2011 Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters season
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The 2011 DTM season was the 25th season of the DTM and the twelfth since reestablishment of the series in 2000. The season started on 1 May and ended on 23 October at the Hockenheimring.
- 2.1 Changes to the drivers
- 2.2 Changes during the season
- 4.1 Race 1 Hockenheimring Baden- Württemberg
- 4.2 Race 2: Circuit Park Zandvoort
- 4.3 3rd race: Red Bull Ring Spielberg
- 4.4 4th race: Lausitzring
- 4.5 5th race: Norisring
- 4.6 6 races: the Nürburgring
- 4.7 7 Racing: Brands Hatch
- 4.8 8 Race: Motorsport Arena Oschersleben
- 4.9 9 race: Valencia
- 4:10 10 Race Hockenheimring Baden- Württemberg
- 5.1 Points system
- 5.2 Drivers' Championship
- 5.3 Evaluation team
After getting the tire manufacturer Dunlop from the DTM to the end of 2010 season Hankook tires took over from 2011, the equipment of the team. Besides slicks ( Ventus F200 ) was a single rain tires ( Ventus Z207 ) is available.
Teams and Drivers
- M: Participation in the not to the championship scoring event in the Olympic Stadium in Munich.
Changes in drivers
The following list contains all the drivers who took part in the 2010 DTM season and did not start in the 2011 season for the same team as in 2010.
Drivers who have changed their team:
- Jamie Green: Persson Motorsport → HWA
- Mike Rockenfeller: Team Phoenix → Abt Sportsline
- Martin Tomczyk: Abt Sportsline → Team Phoenix
Driver who went and came back in the DTM:
- Filipe Albuquerque: Italian GT Championship ( Audi Sport Italia ) → Team Rosberg
- Rahel Frey: FIA GT1 World Championship ( Matech Competition ) → Team Phoenix
- Tom Kristensen Le Mans Series (Team Joest) → Abt Sportsline
- Edoardo Mortara: Formula 3 Euro Series (Signature) → Team Rosberg
- Christian Vietoris: GP2 Series ( Racing Engineering ) → Persson Motorsport
- Renger van der Zande: GP3 Series (RSC Mücke Motorsport) → Persson Motorsport
Drivers who have left the DTM:
- Darryl O'Young: Team Phoenix → WTCC ( bamboo -engineering )
- Paul di Resta: HWA → Formula 1 ( Force India )
- Markus MW: Team Rosberg → FIA GT1 World Championship ( Munnich Motorsport)
Drivers who do not have a contract for a race seat in 2011:
- Cong Fu Cheng
- Katherine Legge
- Alexandre Prémat
Changes during the season
- Mike Rockenfeller came after an accident in the 24- hour race at Le Mans in 2011 not for the fourth race of the season on the Euro Speedway Lausitz. He was represented once at Abt Sportsline by Tom Kristensen.
The racing calendar consisted of ten races. The DTM returned to the Red Bull Ring (formerly A1-Ring ). In addition, a non- scoring event for the championship at the Olympic Stadium in Munich took place. There was driven to the system of the Race of Champions. Originally a race in Shanghai was planned at the Shanghai Pudong Street Circuit on November 6, as the season finale. The race, however, was canceled before the season starts. It has not been approved by the Chinese motor sport authorities, since this weekend is already the World Touring Car Championship at the Guangdong International Circuit discharges an event.
1st race: Hockenheimring Baden- Württemberg
The first DTM season round at the Hockenheimring Baden- Württemberg took place on 1 May 2011 and went over a distance of 38 laps of 4.574 km, which corresponds to a total distance of 173.812 km.
Gary Paffett was in the race, some overtaking maneuvers and improved from 18th place starting at the sixth position.
Race 2: Circuit Park Zandvoort
The second DTM season round at the Circuit Park Zandvoort was held on 15 May 2011 and received over a distance of 41 laps of 4.307 km, which corresponds to a total distance of 176.587 km.
Mike Rockenfeller won the race ahead of Bruno Spengler and Martin Tomczyk. It was Rockenfeller's first win in his 44th DTM race.
3rd race: Red Bull Ring Spielberg
The third DTM season round at the Red Bull Ring was held on June 5, 2011 and received over a distance of 38 laps of 4.326 km, which corresponds to a total distance of 164.388 km.
Martin Tomczyk won the race ahead of Ralf Schumacher and Oliver Jarvis. For Schumacher it was the best result in his DTM career.
The qualifying session was held in rainy conditions.
4th race: Lausitzring
The fourth DTM season round at the Euro Speedway Lausitz took place on 19 June 2011 and received over a distance of 52 laps of 3.478 km, which corresponds to a total distance of 180.856 km.
Martin Tomczyk won the race ahead of Timo Scheider and Bruno Spengler, who had started from pole position. It was Tomczyk's second consecutive victory.
Due to an accident in the 24- hour race at Le Mans 2011 Mike Rockenfeller not stepped up to the race. Him replaced Tom Kristensen at Abt Sportsline. Persson driver Susie Stoddart had to completely do away with a start because of problems with the brake.
5th Race: Norisring
The fifth DTM season round at the Norisring in Nuremberg took place on 3 July 2011 and received over a distance of 64 laps of 2.300 km, which corresponds to a total distance of 147.200 km. The race was stopped early due to persistent, heavy rainfall. Actually, 82 rounds were planned which was, to a total distance of 188,600 kilometers.
Bruno Spengler, who had started from pole position, won the race ahead of Jamie Green and Martin Tomczyk.
In rainy conditions, the field behind the safety car started. Nevertheless, different only from Gary Paffett to the end of the race. All other pilots crossed the finish line behind the safety car. This had come on track again due to the great risk of aquaplaning. After 75 percent of the race were completed, the race director broke the journey from on the street circuit in the 64th round.
6th Race: Nurburgring
The sixth DTM season round at the Nürburgring in Nürburg was held on August 7, 2011 and received over a distance of 49 laps of 3.629 km, which corresponds to a total distance of 177.821 km.
Mattias Ekström won the race from pole position starting ahead of Bruno Spengler and Mike Rockenfeller.
Ekström held the lead at the start and was unchallenged at the top of the field. Behind him initially took Rockenfeller the second position ahead of Spengler. Rockenfeller remained until the penultimate lap before Spengler until it locked up under braking into the first corner. Behind the first three pilots occurred some position battles.
7th Race: Brands Hatch
The seventh DTM season round at Brands Hatch, Kent, UK took place on September 4, 2011 and received over a distance of 88 laps of 1.929 km, which corresponds to a total distance of 169.752 km. The race was stopped early because the time limit was reached. Originally it was a distance of 98 laps of 1.929 km, which corresponds to a total distance of 189.042 km, planned.
The race took place under continuous rainy conditions. At the start pole sitter Mike Rockenfeller retained initially the lead. In the eleventh round, however, he was beaten fellow Martin Tomczyk, who had meanwhile fallen back at the start from third to fifth position.
Tomczyk kept the lead until the end and took the lead in the championship by Bruno Spengler, who finished seventh. On the second and third place followed Mattias Ekström and Edoardo Mortara, who at a DTM race was for the first time on the podium. Audi thus achieved a triple victory.
8th Race: Motorsport Arena Oschersleben
The eighth DTM season round at the Motorsport Arena Oschersleben in Oschersleben was held on 18 September 2011 and received over a distance of 45 laps of 3.696 km, which corresponds to a total distance of 166.320 km. The race was stopped early because the time limit was reached. Originally it was a distance of 50 laps of 3.696 km, which corresponds to a total distance of 184.800 km, planned.
The race took place under rainy conditions, and there were two introductory laps. Although pole sitter Miguel Molina had the best start, but lost already in the first corner the lead to Bruno Spengler, as he braked too late. Behind it came to turbulent duels, of which especially the rear starting Gary Paffett, Martin Tomczyk and Christian Vietoris benefited. Finally, in the eighth round succeeded Mattias Ekström, who was always faster to drive past the leading Spengler. Ekstrom led the race from that point pit stop adjusted continuously to.
Two laps after his first pit stop the race for Spengler took a negative turn. He drove hard over the curbs and damaged aware of his suspension. He was thus out of the points and finally gave up three laps before the end of the race in the pits.
Ekström eventually won the race by over 40 seconds ahead of Tomczyk and Edoardo Mortara, Audi which scored the second triple victory in a row. On the fourth and fifth place followed by Paffett and Vietoris, both of which were started from the last row. Vietoris in this race his first DTM points at all, and pole sitter Molina was able to score the first time this season.
In the championship Tomczyk built the lead to nine points from Spengler, so he can win the title at the next race on their own.
9th race: Valencia
The ninth DTM season round at the Circuit Ricardo Tormo in Valencia was held on 2 October 2011 and went over a distance of 45 laps of 4.005 km, which corresponds to a total distance of 180.225 km.
Even before the start of the race, there were discussions about the Mercedes cars of David Coulthard and Renger van der Zande, the third and fourth place occupied in qualifying. The rear wings of both vehicles did not comply with the regulations and so the race director decided to put both end of the field. Since their teams are appealing against the decision of protest, both drivers were allowed to keep their positions, but were disqualified immediately after the race.
At the start Mattias Ekström kept the lead, which he kept pit stop adjusted to the end of the race. Filipe Albuquerque, who went second in the race, it was first necessary to defend themselves against Coulthard, but then occupied safely until the end position behind Ekström.
The championship leader Martin Tomczyk, who was in this race capable of the championship to decide ahead of time for themselves, already some places made at the start well and came through his strategy to the Mercedes driver Coulthard and van der Zande over to the third position.
Since Coulthard and van der Zande were taken from the summary, it finally came to a six -fold victory for Audi.
Because Bruno Spengler, the second in the drivers' standings, just two points and took Ekström had maintained the title chances only when a 0 -point race from Tomczyk can Tomczyk handed third place to retract his first DTM title. He is the first pilot who was in a year-old car DTM champion.
10 races to Hockenheimring Baden- Württemberg
The tenth DTM season round at the Hockenheimring Baden- Württemberg in Hockenheim was held on 23 October 2011 and received over a distance of 38 laps of 4.574 km, which corresponds to a total distance of 173.812 km.
The victory Mercedes driver Jamie Green secured before the already fixed DTM champion Martin Tomczyk and Miguel Molina, who had started from pole position in this race and his first podium finish in the DTM import.
With a sixth place Mattias Ekström still pushed in the battle for the runner-up past Bruno Spengler, who took ninth no points.
The first eight of the race were 10, 8, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2 and 1 point (s).
Fat - Pole Position Italics - Fastest lap
- The event in Munich did not count for the championship.
- The event in Munich did not count for the championship.