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2020 Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters
René Rast (left) won his third Drivers' Championship while Nico Müller (right) finished second in the championship.

The 2020 Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters was the thirty-fourth season of premier German touring car championship and also twenty-first season under the moniker of Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters since the series' resumption in 2000 as well as second and final season of "Class 1" regulations era.

Audi entered as the defending Manufacturers' Champion, after winning their seventh title in 2019,[1] Audi Sport Team Rosberg entered as the defending teams' champion and René Rast entered as the defending drivers' champion, after winning his second title in 2019.[2]

After Aston Martin and R-Motorsport decided to withdraw from Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters, the 2020 season marks the first season since 2011 that the series featured only two manufacturers.[3]

2020 also marked the final season for Audi Sport in the DTM, shifting their focus to FIA Formula E and customer programmes.[4] It also marked the final season for the "Class 1" regulations, as the DTM will switch to GT Pro regulations for 2021.[5]

René Rast retains the DTM driver's title for the second year in a row (third overall).

Teams and drivers

Robert Kubica (pictured), Harrison Newey and Fabio Scherer all made their DTM débuts in 2020.

The following manufacturers, teams and drivers competed in the 2020 Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters. All teams competed with tyres supplied by Hankook.

Team changes

Driver changes

Mid-season changes

Calendar

A provisional ten-round calendar was announced on 19 September 2019: five rounds will be held in Germany, and four outside of Germany.[30][31] However, the calendar was altered twice in response to the COVID-19 pandemic; initially on 26 March before a further modified schedule was published on 3 June.[32][33]

Round Circuit Race 1 Race 2
1 Belgium Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps 1 August 2 August
2 Germany Lausitzring (Sprint Circuit) 15 August 16 August
3 Germany Lausitzring (Grand Prix Circuit) 22 August 23 August
4 Netherlands TT Circuit Assen 5 September 6 September
5 Germany Nürburgring (Grand Prix Circuit) 12 September 13 September
6 Germany Nürburgring (Sprint Circuit) 19 September 20 September
7 Belgium Circuit Zolder 10 October 11 October
8 17 October 18 October
9 Germany Hockenheimring 7 November 8 November
Cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic
Circuit Original Dates
Russia Igora Drive, Priozersk 30 May 31 May
Sweden Anderstorp Raceway, Anderstorp 13 June 14 June
Italy Autodromo Nazionale Monza, Monza 27 June 28 June
Germany Norisring, Nuremberg 11 July 12 July
United Kingdom Brands Hatch, Kent 22 August 23 August

Calendar changes

Original calendar
First amendments
  • The first half of the season was postponed, with the opening race scheduled for the Norisring on its original date in July. Two event slots were left in early August and October respectively for either the Russian or Swedish round, with original season opener Zolder moved to August. The rounds at Brands Hatch, TT Circuit Assen and the Nürburgring were left on their original dates, with events at the Lausitzring, Hockenheimring and Monza moved to October and November.[32]
Second amendments
  • The Norisring Trophy remained the opening round on a schedule restricted to Germany and Benelux. The first blank slot was filled with the series' first event at the Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps since 2005, and will be followed by two events on back-to-back weekends at the Lausitzring. Further double-header events will be held at the Nürburgring and Zolder, with the Lausitz and Nürburg events punctuated by a round at Assen. The Hockenheimring returned to the season finale slot having been shuffled out by Monza in the first amendment.[33] The Nuremberg season-opener was eventually cancelled after the local council ruled against holding the event behind closed doors on economic and health grounds.[37][38]

Regulation changes

  • After a successful 2019 season, the push-to-pass overtake system was doubled from 30 to 60 horsepower (22 to 45 kilowatts) and the drag reduction system (DRS) usage became unrestricted.[39][40] To compensate, the engine's power output was reduced from 610 to 580 horsepower (455 to 433 kilowatts).[41]
  • On 1 July 2019 it was announced that Hankook would once again extend their DTM tyre partner contract until at least 2023, beating out bids by Continental, Dunlop, Michelin, Pirelli and Yokohama to provide tyres for the series.[42]
  • A High Yaw Lift-Off (HYLO) system was introduced in front of the two rear wing pillars, to avoid cars becoming airborne in the event of a high-speed collision.[43]
  • The fuel-mass flow restrictor rate for all Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters engines was slightly reduced from 95 to 90 kg/h (209 to 198 lb/h) to compensate more fuel-efficiency and maximum performance with fuel-mass flow restrictor for extra push-to-pass mode slightly increased from 5 to 10 kg/h (11 to 22 lb/h).[44]

Results and standings

Season summary

Scoring system

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

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

Additionally, the top three placed drivers in qualifying also received points:

Qualifying Position  1st   2nd   3rd 
Points 3 2 1

Drivers' championship

Pos. Driver SPA
Belgium
LAU1
Germany
LAU2
Germany
ASS
Netherlands
NÜR1
Germany
NÜR2
Germany
ZOL1
Belgium
ZOL2
Belgium
HOC
Germany
Points
1 Germany René Rast 53 31 7 13 12 63 5 51 22 23 21 3 11 13 11 12 21 11 353
2 Switzerland Nico Müller 12 13 12 22 21 52 33 3 11 51 53 13 3 9 6 2 12 2 330
3 Netherlands Robin Frijns 91 22 31 41 33 31 12 23 53 12 12 21 23 Ret 23 Ret3 7 5 279
4 Germany Mike Rockenfeller 4 5 11 5 6 11 4 11 4 3 9 7 8 2 Ret 6 6 42 139
5 Germany Timo Glock 8 13 5 6 4 2 9 6 7 14 10 8 42 41 9 4 14+ 8 120
6 South Africa Sheldon van der Linde 15 6 2 15 9 10 7 1 8 6 8 4 6 102 13 7 10 9 108
7 France Loïc Duval 3 7 Ret3 8 7 8 21 42 9 4 Ret 9 10 13 4 6 108
8 United Kingdom Jamie Green 2 4 8 Ret 10 4 NC 12 13 7 14+ 15+ Ret 15 8 5 3 33 98
9 Germany Marco Wittmann 11 10 4 3 5 9 14 8 3 9 3 5 15+ 8 10 8 Ret 11 95
10 DNS 15 6 10 11 14 8 7 11 15 7 62 7 7 32 101 11 14 68
11 South Africa Jonathan Aberdein 10 9 15 9 14 7 6 13 10 8 6 10 11 11 4 Ret 53 7 62
12 Austria Lucas Auer 7 8 12 14 12 1 11 10 12 11 12 13 12 3 11 Ret 12 16 51
13 Austria Philipp Eng 6 11 9 7 8 12 13 9 6 10 4 12 9 14 12 Ret 9 10 48
14 United Kingdom Harrison Newey 13 Ret 10 12 15 13 12 15 14 13 11 11 5 6 7 9 Ret 13 27
15 Poland Robert Kubica 14 14 13 13 16 16 10 14 16 12 13 Ret 14 12 Ret 3 8 15 20
16 Switzerland Fabio Scherer 12 12 14 11 13 15 15 Ret 15 16+ Ret 14 13 5 5 Ret 13+ 12 20
17 France Benoît Tréluyer 14 Ret 0
Pos. Driver SPA
Belgium
LAU1
Germany
LAU2
Germany
ASS
Netherlands
NÜR1
Germany
NÜR2
Germany
ZOL1
Belgium
ZOL2
Belgium
HOC
Germany
Points
Colour Result
Gold Winner
Silver Second place
Bronze Third 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 practice (DNP)
Did not arrive (DNA)
Excluded (EX)

Bold - Pole
Italics - Fastest Lap
1 - 3 Points for Pole
2 - 2 Points for P2
3 - 1 Point for P3

  • + -- Driver retired, but was classified as they completed 75% of the winner's race distance.

Teams' championship

Pos. Team Car SPA
Belgium
LAU1
Germany
LAU2
Germany
ASS
Netherlands
NÜR1
Germany
NÜR2
Germany
ZOL1
Belgium
ZOL2
Belgium
HOC
Germany
Points
1 4 91 22 31 41 33 31 12 23 53 12 12 21 23 Ret 23 Ret3 7 5 609
51 12 13 12 22 21 52 33 3 11 51 53 13 3 9 6 2 12 2
2 33 53 31 7 13 12 63 5 51 22 23 21 3 11 13 11 12 21 11 451
53 2 4 8 Ret 10 4 NC 12 13 7 14+ 15+ Ret 15 8 5 3 33
3 19 14 Ret 247
28 3 7 Ret3 8 7 8 21 42 9 4 Ret 9 10 13 4 6
99 4 5 11 5 6 11 4 11 4 3 9 7 8 2 Ret 6 6 42
4 Germany BMW Team RMG 11 11 10 4 3 5 9 14 8 3 9 3 5 15+ 8 10 8 Ret 11 215
16 8 13 5 6 4 2 9 6 7 14 10 8 42 41 9 4 14+ 8
5 Belgium BMW Team RBM 25 6 11 9 7 8 12 13 9 6 10 4 12 9 14 12 Ret 9 10 156
31 15 6 2 15 9 10 7 1 8 6 8 4 6 102 13 7 10 9
6 Belgium BMW Team RMR 22 7 8 12 14 12 1 11 10 12 11 12 13 12 3 11 Ret 12 16 113
27 10 9 15 9 14 7 6 13 10 8 6 10 11 11 4 Ret 53 7
7 10 13 Ret 10 12 15 13 12 15 14 13 11 11 5 6 7 9 Ret 13 103
13 12 12 14 11 13 15 15 Ret 15 16+ Ret 14 13 5 5 Ret 13+ 12
62 DNS 15 6 10 11 14 8 7 11 15 7 62 7 7 32 101 11 14
8 France Orlen Team ART 8 14 14 13 13 16 16 10 14 16 12 13 Ret 14 12 Ret 3 8 15 20
Pos. Team Car SPA
Belgium
LAU1
Germany
LAU2
Germany
ASS
Netherlands
NÜR1
Germany
NÜR2
Germany
ZOL1
Belgium
ZOL2
Belgium
HOC
Germany
Points

Manufacturers' championship

Pos. Manufacturer SPA
Belgium
LAU1
Germany
LAU2
Germany
ASS
Netherlands
NÜR1
Germany
NÜR2
Germany
ZOL1
Belgium
ZOL2
Belgium
HOC
Germany
Points
1 Audi 76 76 60 71 72 51 76 61 71 76 65 72 72 62 74 67 75 76 1253
2 BMW 19 15 42 31 28 51 17 39 33 15 39 27 24 37 15 37 16 13 500
Pos. Manufacturer SPA
Belgium
LAU1
Germany
LAU2
Germany
ASS
Netherlands
NÜR1
Germany
NÜR2
Germany
ZOL1
Belgium
ZOL2
Belgium
HOC
Germany
Points

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