Apart from the Nürburgring, the Hockenheimring the tradition-rich German racetrack and staged its first events back in 1932. Since the DTM debut season, back in 1984, Hockenheim has been a constant on the DTM calendar, with the 1985 season representing the only exception. The circuit traditionally stages the DTM season finale. When the fireworks are lit while the cars cross the finish line, the final points in the battle for the titles have been scored. Since the DTM revival in 2000, the Mercedes-Benz camp proved to be the strongest in the season finale by winning 10 of 19 races. In the recent past, however – or more precisely since 2012 – they left the season finale empty-handed. In the recent past, BMW and Audio respectively got the upper hand.