Speed Sixteen DTM drivers at a glance

Speed Sixteen DTM drivers at a glance

29.07.2020: • Class instead of mass – the 2020 DTM drivers at a glance • Title defender René Rast (Audi) vs. challenger Marco Wittmann (BMW) • Six factory drivers each for Audi and BMW, a total of four drivers for private teams WRT and ART • Season sta

•    Class instead of mass – the 2020 DTM drivers at a glance


•    Title defender René Rast (Audi) vs. challenger Marco Wittmann (BMW)


•    Six factory drivers each for Audi and BMW, a total of four drivers for private teams WRT and ART


•    Season starts next weekend in Spa-Francorchamps (Belgium)



Two hot favourites with fierce competition, returnees, transfers and dazzling newbies – these are the “Speed Sixteen” in the 2020 DTM.




Their car numbers offer a deep insight into them both. The champ: well, his car is not adorned with the number one. His Audi RS 5 DTM bears the number 33. He is 33 years old and his goal is a third DTM title. René Rast is hoping that all good things come in threes in 2020.



His fiercest rival from the BMW camp: the equally consistent, equally fast Marco Wittmann. His car number: eleven. Two number ones point the way: Wittmann too has two titles to his name and has his sights set firmly on number three.




Youth and exuberance in the BMW and Audi works teams


The list of talented drivers determined not to allow the two most successful stars to have it their own way is a long one. Switzerland’s Nico Müller, with Audi since 2014, was among their closest rivals in 2019 – but fellow Audi drivers Mike Rockenfeller, Robin Frijns, Loïc Duval and Jamie Green also know the manufacturer and works team like the back of their hand, and what it takes to be successful. Audi lines up with the same six-pack of top drivers as last year.



In contrast, BMW has tinkered with its squad of works drivers: new to the team is Jonathon Aberdein, who, together with Sheldon van der Linde, forms the DTM’s “National Team of South Africa”. Austrian Lucas Auer returns to the DTM, alongside compatriot Philipp Eng, who enjoyed an impressive campaign in 2019. Timo Glock teams up with Wittmann as the second German spearhead.



Newcomer with a taste for big challenges: Robert Kubica




Two teams also return to the DTM this season: ART Grand Prix is back with one BMW M4 DTM and the most eye-catching DTM rookie of recent years. Robert Kubica, a Formula 1 Grand Prix winner who also impressed in the World Rally Championship. WRT fields three Audi RS 5 DTM, for the likes of Ferdinand Habsburg and newcomer Fabio Scherer.






#4 ROBIN FRIJNS
    AUDI SPORT TEAM ABT SPORTSLINE


Born 7 August 1991 in Maastricht (NED)
Residence Maastricht (NED)

DTM races 38 since 2018
Best DTM race result 2nd position
Best DTM starting position 2nd position





#51 NICO MÜLLER
    AUDI SPORT TEAM ABT SPORTSLINE


Born 25 February 1992 in Thun (SUI)
Residence Bern (SUI)

DTM races 102 since 2014
Best DTM race result 4 wins
Best DTM starting position 2 pole positions





#28 LOÏC DUVAL
    AUDI SPORT TEAM PHOENIX



Born 12. Juni 1982 in Chartres (FRA)
Residence Nyon (SUI)

DTM races 56 since 2017
Best DTM race result 2nd position
Best DTM starting position 1 pole position





#28 MIKE ROCKENFELLER
    AUDI SPORT TEAM PHOENIX




Born 31 October 1983 in Neuwied (GER)
Residence Landschlacht (SUI)

DTM races 173 since 2007
Best DTM race result 6 wins
Best DTM starting position 7 pole positions





#33  RENÉ RAST
    AUDI SPORT TEAM ROSBERG




Born 26 October 1986 in Minden (GER)
Residence Bregenz (AUT)

DTM races 58 since 2016
Best DTM race result 17 wins
Best DTM starting position 13 pole positions
 
DTM CHAMPION 2017 & DTM CHAMPION 2019





#53 JAMIE GREEN
    AUDI SPORT TEAM ROSBERG



Born 14 June 1982 in Leicester (GBR)
Residence Leicester (GBR)

DTM races 193 since 2005
Best DTM race result 17 wins
Best DTM starting position 15 pole positions





#10 HARRISON NEWEY
    WRT TEAM AUDI SPORT


Born 25 July 1988 in Oxford (GBR)
Residence Ascot (GBR)

DTM races –
Best DTM race result –
Best DTM starting position –




#13 FABIO  SCHERER
    WRT TEAM AUDI SPORT



Born 13 June 1999 in Engelberg (SUI)
Residence Engelberg (SUI)

DTM races –
Best DTM race result –
Best DTM starting position –




#62 FERDINAND HABSBURG
    WRT TEAM AUDI SPORT


Born 21 June 1997 in Salzburg (AUT)
Residence London (GBR)

DTM races 17 since 2019
Best DTM race result 9th position
Best DTM starting position 12th position





#8 ROBERT  KUBICA
    ORLEN TEAM ART


Born 07 December 1984 in Krakow (POL)
Residence Monte Carlo (MON)

DTM races –
Best DTM race result –
Best DTM starting position –




#25  PHILIPP  ENG
    BMW TEAM RBM


Born 28. Februar 1990 in Salzburg (AUT)
Residence Mondsee (AUT)

DTM races 38 since 2018
Best DTM race result 1 win
Best DTM starting position 2 pole positions





#31 SHELDON VAN DER LINDE
    BMW TEAM RBM


Born 13 May 1999 in Johannesburg (RSA)
Residence Kempten (GER)

DTM races 18 since 2019
Best DTM race result 5th place
Best DTM starting position 1 pole position




#27 JONATHAN  ABERDEIN
    BMW TEAM RMR


Born 14 February 1998 in Kapstadt (RSA)
Residence Kapstadt (RSA)

DTM races 18 since 2019
Best DTM race result 4th position
Best DTM starting position 2nd position




#22 LUCAS AUER
    BMW TEAM RMR


Born 11 September 1994 in St. Johann (AUT)
Residence St. Johann (AUT)

DTM races 73 since 2015
Best DTM race result 4 wins
Best DTM starting position 9 pole positions




#11 MARCO WITTMANN
    BMW TEAM RMG


Born 24 November 1989 in Fürth (GER)
Residence Fürth (GER)

DTM races 112 since 2013
Best DTM race result 15 wins
Best DTM starting position 14 pole positions
 
DTM CHAMPION 2014 & DTM CHAMPION 2016




#16 TIMO GLOCK
    BMW TEAM RMG


Born 18 March 1982 in Lindenfels (GER)
Residence Kreuzlingen (SUI)

DTM races 112 since 2013
Best DTM race result 5 wins
Best DTM starting position 5 pole positions


 

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