2003 Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters season
Mercedes was the dominant manufacturer of the season with nine wins in ten races. Consequently Mercedes struggled alone for the title, the Bernd Schneider could finally win in a hard fought season, it was after 1995, 2000 and 2001, his fourth title win in the DTM. Second was the Dutchman Albers, followed by teammate Marcel Fässler. It was only in fourth place came the first Abt-Audi of Mattias Ekström.
Changes in 2003
- The duration of the race has been expanded from 40 to 60 minutes.
- The race in Zolder was taken in favor of the Adriatic from the racing calendar.
- The DTM did not return on the Sachsenring and wore instead a second race at the Nürburgring from.
- Qualifying for the seventh race of the season at the Nürburgring was held in the dark.
- The scoring system was adapted to the Formula 1. So it was for the winner ten points, the second eight, the third six, all the way down to the Eighth, who got a point.
- The qualification system was changed, only drove the pilots in a training period, then fought the best ten drivers from this training in an individual time trial at the remaining grid positions (Super Pole)
- For the race, mandatory pit stops were to graduate from now two.
Drivers and teams
- Marcel Tiemann was a test driver of the Opel team.
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- DTM season
- Motorsport Season 2003