10 Euronics/BWT Mercedes-AMG 2 Ret 3 23 Ret 3 7 11 10 7 2 7 6 Ret 13 4 Ret Ret 9 107
22 Ret DNS 21 21+ 15 9 17 20 21 6 13 19 15 17 6 19 16 19
11 BMW Team Schnitzer 13 13 20 19 14 12 12 2 1 13 10 11 22 3 4 9 15 11 7 106
77 Ret 4 12 11 6 11 Ret Ret Ret 12 17 Ret 8 20 WD 9 15 10
12 Petronas Mercedes-AMG 12 Ret 15 10 6 10 8 16 Ret 11 23+ 5 13 10 15 17 10 13 12 51
84 16 16 15 16 Ret Ret 15 16 20 7 16 18 16 18 5 6 10 13
Pos. Driver Car HOC
Germany
LAU
Germany
NOR
Germany
ZAN
Netherlands
RBR
Austria
MSC
Russia
OSC
Germany
NÜR
Germany
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

Manufacturers' championship

Pos. Driver HOC
Germany
LAU
Germany
NOR
Germany
ZAN
Netherlands
RBR
Austria
MSC
Russia
OSC
Germany
NÜR
Germany
HOC
Germany
Points
1 BMW 13 25 6 4 24 16 69 80 10 1 37 36 88 79 33 33 29 19 602
2 Audi 55 51 76 83 6 12 6 8 40 0 23 56 2 4 19 31 55 68 595
3 Mercedes-Benz 33 25 19 14 71 73 1 13 51 38 41 9 11 18 49 37 17 14 534
Pos. Driver HOC
Germany
LAU
Germany
NOR
Germany
ZAN
Netherlands
RBR
Austria
MSC
Russia
OSC
Germany
NÜR
Germany
HOC
Germany
Points

Notes

  1. ^ Reserve driver Esteban Ocon participated in FP1 in the second Hockenheim round due to Daniel Juncadella being ill with food poisoning.

References

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