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2012 Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters season

2012 Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters season
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The 2012 Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters season was the thirteenth season of Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters since the series' resumption in 2000. New regulations applied from the 2012 season (see below). BMW returned to the championship for the first time since 1993.[1]

Rule changes for 2012

Sporting

  • The points system for the 2012 season was changed to reflect the system used by the FIA for world championships. The top ten drivers in each race are awarded points on a scale of 25, 18, 15, 12, 10, 8, 6, 4, 2, and 1.[2]

Technical

  • For the first time since 2003 season that DTM reintroduced the 2-door cars respectively. The four door cars (required since 2004) were permanently retired after 2011 season.
  • After 11 years, the manual gearbox shifters would be replaced by newly-mandatory semi-automatic gearbox paddle shifters respectively for all DTM cars to make easier shifting rather than manual shifters.
  • The minimum weight of the cars has been increased from Script error: No such module "convert". to Script error: No such module "convert".. From 2000-2003, the all DTM cars weight were Script error: No such module "convert".. From 2004-2006, all DTM cars weight were Script error: No such module "convert".. From 2007-2011, the all DTM cars weight were Script error: No such module "convert"..
  • Refuelling during the race was banned after 11 years due to safety concerns to avoid cut costs.
  • The rear wing of all DTM cars has been changed to single-element plane wing instead of dual-element plane wing to create downforce.
  • The fuel tank capacity of all DTM cars were increased to Script error: No such module "convert". instead of Script error: No such module "convert". due to refuelling ban rules.
  • The seat of all DTM cars was integrated into the carbon fibre monocoque that is connected to a roll cage of high-strength steel due to safety concerns.

Teams and drivers

Make Car Team No. Drivers Rounds
BMW BMW M3 DTM BMW Team RMG[3] 1 23x15px Martin Tomczyk[4] All
2 23x15px Joey Hand[5] All
BMW Team Schnitzer[3] 7 23x15px Bruno Spengler[6] All
8 23x15px Dirk Werner[7] All
BMW Team RBM[3] 15 23x15px Andy Priaulx[8] All
16 23x15px Augusto Farfus[8] All
Audi Audi A5 DTM Abt Sportsline[9] 3 23x15px Mattias Ekström[9] All
4 23x15px Timo Scheider[9] All
Phoenix Racing[9] 9 23x15px Mike Rockenfeller[9] All
10 23x15px Miguel Molina[9] All
Audi Sport Team Abt[9] 17 23x16px Rahel Frey[9] All
18 23x15px Adrien Tambay[10] All
Team Rosberg[9] 21 23x15px Edoardo Mortara[9] All
22 23x15px Filipe Albuquerque[9] All
Mercedes-Benz DTM AMG Mercedes C-Coupé Mercedes AMG 5 23x15px Jamie Green[11] All
6 23x15px Ralf Schumacher[12] All
HWA Team 11 23x15px Gary Paffett[13] All
12 23x15px Christian Vietoris[14] All
Mücke Motorsport[15] 19 23x15px David Coulthard[15] All
20 23x15px Robert Wickens[14] All
Persson Motorsport 23 23x15px Roberto Merhi[14] All
24 23x15px Susie Wolff[16] All

Driver changes

Changed Teams
Entering DTM
Leaving DTM

Race calendar and results

An eleven-round calendar was announced on 11 November, including the non-championship event in Munich.[18]

Round Circuit Date Pole position Fastest lap Winning driver Winning team Winning manufacturer
1 23x15px Hockenheimring 29 April 23x15px Mattias Ekström 23x15px Jamie Green 23x15px Gary Paffett HWA Team Mercedes-Benz
2 23x15px EuroSpeedway Lausitz 6 May 23x15px Bruno Spengler 23x15px Jamie Green 23x15px Bruno Spengler BMW Team Schnitzer BMW
3 23x15px Brands Hatch, Kent 20 May 23x15px Gary Paffett 23x15px Martin Tomczyk 23x15px Gary Paffett HWA Team Mercedes-Benz
4 23x15px Red Bull Ring, Spielberg 3 June 23x15px Edoardo Mortara 23x15px Timo Scheider 23x15px Edoardo Mortara Team Rosberg Audi
5 23x15px Norisring, Nuremberg 1 July 23x15px Gary Paffett 23x15px Jamie Green 23x15px Jamie Green Mercedes AMG Mercedes-Benz
NC 23x15px Showevent Olympiastadion München 14 July Relay races 23x15px Jamie Green
23x15px Ralf Schumacher
Mercedes AMG Mercedes-Benz
15 July Knockout races 23x15px Mattias Ekström Abt Sportsline Audi
6 23x15px Nürburgring 19 August 23x15px Bruno Spengler 23x15px Bruno Spengler 23x15px Bruno Spengler BMW Team Schnitzer BMW
7 23x15px Circuit Park Zandvoort 26 August 23x15px Timo Scheider 23x15px Gary Paffett 23x15px Edoardo Mortara Team Rosberg Audi
8 23x15px Motorsport Arena Oschersleben 16 September 23x15px Bruno Spengler 23x15px Roberto Merhi 23x15px Bruno Spengler BMW Team Schnitzer BMW
9 23x15px Circuit Ricardo Tormo, Valencia 30 September 23x15px Augusto Farfus 23x15px Bruno Spengler 23x15px Augusto Farfus BMW Team RBM BMW
10 23x15px Hockenheimring 21 October 23x15px Augusto Farfus 23x15px Gary Paffett 23x15px Bruno Spengler BMW Team Schnitzer BMW

Championship standings

Scoring system

Points are 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
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LAU
23x15px
BRH
23x15px
RBR
23x15px
NOR
23x15px
OLY
23x15px
NÜR
23x15px
ZAN
23x15px
OSC
23x15px
VAL
23x15px
HOC
23x15px
Points
1 23x15px Bruno Spengler Ret 1 2 Ret 3 5 3 1 6 1 6 1 149
2 23x15px Gary Paffett 1 2 1 3 4 3 3 6 7 2 Ret 2 145
3 23x15px Jamie Green 2 4 8 5 1 1 2 4 4 3 10 4 121
4 23x15px Mike Rockenfeller 5 13 3 7 6 DNQ 5 5 2 6 5 Ret 85
5 23x15px Edoardo Mortara 11 8 9 1 Ret DNQ 9 2 1 Ret 16† 6 82
6 23x15px Mattias Ekström 3 5 5 4 Ret 5 1 11 3 8 3 Ret 81
7 23x15px Augusto Farfus 15 3 11 10 Ret 5 5 10 9 5 1 3 69
8 23x15px Martin Tomczyk Ret 7 4 2 2 DNQ 5 3 Ret Ret Ret 14 69
9 23x15px Dirk Werner 17 19 16 Ret 10 4 17 12 8 4 9 5 29
10 23x15px Adrien Tambay Ret 18 12 Ret 15 2 9 Ret 5 16 2 Ret 28
11 23x15px Filipe Albuquerque 10 9 10 8 11 DNQ 9 8 15† 9 4 11 26
12 23x15px Christian Vietoris 4 11 6 Ret 8 3 9 16 Ret 12 12 10 25
13 23x15px Andy Priaulx 6 17 Ret Ret 7 DNQ 17 19 13 Ret 8 7 24
14 23x15px Timo Scheider Ret 6 Ret 6 16 2 17 9 Ret 10 Ret 12 19
15 23x15px David Coulthard 8 12 15 Ret 5 DNQ 5 20 Ret Ret 11 Ret 14
16 23x15px Robert Wickens 14 22† 14 13 9 DNQ 9 7 Ret 7 Ret Ret 14
17 23x15px Ralf Schumacher 7 10 19 11 Ret 1 17 13 10 13 14 9 10
18 23x15px Miguel Molina 9 15 7 Ret 12 5 9 15 Ret 15 Ret Ret 8
19 23x16px Rahel Frey 16 20 18 15 17 DNQ 9 14 Ret Ret 7 16 6
20 23x15px Joey Hand 13 14 13 9 14 4 9 18 14 11 15† 8 6
23x15px Roberto Merhi 18 16 17 12 13 DNQ 17 Ret 11 14 Ret 15
23x15px Susie Wolff 12 21 20† 14 Ret DNQ 17 17 12 Ret 13 13
Pos. Driver HOC
23x15px
LAU
23x15px
BRH
23x15px
RBR
23x15px
NOR
23x15px
OLY
23x15px
NÜR
23x15px
ZAN
23x15px
OSC
23x15px
VAL
23x15px
HOC
23x15px
Points
Colour Result
Gold Winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green Points finish
Blue Non-points finish
Non-classified finish (NC)
Purple Did not finish (Ret)
Red Did not qualify (DNQ)
Did not pre-qualify (DNPQ)
Black Disqualified (DSQ)
White Did not start (DNS)
Withdrew (WD)
Race cancelled (C)
Blank Did not participate (DNP)
Excluded (EX)

Bold – Pole
Italics – Fastest Lap

Notes:

  • † — Driver retired, but was classified as they completed 90% of the winner's race distance.
  • ‡ — No points are awarded for the non-championship Munich Olympiastadion event.

Teams' championship

Pos. Team No. HOC
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LAU
23x15px
BRH
23x15px
RBR
23x15px
NOR
23x15px
OLY
23x15px
NÜR
23x15px
ZAN
23x15px
OSC
23x15px
VAL
23x15px
HOC
23x15px
Points
1 BMW Team Schnitzer 7 Ret 1 2 Ret 3 5 3 1 6 1 6 1 178
8 17 19 16 Ret 10 4 17 12 8 4 9 5
2 HWA Team 11 1 2 1 3 4 3 3 6 7 2 Ret 2 170
12 4 11 6 Ret 8 3 9 16 Ret 12 12 10
3 Mercedes AMG 5 2 4 8 5 1 1 2 4 4 3 10 4 131
6 7 10 19 11 Ret 1 17 13 10 13 14 9
4 Team Rosberg 21 11 8 9 1 Ret DNQ 9 2 1 Ret 16† 6 108
22 10 9 10 8 11 DNQ 9 8 15† 9 4 11
5 Abt Sportsline 3 3 5 5 4 Ret 5 1 11 3 8 3 Ret 100
4 Ret 6 Ret 6 16 2 17 9 Ret 10 Ret Ret
6 BMW Team RBM 15 6 17 Ret Ret 7 DNQ 17 19 13 Ret 8 7 93
16 15 3 11 10 Ret 5 5 10 9 5 1 3
7 Phoenix Racing 9 5 13 3 7 6 DNQ 5 5 2 6 5 Ret 93
10 9 15 7 Ret 12 5 9 15 Ret 15 Ret Ret
8 BMW Team RMG 1 Ret 7 4 2 2 DNQ 5 3 Ret Ret Ret 14 75
2 13 14 13 9 14 4 9 18 14 11 15† 8
9 Audi Sport Team Abt 17 16 20 18 15 17 DNQ 9 14 Ret Ret 7 16 34
18 Ret 18 12 Ret 15 2 9 Ret 5 16 2 Ret
10 Mücke Motorsport 19 8 12 15 Ret 5 DNQ 5 20 Ret Ret 11 Ret 28
20 14 22† 14 13 9 DNQ 9 7 Ret 7 Ret Ret
Persson Motorsport 23 18 16 17 12 13 DNQ 17 Ret 11 14 Ret 15
24 12 21 20† 14 Ret DNQ 17 17 12 Ret 13 13
Pos. Team No. HOC
23x15px
LAU
23x15px
BRH
23x15px
RBR
23x15px
NOR
23x15px
OLY
23x15px
NÜR
23x15px
ZAN
23x15px
OSC
23x15px
VAL
23x15px
HOC
23x15px
Points
Colour Result
Gold Winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green Points finish
Blue Non-points finish
Non-classified finish (NC)
Purple Did not finish (Ret)
Red Did not qualify (DNQ)
Did not pre-qualify (DNPQ)
Black Disqualified (DSQ)
White Did not start (DNS)
Withdrew (WD)
Race cancelled (C)
Blank Did not participate (DNP)
Excluded (EX)

Bold – Pole
Italics – Fastest Lap

Notes:

  • † — Driver retired, but was classified as they completed 90% of the winner's race distance.
  • ‡ — No points are awarded for the non-championship Munich Olympiastadion event.

Manufacturers' championship

Pos. Manufacturer HOC
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LAU
23x15px
BRH
23x15px
RBR
23x15px
NOR
23x15px
OLY
23x15px
NÜR
23x15px
ZAN
23x15px
OSC
23x15px
VAL
23x15px
HOC
23x15px
Points
1 BMW 8 46 30 21 40 0 0 41 14 47 39 60 346
2 Audi 28 24 34 55 8 0 0 34 68 15 61 8 335
3 Mercedes-Benz 65 31 37 25 53 0 0 26 19 39 1 33 329
Pos. Manufacturer HOC
23x15px
LAU
23x15px
BRH
23x15px
RBR
23x15px
NOR
23x15px
OLY
23x15px
NÜR
23x15px
ZAN
23x15px
OSC
23x15px
VAL
23x15px
HOC
23x15px
Points

Notes:

  • ‡ — No points are awarded for the non-championship Munich Olympiastadion event.

References

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  2. "Sporting regulation 2012". Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters. ITR e.V. Retrieved 23 April 2012. 
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  4. "BMW signs Martin Tomczyk as works driver". Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters (ITR e.V.). 23 November 2011. Retrieved 27 November 2011. 
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  14. 14.0 14.1 14.2 O'Leary, Jamie (2 April 2012). "Robert Wickens and Roberto Merhi join Mercedes for DTM assault". Autosport (Haymarket Publications). Archived from the original on 4 April 2012. Retrieved 2 April 2012. 
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