Category Archive: DTM

Jan 18

Tales from the paddock- Robert Wickens: “You literally overtake one or two cars every lap”

What an eventful week!

DTM - Robert Wickens A podium spot in the curtain-raiser 24-hour race in Dubai, a new Silver Arrows driver and a World Champion as ambassador. 2017 is finally underway… Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 19

Dieter Gass to become new Head of Audi Motorsport

Dr. Ullrich will remain with Audi in an advisory role until the end of 2017

Dieter Gass and Dr. Wolfgang UllrichScheduled change at the helm of Audi Sport: Effective January 1, 2017, after 23 years of service, Head of Audi Motorsport Dr. Wolfgang Ullrich (66) will hand over this post to his successor, Dieter Gass (53). Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 16

The 2017 DTM race calendar – book your tickets now

Nine events, 18 races

DTM title chase intensifies The calendar for the 2017 DTM season has been fixed. From 05th May to 15th October, the DTM teams and drivers will battle it out for championship points and race wins in 18 races on nine race weekends.

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Dec 14

Tales from the paddock – Robert Wickens: “The film shows the friendship that exists within the team” (+videos)

Mercedes-AMG Motorsport in the 2016 season

DTM - Robert Wickens Tales from the paddock – Robert Wickens: “The film shows the friendship that exists within the team”
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Dec 10

BMW announces DTM driver line-up for 2017

BMW is going to rely on proven drivers, in the 2017 DTM season

Timo Glock and Marco WittmannThis Friday, the Munich based manufacturer was the first brand to announce its driver line-up for the coming season. And BMW chose six drivers that already represented their camp in the previous years. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 07

Mercedes-AMG Motorsport in the 2016 season

Tales from the paddock – Gary Paffett: “Many thanks for the fantastic support”

2016-12-03 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - Nico Rosberg - Sindelfingen (20) One week after winning the FIA Formula One World Championship, the newly crowned World Champion Nico Rosberg joined other members of the Silver Arrows team in thanking the whole of the Mercedes-AMG Motorsport family at the Sindelfingen plant. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 07

BMW to rely on the services of two DTM teams, in the future

Just as Mercedes-AMG, BMW now also have restructured their team line-up for the 2017 DTM season

20160508-0101 A few weeks ago, the Stuttgart based manufacturer announced that all its cars will be run by Mercedes-AMG DTM-Team HWA, next year. In the case of BMW, however, two teams will be responsible for running BMW’s DTM racers: BMW Team RMG and BMW Team RBM. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 30

Young Driver test and DTM test at Jerez

Development of the 2017 DTM vehicles from 29th November to 02nd December

Joel ErikssonHaving already tested at Oschersleben and Portimão, Audi, BMW and Mercedes-AMG now travelled to Jerez de la Frontera for the third phase of testing for the 2017 DTM season.

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Nov 23

2017 DTM season to be kicked off with two highlights

Tickets for the first two races available from Friday

Tickets for the first two races available from Friday The 2017 DTM calendar is assuming shape. On the first weekend in May, the season will be kicked off at the Hockenheimring Baden-Württemberg.

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Nov 22

Da Costa and Rosenqvist shine in Macau – bad luck for Mortara and Müller

The weekends of the five DTM drivers that travelled to China to contest the 2016 Macau GP differed to the max

António Félix da Costa While both Edoardo Mortara and Nico Müller who competed in the GT race had close encounters with the crash barriers of the tight street circuit and had to leave Macau fortunately unharmed but empty-handed, António Félix da Costa, Felix Rosenqvist and Daniel Juncadella delivered in the Formula 3 race. Félix da Costa won the prestigious race at the Giua circuit, with Felix Rosenqvist coming second – and Juncadella finished eighth.   Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 19

Five DTM drivers want to win in Macau

The 2016 Macau Grand Prix is the penultimate motor-racing highlight of the season

Edoardo Mortara and Nico Müller will contest the event in Macau with Audi R8 vehicles.Since Thursday, 17th, November, the drivers have been battling it out with one another at the spectacular Guia Circuit in the practice and qualifying sessions of the GT3, Formula 3 and motorbike categories. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 18

Robert Wickens: “I’m happy with massive progress I made”

The 2016 season was the best in Robert Wickens’ DTM career to date

Robert Wickens: All in all I can be proud of my achievements in the 2016 DTM season.In six of the first 12 races contested, the Canadian made it to the podium and won a race both at Zandvoort and Moscow. A not to competitive final third of the season, however, cost him the chance of winning the title. Nonetheless, he was the best Mercedes-AMG driver and finished fourth in the championship. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 17

Robert Wickens: “My anger at Mattias has disappeared“

The 2016 season was the best in Robert Wickens’ DTM career to date

Robert Wickens: A podium in the season opener – exactly what I had hoped for.In six of the first 12 races contested, the Canadian made it to the podium and won a race both at Zandvoort and Moscow. A not to competitive final third of the season, however, cost him the chance of winning the title. Nonetheless, he was the best Mercedes-AMG driver and finished fourth in the championship.

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Nov 16

Tales from the paddock – Robert Wickens: “Edoardo will take our team forward”

Mercedes-AMG Motorsport in the 2016 season

2016-11-12 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - Slash - Lewis Hamilton Big build-up to finale: The one-two victory for Mercedes AMG Petronas in the Brazilian Grand Prix at Sao Paulo means that the battle for the world title goes to the wire in Abu Dhabi. But before that, there is some important race action on the legendary street circuit of Macau… Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 08

Marco Wittmann on “Champions-Tour”

In an interview he talks about his experiences after winning his second DTM title

Marco Wittmann visited the BMW plant in MunichSince Marco Wittmann was crowned DTM Champion for the second time at the DTM season finale in Hockenheim, he has been travelling from one event to the next. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 02

Tales from the paddock – Lucas Auer: “After the second day of testing, I had a sore behind” (+videos)

Mercedes-AMG Motorsport in the 2016 season

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Nov 02

Joint DTM test at Oschersleben

Less than two weeks had gone by since the DTM season finale at Hockenheim when the DTM cars were back in action

Mike RockenfellerThe preparations for the 2017 season already are running flat out and so, the three manufacturers involved in DTM, Audi, BMW and Mercedes-AMG, tested their development vehicles for the coming season from 25th to 28th October at Oschersleben.

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Oct 31

Audi’s route to the title – part one

In 2016, the eight drivers tied in with the performances of the previous season and this time, they were rewarded for their efforts

Nico Müller and Edoardo Mortara In the 2015 season, they completed more laps in the lead than anybody else, secured the biggest number of poles and won 10 of the 18 races but nonetheless, the Ingolstadt base brand failed to win any titles. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 27

Audi keeps on banking on DTM in the future

Audi re-orientated their motor-racing strategy – but the DTM involvement remained untouched

2016 Audi won in both the manufacturers’ and the team titles.This Wednesday (26th October, in front of some 300 motor-sport department employees, Chairman Rupert Stadler announced and presented the reorientation of the premium brand. While the Ingolstadters say farewell to the FIA WEC to join the Formula E with a works effort, DTM will remain an attractive field of activity for the brand with the four rings. It would be important to focus on the things that would keep Audi competitive in the coming years, Stadler stressed. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 26

Timo Scheider’s career – a life for DTM

For 16 years, DTM was the only thing that counted for Timo Scheider

The champion defended his title: Timo Scheider in 2009.In these 16 years, he left a mark in the series like nearly nobody else. “DTM was my life,” reveals Scheider who announced his retirement during the season finale at Hockenheim with tears in his eyes – or, more precisely, had to announce.

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