Tag Archive: Audi

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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Aug 01

Mortara wins at Spielberg

Wehrlein is half-time leader

DTM - Red Bull Ring He had announced if after claiming pole position in qualifying. “Here, we have the fastest car,” Edoardo Mortara said. And he was to be proven right after the first DTM race of 40 minutes at the Red Bull Ring.

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Jul 31

Mortara posts the first fastest time of the weekend – a good omen for Audi?

The first times of the DTM weekend at Spielberg have been posted.

Edoardo Mortara came out as the fastest driver in first free practice on Friday afternoon. The Audi driver completed his fastest lap of the 4.326 kilometres long circuit in 1:25.585 minutes. A good omen for the team from Ingolstadt?

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Jul 23

20 cars for Nürburgring test and press conference

Toyota, Porsche, Audi and Bykolles will each be fielding one car to give the German fans a first glimpse of the LMP1

Some of the teams and drivers competing in the 2015 World Endurance Championship will be heading to the Nürburgring for a test session organised by Toyota Racing on the 27/28 July ahead of the first visit to Germany by the WEC on 28-30 August. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 23

Six former Le Mans winners at Goodwood Revival

The six drivers therefore share no fewer than 18 Le Mans 24-Hour wins between them!

Goodwood Revival 2013Tom Kristensen, the record holder for the number of wins (nine) at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, is just one of the former winners of the race expected in the UK for the Goodwood Revival Weekend (11-13 September). Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 10

The pleasant anticipation of Zandvoort is growing

DTM weekend that is kicked off this Friday at Zandvoort, Netherlands

DTM divers Timo Scheider, Martin Tomczyk and Robert Wickens talk about their expectations, hopes and goals for the race meeting at the unique dune circuit. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 17

Thirty-four cars for first WEC race in Germany

World Endurance Championship approaches the half way stage of the 2015 season

2015-06-14-The Race-21After the high powered drama at the 24 Hours of Le Mans the focus now shifts to the next round of the World Endurance Championship and the new event on the calendar at Nürburgring in Germany, the home race for Audi and Porsche and close to Toyota’s base in Cologne.  Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 15

Formula E stars in action at Le Mans

Di Grassi and Duval take fourth for Audi, Bird on LMP2 podium

2015-06-14-The Race-24Lucas di Grassi and Loic Duval took fourth place overall driving for Audi in last weekend’s Le Mans 24 Hours. The Audi Sport ABT and Dragon Racing drivers were the best-placed Formula E drivers that took place in the world-famous endurance race. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 13

Le Mans 24 hours: Porsche holds sway at half way point

The British driver’s nearest rival is Marco Bonanomi in the no9 Audi R18.

2015-06-14-The Race-36At the half way point of the 24 Hours of Le Mans the no19 Porsche of Nick Tandy is holding a comfortable 61 second lead after 193 laps of racing.

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Jun 13

Le Mans 24 hours: Porsche and Audi battle it out for first six hours at Le Mans

The incident packed first 6-hours saw drama and excitement at every turn of the 14km Le Mans track. 

2015-06-14-The Race-19As the race distance reached twenty-five percent the no7 Audi R18 of Benoit Treluyer overtook the no17 Porsche 919 hybrid of Mark Webber to take the lead just before the Frenchman dived into the pits.  The no17 Porsche had taken the lead on the opening lap of the race.  The lead changed hands three times in the last 30 minutes of the sixth hour.

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