Tag Archive: Christian Vietoris

May 18

Perfect strategy helps Christian Vietoris to score sensational win

Rain, tyre gambles and risky overtaking manoeuvres – Bruno Spengler 12th

DTM 2- Oschersleben, Start The second DTM round of the year in the etropolis Motorsport Arena Oschersleben had plenty of action. After a strategic and driving masterpiece, Christian Vietoris emerged as the surprising winner with his DTM Mercedes AMG C-Coupé.

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Feb 20

No Mercedes DTM seat for Kubica

Robert Kubica has been left out of Mercedes’ lineup for the German touring car series DTM in 2013.

DTM - AMG Mercedes C-Coupe - Robert Kubica (18)DTM - AMG Mercedes C-Coupe - Robert Kubica (10)Last month, the Pole tested one of the German marque’s cars, with Toto Wolff saying it was a “proper test in a proper race car”. “Let’s see how it goes,” said Mercedes’ new motor racing director. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 16

Fabio Leimer and Julián Leal to drive for Racing Engineering in the 2013 GP2 Series

Racing Engineering is pleased to announce that their drivers for the 2013 GP2 Series will be Fabio Leimer and Julián Leal.

Fabio LeimerJulian LealThe 23 year-old Swiss Fabio Leimer has come up through Formula BMW, Formula Renault and International Formula Master racing and he already has plenty of GP2 experience having made his debut in the 2009–10 GP2 Asia Series.

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Apr 02

Mercedes-Benz Junior Team: Bringing on new talent in the DTM

New Mercedes-Benz DTM Junior Team for 2012 consisting of Roberto Merhi, Christian Vietoris and Robert Wickens

Robert WickensMercedes-Benz logoSuccessful Mercedes-Benz Junior Team of the 1990s featuring Michael Schumacher, Heinz-Harald Frentzen and Karl Wendlinger to serve as model. Mercedes-Benz youth development as stepping stone to Formula One and DTM: Eight out of 24 F1 drivers in 2012 and five out of nine Mercedes-Benz DTM drivers in 2011 previously competed in Formula 3 in a Mercedes-powered car. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 15

Christian Vietoris: DTM instead of F1 test

Vietoris is more than happy to miss out on the F1 trial to be involved in the DTM testing with Mercedes

GP2 - Monza - Racing Engineering - Christian VietorisDTM logoChristian Vietoris was actually due to link up with the Lotus Renault GP team for this week’s Young Driver Test in Abu Dhabi, but he has now pulled out. Instead, he will be spending Tuesday to Thursday taking the new DTM AMG Mercedes C Coupé out for the first time at the Monte Blanco circuit in Spain.

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Oct 26

New names line up for Abu Dhabi test

The rookie lineup for next month’s young driver test in Abu Dhabi is taking shape.

Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix 2GP2 Asia Series - Abu Dhabi race 2Some brand new names are in the mix, according to Italy’s Autosprint magazine. One is the 22-year-old Monegasque driver Stefano Coletti, who has reportedly secured one of the seats that according to speculation has been sold by Toro Rosso.

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Sep 24

Racing Engineering to test three drivers at Jerez next week.

Two days of test in Jerez

GP2 - Racing Engineering - Christian VietorisRacing EngineeringAlthough the 2011 Series finished two weeks ago at Monza, the GP2 teams are not resting and they will all be meeting again at the Spanish track of Jerez on the 28th and 29th of this month for an official test session to give the teams an opportunity to test new and up-and-coming drivers.

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Sep 18

Spengler still 2nd in the championship after a 13th place in Oschersleben

Ekström leads Audi 1-2-3 at Oschersleben

DTM logoThree Audi drivers on the podium: the eighth DTM season round at the Motorsport Arena Oschersleben took place under the sign of the four rings. In adverse weather conditions, Mattias Ekström (Audi) won from his fellow Audi drivers Martin Tomczyk and Edoardo Mortara.

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Sep 11

Vietoris victorious in Monza sprint

German claims final win of season

GP2 - Monza - Fabio Leimer (Rapax), Christian Vietoris (Racing Engineering), Jules Bianchi (Lotus ART)GP2 - Monza - Racing Engineering - Christian VietorisChristian Vietoris has held on against race long pressure from Fabio Leimer to claim his second victory of the season this morning in the sprint race at Monza: the German led his Swiss rival and Jules Bianchi from lights to flag in the final race of the 2011 GP2 season.

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Sep 10

Filippi flies to feature race victory

Italian delights home fans with win

GP2 - Monza - Luca Filippi (Scuderia Coloni)GP2 - Monza - Charles Pic (Barwa Addax Team), Luca Filippi (Scuderia Coloni), Romain Grosjean (Dams)Luca Filippi brought delight to the hearts of his countrymen with a lights to flag victory in this afternoon’s feature race at his home circuit of Monza: the Italian blew past poleman Charles Pic to lead home the Frenchman and his compatriot Romain Grosjean by over five seconds.

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Sep 09

Pic powers to Monza pole‏

Frenchman claims top spot in Italy

GP2 Series

GP2 - Monza - Barwa Addax Team - Charles PicCharles Pic has claimed his third pole position of the year, pipping local hero Luca Filippi to the post (and handing the Italian his fourth P2 in a row in qualifying) in this afternoon’s scorching qualifying session in Monza, with Fabio Leimer claiming third with a time which was just one tenth off pole.

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Sep 09

Filippi on top in home practice

Italian leads the way in Monza 

GP2 SeriesMonzaLuca Filippi gave the local fans something to cheer about by setting the pace in this morning’s free practice session in Monza: the Italian was one tenth to the good over Fabio Leimer, with 2011 champion Romain Grosjean a further two tenths back.

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Sep 08

2011 GP3 Series™ Round 9 – Monza Preview‏

Five drivers remain in the fight for the remaining spots on the title podium

2011-09-08 - GP2 - MonzaGP2 SeriesThe GP2 Series™ season concludes this weekend at the Autodromo Nazionale di Monza after a season-long battle for the title: Romain Grosjean has been crowned as the seventh champion in series history, but the fight continues for the podium places as well as the teams’ title.

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Aug 28

Wet-dry action for Pirelli tyres during the GP2 and GP3 Belgian round

GP2 GP3 Spa-Francorchamps review 

GP2 - DAMS - Romain Grosjean2011-07-09 - Pirelli - Britain 1Pirelli’s GP2 and GP3 medium compound tyres along with the P Zero wets enjoyed an action-packed Spa-Francorchamps round, equipping Formula One’s feeder series under extremely changeable conditions during the Belgian Grand Prix weekend.

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Aug 28

Luca Filippi sprints to Spa victory

Scuderia Coloni driver ends Belgium weekend on a high

Gp2 - Lotus ART - Jules Bianchi - Scuderia Coloni - Luca Filippi - Arden International - Josef KralGP2 SeriesLuca Filippi snatched a second win in the 2011 season at the wheel of the Scuderia Coloni car in an action packed sprint race at Spa-Francorchamps. The Italian who drove flawlessly from P5 on the starting grid was joined by Jules Bianchi and Josef Kral on the podium.

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Aug 27

Vietoris wins as Grosjean seals the 2011 GP2 SeriesTM title

Racing Engineering driver sails to Spa win. Dams driver crowned Champion

GP2 - Spa - Racing Engineering - Christian VietorisGP2 - Spa - Dams - Romain GrosjeanIt’s a beautiful day in Spa for Christian Vietoris and Romain Grosjean: the German racer drove flawlessly in tricky conditions to take his first win of the season while the Frenchman clinched the seventh GP2 SeriesTM title after he finished third in today’s feature race. Jules Bianchi finished second.

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Aug 26

Christian Vietoris takes Spa Pole‏

Racing Engineering driver quickest in wet qualifying session

GP2 SeriesGP2 - Racing Engineering - Christian VietorisChristian Vietoris has made a strong impression in today’s qualifications at Spa-Francorchamps. The German driver set the quickest laptime on his final lap in a wet session and in difficult track conditions. Scuderia Coloni Luca Filippi finished P2, 1.4s slower than the German.

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Aug 26

Romain Grosjean sets the early pace in Spa

Series leader quickest in wet practice

GP2 Series

GP2 - Dams - Romain GrosjeanRomain Grosjean has started to put pressure on his rivals on what could be his weekend to glory in the eighth round of the 2011 GP2 SeriesTM season. The Dams driver set the quickest laptime of this morning’s free practice in Spa-Francorchamps ahead of local hero Michael Herck and Marcus Ericsson.

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Aug 25

GP2 Series Round 8 – Spa-Francorchamps Preview‏

Could Spa-Francorchamps be the land of glory for GP2 Series™ leader Romain Grosjean?

GP2 Series

GP2 Series - Spa-FrancorchampsThe Dams driver arrived in Belgium with twenty-five points on title rival Giedo van der Garde. The Dutch driver from Barwa Addax Team will have to fight with all his might this weekend at the eighth round of the 2011 season. He will not only be chasing after Grosjean, but also his first win this year to try and keep his title hopes alive.

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Jul 31

Stefano Coletti sprints to Budapest win

Trident driver triumphed today on a wet/dry/wet sprint race at Hungaroring

GP2 - Hungary - Trident Racing - Stefano ColettiGP2 - Hungary - Trident Racing - PodiumStefano Coletti overcame a difficult start of a Hungarian weekend by stunning the rest of the field from P21 on the grid to victory in changing track conditions and two safety car periods. The Monegasque driver finished 7.2s ahead of Esteban Gutierrez and Romain Grosjean.

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