As is traditional in recent seasons, the DTM is a
of the last categories to start the competition. In spite of this and
coinciding with the first weekend of may, the German Championship of
Cars opens its doors in Hockenheim. And the truth that you do not
any way. However, the DTM is facing a real revolution to
level technical and sports. With cars more powerful and less aerodynamic
riders will be charged a higher protagonist to the reduction of the use of DRS, the
radio or of the greater freedom strategic that allows you to the contest.
it Is difficult to make a summary of all the changes facing
the DTM. At the technical level, is born a new generation of more powerful cars -500
CV-, less aerodynamic and with more tyre soft. All of these
conditioners give prominence to the pilots. In turn, these will have to grapple
with the limitation of the use of the DRS, of the radio, with the absence of the
heaters, tyres or with the new format of resalida Nascar-style.
system of weights of compensation will give a dose equal to the time of
play with the strategy in the two races of 55 minutes, where the only mandatory stop will be vital for her dynamic change.
Speaking of Hockenheim is to do it the cradle of the DTM
and hence of a track that the drivers know like the palm of his hand. Account
with 4.574 meters in length and a total of 17 curves that draw
a path with two distinct sections.
Both the first sector and the second are composed of the long
areas of acceleration divided by angles with strong
braking, including the fork
‘Hairpin’. For his part, the last area of the path presents curves-bound low-speed that compromise the set-up end and that are very demanding for the riders at the time of closing the back.
Marco Wittmann defends the title in the DTM after his triumph in
2016. The German is one of the six drivers who will compete to defend the
colors of BMW Motorsport at the wheel of the new BMW M4 DTM. Wittmann is next
Bruno Spengler one of the two champions of the category they compete for the
brand of Munich. Wittmann will join forces with Augusto Farfus in the Team RMG,
while Spengler will do the same with Maxime Martin Team MBR. In this
season in which the brands have reduced their effort from eight to six cars,
Timo Glock and Tom Blomqvist will compete with the new Team RMR.
The new Audi RS 5 DTM is the weapon of Audi Sport to fight
for the title. The manufacturer from Ingolstadt has changed its roster of pilots
after three season without doing it, and that among other things has caused Miguel
Molina abandon the contest, and the team will reinforce with pilots that come from
of the project in LMP1. Mattias Ekström and Mike Rockenfeller are the two pilots
more experienced, in addition to knowing what it is to win the title. To these can be added
Loïc Duval and René Rast, both coming from the WEC. The swiss Nico Müller and Jamie Green
complete the bet of Audi.
Mercedes will be in the running six Mercedes-AMG C 63 DTM. The signature
Stuttgart counts among its ranks with two champions of the DTM as they are Paul Di
Resta and Gary Paffett, although neither passes through its best moment. The years not
pass in vain, and for this reason the brand has been launched to sign one of the big
talents of the contest. In this aspect, all eyes are on Edo
Mortara, after the Italian change Audi Mercedes and goes on to compete
next to Lucas Auer with the colors of BWT. The ‘fished’ Maro Engel and Robert
Wickens complete the ‘line up’ of the mark of the star.
Schedules of the DTM 2017 at Hockenheim I
|Day / Time||Session||Duration|
|Friday 05/05 – 17:00h||Free Practice 1||30′|
|Saturday 06/05 – 09:55h||Free Practice 2||30′|
|Saturday 06/05 – 11:35h||Classification (Race 1)||20′|
|Saturday 06/05 – 14:48h||Race 1||55′ + 1 lap|
|Sunday 07/05 – 10:00 pm||Free Practice 3||30′|
|Sunday 07/05 – 12:20pm||Classification||20′|
|Sunday 07/05 – 15:18h||Race 2||55′ + 1 lap|