Timo Scheider criticized in the ran podcast: “The consistency and the assessment of the various situations by the race management and the race stewards was a major shortcoming this year. I understand everyone who gets upset. “
So now Elkins should bring more consistency and traceability to the DTM. The American has many years of experience in motorsport, as Deputy Race Director of Formula 1, Formula 2 and Formula 3. He is currently Race Director of the FIA Formula E – and will stay that way. If the calendar overlaps (Portimao, Norisring) with Formula E, Oliver Grodowski will replace him as race director.
“The DTM platform offers unique racing with only one driver per car and starting in DTM formation,” says the new race director. “I hope the decisions will be fair and consistent. For me, racing is all about people, so I’m looking forward to getting to know new colleagues, drivers and teams in the DTM environment. ”