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

F1Fanatic launches Maximum Motorsport 1st April 2007, 22:26

I am delighted to announce the launch of Maximum Motorsport – the brand new site from the F1Fanatic stable. Maximum Motorsport covers a range of motor sports including GP2, A1 Grand Prix, Champ Car, Indy Racing, Formula Three and Touring Cars – and that roster will hopefully expand as the year goes on. Check out […]

F1 2007 Preview: Their last wins 12th March 2007, 9:00

Every F1 driver – even those at the back of the grid – has been successful. But some have tasted the sweet nectar of victory more recently than others. Felipe Massa is the driver who has won a major race most recently – 141 days ago. But who has been waiting nine and a half […]

The argument against championship points (III) 3rd January 2007, 20:27

I’ve twice written about why I think championship points should be dropped, and the championship winner decided simply by who has the most wins. For a few more examples of why this is a good idea let’s take a look at two other championships from last year that use the same 10-8-6-5-4-3-2-1 scoring system as […]

F1 in the blogs 10 23rd December 2006, 17:17

With the holiday season drawing in the F1 blogs have quietened down. But discussion still goes on about the future of Jacques Villeneuve, the Max Mosley vs GPDA safety row, and McLaren’s (ultimately successful) endeavours to get Fernando Alonso behind the wheel before the year was out. Read on for more.

F1 in the news 1st December 2006, 21:21

Lewis Hamilton is still making the headlines this week – he’s going to have to get used to it. Kamui Kobayashi takes a Toyota for a spin and McLaren, not content with having nabbed a double world champion in Fernando Alonso, brought their last one back for some testing. This and more in the weekly […]

Hakkinen and Paffett set for F1/DTM swap? 23rd November 2006, 11:44

The possibility that Mika Hakkinen might make a sensational comeback to Formula One was raised again today as it emerged that Gary Paffett will return to the German Touring Car Championship (DTM) in 2007. Mercedes has already confirmed three of its four drivers for its top DTM team. The only driver yet to re-sign is […]

F1: It’s nepo-tastic! 16th September 2006, 11:12

The trend of Formula One drivers’ sons making their way into the sport is nothing new. World Champions Damon Hill and Jacques Villeneuve both had celebrated lineages, as did Michael Andretti, although he failed to match the achievements of father Mario by some way. But the trend has taken off in a big way with […]

Trackside: DTM 8th July 2006, 18:59

This week’s Trackside article covered the DTM race at Brands Hatch. This was previewed the week before and featured Damon Hill’s DTM test drive. Read on for more… Related articles – Trackside: Tough home race for Green (external) – Trackside: British bid for glory at Brands Hatch (external) Tags: f1 / formula one […]

Damon drives DTM! 23rd June 2006, 21:08

1996 Formula One World Champion Damon Hill had a one-off outing behind the wheel of Bernd Schneider’s Mercedes C-Class DTM car at Brands Hatch on the Indy Circuit today. Hill, the current President of the British Racing Drivers’ Club, spent an hour familiarising himself with the car to promote the British round of the DTM […]

F1 qualifying for DTM 26th March 2006, 17:25

Formula One’s new qualifying system has inspired a similar approach in the popular German Touring Car Championship (DTM). But the German series’ approach will not feature the unpopular fifteen minutes of fuel-burning seen in the F1 model: Session 1: 20 cars on track for 14 minutes. Top 14 proceed. Seven-minute break. Session 2: 14 cars […]

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