German Touring Car Championship (DTM) articles on F1 Fanatic archive

If Hamilton and Kubica want to race elsewhere they should be allowed to 6th May 2008, 7:00

I wouldn’t complain if the F1 calendar grew to NASCAR-like proportions with 30-plus races per year. But given the expense of moving the cars from country to country, it doesn’t seem very likely. But why shouldn’t F1 drivers participate in more races besides Formula 1? In the past week both Lewis Hamilton and Robert Kubica […]

It’s time for Audi to take the F1 bait 19th December 2007, 7:00

Audi fielded the winning team in this year’s Le Mans 24 Hours and the German Touring Car Championship (DTM). But why aren’t they racing their two major German luxury car manufacturing rivals – BMW and Mercedes – in Formula 1?

Poll: Allow customer teams in F1? 27th November 2007, 9:00

This poll is closed. Results are as follows: Yes: 115 votes (50%) No: 107 votes (46%) I have no opinion: 9 (4%)

This week’s F1 alternative: BTCC Thruxton 12th October 2007, 9:00

There’s plenty of good racing on this weekend while F1 has its last weekend off before the championship decider. Top of the bill has to be the thrillingly close title duel between Jason Plato and Fabrizio Giovanardi in British Touring Cars that’s been raging all year. But if you like your racing with a fat […]

Ten worst… F1 tracks 4th October 2007, 7:00

The Shanghai International Circuit is next – and it’s my least favourite track on the calendar. Yes, most people hate the Hungaroring and I can see why – it’s narrow, tight, slow and produces terrible races. But Shanghai annoys me because it’s a missed opportunity. With the amount of money they spent they could have […]

The Ben Evans Column – DTM’s lesson for F1 28th September 2007, 11:00

I was delighted to see on Sunday that the DTM bosses truly showed where their priorities lie, by depriving the fans in Barcelona together with a large TV audience of anything approaching a race. Yes, withdrawing all your cars makes a statement. Unfortunately for Audi that statement is not ‘Vorsprung Durch Technich’ but rather ‘We […]

DTM trumps F1 for scandal 23rd September 2007, 20:19

F1 may have suffered one of its worst controversies for years, but it’s not the only motor sport suffering a scandal. Today’s DTM race at Barcelona was hit by a mass withdrawal of the Audi team after its bosses claimed Mercedes drivers had caused a string of unfair accidents. Read the DTM Barcelona race report […]

This weekend’s F1 alternative: WTCC Brands Hatch 21st September 2007, 9:00

The World Touring Car Championship makes a rare foray to a decent racing circuit this weekend. Having taken the FIA’s premier tin-top series to a preposterous street track in Portugal and put on some lousy races at Brno and Valencia – neither of which are well suited to touring cars – the series heads for […]

This weekend’s F1 alternative: Champ Car Assen 31st August 2007, 9:00

The Champ Car World Series is back in Europe so catch it while you can. But what on earth are they doing at a bike track? Plus German and British tin-top action and the Indy Racing League title races to a climax on the streets of Detroit. There’s no F1 this weekend, but there’s plenty […]

Debate: 22 best drivers in the world? 20th August 2007, 9:00

Formula 1 is the number one form of motorsport – but does it also have the best racing drivers in the world? Who would you evict from the F1 grid, and who would you replace them with?