dtm News and Analysis
The DTM is holding its final pre-season test of 2022 at Portimao this week, but intriguingly much of the running will take place at night.
Few would have picked Felipe Fraga to lead Red Bull’s second assault on the DTM in 2022 following Liam Lawson’s departure from the category. But Fraga’s history with the DTM goes back almost a decade, and he is talented enough to take on some of the best drivers in the world of GT racing.
Kelvin van der Linde faces a “difficult situation” to remain the top dog within the Abt Audi DTM team this season with the arrival of Rene Rast, reckons 2013 champion Mike Rockenfeller.
DTM chief Gerhard Berger admits he was surprised to learn that World Rally Championship legend Sebastien Loeb will be making his debut in the series with Red Bull this month.
Three-time DTM champion Rene Rast says this year's field is so competitive that over 20 drivers can realistically aim for the championship.
Laurens Vanthoor says Porsche is not putting in any special efforts into the DTM this year, but reckons a successful maiden campaign would "mean a lot” to the Stuttgart-based manufacturer.
Nico Muller set the pace on the second and final day of the Hockenheim DTM test for Audi, leading the Lamborghini of Mirko Bortolotti.
Marius Zug set the pace on the opening day of DTM pre-season testing at Hockenheim, with Rene Rast finishing second to make it a 1-2 for Audi.
Rally legend Sebastien Loeb will make his DTM debut at Portimao later this month, joining Felipe Fraga in Red Bull’s line-up.
Factory Aston Martin driver Nicki Thiim will be competing in the DTM for the first time this year, but oddly he will do so not at the wheel of a Vantage GT3 but a Lamborghini Huracan.
Mercedes has unveiled the liveries for its eight factory-supported cars that will compete in the 2022 DTM season.
OPINION: Questionable driving standards and farcical team orders meant the DTM's first season under GT3 regulations ended under a cloud. But the organisation has responded firmly by banning team orders and welcomed new manufacturers, making for an intriguing season ahead as new and returning names prepare for battle.
Nine-time World Rally champion Sebastien Loeb has tested Red Bull’s DTM car at the Spa-Francorchamps this week, raising speculation that he could make his race debut in the GT3-based series.
Factory BMW driver Sheldon van der Linde doesn’t expect the new M4 GT3 to be in contention for victory “right away” in the DTM, but feels the car is a major improvement over its predecessor.
DTM chief Gerhard Berger feels 2022 was “not the right time” for MotoGP legend Valentino Rossi to enter the series, saying he needs more time to become competitive in GT3 machinery.
Liam Lawson says he is “definitely more comfortable” just racing in FIA Formula 2 this season following a dual campaign with the DTM in 2021.
Red Bull has firmed up its driver line-up for its second season in the DTM as a fully-fledged team, with Felipe Fraga and Nick Cassidy piloting its two AF Corse-prepared Ferrari 488 GT3s.
Factory Aston Martin driver Nicki Thiim will compete in the DTM for the first time this year, joining Lamborghini outfit T3 Motorsport for the full season.
Maximilian Gotz will defend his DTM title with #1 on his Mercedes-AMG GT3, saying his choice of car number was partly inspired by that of Formula 1 world champion Max Verstappen.
Timo Glock is in frame for a surprise switch to the Italian GT series following his departure from the DTM, while fellow factory BMW driver Bruno Spengler could face a year on the sidelines.
Factory Lamborghini Mirko Bortolotti has set his sights on the Italian marque’s first victory in the DTM this year, buoyed by his successful guest appearance in 2021.
BMW squads Walkenhorst Motorsport and Schubert Motorsport have unveiled their liveries for the 2022 DTM season, the first to feature the brand's new M4 GT3 car.
Porsche outfit SSR Performance has named Laurens Vanthoor and Dennis Olsen as its drivers for its first full season in the DTM in 2022.
Over two decades as a factory driver with Audi and BMW, Martin Tomczyk earned the respect of teammates and rivals as a hard but fair racer. After calling time on his racing career, the 2011 DTM champion sat down with Motorsport.com to look back.
Winward Mercedes boss Christian Hohenadel feels David Schumacher has been doing a fine job adapting to various aspects of a GT3 car as he prepares for his first season in the DTM.
BMW outfit Rowe Racing has denied suggestions that a lack of results played a role in its departure from the DTM after a single season, saying the team “doesn’t shy away from sporting failure”.
Esmee Hawkey will continue racing in the DTM in 2022 after signing a new deal with Lamborghini outfit T3 Motorsport.
David Schumacher will make his sportscar racing debut in 2022 as part of an expanded eight-car Mercedes roster in the DTM.
Factory Porsche driver Laurens Vanthoor is being tipped to join the DTM this year as part of SSR Performance’s two-car entry into the category.
BMW will increase its presence in the DTM to four cars in 2022, with Walkenhorst Motorsport and Schubert Motorsport representing the German marque with two M4 GT3s each.
Factory Lamborghini driver Mirko Bortolotti will lead Grasser Racing's assault on the DTM this year in one of the team's four works-backed Huracan GT3 Evos.
Mercedes will be represented by seven cars in the DTM this season, but its driver line-up has received a major shake-up over the winter.
The DTM has announced a complete ban on team orders ahead of the 2022 season, warning that anyone trying to artificially influence the results risks exclusion from the championship.
Mercedes is set to contest the 2022 DTM season with a rejigged driver line-up, with reigning champion Maximilian Gotz switching teams and Luca Stolz and Maro Engel being brought on board full-time.
Reigning ADAC GT Masters champion Ricardo Feller will make his DTM debut in 2022, completing Abt Sportsline’s three-car line-up.
Formula E star Lucas di Grassi believes the DTM doesn’t necessarily need to switch to electric cars to stay relevant in the current motorsport climate.
On his rise through the ranks before reaching Formula 1, Lewis Hamilton was usually a cut above the rest. But he never truly asserted himself over a Mercedes-backed fellow Briton who traded single-seaters for touring cars and is now seeking new opportunities after a year largely spent on the sidelines.
Two-time Le Mans 24 Hours winner Timo Bernhard's Porsche team will move into the DTM next season.
DTM champion Martin Tomczyk has announced the end of his racing career in favour of taking up a behind-the-scenes role with the German championship.
SSR Performance will compete in the DTM as a full-time entrant in 2022, fielding a pair of Porsche 911 GT3 Rs in the German category.
Red Bull now appears set to continue in the DTM for a second season in 2022, partnering again with the Ferrari-supported AF Corse team.
Formula E and Extreme E race director Scot Elkins has been appointed in the same role for the DTM and its Trophy support championship for the 2022 season.
Jamie Green says he’s still seeking opportunities with manufacturers to return to racing in 2022 after his Audi contract ended at the end of 2020, after missing out on a seat in the DTM this season.
Renowned Lamborghini squad Grasser Racing will move to the DTM next year, fielding four Huracan GT3 Evos with factory support from the Italian supercar manufacturer.
Bruno Spengler says he would “do everything” to return to the DTM next year, as BMW’s factory M8 GTE programme in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship nears its conclusion.
Formula 3 race winner David Schumacher will drive a Mercedes-AMG GT3 at Paul Ricard this week as part of the German manufacturer’s Young Driver DTM test.
Rene Rast believes Audi stablemate Kelvin van der Linde will be the driver to beat when he returns to the DTM after a year's absence in 2022.
While the 2021 DTM season will always be remembered for the controversial Norisring finale, it would be wrong to judge the year based on one race alone. Here's Motorsport.com's review of the series' first campaign under GT3 regulations.
DTM chief Gerhard Berger admits that the Norisring finale has “damaged” the series’ reputation and he will “personally” work on a solution in the winter break.
Red Bull protege Liam Lawson says he no longer wishes to remain in the DTM after the controversial manner in which the championship was decided last weekend.
Kelvin van der Linde has apologised to Liam Lawson for their clash during the Norisring DTM finale in an emotional social media post.