the 2018 dtm season in numbers

12:00    18 Oct 2018

British Maxime Martin of BMW drives his car during the German Touring Car Masters (DTM) race
Following the completion of the 2018 DTM season with the final round in Hockenheim last weekend, we look back at the defining statistics of the championship.

255 – The points haul of 2018 DTM drivers champion Gary Paffett. He claimed the title by just four points.

10 – The basis of Paffett’s title triumph was in his consistency: he had 10 podium finishes in 2018, the most of any driver.

5 – Paffett also racked up the most pole positions of any driver, putting himself at the front of the grid five times through the season.

363 – The points haul of 2018 DTM team champions Mercedes-AMG Motorsport Petronas.

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7 – Despite winning seven races (including a run of six in a row) – the most of any driver in 2018 – Rene Rast only finished second in the drivers’ championship.

3 – Three guest drivers featured through the 2018 DTM season: Alex Zanardi, Sebastien Ogier and Mattias Ekstrom.

2018 – This was the last DTM season in which Mercedes participated. They have now turned their attention to a new entry into the Formula E series.

371 – The number of kilometres in which Rene Rast was in the lead throughout the 2018 DTM season, the most of any driver.

138 – Unsurprisingly, Rast also had the most leading laps of any driver. His mark of 138 equates to 19 percent of all leading laps through the season.

235 – Robin Frijns was the most prolific overtaker through the 2018 DTM season, recording 235 in the ‘positions improved’ category.

232 – The dubious honour of the most ‘positions lost’ belongs to Lucas Auer, with his record for the season sitting at 232.

199 – The number of days between now (October 18) and the scheduled start of the next DTM season on 4 May 2019.

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