Tag Archive: Audi

Feb 06

24 drivers – 24 questions: Answers by António Félix da Costa

In 2016, 24 drivers will be battling to make their big dream come true: winning the DTM champion’s trophy

International top-level drivers will be staging entertaining duels in 18 races on a total of nine weekends. We want to introduce the contenders from BMW, Audi and Mercedes-Benz in detail and have asked each one of them 24 questions. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 06

Fabulous pole for Van Gisbergen and McLaren

Round 1 –  Liqui-Moly Bathurst 12 Hour

Fabulous pole for Van Gisbergen and McLaren McLaren driver Shane Van Gisbergen rewrote the history books on Mount Panorama, by claiming the pole for the 2016 Bathurst 12 Hour in a record-breaking 2’01.286, at the wheel of his #59 Tekno Autosports McLaren. René Rast put the #75 MPC Audi alongside him on the front row. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 04

24 drivers – 24 questions: Answers by Miguel Molina

In 2016, 24 drivers will be battling to make their big dream come true: winning the DTM champion’s trophy

International top-level drivers will be staging entertaining duels in 18 races on a total of nine weekends. We want to introduce the contenders from BMW, Audi and Mercedes-Benz in detail and have asked each one of them 24 questions. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 20

IMSA: The 12 Hours of Sebring poster unveiled

An air force base during World War II, the Sebring circuit is known as merciless

The Sebring International Raceway has revealed the poster for the 64th edition of the 12 Hours of Sebring, second round of the 2016 season of the WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, new name of the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship, which will take place March 19th. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 10

Honours for Porsche and Audi awarded by the BRDC

We are deep in the middle of prize-giving and awards season, and that of the British Racing Drivers’ Club was held on Monday in London

Owners of the Silverstone Circuit in the UK, the Club was founded in 1928 and has been recognising excellence in British and Commonwealth motorsport since that time. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 05

Thrilled test drivers return from Jerez

On the past days at Jerez de la Frontera, a total of 16 drivers was offered the opportunity to test a DTM car at the Spanish circuit

Audi, BMW and Mercedes-Benz used the so-called young driver tests to learn more about the competitiveness of the young drivers they had invited. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 04

Audi banks on continuity: the line-up remains the same, for 2016

The first of the three manufacturers involved in DTM has announced its driver line-up for the 2016 season

The result: when it comes to Audi, the DTM enthusiasts don’t have to accustom to new faces. The Ingolstadt based manufacturer will contest the 2016 season with the line-up they also relied on in 2015.

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Dec 03

Tom Kristensen: from Mister Le Mans to Mister President!

Tom Kristensen, nine-time winner at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, has never quite been so sought after as since he announced his retirement!

Tom Kristensen - photo Audi Sport Yesterday, as a result of the vote of the World Counsel, “Mister Le Mans” is now the President of the FIA Drivers Commission, taking over for Emerson Fittipaldi as he steps down. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 02

DTM tests for Formula 3 young guns

Four of these drivers are hopeful talents

This week, DTM holds its young-driver tests at Jerez and the three manufacturers involved, Audi, BMW and Mercedes-Benz, have invited some of the most promising motor-racing talents to test their DTM racers in Spain. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 18

Jamie Green leads Audi to 1-2-3 in DTM finale

The Audi driver dominated proceedings in the 18th DTM race of the season

Jamie Green leads Audi to 1-2-3 in DTM finale The Hockenheimring Baden-Württemberg seems to suit Jamie Green: in the DTM finale at the Motodrom, the Brit ended the season just like he had started it back in May: with a race win, his fourth of this year.

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Oct 07

Final weight distribution: Wehrlein to race the heaviest car

Rarely this year, the results were as mixed as in the Nürburgring sessions

None of the manufacturers was able to dominate the race action and consequently, the order in the rankings of the sessions featured a nice brand mix.

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Sep 21

Horner coy on VW-Red Bull speculation

“I think it is great that VW have been showing interest in Formula 1, but it is all pure speculation at the moment”

Horner coy on VW-Red Bull speculationChristian Horner doesn’t flatly deny rumours liking VW with a Red Bull Racing buy-out, but is cautious about the time of development such a move would need. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 18

Porsche leave it late in FP2 night practice at COTA

Porsche claimed the top position in both of today’s Free Practice sessions

2015-09-17-3111It looked like the no8 Audi R18 e-tron quattro was going to post the fastest lap of the second 90-minute Free Practice session with Lucas Di Grassi’s 1m47.684, but Timo Bernhard in the No17 Porsche 919 Hybrid beat it with just three minutes left on the clock.

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Aug 29

Porsche head Audi in incident packed FP3 at Nürburgring (+video)

Porsche fought back in Free Practice 3 at Nurburgring this morning with a conclusive 1-2 in the 60-minute session

In cool but dry and sunny conditions, Marc Lieb set a best lap of 1m36.036 in the No.18 Porsche 919 Hybrid. The local ace headed the sister No.17 Porsche 919, which in the hands of Mark Webber stopped the clocks at 1m36.647s. 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 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 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 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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Aug 02

Audi also locks out front row of the grid on Sunday (+video)

Once again, two Audi RS 5 DTMs are on the front row of the grid at Spielberg.

Like in qualifying on Saturday, the Audi drivers also locked out the first two places for the race on Sunday. In the final seconds, Mattias Ekström toppled his fellow Audi driver Mike Rockenfeller to claim pole position. His lap time of 1:42.010 minutes was 0.005 seconds faster than Rockenfeller’s.

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