All the key details about the upcoming DTM season in 2022, including new drivers, teams, cars and circuits plus race ticketing information

DTM returns to the track for a new eight-round season in 2022. With 15 teams and 29 drivers contesting 16 races at eight of Europe’s finest racing circuits, the action-packed German racing series is set to be as entertaining as ever.

We have returning champions, new teams, a huge grid of talent, and two debutant tracks to explore the limits of.

What’s more: for the first time, Motorsport Tickets is taking you there! You can now book DTM tickets for every race of the season, including grandstand seats plus VIP upgrade options. With tickets as low as £8, (no, that’s not a typo), motorsport fans will be able to make a weekend of top-class racing at internationally-renowned circuits near some of Europe’s greatest cities.

To get you up to speed on the 2022 DTM season, here’s a preview of what’s to come, including this season’s DTM teams, drivers cars and calendar.

Guide to the 2022 DTM Season

Which teams will be racing in DTM in 2022?

Attempto Racing joins the series, running one Audi R8 LMS Evo II car. Driven by Marius Zug.

Schubert Motorsport will join the series full-time, running two BMW M4 GT3 cars. Walkenhorst Motorsport will also run two of the BMWs, after only fielding a single car in 2021.

GRT Grasser Racing Team will join the series full-time, with four Lamborghini Huracán GT3 Evo machines, and will be factory-backed by the Italian giant. T3 Motorsport, will not be factory-backed by Lambo, having run two Huracan’s in 2021. British driver Esmee Hawkey will return to the privateer team.

SSR Performance made a guest appearance at the Nurburgring in 2021, and will join the field full time with two Porsche 911 GT3 R cars. Timo Bernhard’s KÜS Team Bernhard also joins full-time, with a single Porsche driven by Thomas Preining.

Rowe Racing, Team Get Speed and JP Motorsport will not be returning to the series having run cars in the 2021 season.

Which cars race in DTM in 2022?

Every manufacturer will be entering the same car they ran for the 2021 season, with the exception of BMW, who will be replacing the M6 GT3 with the M4 GT3.

That means we will once again see the Audi R8 LMS Evo II, Ferrari 488 GT3 Evo 2020, Lamborghini Huracán GT3 Evo, Mercedes-AMG GT3 Evo and Porsche 911 GT3 R fighting each other for wins.

ManufacturerCarTeam 1Team 2Team 3Team 4
AudiAudi R8 LMS Evo IITeam Abt SportslineTeam RosbergAttempto Racing 
BMWBMW M4 GT3Walkenhorst MotorsportSchubert Motorsport  
FerrariFerrari 488 GT3 Evo 2020AlphaTauri AF CorseRed Bull AF Corse  
LamborghiniLamborghini Huracán GT3 EvoGRT Grasser Racing TeamT3 Motorsport  
MercedesMercedes-AMG GT3 EvoTeam WinwardTeam Mücke MotorsportTeam HRTTeam GruppeM Racing
PorschePorsche 911 GT3 RKÜS Team BernhardSSR Performance  

Which drivers are racing in DTM this season?

Big news: Rast returns for 2022. The three-time DTM champion left the series after being crowned champion in 2020 to take a seat in Formula E with Audi. But in 2022, he’s taking a seat at Abt Sportsline replacing the retiring Mike Rockenfeller. He’ll partner Ricardo Feller and Kelvin van der Linde – the latter being a main protagonist in the title fight last season.

Reigning champion Maximillian Götz will leave Team HRT to move to Team Winward, where he will drive the same Mercedes car he won the championship.

Rene Rast is back on the DTM grid for 2022.

Liam Lawson and Alex Albon’s short-lived stint in DTM with AF Corse is over, as they head back to the Formula 2 and Formula 1 grids respectively. But the Red Bull-backed Ferrari team will field a car in 2022.

There will be at least four junior drivers on the grid this season, including David Schumacher, the son of Formula 1 race winner and DTM podium-sitter Ralf. After a second full season in Formula 3, he joins champion Götz at Team Winard.

TeamDriver 1Driver 2Driver 3Driver 4
Team Abt SportslineKelvin van der LindeRicardo FellerRene Rast 
Team RosbergDev GoreNico Muller  
Attempto RacingMarius Zug   
Walkenhorst MotorsportEsteban MuthMarco Wittmann  
Schubert MotorsportPhilipp EngSheldon van der Linde  
Alpha Tauri AF CorseTBA   
Red Bull AF CorseTBA   
GRT Grasser Racing TeamClemens Schmid  Rolf IneichenMirko BortolottiAlessio Deledda
T3 MotorsportEsmee HawkeyTBA  
Team WinwardMaximilian GötzLucas AuerDavid Schumacher 
Team Mücke MotorsportMaximilian Buhk   
Team HRTArjun MainiLuca Stolz  
Team GruppeM RacingMaro EngelMikaël Grenier  
KÜS Team BernhardThomas Preining   
SSR PerformanceTBATBA  
Full list of 2022 DTM drivers

What races are on the 2022 DTM calendar?

This season will be a 50-50 split between German and European races for 2022. In Germany, the series hits Lausitzring, Norisring, Nurburgring and Hockenheim, which hosts the final race on 9th October.

Spa-Francorchamps will host a third DTM race this season. The Belgian track hosted a race for the first time in 15 years during the 2020 season, and returns on 10th and 11th September, when the weather could become a factor in the race.

Two circuits will make their debuts on the calendar. The series opens in Portugal at the Algarve International Circuit on 30th April and 1st May, while Imola in Italy hosts the third round in June.

The Red Bull Ring in Austria, which has regularly been featured on DTM calendars, hosts the penultimate round in September.

Initially, a nine-round season was announced by DTM HQ, with a European race to be confirmed later in the season.

1Algarve International Circuit29 April – 1 MayTickets
2EuroSpeedway Lausitz 20 – 22 MayTickets
3Imola17 – 19 JuneTickets
4Norisring1 – 3 JulyTickets
5Nürburgring26 – 28 AugustTickets
6Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps9 – 11 SeptemberTickets
7Red Bull Ring23 – 25 SeptemberTickets
8Hockenheimring7 – 9 OctoberTickets
DTM 2022 Calendar in full

What else is new in 2022?

One major change to the rule book this season is the abolition of team orders. This comes after the final race of the 2021 season. With Lawson and van der Linde limping around the circuit, Götz needed to win the race to take the championship. Lapping in third, two Mercedes colleagues duly stepped aside to allow the German to win the race and the title by three points.

For most watching, this was not on, so it’s been outlawed for this year’s racing. May the best racer win…

Watch highlights of the controversial DTM finale