The first DTM race weekend of the season 2017 at the Hockenheimring

season opener Hockenheim

Friday, 5. May 2017 to Sunday, 7. May 2017

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About the event

Apart from the Nürburgring, the Hockenheimring is the tradition-rich German racetrack that staged its first motor-sport 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. And since 1995, every single season was kicked off at the Southern German motor-racing venue. Since then, the circuit has been the indicator in terms of the success of the work the teams and drivers executed in the off-season and provides a first hint to the championship chances of the respective driver. Since the DTM revival in the year 2000, the Mercedes-Benz drivers more often than not defeated their rivals. 11 of the 19 season openers were won by drivers racing for the Stuttgart based manufacturer. The last Mercedes win to date was secured last year.

About the racetrack

Opened 29. Mai 1932
Track length 4,574 km
DTM lap record Martin Tomczyk (BMW) 1.32,532 Min. (4. Mai 2014)
Stars & Show
  • Alvaro Soler

    Within the framework of the ARD-Chartshow, Alvaro Soler will take part in the season opener of the DTM in Hockenheim. The 25-year-old with Spanish roots will perform hits from his current album "Eterno Agosto" on Sunday afternoon.

Highlights on the weekend

Enthralling race action

For the season opener in Hockenheim, the supporting program is packed: next to the DTM, the Rallycross World Championship is a highlight. And also the usual DTM partner series Porsche Carrera Cup and Audi Sport TT Cup ensure good entertainment on the racetrack.

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  • The city: Hockenheim is located in North-West Baden-Württemberg, some 15 kilometres to the south of Heidelberg, and has got about 21,000 citizens. 

  • The circuit: The Hockenheimring traditionally stages the DTM season kick-off as well as the final German round of the season. 

  • Grandstand tip: South – upper tier: Perfect view from the stadium entrance to the end of the home straight. Please note: these seats use to be sold out quickly. 

  • Excursion tips: Right at the circuit, the motor-racing enthusiasts can visit the ‘Motor-Sport-Museum am Hockenheimring’. On an exhibition space of 2,200 square metres, the museum showcases more than 300 exhibits from every motor-sport era. 

  • To be tasted at all costs: Some of the regional delicacies are lentils with spaetzle, ‘Schupfnudeln’ and ‘Maultaschen’ (Swabian filled dumplings) that are either scalded or roasted with onions and eggs. 


-0.4 °C
-1 °C 0 °C
broken clouds

Pressure 1021 hPa
Sunrise 07:23 Uhr
Sunset 17:55 Uhr

Hockenheimring Baden-Württemberg
Am Motodrom
68766 Hockenheim


Type: integrateed into the terrain

Size: up to three camping areas

Distance to the circuit: between right there and a 15-minute walk

Here you will find all the details on the camping at the Hockenheimring.



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