Category Archive: DTM

Jul 04

The DTM at Zandvoort: racing with beach flair

Usually, it’s a true dilemma, on a hot mid-summer weekend: should you go swimming or attend a thrilling motor-racing event.

This weekend, however, you can have it all: from 10th to 12th July, when DTM makes its stop at Zandvoort, Netherlands, the refreshing North Sea waves are just a stone’s throw away from the unique 4.307-kilometre dune circuit with its challenging and versatile track layout.

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Jun 30

DTM season highlight at the Norisring thrills both the fans on site and the TV audience

The new DTM race format has been accepted extraordinarily well by both the motor-racing enthusiasts on site and the TV audience.

DTM logo One race on Saturday and one on Sunday – this format does not only make for twice as much race action but also for a clearly increased TV presence. Consequently, the legendary stone grandstand and the other stands of the third DTM meeting of the season were well filled as early as on Saturday. A total of 123,000 visitors over the weekend turned the Norisring into a true boiling pot. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 28

Wickens wins from Vietoris – first podium of the season for BMW

The race at Norisring on Sunday

Mercedes-Benz has also maintained its dominance at the Norisring in the race on Sunday. From the halfway point in the race, Robert Wickens and Christian Vietoris pulled clear from their opponents and secured the 1-2 for the manufacturer from Stuttgart.

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Jun 28

Bruno Spengler claims first pole of the year for BMW

Vietoris, in turn, ranked 0.009 seconds ahead of his fellow Mercedes-Benz driver Robert Wickens

A surprise in DTM qualifying for the race on Sunday at the Norisring: with his BMW M4 DTM, Bruno Spengler outpaced Saturday’s pole sitter, Christian Vietoris (Mercedes-Benz) by the tiny margin of 0.004 seconds and thus claimed the first pole position for BMW in the current season. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 27

Youngster Wehrlein extends range of success for Mercedes-Benz

First DTM race at Norisring

DTM - Pascal Wehrlein, Mercedes-AMG C63 DTM Audi has to wait even longer for a home win and Mercedes-Benz extends its unique spell of success in the DTM at the Norisring. In an impressive way, drivers of the brand from Stuttgart locked out the first four places in the race on Saturday.

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Jun 25

Total surveillance – a visit to the race control

The room is small and monitors are flickering everywhere.

At the front, numerous TVs form a big video wall and the tables are packed with monitors standing side by side. Between them, 15 people are watching the action as if hypnotised. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 24

The fight for every millimetre of tarmac

DTM at the Norisring

DTM Start Norisring Is it still possible to stop Audi ace Jamie Green? This question will be answered from 26th to 28th June when DTM contests its third race weekend of the 2015 season in Nuremberg.

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Jun 23

Jamie Green: “We have to keep our feet on the ground.”

On the past DTM weekend he added 50 points to his tally – the maximum available in a DTM race meeting

In the event held in late May, Jamie Green and his Audi RS5 DTM proved to be invincible and the Briton took the championship lead. And now, he may demonstrate his skills at his absolute favourite circuit.

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Jun 23

Wittmann’s dream to come true: test in a Formula 1 car

For Marco Wittmann, a childhood dream is going to come true

The reigning DTM Champion has been offered the chance of getting behind the wheel of a Formula 1 single-seater for the first time in his career.

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Jun 23

Five DTM drivers on the Le Castellet 6h-Race grid

Several DTM drivers executed a kind of special double preparation, last weekend.

On Saturday, Le Castellet staged the 6h race, a round of Blancpain Endurance Series (BES). While DTM Timo Glock, Bruno Spengler and Maxime Martin contested the event for BMW, Mike Rockenfeller represented the Audi colours and Daniel Juncadella raced for Mercedes-Benz. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 20

DTM partner Hankook finalises the 2015 tyre analysis

All tyres from the upcoming races onwards have already been inspected

The outcome of the analysis acknowledges the conformity of all inspected Hankook tyres with the company’s design guidelines as well as their fundamental analogousness among one another. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 19

The fight for every millimetre – DTM at the Norisring

Is it still possible to stop Audi ace Jamie Green?

This question will be answered from 26th to 28th June when DTM contests its third race weekend of the 2015 season in Nuremberg. For many drivers and fans, the race meeting at the Norisring represents the season highlight.

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Jun 18

Aristocrats to battle it out in the DTM support programme at the Norisring

From the court to the Norisring – on the DTM weekend at Nuremberg’s street circuit, the nobility also will be involved.

On 27th and 28th June, the Audi TT Cup, contested in the DTM support programme, will feature a very special competition: Albert von Thurn und Taxis, Pierre Casiraghi and Marcus Graf von Oeynhausen-Sierstorpff will contest the two makes-cup races at the Norisring as guest drivers.

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Jun 17

Auer and Götz meet children of the ‘Lebenshilfe Böblingen Kart’

Mercedes-Benz drivers Lucas Auer and Maximilian Götz returned to their motor-racing roots

While visiting the ‘Rallye Club Böblingen’, the two DTM rookies went karting with the kids of the club and handicapped kids of the ‘Lebenshilfe’ (disabled support) Böblingen. It goes without saying that the autographs of the two drivers also proved to be in great demand. In addition, Götz and Auer fulfilled the wishes of the children and talked about the daily routine of a racing driver.   Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 16

Formula Vau returns to the Norisring

It was the biggest international young-gun series in single-seater racing: the Formula Vau

In 1965, it made its first appearance on German soil – at the Norisring. And now, 50 years later, the ancestors of today’s young-gun categories, such as Formula 3, will once again be racing through the Grundig-Kehre, Schöller-S and Dutzendteich-Kehre.

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Jun 16

Norisring 2014 – Wickens outclasses them all

In the 2014 Norisring round, he raced in a class of his own: with his Mercedes-Benz, Robert Wickens truly outclassed the entire field

In the end, he crossed the finish-line of the wet race with a 24-second lead, thus underlining his reputation as wet-weather specialist. Behind Wickens, the Audi drivers Jamie Green and Mattias Ekström completed the podium.   Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 15

Following the footsteps of his idol – Q&A with Maximilian Götz

It’s his first DTM season. At the age of 29 years, Maximilian Götz succeeded in advancing to the most popular touring-car series.

In each of the four races contested to date, the Mercedes-Benz driver made it to the finish line. In our Q&A you will learn why his father disapproved of his motor-racing career, in the beginning, what in DTM is impressing Götz, who were his idols and why he looks forward to the Norisring race meeting. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 13

That’s how the 3D-measuring arm works

The Technical DTM regulations, comprising 200 pages, massively restrict the car designers’ scope for creative solutions.

All the more they focus on finding smart detail solutions. And in this area, admissible tolerances represent a key factor as even in the computer age, manufacturing certain components accurately to the hundredth of a millimetre and positioning it just as precisely on a car is virtually impossible.

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Jun 12

DTM and RaceRoom in search for the virtual DTM Champion!

After every Time-Attack-Race, RaceRoom raffles DTM weekend tickets for the season 2015 among all drivers!

Together with DTM, RaceRoom is organizing the DTM Online Championship 2015 from 11 June to 19 October 2015 open for all DTM fans, Sim-Racers and motorsport enthusiasts. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 09

Antonio Felix da Costa to star in the F1 Show at the Hungaroring

Da Costa will take to the track in the Infiniti Red Bull Racing F1 Show

Antonio Felix da Costa to star in the F1 Show at the HungaroringOne of the main attractions of the World Series by Renault between 2008 and 2013 and now starring in the DTM and Formula E championships, Antonio Felix da Costa will be at the wheel of the Renault Sport F1 RS27-powered Red Bull Racing RB8 at the Hungaroring this coming weekend.

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