Category Archive: DTM

Sep 04

Mercedes-Benz launch new DTM racer

“I already am looking forward to watching the new Mercedes-AMG C 63 DTM racing” – Ulrich Fritz

The 2015 DTM season just is entering its crucial phase but even before three final race meetings of the year, held at  Oschersleben, the Nürburing and Hockenheim, Mercedes-Benz offered the DTM enthusiast the chance of taking a look at what the future will bring by launching their car for the coming DTM seasons: the 2016 Mercedes-AMG C 63 DTM. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 04

Formula 4: Attractive support races with Mick Schumacher

His father Michael is a legend and consequently, the public interest is extremely high.

Therefore, it will come as no surprise that Mick Schumacher used an alias, in the first years of his still short career. Only since the beginning of the 2015 season, his real name can be found on the entry lists. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 03

Götz covers a lot of kilometres – Tambay faster than the rest

Mattias Ekström and Pascal Wehrlein entertained the Moscow crowds with a thrilling fight for the championship lead

Wehrlein delivered a brilliant performance in race one to steal the Swede’s position at the very front of the championship standings. In round two, however, Ekström struck back: he finished third, pass his rival again and left Moscow as championship leader.

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Aug 30

Moscow Raceway: Rockenfeller wins

Ekström claims back points’ lead

DTM - Mattias Ekström, Audi RS5 DTM There is no doubt that he can rightfully refer to himself as ‘Moscow expert’. Two years after his victory in the first-ever DTM race at Moscow Raceway, Mike Rockenfeller had reason to celebrate in Russia once again. In a turbulent race, the Audi driver steered clear of every incident on the track, made maximum use of his pole position and scored a dominant lights-to-flag victory. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 30

Wolff only eyeing young talent long-term

Toto Wolff confirms that he sees Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg forming Mercedes F1 line-up for the foreseeable future…

Wolff only eyeing young talent long-termMercedes motorsport boss Toto Wolff admits that, while he is excited by the up-and-coming talent on the marque’s roster, there is not plan to rush them into F1. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 30

And all of a sudden, Mercedes is favourite

The first impressions of the DTM race weekend at Moscow did not quite speak in favour of Mercedes-Benz.

Audi and BMW dominated proceedings in the two free practice sessions and appeared to be better sorted at Moscow Raceway. But when things gor serious, the brand from Stuttgart was there and secured its first win at the track, opened in 2012, courtesy of Pascal Wehrlein.

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Aug 29

Wehrlein strikes back in Moscow

Ekström loses points’ lead

DTM - Pascal Wehrlein, Mercedes-AMG C63 DTM It was a nerve-wrecking affair until the final seconds. The first race at Moscow Raceway showed in an impressive way what the DTM has in store: fierce battles between the manufacturers, entertaining duels, bitter retirements and a new leader in the drivers’ standings.

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Aug 29

Spengler uses brief dry spell

In second free practice on Saturday morning, the 24 DTM drivers had to deal with highly changeable conditions.

When Martin Tomczyk started the action in the second session at Moscow Raceway at 10.40 hrs (9.40 hrs CET), the sun looked all set to come out on top in the battle against the early morning rain clouds. The wet track dried out fairly quickly and 25 minutes into the session, the first teams decided to switch to rain tyres. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 28

The expert’s tip: Bednaruk favours Spengler and Wittmann

He makes sure that the Russian crowds on site are perfectly informed

Sergey Bednaruk is the track announcer for the DTM race meeting at Moscow. And in addition, he is a true motor-racing expert. Bednaruk works both for the Russian version of motorsport.com and as TV commentator. In his expert tip he tells us what he is expecting from the Russian race weekend and who he believes to become the beaming winners.   Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 27

DMSB pronounces sentence for gamesmanship

As such behaviour massively damages the sport’s public reputation, the sentence had to be appropriately severe

The sports court of the German Motor Racing Association, DMSB, analysed the incidents that occurred within the framework of the DTM race at Spielberg and convicted the persons involved for having displayed gamesmanship. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 26

Modern, twisting and challenging – DTM to race at Moscow

The hunt for DTM old hand Mattias Ekström is on

Modern, twisting and challenging – DTM to race at Moscow At Moscow’s state-of-the-art GP circuit, the battle for the 2015 DTM title will enter its next round. From 28th to 30th August, the Moscow Raceway, located to the west of the Russian capital, will stage the 11th and 12th rounds of the season. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 24

DTM to keep on racing at the Nürburgring in the coming years

DTM will keep on racing at the Nürburgring, in the fairly long term

DTM - Nürburgring A contract for the years up to and including 2017 now was signed by capricorn Nürburgring GmbH (CNG) and DTM promoter ITR. Since its debut appearance back in 1984, DTM contested a total of 69 races at the Nürburgring. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 19

Enthralling highlights of 10 races

Spectacular retirements, risky overtaking manoeuvres, beaming winners and several controversial scenes.

More than 50 percent of the 2015 DTM season’s races already have been contested and as usual, the series has been providing pictures that made not only the hearts of motor-racing enthusiasts beat faster. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 15

Once Audi, once BMW – the DTM history at Moscow

DTM’s debut appearance at the Moscow Raceway proved to be a race dominated by tactics

DTM logoAudi and BMW are the manufacturers who dominated the races held at Russia’s Moscow Raceway to date. Since the modern motor-racing facility located in the western parts of the Russian capital was opened in 2012, DTM contested two race weekends there. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 14

At the very limit – the freestyle show of Alexey Kolesnikov

To push the envelope and take oneself to the very limit

For a DTM driver battling it out with his rivals and wanting to stand his ground in the series, doing so is a must.  Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 13

Performance weights: 30-kilo gap between Audi and BMW

Due to the performance-weight regulations, Mattias Ekström’s Audi RS 5 DTM already was the heaviest car on the Spielberg grid.

No handicap for the Swede: having finished fifth on Saturday, he won the Sunday race at the Red Bull Ring, thus securing the drivers’ championship lead.

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Aug 07

Season half-time in DTM: More races, more spectators and more excitement

10 races of the 2015 DTM season have been contested

DTM logoIn previous years, all the trophies would have been secured and all the titles won, after this number of races. In 2015, however, it’s just season half-time for teams and drivers.

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Aug 07

DTM rookies: points add to the wealth of experience

“The first step always is the hardest.”

A proverb that also applies to the three rookies on the 2015 DTM grid. And in particular to young Austrian Lukas Auer. In the installation lap of the season opener at Hockenheim, he took his Mercedes-AMG C63 DTM into the gravel, stranded and couldn’t contest the race.

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Aug 03

Stewards’ decision concerning the DTM race at Spielberg

The affected Audi Team Phoenix renounced an appeal

Audi driver Timo Scheider is excluded from the result of the DTM race on Sunday, August 2, 2015, due to the collision with Mercedes-Benz driver Robert Wickens.

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Aug 02

Ekström wins in the rain

Radio call sparks a lot of discussion 

DTM - Mattias Ekström, Audi RS5 DTMOverwhelming – that is the only suitable way to describe Mattias Ekström’s performance in the race at the Red Bull Ring on Sunday. In the most adverse conditions with pouring rain, the Audi driver secured victory after 34 laps.

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