Category Archive: DTM

Sep 20

Tales from the paddock – Lucas Auer: “I live and breathe Austria”

Mercedes-AMG Motorsport in the 2017 season

Mercedes-AMG Motorsport logoLooking forward to a home race: Next weekend, as the DTM title chase really hots up, Lucas Auer will have the full backing of his home crowd. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 20

Successful weekend for the DTM drivers

The DTM drivers just can’t do without motor racing

On the weekends they haven’t to contest DTM races they often enjoy themselves in other motor-sport events – and do so successfully. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 18

“Disagreements among the drivers are just normal”

From the involved parties’ point of view, it’s often difficult to decide who was the victim and who the wrongdoer

„Disagreements among the drivers are just normal” The incident when Timo Glock crashed in the Sunday race into the rear of Nico Müller’s Audi caused controversial discussions. At the end of the day, the BMW driver received a booking for having caused the collision. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 14

The way for abolition of the performance weights has been cleared

Manufacturers’ decision for the benefit of the series – Berger: “A strong signal for DTM”

he way for abolition of the performance weights has been clearedWith a forward-looking agreement, the three manufacturers involved in the touring-car series DTM have cleared the way to abolish the highly controversial performance weights. Together with DTM promoter and rights holder ITR, Audi, BMW and Mercedes amicably agreed upon completely abolishing the performance-dependent handicap weights with immediate effect. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 13

Tales from the paddock – Robert Wickens: “During my entire time in motorsports, I don’t think I’ve ever experienced anything like it”

Mercedes-AMG Motorsport in the 2017 season

Robert Wickens 2The 2017 motorsport season is entering the decisive phase over the coming weeks. Nürburgring winner Robert Wickens shares his thoughts on the tense run-up to the DTM finale.

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Sep 10

Robert Wickens wins Nürburgring DTM race

A 1-2 for Mercedes-AMG

Robert Wickens scored his first win of the season at the NürburgringChampionship remains open, Ekström extends points’ lead. Auer spins and loses valuable points. 78,000 spectators for the race weekend in the Eifel.

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Sep 09

Auer wins turbulent rain race at Nürburgring

Third win of the season propels Auer to second in drivers’ standings

Auer wins turbulent rain race at NürburgringA quadruple success for Mercedes-AMG in Saturday race. Championship leader Ekström makes wrong decision and doesn’t score points. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 09

Who else? Auer fastest in Nürburgring qualifying for the fourth time

Lucas Auer has written history in qualifying for the DTM race at the Nürburgring on Saturday

Who else? Auer fastest in Nürburgring qualifying for the fourth timeIn the 20 minutes’ session to determine the starting grid position for the 13th race of the season, the Austrian claimed pole position with a time of 1m25.968s.

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Sep 06

Temple of motor racing stages the start into the final spurt of the DTM season

Audi travel to the Eifel as championship leaders

DTM Start NürburgringNürburgring a good place for BMW. Auer the ‘Lord of the Ring’ when it comes to qualifying. DTM enters the home straight by starting at high speed into the final third of the 2017 season. This weekend, the Nürburgring will stage the 13th and 14th rounds of the year and despite the typical wet and cold Eifel weather that has been forecasted, the action certainly will be hot. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 06

Tales from the paddock – Lucas Auer: “The driver who plays hardest and has the broadest shoulders is the one who emerges the winner at the end”

Mercedes-AMG Motorsport in the 2017 season
 
Mercedes-AMG Motorsport logoLucas Auer has a very special affinity for the Nürburgring – next weekend, the DTM returns to the circuit in the Eifel forest. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 06

DTM drivers congratulate ‘The Ring’ on its 90 anniversary

The Nürburgring has turned 90

DTM drivers congratulate ‘The Ring’ on its 90 anniversaryAnd it nonetheless does not belong to the scrap heap. Prior to the 13th and 14th rounds of the 2017 DTM season that will be held at the legendary Eifel circuit, DTM.com talked to one driver per manufacturer: What are your memories of the races at the Nürburgring? Is there a special story you like to recall? What are your wishes for the circuit for the coming 90 years? Read the rest of this entry »

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Aug 25

“Everybody tries to take himself to the limit

Mike Rockenfeller was the winner of the Sunday race at Zandvoort

“Everybody tries to take himself to the limit” At the end of the 37-lap race, the Audi driver took the chequered flag in second position. After the race, however, ‘Rocky’ inherited the win.

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Aug 24

“After all, the work in the garages still is executed by human beings”

The reigning champion could have left the Netherlands as one of the big winners of the weekend

But in the end, he was disqualified after his win in the Sunday race. During the after-the-race scrutineering, the scrutineers detected that the tank of his BMW didn’t contain the required amount of fuel – and 25 championship points vaporised. Read the rest of this entry »

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Aug 23

Tales from the paddock – Paul Di Resta: “It obviously makes you feel a bit older achieving that”

Mercedes-AMG Motorsport in the 2017 season

Mercedes-AMG Motorsport logoMilestone for Paul Di Resta: The 2010 DTM champion joined the exclusive 100 Club at Zandvoort. Read the rest of this entry »

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Aug 20

Rockenfeller winner at Zandvoort – Ekström claims back points’ lead

Wittmann loses victory

#99 Mike Rockenfeller, Audi RS5 DTMMike Rockenfeller is the winner of the race at Zandvoort in The Netherlands on Sunday. The Audi driver, who took the chequered flag in second place after 37 laps, was retroactively declared as the winner. Read the rest of this entry »

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Aug 20

BMW once again strong in qualifying

For BMW, the starting grid positions could hardly have been better

BMW once again strong in qualifyingThe drivers from the brand from Munich already having locked out the first two rows on the grid on Saturday, there will again be three BMW M4 DTMs up front for the second race of the weekend.

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Aug 19

Glock wins in Zandvoort – Ekström and Auer falter

A 1-2-3 for BMW with Glock, Wittmann and Martin on the podium

DTM - Glock wins in Zandvoort – Ekström and Auer falterOff-track excursion and spin cost Ekström points’ lead. Drivers at the front of the drivers’ standings closer together. Timo Glock has scored his first win of the season at Zandvoort in The Netherlands.

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Aug 19

Glock on pole position at Zandvoort

In qualifying, Timo Glock has secured the best starting grid position for the race on Saturday

Glock on pole position at ZandvoortWith his BMW M4 DTM, he posted the fastest lap time of 1m27.823s and thus claimed the third DTM pole of his career. The following positions are also firmly in the hands of BMW.

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Aug 18

The DTM tops and flops at season half-time

DTM enters the crucial phase of its season

The DTM tops and flops at season half-time  10 of 18 races have been contested and DTM.com compiled the three season tops and flops – from the editorial staff’s point of view. A compilation that makes no claim of being complete. Read the rest of this entry »

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Aug 16

Rollercoaster ride on Zandvoort’s new track surface

BMW’s Bruno Spengler to contest his 150th DTM race

Mattias Ekström, René RastThe DTM summer break is over and the pinnacle of touring-car racing is back. Conveniently, the second half of the season will be kicked off at a circuit with a special ambience. Read the rest of this entry »

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