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Liam Lawson claimed victory for Red Bull ahead of Mercedes duo Vincent Abril and Maximilian Gotz, as the GT3 era of the DTM got underway at Monza with Race 1 on Saturday.
Vincent Abril scored the first pole position of the DTM's new GT3 era at Monza, as Mercedes locked out the top four.
Winward Mercedes driver Philip Ellis topped the times in Friday practice for the 2021 DTM season opener at Monza, as Alex Albon and Liam Lawson finished third and fourth overall for Red Bull.
Red Bull Formula 1 reserve Alex Albon feels he is “getting up to speed” with the Ferrari 488 GT3 Evo ahead of the opening round of the DTM at Monza this weekend.
The DTM is planning to reschedule the postponed Norisring event in Autumn and has assured that there will be eight events on this year’s calendar.
The DTM moves into its bold new GT3 era with welcome support from Red Bull, which enters two AF Corse-run Ferraris. That includes one for ex-F1 driver Alex Albon, who’s determined to make a success of his GT switch
Audi driver Kelvin van der Linde says he "has to laugh" at suggestions that GT3 specialists will have an early advantage in the new era of the DTM, saying he expects the series’ veterans to be on the pace immediately.
The DTM has undergone its biggest overhaul since its 2000 revival as it has ditched Class One for GT3. While it means the new season has little in common with recent campaigns, there are still plenty of storylines to follow.
Factory Mercedes-AMG driver Maximilian Buhk will contest the opening two races of the DTM in 2021 for Mucke Motorsport in the absence of Gary Paffett.
The new GT3 era of the DTM is about to get underway this weekend at Monza. Here's the full list of drivers, teams and manufacturers competing in the revamped series this year.
Two-time DTM champion Gary Paffett is expected to miss the opening two rounds of the 2021 season at Monza and the Lausitzring due to clashes with Formula E.
The DTM’s first-ever races under GT3 regulations at Monza will run to a reduced duration of 50 minutes to avoid the risk of cars running out of fuel.
Mercedes driver Lucas Auer has hailed Michelin for producing a “great” and “consistent” tyre following unease in the BMW camp over the DTM’s move to the S8M medium compound.
Long-time BMW GT3 squad Rowe Racing has voiced its displeasure at the DTM’s tyre choice for the 2021 season, saying Michelin’s S8M compound “doesn’t work" for the M6 GT3.
Ex-Formula 1 racer Christian Klien says he never seriously considered racing in the DTM until the championship’s move to GT3 cars presented an opportunity to contest a part campaign in 2021.
The DTM is still without a fuel partner with just a month to go for the start of its first GT3 season at Monza in June.
Timo Glock says he is still adjusting to the 'Space Drive' steer-by-wire system on his BMW M6 GT3 following the final DTM test at the Lausitzring.
The disparity in performance between different manufacturers in DTM pre-season testing has prompted discussions regarding the true performance of the cars, with many questioning why Audi and BMW were so far off the pace.
The DTM is set to rely on a single tyre compound for the 2021 season under GT3 regulations, opting for the medium rubber from Michelin’s range.
Mercedes driver Maximilian Gotz topped the timesheets on the second day of DTM pre-season testing at Lausitzring, beating Red Bull’s Formula 1 reserve Alex Albon.
Maximilian Gotz led a 1-2-3-4-5 for Mercedes as the second and final DTM pre-season test of the 2021 season got underway in mixed conditions at the Lausitzring on Tuesday.
KTM could make its debut in the new-look DTM this year with the new X-Bow car in a project backed by Red Bull, Motorsport.com's sister platform Motorsport-Total.com (Germany) reports.
Italian supercar brand Lamborghini will be represented in the DTM for the first time at the start of its new GT3 era in 2021.
The DTM’s decision to drop Class One in favour of GT3 regulations was met with a largely negative response last year, but a strong cast of drivers and manufacturer-backed teams has restored faith in the championship ahead of the start of its new era, says Rachit Thukral.
Mercedes wants the DTM to introduce open exhaust systems in the series this year to boost the sound made by the cars.
2009 Formula 1 champion Jenson Button could make guest appearances in the DTM in 2022 at the wheel of a McLaren 720S GT3, according to the co-owner of Jenson Team Rocket RJN, Chris Buncombe.
Speed Monkeys’ plans to step up to the DTM have been thwarted by the unavailability of a used Porsche 911 GT3 R at a competitive price.
Timo Glock and Nico Muller believe they could face a stern challenge from “GT3 specialists” in the new-look DTM this year.
Alex Albon believes his test and reserve driver duties with Red Bull will play a bigger role in securing a potential Formula 1 return than anything he does in the DTM.
Lucas Auer led a 1-2-3-4-5-6 finish for Mercedes at Hockenheim, as the first pre-season test of the 2021 DTM season came to a close on Thursday.
Maximilian Gotz led a 1-2 finish for Mercedes in a snow-disrupted opening day of DTM pre-season test at the Hockenheim circuit in Germany.
DTM boss Gerhard Berger says the addition of top sportscar racing teams from Europe and Asia has vindicated the championship's decision to adopt GT3 regulations for this season.
Gary Paffett will return to the DTM this year as part of an expanded seven-car line-up of Mercedes factory-supported teams in the series.
Rene Rast is leaving the door open for a return to the DTM in 2022 due to Audi’s impending exit from Formula E at the end of the current campaign.
Former Haas Formula 1 development driver Arjun Maini will contest his first season in GT3 cars this year after joining the Mercedes-affiliated GetSpeed Racing team.
Jenson Team Rocket RJN has backed out of its planned DTM entry and will instead focus its efforts on GT World Challenge Europe and British GT in 2021.
Daniel Juncadella will return to the DTM this year to drive GruppeM's sole factory-supported Mercedes entry in the series.
Nick Cassidy says it was only “natural” for him and Red Bull to extend their relationship to a partial DTM programme following his move from Japan to Europe.
Former Formula 1 driver Christian Klien will make his DTM debut in 2021 as part of a three-race programme with JP Motorsport.
The Speed Monkeys team is in an “advanced planning stage” to field a Porsche 911 GT3 R in the DTM this year for reigning DTM Trophy champion Tim Heinemann.
Factory BMW driver Sheldon van der Linde will remain in the DTM this year after signing a deal with BMW customer squad Rowe Racing.
Gerhard Berger had planned a Lamborghini all-star team comprising Nico Hulkenberg and Jacques Villeneuve for the 2021 DTM season but he ultimately failed to strike a deal, Motorsport.com has learned.
Former Formula 1 driver Christian Klien has revealed that he will contest selected rounds of the 2021 DTM season in a Mercedes AMG GT3.