For two years, Lucas Auer shone in the FIA Formula 3 European Championship.
Now, the 20-year-old is rewarded for his performance: he graduates into the DTM and will become a member of the Mercedes-Benz line-up for the upcoming season.
Bruno Spengler and Augusto Farfus came second in their class, together with Bill Auberlen and Dirk Werner.
The Audi and BMW DTM drivers have completed the Daytona 24-hour race with decent results. Mike Rockenfeller, who, as usual, got permission from his employer Audi to race a potentially winning prototype, only just missed out on a podium finish and was classified fourth overall, together with his team-mates Guy Cosmo, Richard Westbrook and Michael Valiante.
Augusto Farfus and Bruno Spengler are racing a BMW Z4 GTE, together with Dirk Werner and Bill Auberlen.
It is the first major motorsport event of any new year: the Daytona 24 Hours. This year, again, a range of DTM drivers is present and is more than happy to use this warm-up as a part of the preparation for the upcoming DTM season.
Thirteen-time Formula 1 grand prix winner David Coulthard lifts the Race Of Champions trophy for the first time
Multiple Formula 1 grand prix winner David Coulthard put in a stunning performance to eclipse 15 fellow stars of motor sport and win the Race Of Champions on a thrilling afternoon of action and entertainment at Bushy Park Barbados.
The current season is just over but the preparations for the 2015 DTM season already are running flat out.
So, Audi, BMW and Mercedes-Benz sent their teams to Jerez, Spain, for three days of joint testing. While working on the performances of the Audi RS 5 DTM, BMW M4 DTM and DTM Mercedes AMG C-Coupé vehicles, the teams covered a lot of testing kilometres.
But the BMW works driver did not only receive awards, in this event, he also handed trophies on himself
At the tradition-rich ‘Race Night’, held annually by Auto Bild Motorsport and Auto Bild Sportscars within the framework of the Essen Motorshow, Marco Wittmann received two awards: on the one hand, the BMW works driver won the ‘Touring Car driver of the Year’ reader poll and on the other, Mike Rockenfeller, who won this award in 2013, presented the new DTM Champion the ‘Golden Racing Driver Shoe’.
Stars & Cars, 2014 – Celebrate the best
Fair premiere: Audi Sport TT Cup prototype at the fair stand
Now, with the thrilling 2014 DTM season being over, the motor-racing enthusiasts may look forward to the ‘extra time’: at the Essen Motor Show (29th November to 07th December), right before entering the off-season, the top division of international touring-car racing once again will showcase itself in big style.