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René Rast
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Driver Details
Nationality Flag of Germany.png German
P.o.B. Flag of North Rhine-Westphalia.png Minden, North Rhine-Westphalia, West Germany
D.o.B. 26 October 1986
D.o.D.
Début Dutch Flag.png 2016 Zandvoort Race 2
Best Finish 1st (2017; 2019)
Previous Teams Flag of Germany.png Phoenix Racing
DTM Career
Entries 59 (58 Starts)
Wins 17
First Win Flag of Hungary.png 2017 Hungaroring Race 2
Poles 12
F.L.s 7
Points 760
Current Season
Team Flag of Germany.png Audi Sport Team Rosberg
Car Audi RS5 Turbo DTM
Number Standings Points
33 '

René Rast (born 26 October 1986 in Minden, North Rhine-Westphalia, West Germany), is a German racing driver, who competes in the 2020 DMSB Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters Championship for Audi Sport Team Rosberg[1] An Audi factory driver and accomplished GT driver, Rast started the 2020 season as the reigning DTM Champion, having won both the 2019 and 2017 Championships.[2]

Rast originally made his DTM debut during the 2016 season, initially to replace an injured Adrien Tambay at the 2016 Zandvoort Race 2.[3] He subsequently replaced Mike Rockenfeller at the 2016 Season Finale, claiming his first points finish.[4]

For 2017 Rast was promoted to a full DTM race seat, placed at Team Rosberg alongside Jamie Green for the campaign.[5] The two would duly battle for the title throughout the season, with Rast ultimately emerging with the crown having scored 179 points.[6]

Remaining at Team Rosberg with Green for 2018, Rast would endure a slow start to the campaign, including a heavy crash at the Lausitzring.[7] However, a stunning second half of the season saw Rast set a new record for most race wins in a row at six, putting him in second in the Championship behind Gary Paffett.[8]

Rast's form carried over to the 2019 season, with the German racer going on to dominate the season.[2] The German racer claimed seven victories en-route to his second Championship title, beating Nico Müller by 72 points.[9]

Background[]

After a fairly standard junior career in karting, which climaxed in a single season in Formula BMW, Rast claimed his first title with the 2005 ADAC Volkswagen Polo Cup.[10] A single season in the Seat Leon Supercopa Germany followed, before Rast began his long association with the various Porsche Carrera Cup series.[10] His maiden season in the German version came in 2007 with little success, although his results were good enough to earn future drives in both the German Cup and the Porsche Supercup.[10]

Porsche Power[]

2008 saw Rast's career really take off, with the German sweeping to the title in the German Cup, while also completing a near full season in the Supercup.[10] 2009 saw Rast take second in the Supercup, before winning the series outright in 2010, the season he also started in the ADAC GT Masters.[10] The following two seasons of Supercup belonged to Rast, the German making it three titles in a row in 2012, a season in which he also won the German Cup and the ADAC GT Masters.[10]

Amid his dominance of the Supercup, Rast was rewarded with drives in the 12 Hours of Sebring.[10] That developed into a drive at the 24 Hours of Daytona in 2012, a race in which the German would win his class.[10] Later that season Rast would take part in the 24 Hours of Spa, taking victory for Audi as his time with Porsche came to an end.[10]

Audi Auxiliary[]

His move to Audi as a factory driver saw Rast given the chance to campaign in the FIA GT Series and the Blancpain Sprint Series, taking maiden victories in both.[10] 2014 saw Rast make his debut at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in the LMP2 class, his performance good enough to get a drive in the third factory Audi R18 in 2015.[10] After his two outings for the factory effort Rast was loaned out again, taking a full World Endurance Championship drive in LMP2, alongside a few appearances in the DTM.[10] The latter would become Rast's primary series for 2017, with Rast also getting a runout in Formula E.[11]

DTM History[]

Full DTM Record[]

Rast's full results from his 58 starts in the DTM are outlined in a series of tables below.

DTM Entries[]

The list below includes all of the teams and cars, as well as overall finishing positions for René Rast during their DTM career:

René Rast's Overall DTM Record
Year Entrant No. Car Pos. Pts. Livery
2016 Flag of Germany.png Audi Sport Team Rosberg[3]
Flag of Germany.png Audi Sport Team Phoenix[4]
72 Audi RS5 DTM 23rd 6 File:RAS 16 Livery.png
2017 Flag of Germany.png Audi Sport Team Rosberg[5] 33 Audi RS5 DTM 1st 179 File:RAS 17 Livery.png
2018 Flag of Germany.png Audi Sport Team Rosberg[7] 33 Audi RS5 DTM 2nd 251 File:RAS 18 Livery.png
2019 Flag of Germany.png Audi Sport Team Rosberg[2] 33 Audi RS5 Turbo DTM 1st 322 File:RAS 19 Livery.png
2020 Flag of Germany.png Audi Sport Team Rosberg[1] 33 Audi RS5 Turbo DTM RAS 20 Livery.png

Career Results[]

Below is a table showing René Rast's full DTM record.

René Rast DTM Championship Record
Year Rounds Pos. Pts.
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20
2016 Flag of Germany.png Flag of Austria.png Flag of Germany.png Flag of Germany.png Dutch Flag.png Flag of Russia.png Flag of Germany.png Flag of Hungary.png Flag of Germany.png 23rd 8
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
19th 6th 17th
2017 Flag of Germany.png Flag of Germany.png Flag of Hungary.png Flag of Germany.png Flag of Russia.png Dutch Flag.png Flag of Germany.png Flag of Austria.png Flag of Germany.png 1st 179
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
6th Ret 3rd 7th 6th 1st 12th Ret 1st 4th 9th Ret 5th 12th 13th 1st 6th 2nd
2018 Flag of Germany.png Flag of Germany.png Flag of Hungary.png Flag of Germany.png Dutch Flag.png Flag of Britain.png Flag of Italy.png Flag of Germany.png Flag of Austria.png Flag of Germany.png 2nd 251
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20
9th 7th Ret DNS 4th 10th 16th 14th 17th 1st 4th 3rd Ret 3rd 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st
2019 Flag of Germany.png Flag of Belgium.png Flag of Italy.png Flag of Germany.png Dutch Flag.png Flag of Britain.png Flag of Germany.png Flag of Germany.png Flag of Germany.png 1st 322
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
16th 1st NC2 1st2 2nd3 3rd3 1st1 7th3 3rd2 5th3 2nd2 1st3 Ret3 1st 1st3 3rd2 1st3 3rd
2020 Flag of Belgium.png Flag of Germany.png Flag of Germany.png Flag of the Netherlands.png Flag of Germany.png Flag of Germany.png Flag of Belgium.png Flag of Belgium.png Flag of Germany.png 1st 0
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
Results Key
Symbol Meaning Symbol Meaning
1st Winner Ret Retired
2nd Second DSQ Disqualified
3rd Third DNS Did Not Start
7th Points Scorer NC Not Classified
Italics Fastest Lap CAN Race Cancelled
16th Non-points finish Non-Championship Race
Bold Pole Position 3 Points for Qualifying

References[]

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References:

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  10. 10.00 10.01 10.02 10.03 10.04 10.05 10.06 10.07 10.08 10.09 10.10 10.11 'René Rast', driverdb.com, (Driver Database, 2020), https://www.driverdb.com/drivers/rene-rast/, (Accessed 04/06/2017)
  11. 'Rast replaces da Costa at Team Aguri', fiaformulae.com, (FIA Formula E, 18/05/2016), http://fiaformulae.com/en/news/2016/may/rast-replaces-da-costa-at-team-aguri/, (Accessed 20/05/2016)
2016 Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters Championship
Manufacturers
AudiBMWMercedes-Benz
Car/engine
Audi RS5 DTMAudi 4.0l V8BMW M4 DTMP66/1 4.0l V8Mercedes-AMG C63 DTMAMG 4.0l V8
Teams
Audi Sport Team AbtAudi Sport Team Abt SportslineAudi Sport Team PhoenixAudi Sport Team RosbergBMW Team MTEKBMW Team RBMBMW Team RMGBMW Team SchnitzerMercedes DTM Team ARTMercedes DTM Team HWA IMercedes DTM Team HWA IIMercedes DTM Team Mücke BWT
Drivers
2 Gary Paffett3 Paul di Resta5 Mattias Ekström6 Robert Wickens7 Bruno Spengler8 Christian Vietoris10 Timo Scheider11 Marco Wittmann12 Daniel Juncadella13 António Félix da Costa16 Timo Glock17 Miguel Molina18 Augusto Farfus22 Lucas Auer27 Adrien Tambay31 Tom Blomqvist34 Esteban Ocon36 Maxime Martin48 Edoardo Mortara51 Nico Müller53 Jamie Green84 Maximilian Götz99 Mike Rockenfeller100 Martin Tomczyk
Races
Hockenheim Opening 1Hockenheim Opening 2Spielberg 1Spielberg 2Lausitzring 1Lausitzring 2Norisring 1Norisring 2Zandvoort 1Zandvoort 2Moscow Raceway 1Moscow Raceway 2Nürburgring 1Nürburgring 2Hungaroring 1Hungaroring 2Hockenheim Finale 1Hockenheim Finale 2
Tests
2016 Pre-season Test2016 Rookie Test
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2017 Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters Championship
Manufacturers
AudiBMWMercedes-Benz
Car/engine
Audi RS5 DTMAudi 4.0l V8BMW M4 DTMP66/1 4.0l V8Mercedes-AMG C63 DTMAMG 4.0l V8
Teams
Audi Sport Team Abt SportslineAudi Sport Team PhoenixAudi Sport Team RosbergBMW Team RBMBMW Team RMGBMW Team RMRMercedes-AMG Mercedes MeMercedes-AMG Motorsport BWTMercedes-AMG Motorsport SILBERPFEIL Energy
Drivers
2 Gary Paffett3 Paul di Resta5 Mattias Ekström6 Robert Wickens7 Bruno Spengler11 Marco Wittmann15 Augusto Farfus16 Timo Glock22 Lucas Auer31 Tom Blomqvist33 René Rast36 Maxime Martin48 Edoardo Mortara51 Nico Müller53 Jamie Green63 Maro Engel77 Loïc Duval99 Mike Rockenfeller
Races
Hockenheim Opening 1Hockenheim Opening 2Lausitzring 1Lausitzring 2Hungaroring 1Hungaroring 2Norisring 1Norisring 2Moscow Raceway 1Moscow Raceway 2Zandvoort 1Zandvoort 2Nürburgring 1Nürburgring 2Spielberg 1Spielberg 2Hockenheim Finale 1Hockenheim Finale 2
Tests
2017 Pre-season Test
Related Content
2016 DTM Season2018 DTM SeasonFIA Formula 3 European Championship
2018 Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters Championship
Manufacturers
AudiBMWMercedes-Benz
Car/engine
Audi RS5 DTMAudi 4.0l V8BMW M4 DTMP66/1 4.0l V8Mercedes-AMG C63 DTMAMG 4.0l V8
Teams
Audi Sport Team Abt SportslineAudi Sport Team PhoenixAudi Sport Team RosbergBMW Team RBMBMW Team RMGBMW Team RMRMercedes-AMG Motorsport PetronasMercedes-AMG Motorsport RemusSilberpfeil Energy Mercedes-AMG Motorsport
Drivers
2 Gary Paffett3 Paul di Resta4 Robin Frijns5 Mattias Ekström7 Bruno Spengler11 Marco Wittmann12 Alex Zanardi15 Augusto Farfus16 Timo Glock22 Lucas Auer23 Daniel Juncadella25 Philipp Eng28 Loïc Duval33 René Rast47 Joel Eriksson48 Edoardo Mortara51 Nico Müller53 Jamie Green94 Pascal Wehrlein99 Mike Rockenfeller
Races
Hockenheim Opening 1Hockenheim Opening 2Lausitzring 1Lausitzring 2Hungaroring 1Hungaroring 2Norisring 1Norisring 2Zandvoort 1Zandvoort 2Brands Hatch 1Brands Hatch 2Misano 1Misano 2Nürburgring 1Nürburgring 2Spielberg 1Spielberg 2Hockenheim Finale 1Hockenheim Finale 2
Tests
2018 Pre-season Test2018 Estoril Test2018 Rookie Test
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2019 Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters Championship
Manufacturers
Aston MartinAudiBMW
Car/engine
Aston Martin Vantage DTMHWA AFR Turbo 2.0l I4tAudi RS5 Turbo DTMRC8 TFSI 2.0l I4tBMW M4 Turbo DTMP48 2.0l I4t
Teams
Audi Sport Team Abt SportslineAudi Sport Team PhoenixAudi Sport Team RosbergAudi Sport Team WRTBMW Team RBMBMW Team RMGBMW Team RMRR-Motorsport IR-Motorsport II
Drivers
3 Paul di Resta4 Robin Frijns7 Bruno Spengler11 Marco Wittmann16 Timo Glock21 Pietro Fittipaldi23 Daniel Juncadella25 Philipp Eng27 Jonathan Aberdein28 Loïc Duval31 Sheldon van der Linde33 René Rast34 Andrea Dovizioso47 Joel Eriksson51 Nico Müller53 Jamie Green62 Ferdinand von Habsburg76 Jake Dennis99 Mike Rockenfeller
Races
Hockenheim Opening 1Hockenheim Opening 2Zolder 1Zolder 2Misano 1Misano 2Norisring 1Norisring 2Assen 1Assen 2Brands Hatch 1Brands Hatch 2Lausitzring 1Lausitzring 2Nürburgring 1Nürburgring 2Hockenheim Finale 1Hockenheim Finale 2
Non-Championship Races
Dream Race 1Dream Race 2
Tests
2019 Lausitzring Test2019 Rookie Test
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2020 Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters Championship
Manufacturers/Tyres
AudiBMWHankook
Car/engine
Audi RS5 Turbo DTMRC8 TFSI 2.0l I4tBMW M4 Turbo DTMP48 2.0l I4t
Teams
Audi Sport Team Abt SportslineAudi Sport Team PhoenixAudi Sport Team RosbergAudi Sport Team WRTBMW Team ART OrlenBMW Team RBMBMW Team RMGBMW Team RMR
Drivers
4 Robin Frijns10 Harrison Newey11 Marco Wittmann13 Fabio Scherer16 Timo Glock19 Benoît Tréluyer22 Lucas Auer25 Philipp Eng27 Jonathan Aberdein28 Loïc Duval31 Sheldon van der Linde33 René Rast51 Nico Müller53 Jamie Green62 Ferdinand von Habsburg88 Robert Kubica99 Mike RockenfellerEd Jones
Races
Spa 1Spa 2Lausitz 1Lausitz 2Lausitzring 1Lausitzring 2Assen 1Assen 2Nürburg 1Nürburg 2Nürburgring 1Nürburgring 2Zolder I Race 1Zolder I Race 2Zolder II Race 1Zolder II Race 2Hockenheim 1Hockenheim 2
Tests
2020 Nürburgring Test
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