The Class 1 era in the DTM has drawn to a close with the 18th and final race of the 2020 DTM season at Hockenheim. Jonathan Aberdein was the best-placed BMW driver, finishing seventh in his CATL BMW M4 DTM. Behind him, Timo Glock (iQOO BMW M4 DTM) finished eighth to conclude the season as the best-placed BMW driver in the overall standings, in fifth place with 120 points. Philipp Eng (ZF BMW M4 DTM) and Sheldon van der Linde (Shell BMW M4 DTM) crossed the finish line in ninth and tenth positions. The South African driver finished sixth in the drivers’ standings. Marco Wittmann secured eleventh place in the final race in his Schaeffler BMW M4 DTM and completed the season in ninth place overall. Lucas Auer (BMW Bank M4 DTM) crossed the finish line in 16th place on Sunday. BMW scored 500 points in the manufacturers’ standings.
Between 1984 and 1992 and from 2012 to 2020, BMW competed in a total of 339 DTM races, recording 89 wins, 307 podiums and 75 pole positions. A BMW driver claimed the drivers’ title six times: Volker Strycek in 1984, Eric van de Poele in 1987, Roberto Ravaglia in 1989, Bruno Spengler in 2012, and Marco Wittmann in 2014 and 2016. Since the DTM comeback in 2012, BMW has completed 140 races and celebrated more than 40 wins. The manufacturers’ title went to Munich in 2012, 2013 and 2015.