Besides increasing the number of races per weekend from one to two, the DTM is starting the 2015 season with another change. For the first time, the drivers are allowed to select the numbers for their race cars themselves and can continue to use them in the coming years as well. Mattias Ekström has selected #5 for his Audi RS 5 DTM, while Timo Scheider will be competing in #10. Miguel Molina and Adrien Tambay are going to contest the 18 races of the season with #17 and #27 as their numbers of choice. Edoardo Mortara, Nico Müller and Jamie Green will be driving cars #48, #51 and #53. The highest car number in the 24-strong driver field has been secured by Mike Rockenfeller for his Audi RS 5 DTM. The champion of the 2013 season will be competing in car #99. “9 has always been a good number for me, so I thought that with a double 9 nothing can go wrong,” ‘Rocky’ reckons.
Further information about the official fuel consumption figures and official, specific CO2 emissions of new passenger cars can be found in the “Guide to fuel consumption, CO2 emissions and electricity consumption of new cars,” which is available free of charge from all sales outlets and from DAT (Deutsche Automobil Treuhand GmbH), Hellmuth-Hirth-Strasse 1, 73760 Ostfildern-Scharnhausen, Germany (www.dat.de).