The Hockenheimring marks the starting point for the new DTM season.
A new season 

The Hockenheimring is the traditional opening venue for the DTM seasons: Each May, the teams and fans alike descend onto the circuit to witness the beginning of another new season of touring car racing ahead of the championship touring in and around of Europe, before returning to Hockenheim for the season’s climax during the finale each October.

Race facts

The Grand Prix circuit in Hockenheim is a demanding race track with many fast and semi-fast corners in which the car must generate plenty of downforce.


In contrast, top speed is of the essence in the long, seemingly never-ending ‘Parabolika’ before the hairpin where the majority of the overtaking takes place and thrilling slip-stream duels are commonplace. The first corner after the start-finish line is a challenge.