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2014 DTM Season
Marco Wittmann
Marco Wittmann, 2014 DTM Champion
Season Information
Number of Rounds 10
First Round Hockenheim
Last Round Hockenheim
Manufacturers Audi
BMW
Mercedes-Benz
Tyre Supplier(s) Hankook
DTM Championship
Champion Second Third
Flag of Germany Marco Wittmann Flag of Sweden Mattias Ekström Flag of Germany Mike Rockenfeller
156 Pt(s) 106 Pt(s) 72 Pt(s)
Teams' Championship
Champion Second Third
Flag of Germany BMW Team RMG Flag of Germany Abt Sportsline Flag of Germany Team Phoenix
203 Pt(s) 138 Pt(s) 116 Pt(s)
Brand Championship
Champion Second Third
Flag of Germany Audi Flag of Germany BMW Flag of Germany Mercedes
411 Pt(s) 380 Pt(s) 219 Pt(s)
Season Guide
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The 2014 Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters Season, otherwise known as the 2014 DTM Championship, was the fifteenth DTM season since the series reformed in 2000.[1] Hockenheim played host to the first race on the 4th of May, as well as the Season Finale on the 19th of October.[2] 2014 saw visits to four countries other than Germany, with the Red Bull Ring (Austria), Hungaroring (Hungary), Zandvoort (Netherlands) and Moscow (Russia) all hosting races during the season.[2]

Marco Wittmann took his first DTM Championship title in what was his second season in the series, beating nearest rival, and DTM legend, Mattias Ekström by 50 points, one of the largest gaps in DTM history.[1] Wittmann, who took four victories, including his first at the Season Opener, drove for BMW Team RMG, whom won the Teams' Championship, with Audi taking the honours in the Brands' category.[1]

BackgroundEdit

CalendarEdit

For 2014, the DTM calendar featured ten rounds and ten races, with six in Germany, two of which were to be held at the series' home at the Hockenheimring.[2] Of the four non-German races, there were to be visits to Germany's closest cousin Austria and the Red Bull Ring, the popular round in the Netherlands at Zandvoort and the relatively new Moscow visit.[2] The calendar also saw Brands Hatch in the UK dropped, with the DTM returning to the Hungaroring for the first time since 1988 instead.[2]

An interesting issue that had affected the calendar early one was the decision of the organisers to arrange a visit to China, specifically the city of Guanghou.[2] They hoped that the successful return of the Championship to Asia in 2013 could be expanded upon, at the expense of the usual Zandvoort round.[2] But, by mid-July, the plan was dropped and Zandvoort re-established, with no further plans to race in China in 2015 either.

The full calendar is outlined below:

2014 DTM Season Calendar
Round Circuit Date Report
First Day Last Day
I Flag of Germany Hockenheimring 2nd May 2014 4th May 2014 Report
II Flag of Germany Oschersleben 16th May 2014 18th May 2014 Report
III Flag of Hungary Hungaroring 30th May 2014 1st June 2014 Report
IV Flag of Germany Norisring 27th June 2014 29th June 2014 Report
V Flag of Russia Moscow 11th July 2014 13th July 2014 Report
VI Flag of Austria Red Bull Ring 1st August 2014 3rd August 2014 Report
VII Flag of Germany Nürburgring 15th August 2014 17th August 2014 Report
VIII Flag of Germany Lausitzring 12th September 2014 14th September 2014 Report
IX Dutch Flag Zandvoort 26th September 2014 28th September 2014 Report
X Flag of Germany Hockenheimring 17th October 2014 19th October 2014 Report

RegulationsEdit

2014 saw minimal changes to the regulations since 2013, with the "Soft" tyres continuing to be used, as well as DRS.[3] BMW, meanwhile, opted to equip all of their drivers with the new BMW M4 DTM, replacing the M3 that had been in use since 2012.[1]

TechnicalEdit

2014 sees a continuation of the weight/ballast penalty for top ten finishers, with cars getting an additional 20kg (on top of the minimum race weight of 1,120kg), for taking victory.[3] The Drag Reduction System, shortened to DRS, also returns in 2014, although the situations in which it may be used have changed. A driver may deploy DRS twice during a single lap, provided that they are within two seconds of the car ahead of them at the start/finish line.[3] The obligitary pitstop during the race must see all four tyres changed, with the pitlane speed limited to 80km/h.[3]

Points & NumbersEdit

As with the 2013 season, the DTM will use the FIA's standardised points system, as used in Formula One and Formula-e. Each race will be awarded the same number of points, meaning the race winner of any race will receive 25 points, second handed 18 and third 15.[3] Points were then awarded to any finisher in the top ten.[3]

2014 DTM Championship Points
1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th
25 18 15 12 10 8 6 4 2 1

The DTM Championship was decided based on a driver's full season results, while each team would have a combined tally of their two drivers determine their final score.[3] The Brands' Championship was determined by a combination of the six best placed cars at each round for each manufacturer.

Season ReportEdit

The provisional calendar for the 2014 season saw the familiar race at Zandvoort dropped in favour of a new race in Guanghou, China.[2] However, the Chinese race was later dropped due to the time required to set up the circuit, meaning Zandvoort returned to the calendar, effectively replacing its replacement.[1]

Pre-seasonEdit

Round I: Season Opener (Hockenheim)Edit

The first round of 2014 was held at Hockenheim, the spiritual home of the DTM.[2] Running from the 2nd to the 4th of May, the DTM was supported by the FIA European Formula 3 Championship, Porsche Carerra Cup Germany and the Volkswagen Scirocco R-Cup.[1]

QualifyingEdit

For the full qualifying report, head to the 2014 Hockenheim I article.

Adrien Tambay claimed the first pole position of 2014, and the first of his DTM career, with a time of 1:32.272 around the Hockenheim circuit.[4] Marco Wittmann was to join him on the front row, with António Félix da Costa initially thought to have taken third, before his fastest time was ruled out.[4] Da Costa was dropped to fourth, swapping positions with Bruno Spengler, while Mattias Ekström was the best of the rest.[4]

A difficult session for Mercedes saw none of their cars get into the final part of qualifying, with Gary Paffett their best placed C63 DTM down in fourteenth.[4] Indeed all of the cars eliminated in Q1 were Mercedes' cars, although, due to a penalty, Audi's Miguel Molina would start from last.[4]

RaceEdit

For the full race report, head to the 2014 Hockenheim I article.

Despite dropping to third off the line, Wittmann produced an excellent display of driving to take his maiden DTM victory, leading home Ekström by over twelve seconds.[5] It was also the first victory, on its debut, for the BMW M4 DTM, as Wittmann led a top ten made exclusively from Audis and BMWs.[5] It was an early pair of moves on Spengler and Tambay that gave Wittmann victory, and perhaps overshadowed the fact that Pascal Wehrlein was the best placed Mercedes in eleventh, and that was only achieved after late race penalties were applied.[5]

Further down the pack, Maxime Martin was slapped with a drive-thru penalty after almost colliding with Daniel Juncadella in the pitlane after an unsafe release.[5] Yet, it was an otherwise quiet, incident free race, as the Mercedes, led by Robert Wickens, initally looked more competitive than qualifying showed.[5] Yet, after the pitstops, Wickens' pace, and place, began to tumble, meaning the DTM's most successful marque failed to score any points at the season opener.[5]

Round II: OscherslebenEdit

Oschersleben hosted the 2014 edition of the DTM, and its support programme, from the 16th to the 18th of May.[2]

QualifyingEdit

For the full qualifying, head to the Oschersleben 2014 article. Having won the race in Hockenheim, Marco Wittmann continued his good form with pole at Oschersleben, despite carrying an extra five kilos in success ballast.[6] Sharing the front row with the German was Adrien Tambay, who set the fastest lap of the weekend in Q2, as BMW and Audi shared the pole shoot out amongst themselves.[6] Best of the Mercedes was Pascal Wehrlein, who would start ninth having just fallen short of the shoot out.[6] Miguel Molina had initially taken pole, but it was later revoked for a technical infringement after Q3.[6]

RaceEdit

For the full race report, head to the Oschersleben 2014 article.

An early stop for Christian Vietoris meant he claimed his first win in the DTM despite qualifying in sixteenth.[7] He was one of the few to avoid a delayed stop in an action packed race which saw the safety car deployed three times, and ultimately cost Jamie Green victory.[7] The Brit had built an eleven second lead when the final safety car was called, before tumbling down the order due to being on hard tyres, with his rivals on softs.[7]

The major incidents saw Robert Wickens, Timo Glock and Pascal Wehrlein all involved in incidents that saw the safety car deployed.[7] Wickens' retirement caused the first safety car of the season, after Miguel Molina turned across the front of the Canadian when exiting the pitlane, breaking Wickens' front suspension.[7] A lap after the restart and Glock bounced off of Mattias Ekström and Mike Rockenfeller to punt himself (and Paul di Resta who just managed to continue) into the gravel.[7] Wehrlein, meanwhile, spun into the gravel late on at turn one, as drizzle began to fall.[7]

Round III: HungaroringEdit

The weekend of the 30th of May to the 1st of June saw the DTM hop into Hungary to tackle the Hungaroring, the first race of the season to be held outside of Germany's borders.[2] It was also the first visit to the circuit since 1988 for the series, part of a celebration of 30 years of the DTM.[2]

QualifyingEdit

For the full qualifying report, head to the Hungaroring 2014 article.

A second pole position in a row was taken by Marco Wittmann, as the German set the fastest time of the weekend to take pole in Q3.[8] Timo Glock secured the first all BMW front row of the season, ahead of the first Audi in Miguel Molina, who held his quali position for the first time all season.[8] In contrast, it was an awful day for Mercedes, as all seven of their cars were at the back and five falling in Q1[8] Race winner last time out Christian Vietoris qualified dead last, ultimately two and a half seconds slower than Wittmann's pole time.[8]

RaceEdit

For the full race report, head to the Hungaroring 2014 article.

A second pole was followed by a second win, as Wittmann completed a faultless drive to take victory and disappeared from the field early on.[9] Miguel Molina was left in a lonely second having started on hard tyres, and so competed in the second half of the race on softs to try to close in on Wittmann.[9] Third place went to Bruno Spengler, as Mercedes failed to score a single point yet again.[9]

In one of the least exciting races of the season, only one major incident resulted in retirement, as Joey Hand hit the back of Gary Paffett on the opening lap.[9] Paffett was out of the race with suspension damage, while Hand continued, while, later on, Timo Scheider suffred a failure due to kerb hopping.[9] Other retirements claimed Augusto Farfus and Vietoris, although they suffered failures rather than accidents.[9]

Round IV: NorisringEdit

The annual visit to the town of Nuremberg, and the Norisring followed on the 29th of June, with the race itself the first of the year to be held in wet conditions.[2]

QualifyingEdit

For the full qualifying report, head to the Norisring 2014 article. Having stuggled all season in qualifying, Mercedes finally showed their pace at a circuit suited to both their drivers and cars.[10] Pole went ot Robert Wickens, with Paul di Resta snatching second for his best quali result since his return to the series.[10] Five Mercs got through to Q3, with Jamie Green snatching third for Audi, while Mattias Ekström and Marco WIttmann completed the top eight.[10]

RaceEdit

For the full race report, head to the Norisring 2014 article.

Sunday proved to be one of the wetter days of the season, although he circuit dried before the end of the race.[11] Indeed, the DMSB had deemed the conditions bad enough for the race to start behind the safety car, although that did little to hamper Wickens, who won his second DTM race, over twenty seconds ahead of Green in second.[11] Green had been involved in an accident at the restart of the race, after di Resta moved across the front of the Audi, before being spun around as Green got on the power.[11]

Third place went to Ekstrom in an action packed race that saw incidents and overtakes galore, including yet another incident involving Gary Paffett and Martin Tomczyk.[11] Elsewhere, Christian Vietoris lost a wheel in the closing stages while hunting down Wickens, before Adrien Tambay lost sixth place after a race long battle with Pascal Wehrlein.[11]

Round V: MoscowEdit

Moscow hosted the fifth race weekend of the season from the 11th to the 13th of July, despite some calls for the race to be cancelled in light of the Russian Ferderation's action in Ukraine.[2]

QualifyingEdit

For the full qualifying report, head to the Moscow 2014 article.

Status quo was resumed in Moscow as Mercedes once again populated the lower end of the field, as Maxime Martin took a stunning pole position, the first of his short career.[12] Just fractions of a second slower was Bruno Spengler, ahead of two equally matched Audis in Nico Müller and Mike Rockenfeller.[12] The best Stuttgart starter would be Robert Wickens down in fourteenth, with two seconds covering Martin on pole, and Vitaly Petrov last.[12]

RaceEdit

For the full race report, head to the Moscow 2014 article. Another lights-to-flag victory in 2014 saw the first career victory for Martin, the Belgian surviving two safety car periods to win comfortably.[13] Joining him on the podium were Spengler and Mattias Ekström, both also escaping the rae without major incident, ahead of Marco Wittmann, who left Moscow in the lead of the Championship.[13] The best Mercedes turned out to be Christian Vietoris in seventh, as all bar one point went to drivers who started on soft tyres.[13]

Incidents in Moscow included an engine failure for Timo Scheider, with the veteran putting his car in an area where it could not be retrieved without a safety car (a result of the timing of the failure).[13] The resulting period effectively won the race for Martin, as he pitted just before the pit lane was closed, while his rivals had to continue on delayed.[13] Rockenfeller, meanwhile, had been the main threat to Martin in the race, before he made a mistake at the restart and slammed into Adrien Tambay and put himself out.[13]

Round VI: Red Bull RingEdit

The annual trip to Austria came from the 1st to the 3rd of August, with the Red Bull Ring hosting the DTM and all of its support packages.[2]

QualifyingEdit

For the full qualifying report, head to the Red Bull Ring 2014 article.

Mercedes' main man in 2014 was proving to be Robert Wickens, as the Canadian secured a second pole position of the season.[14] With just a second covering the entire field, one of the tightest sessions of the season saw Timo Glock claim his second front row start in a row, ahead of Marco Wittmann, who was now showing his title credentials.[14] At the very back of the field was to be Paul di Resta, who struggled to match the pace of his team mates.[14]

RaceEdit

For the full race report, head to the Red Bull Ring 2014 article.

The title fight was put heavily in Wittmann's favour at the Red Bull Ring, as the German recovered from a slow start to win his third race of the year.[15] His victory was a fortunate one, however, as pole sitter Wickens ended up being disqualified for a pitlane incident when battling with Augusto Farfus.[15] Farfus ended up second in the race, while Glock defended third place to complete an all BMW podium.[15]

Away from Wickens' disqualification, there was also action on the circuit, with yellow flags earning several drivers penalties as well.[15] António Félix da Costa was the main cause, pulling off the circuit early on with a failure, having just been warned about track limits.[15] Later on, di Resta and Joey Hand bounced off of each other to send the Scot into the gravel, although he retained enough momentum to continue.[15]

Round VII: NürburgringEdit

The DTM returned to the old favourite, the Nürburgring, in mid-August, using the National circuit rather than the Grand Prix layout.[2]

QualifyingEdit

For the full qualifying report, head to the Nürburgring 2014 article.

Reinforcing his title charge was Marco Wittmann, who claimed pole for a third time in the year at the Nürburgring.[16] The German put in a flawless display to top all three qualifying sessions, ultimately beating Edoardo Mortara by two tenths of a second.[16] Daniel Juncadella secured the best starting position for a Mercedes in seventh, as BMW seemed to be the manufacturer in trouble in Nurburg.[16]

RaceEdit

For the full race report, head to the Nürburgring 2014 article.

A second consecutive race win, and a fourth of the season made it seem inevitable that Wittmann would win the Championship, as completed another impressive display to take the victory.[17] Mike Rockenfeller was the only man who seemed able to challenge him, although the defending Champion just fell short.[17] Mortara, meanwhile defended a late charge from Paul di Resta to complete the podium, in another race where the soft tyre starters gained the advantage over the hard starters.[17]

Away from the podium, and Wittmann's closest challenger Mattias Ekström retired early on with suspension damage, while Robert Wickens put Timo Scheider out of the race.[17] Nico Müller and Augusto Farfus were also casualties due to damage, while Vitaly Petrov was unfortunate not to score the first points of his DTM career after a late spin.[17]

Round VIII: LausitzringEdit

Another DTM favourite followed, as the Lausitzring hosted its annual DTM round from the 12th to the 14th of September.[2] The race also presented the earliest opportunity for Marco Wittmann to win the title, as he brought a 64 point lead to the circuit, with just 75 left to fight for.

QualifyingEdit

For the full qualifying report, head to the Lausitzring 2014 article.

After Q1 was abandoned due to the conditions at the Lausitzring (which claimed Joey Hand after a spin), Pascal Wehrlein claimed a first pole position in his DTM career, becoming the youngest ever pole sitter in the process.[18] He beat some of the most experienced men in the field in the tricky conditions, with Mattias Ekström lining up in second place, and needing to win to keep his title hopes alive.[18]

RaceEdit

For the full race report, head to the Lausitzring 2014 article.

Wehrlein converted his first pole into a first career win, although his feat (becoming the youngest ever winner in the series' history) was overshadowed by another history maker.[19] Indeed, Wittmann claimed seventh in the race, with Mattias Ekström retiring early on, to clinch his first DTM title, despite treacherous conditions.[19] Christian Vietoris and Timo Scheider completed an all German podium, in a race filled with drama.[19]

Ekstrom put himself out of the running for the title after running into the gravel at turn eight, a feat repeated, twice, by Jamie Green at various times in the race.[19] Ekstrom went out when the front left wheel of his car came loose after his stop, meaning he had to pull off the circuit, while an overheating issue for Paul di Resta put him out an promoted Wittmann to seventh.[19] The other man in the title fight, Edoardo Mortara, had made an audacious decision to start on soft tyres when everyone else was on wets, in a gamble that ultimately failed.[19]

Round XI: ZandvoortEdit

Despite its earlier emittance, Zandvoort hosted the penultimate round of the season on the 28th of September.[2]

QualifyingEdit

For the full qualifying report, head to the Zandvoort 2014 article.

Despite having already won the title, Wittmann was still eager to secure the Teams' Championship for BMW Team RMG, and just missed out on pole to Mike Rockenfeller.[20] Edoardo Mortara was sent from third to the back of the grid after an illegal mounting point was discovered on his car after the session.[20] Further back, Pascal Wehrlein continued his form to take fifth place (after penalties) to be the best Mercedes driver, and the only one in the top ten.[20]

RaceEdit

For the full race report, head to the Zandvoort 2014 article.

Despite being penalised in qualifying, Mattias Ekström won his (and Audi's) first race of the season, despite starting on hard tyres.[21] He survived a series of incidents to take victory, using his soft tyres in the latter half of the race to dive past Wittmann for the lead, with the new Champion holding onto second to win Team RMG the Teams' title.[21] Third place went to Martin Tomczyk, ahead of a duel between Mortara and Christian Vietoris which provided some late race action.[21]

Identical accidents claimed Adrien Tambay and Gary Paffett at opposite ends of the race, with both running wide through the Marlboro turn and smacking into the barrier.[21] In-between their self caused accidents was a crash that took Augusto Farfus out of the race, caused by a misjudgement by Daniel Jucadella on the brakes into the chicane.[21] Also causing a safety car period was Nico Müller who tried to run around the outside of Vietoris through the narrow first sector, only to touch the grass and hit the barrier.[21]

Round X: Season Finale (Hockenheim)Edit

The field returned to the Hockenheimring for the final round of the season on the 19th of October.[2] Ahead of the final weekend came news of an agreement between the DTM, Super GT and IMSA to compete under a new set of unified rules from 2017.[22] These new rules established a new engine set up for the series, officially identified as "Class One" specification.[22]

QualifyingEdit

For the full qualifying report, head to the 2014 Hockenheim II article.

The final pole of the season went to Miguel Molina, who was, surprisingly, still chasing a first win in the series.[23] Mattias Ekström claimed second as [{Audi]], significantly, dominated Q3 to take a strangle hold on the Brands' Championship, the last Championship still up for grabs.[23] They got six of their cars through, with Augusto Fafus the only BMW to start in the top eight, as Pascal Wehrlein finished the session as the best Mercedes driver.[23]

RaceEdit

For the full race report, head to the 2014 Hockenheim II article.

An exciting finale to the season saw Mattias Ekström clinch second in the Championship and his second victory in a row, leading home an Audi 1-2-3.[24] Mike Rockenfeller and Jamie Green completed the podium to secure the Brands' Championship for the four rings, as BMW fell at the final hurdle.[24] Paul di Resta ended the day as best of the Mercedes in fourth, ahead of Champion Marco Wittmann who could finally receive his crown.[24]

A race of two halves again saw Ekstrom use soft tyres in the second half of the race to carve his way through the field, dragging Rockenfeller in his wake.[24] They passed Jamie Green in the closing stages, before an accident for Daniel Juncadella effectively neutralised the race for the final laps.[24]

EntriesEdit

Below is a list of entrants into the 2014 DTM Championship:

2014 DTM Championship Entry List
Entrant No. Nat. Name Abbr. Rnds.
Flag of Germany Team Phoenix
Audi RS5 DTM
1 Flag of Germany Mike Rockenfeller ROC All
2 Flag of Germany Timo Scheider TSC All
Flag of Germany BMW Team RBM
BMW M4 DTM
3 Flag of Brazil Augusto Farfus FAR All
4 Flag of USA Joey Hand HAN All
Flag of Germany HWA AG
Mercedes C63 DTM
5 Flag of Germany Christian Vietoris VIE All
6 Flag of Britain Paul di Resta DIR All
11 Flag of Britain Gary Paffett PAF All
12 Canadian Flag Robert Wickens WIC All
25 Flag of Germany Pascal Wehrlein WEH All
Flag of Germany Abt Sportsline
Audi RS5 DTM
7 Flag of Sweden Mattias Ekström EKS All
8 Flag of Spain Miguel Molina MOL All
15 Flag of Italy Edoardo Mortara MOR All
16 Flag of France Adrien Tambay TAM All
Flag of Germany BMW Team Schnitzer
BMW M4 DTM
9 Canadian Flag Bruno Spengler SPE All
10 Flag of Germany Martin Tomczyk TOM All
Flag of Germany BMW Team MTEK
BMW M4 DTM
17 Flag of Germany Timo Glock GLO All
18 Flag of Portugal António Félix da Costa DAC All
Flag of Germany Mücke Motorsport
Mercedes C63 DTM
19 Flag of Spain Daniel Juncadella JUN All
20 Flag of Russia Vitaly Petrov PET All
Flag of Germany Team Rosberg
Audi RS5 DTM
21 Flag of Britain Jamie Green GRE All
22 Flag of Switzerland Nico Müller MUE All
Flag of Germany BMW Team RMG
BMW M4 DTM
23 Flag of Germany Marco Wittmann WIT All
24 Flag of Belgium Maxime Martin MAR All
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CoverageEdit

StandingsEdit

DTM 2014 will see three different championship titles on offer, with the ultimate prize, the title of DTM Champion, awarded to the highest scoring driver.[3] The top scoring team will be named as the the DTM Team Champion, while the crown of DTM Brand Champion will be awarded to the manufacturer with the highest point tally.[3]

Drivers' ChampionshipEdit

Hence, Marco Wittmann became one of he youngest ever winners of the DTM Championship, with one of the largest winning margins in DTM history. Mattias Ekström ended the season as the best of the Audi runners in second, while Christian Vietoris led the Mercedes standings come the end of the season. At the foot of the table was Vitaly Petrov, whom failed to score a point all season, with the hugely experienced Gary Paffett just above him, the Brit having had his most difficult season to date.

Displayed below are the full standings from the 2014 DTM Championship:

2014 DTM Championship
Pos. Driver Flag of Germany Flag of Germany Flag of Hungary Flag of Germany Flag of Russia Flag of Austria Flag of Germany Flag of Germany Dutch Flag Flag of Germany Pts.
1st Wittmann 1st 19th 1st 6th 4th 1st 1st 6th 2nd 5th 156
2nd Ekström 2nd 13th 9th 3rd 3rd 7th Ret Ret 1st 1st 106
3rd Rockenfeller 4th 2nd 10th 8th Ret 13th 2nd 10th 15th 2nd 72
4th Vietoris 15th 1st 20th 21st 7th 9th 6th 2nd 5th 14th 69
5th Mortara 22nd 3rd 4th 4th 9th 16th 3rd 16th 4th 22nd 68
6th Tomczyk 7th 9th 13th Ret 13th 4th 8th 8th 3rd 7th 49
7th Martin 20th 14th 6th 17th 1st 14th 7th 14th 6th Ret 47
8th Wehrlein 11th Ret 14th 5th 8th Ret 10th 1st 7th 20th 46
9th Scheider 9th 7th Ret 10th Ret 5th Ret 3rd 9th 6th 44
10th Green Ret 18th 7th 2nd Ret 8th 14th 17th 14th 3rd 43
11th Spengler 6th 12th 3rd 11th 2nd 10th 12th 15th 16th 12th 42
12th Wickens 18th Ret 11th 1st 14th DSQ 9th 5th 8th 17th 41
13th Farfus 8th 5th 21st 14th 10th 2nd Ret 7th Ret 16th 39
14th Tambay 3rd 10th 5th 9th Ret 6th 11th 18th Ret 19th 36
15th di Resta 14th 4th 18th 15th Ret 18th 4th Ret Ret 4th 36
16th Glock 5th Ret 19th 16th 6th 3rd 16th Ret 12th 11th 33
17th Molina 13th 6th 2nd 22nd 12th 11th Ret 9th 18th 8th 32
18th Juncadella 19th Ret 16th 13th 15th 15th 5th 4th 17th 21st 22
19th Müller 16th 16th 12th 18th 5th 19th Ret Ret Ret 13th 10
20th Hand 10th 15th 15th 7th 17th 12th 17th 11th 10th 15th 8
21st da Costa 21st 11th 8th 20th 11th Ret 13th Ret 13th 9th 6
22nd Paffett 12th 8th Ret 12th 16th 17th 15th 13th 19th 10th 5
23rd Petrov 17th 17th 17th 19th 18th 20th 18th 12th 11th 18th 0

Teams ChampionshipEdit

BMW Team RMG duly took their first DTM crown, beating their nearest rivals, Abt Sportline, by almost 70 points. Team Phoenix's strong last day saw them climb ahead of the leading Mercedes-Benz team in HWA. Further down, Pascal Wehrlein outscored three other teams with his single car entry to finish ninth, with Mücke Motorsport at the foot of the table. The full championship table is displayed below: 

2014 Teams Championship
Pos. Team Driver Flag of Germany Flag of Germany Flag of Hungary Flag of Germany Flag of Russia Flag of Austria Flag of Germany Flag of Germany Dutch Flag Flag of Germany Pts.
1st Team RMG Wittmann1st19th1st6th 4th 1st1st6th 2nd5th 203
Martin20th14th6th 17th1st14th7th 14th6th Ret
2nd Abt Sportsline Ekström2nd13th9th 3rd3rd7th Ret Ret 1st1st 138
Molina13th6th 2nd22nd12th11thRet 9th 18th8th
3rd Team Phoenix Rockenfeller4th 2nd10th 8th Ret 13th2nd10th 15th2nd 116
Schedier9th 7th Ret 10th Ret 5th Ret 3rd9th 6th
4th Team HWA Vietoris15th1st20th21st7th 9th 6th 2nd5th 14th 105
di Resta14th4th 18th15thRet 18th4th Ret Ret 4th
5th Abt Sportsline Mortara22nd3rd4th 4th 9th 16th3rd16th4th 22nd 104
Tambay3rd10th 5th 9th Ret 6th 11th18thRet 19th
6th Team Schnitzer Spengler6th 12th3rd11th2nd10th 12th15th16th12th 91
Tomczyk7th 9th 13thRet 13th4th 8th 8th 3rd7th
7th Team Rosberg GreenRet 18th7th 2ndRet 8th 14th17th14th3rd 53
Müller16th16th12th18th5th 19thRet Ret Ret 13th
8th Team RBM Farfus8th 5th 21st14th10th 2ndRet 7th Ret 16th 47
Hand10th 15th15th7th 17th12th17th11th10th 15th
9th Team HWA Wherlein11thRet 14th5th 8th Ret 10th 1st7th 20th 46
10th Team HWA Paffett12th8th Ret 12th16th17th15th13th19th10th 46
Wickens18thRet 11th1st14thDSQ9th 5th 8th 17th
11th Team MTEK Glock5th Ret 19th16th6th 3rd16thRet 12th11th 39
da Costa21st11th8th 20th11thRet 13thRet 13th9th
12th Mücke Juncadella19thRet 16th13th15th15th5th 4th 17th21st 22
Petrov17th17th17th19th18th20th18th12th11th18th

Brand ChampionshipEdit

Audi were duly crowned champions in the Manufacturer/Brands battle in 2014,beating BMW at the final two rounds of the season to ensure victory. It proved to be a difficult season for Mercedes, as they tumbled to third, and almost 200 points behind winners Audi, with the Mercedes C63 DTM failing to live up to expectations.

2014 Brands Championship
Pos. Brand Flag of Germany Flag of Germany Flag of Hungary Flag of Germany Flag of Russia Flag of Austria Flag of Germany Flag of Germany Dutch Flag Flag of Germany Pts.
1st Audi 47484952272833183970 411
2nd BMW 54125214647135184218 380
3rd Mercedes-Benz 04103510233652013 219

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 '2014 Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters Season', wikipedia.org, (Wikipedia, 02/05/2015), http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2014_Deutsche_Tourenwagen_Masters_season, (Accessed 17/05/2015)
  2. 2.00 2.01 2.02 2.03 2.04 2.05 2.06 2.07 2.08 2.09 2.10 2.11 2.12 2.13 2.14 2.15 2.16 2.17 2.18 'The 2014 DTM Races at a Glance', dtm.com, (DTM, 2014), http://www.ww.dtm.com/en/Races/DTM-Dates-2014/calendar.html, (Accessed 17/05/2015)
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 3.7 3.8 'Technical Regulations', dtm.com, (DTM, 2014), http://www.ww.dtm.com/en/Technical-Regulations.html, (Accessed 17/05/2015)
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 'Adrien Tambay to start from pole position for season opener', dtm.com, (ITR e.V., 03/05/2014), http://www.ww.dtm.com/en/News/Adrien-Tambay-to-start-from-pole-position-for-season-opener.html, (Accessed 18/05/2015)
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 5.5 'Maiden DTM victory for Marco Wittmann and the BMW M4 DTM', dtm.com. (ITR e.V., 04/05/2014), http://www.ww.dtm.com/en/News/Maiden-DTM-victory-for-Marco-Wittmann-and-the-BMW-M4-DTM.html, (Accessed 18/05/2015)
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 'Pole position for Audi driver Miguel Molina at Oschersleben', dtm.com, (ITR e.V., 17/05/2014), http://www.ww.dtm.com/en/News/Pole-position-for-Audi-driver-Miguel-Molina-at-Oschersleben.html, (Accessed 19/05/2015)
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 7.4 7.5 7.6 'Maiden DTM victory for Christian Vietoris', dtm.com, (ITR e.V., 18/05/2014), http://www.ww.dtm.com/en/News/Maiden-DTM-victory-for-Christian-Vietoris.html, (Accessed 19/05/2015)
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 8.3  'Hungaroring: Wittmann leads BMW quail 1-2 at Budapest', crash.net, (Crash Media Group, 31/05/2014),http://www.crash.net/dtm/news/205089/1/wittmann-secures-impressive-budapest-pole.html, (Accessed 19/05/2015)
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 9.3 9.4 9.5 'Sovereign victory in Hungary for BMW driver Marco Wittmann', dtm.com, (ITR e.V., 01/05/2014), http://www.dtm.com/de/news/souver-ner-sieg-ungarn-f-r-bmw-pilot-marco-wittmann-2014-06-01.html, (Accessed 19/05/2015)
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 'ROBERT WICKENS OBSOLETE FOR MERCEDES-BENZ FIRST POLE POSITION OF THE SEASON (trans.), dtm.com, (ITR e.V., 28/06/2014),http://www.dtm.com/de/news/robert-wickens-startet-auf-dem-norisring-von-der-pole-position-2014-06-28.html?language=de, (Accessed 23/05/2015)
  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 11.3 11.4 'SOVEREIGN START-FINISH VICTORY FOR ROBERT WICKENS', dtm.com, (ITR e.V., 29/06/2014), http://www.dtm.com/de/news/souver-ner-start-ziel-sieg-f-r-robert-wickens-2014-06-29.html, (Accessed 22/05/2015)
  12. 12.0 12.1 12.2 'PREMIERE IN MOSCOW: MAIDEN POLE POSITION FOR MAXIME MARTIN', dtm.com, (ITR e.V., 12/07/2014), http://www.dtm.com/en/news/premiere-moscow-maiden-pole-position-maxime-martin-2014-07-12.html, (Accessed 25/10/2015)
  13. 13.0 13.1 13.2 13.3 13.4 13.5 'DTM Moscow 2014 - Race Re-Live', youtube.com, (YouTube: DTM, 13/07/2014), https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i-oH7q_7_Lk&list=PLrjmhNF7Jz1wt1j8Zhl3BzZqYWVuFxK1J&index=6, (Accessed 03/10/2015)
  14. 14.0 14.1 14.2 'A LAST-GASP POLE POSITION FOR ROBERT WICKENS', dtm.com, (ITR e.V., 03/08/2014), http://www.dtm.com/en/news/last-gasp-pole-position-robert-wickens-2014-08-03.html, (Accessed 10/10/2015)
  15. 15.0 15.1 15.2 15.3 15.4 15.5 'MARCO WITTMANN EXTENDS POINTS’ LEAD WITH THIRD SEASON WIN', dtm.com, (ITR e.V., 03/08/2014), http://www.dtm.com/en/news/marco-wittmann-extends-points-lead-third-season-win-2014-08-03.html, (Accessed 10/10/2015)
  16. 16.0 16.1 16.2 'POLE POSITION FOR MARCO WITTMANN AT NÜRBURGRING', dtm.com, (ITR e.V., 16/08/2015), http://www.dtm.com/en/news/pole-position-marco-wittmann-n-rburgring-2014-08-16.html, (Accessed 11/10/2015)
  17. 17.0 17.1 17.2 17.3 17.4 'MARCO WITTMANN SCORES FOURTH SEASON WIN AT THE NÜRBURGRING', dtm.com, (ITR e.V., 17/08/2014), http://www.dtm.com/en/news/marco-wittmann-scores-fourth-season-win-n-rburgring-2014-08-17.html, (Accessed 11/10/2015)
  18. 18.0 18.1 'A PREMIERE IN THE LAUSITZ: PASCAL WEHRLEIN CLAIMS POLE POSITION', dtm.com, (ITR e.V., 13/09/2014), http://www.dtm.com/en/news/premiere-lausitz-pascal-wehrlein-claims-pole-position-2014-09-13.html, (Accessed 13/10/2015)
  19. 19.0 19.1 19.2 19.3 19.4 19.5 'WITTMANN NEW CHAMPION, WEHRLEIN YOUNGEST DTM-EVER RACE WINNER', dtm.com, (ITR e.V., 14/09/2014), http://www.dtm.com/en/news/wittmann-new-champion-wehrlein-youngest-dtm-ever-race-winner-2014-09-14.html, (Accessed 13/10/2015)
  20. 20.0 20.1 20.2 'FIRST PLACE ON THE GRID FOR MIKE ROCKENFELLER AT ZANDVOORT', dtm.com, (ITR e.V., 27/09/2014), http://www.dtm.com/en/news/first-place-grid-mike-rockenfeller-zandvoort-2014-09-27.html, (Accessed 15/10/2015)
  21. 21.0 21.1 21.2 21.3 21.4 21.5 'MATTIAS EKSTRÖM SCORES FIRST VICTORY OF THE SEASON FOR AUDI AT ZANDVOORT', dtm.com, (ITR e.V., 28/09/2014), http://www.dtm.com/en/news/mattias-ekstr-m-scores-first-victory-season-audi-zandvoort-2014-09-28.html, (Accessed 15/10/2015)
  22. 22.0 22.1 'DTM AND SUPER-GT AGREE UPON NEW CLASS ONE REGULATIONS', dtm.com, (ITR e.V., 30/09/2014), http://www.dtm.com/en/news/dtm-and-super-gt-agree-upon-new-class-one-regulations-2014-09-30.html, (Accessed 22/10/2015)
  23. 23.0 23.1 23.2 'MIGUEL MOLINA CLAIMS FINAL POLE POSITION OF THE YEAR', dtm.com, (ITR e.V., 18/10/2015), http://www.dtm.com/en/news/miguel-molina-claims-final-pole-position-year-2014-10-18.html, (Accessed 22/10/2015)
  24. 24.0 24.1 24.2 24.3 24.4 'MATTIAS EKSTRÖM WINS DTM FINALE AT HOCKENHEIM', dtm.com, (ITR e.V., 19/10/2014), http://www.dtm.com/en/news/mattias-ekstr-m-wins-dtm-finale-hockenheim-2014-10-19.html, (Accessed 24/10/2015)

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