Tag Archive: Audi

Dec 29

Alex Job Racing back with Audi, Sweedler, Bell and Montecalvo

AJR is returning to the Rolex 24 Hours At Daytona (Jan. 28-29)

Alex Job Racing (AJR) announced today that they will compete in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship Tequila Patron North American Endurance Cup with an all-new Audi R8 LMS with drivers Bill Sweedler, Townsend Bell and Frankie Montecalvo. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 07

Toyota: from bitter to sweet

2016 Review

2016-11-19-Saturday-0046 This season has been full of thrills and spills in the Toyota camp, yet the number one constructor of hybrid production cars is not to be deterred. The team will be back in 2017, valiant as ever. As Audi has withdrawn from endurance racing, Toyota and Porsche will be head to head in the LM P1 class next season. 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 19

WEC: Audi to be honoured ahead of 6 Hours of Bahrain

Just before the signal is given for the official formation lap for the final race of the 2016 WEC season

2016-11-19-Saturday-0016 To mark Audi Sport’s final race in the FIA World Endurance Championship the organisers will honour the legendary four-ringed marque with a “farewell lap” ahead of the start of the 6 hours of Bahrain.

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Nov 04

WEC: Hartley leads way for Porsche in FP1

The Headlines from FP1 at Shanghai…….

2016-07-23-Saturday-0165 No.1 Porsche 919 Hybrid leads the way in the first 90-minute Free Practice session as Brendon Hartley claims best lap of 1m46.781s.  No.8 Audi R18 places second with Lucas Di Grassi setting a 1m46.979s to go within 0.2s of leading Porsche. Read the rest of this entry »

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 commits to works Formula E programme

Audi will increase its involvement to full manufacturer status in the FIA Formula E Championship from 2017 onwards

2016-08-24-0164 The announcement came as the German car make confirmed that it will be withdrawing from the World Endurance Championship at the end of the current season. 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

Official FIA WEC and ACO Statements regarding Audi’s announcement

Audi quits WEC to focus on Formula E instead of LMP1

2016-07-24-Sunday-0063 Following Audi’s announcement today about its withdrawal from endurance racing, comments of Pierre Fillon, Président of the Automobile Club de l’Ouest and Gérard Neveu, CEO of the FIA World Endurance Championship are below: Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 15

WEC: Audi grab pole in Fuji thriller! G-Drive lead the way in LMP2

Porsche 919 Hybrids back on front row

No.8 Audi R18 of Loic Duval and Lucas Di Grassi get second pole of 2016 season. Combined time of 1m23.570s just beats No.1 Porsche 919 Hybrid by 0.025s! Toyota Gazoo Racing start third and fourth at home as No.5 heads No.6 TS 050 HYBRID. No.7 Audi R18 starts fifth as top five covered by just 0.286s! Rebellion pole again in LMP1 Privateer category, one second ahead of ByKolles. LMP2 sees G-Drive Racing take fifth pole position of season.  Will Stevens and Roman Rusinov average 1m31.698s Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 08

Four scenarios – how Wittmann, Mortara or Green can win the title

In the DTM season finale at Hockenheim, several constellations in the final two races can make for different results in the battle for the title

Four scenarios – how Wittmann, Mortara or Green can win the titleA lot of factors make you believe that it will be a battle between BMW’s Marco Wittmann and Audi’s Edoardo Mortara. There still is a maximum of 50 points to be won and with a gap of 14 points to the championship leader, Mortara still can steal Wittmann’s lead without the support of other drivers. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 23

Ekstrom to miss DTM finale for World RX title bid

As part of his ‘day job’ racing for Audi in the DTM

DriverFIA World Rallycross Championship leader Mattias Ekstrom has confirmed today (Thursday) that he will race in all three of the final rounds of World RX this season, including at the Estering in Germany next month, which clashes with the final round of the DTM. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 22

DTM city tour in Budapest

The pre-event in the run-up to the eighth DTM race meeting of the 2016 season, in Budapest, made for unforgettable pictures

DTM - Pre-Event in Budapest On Thursday noon, the DTM racers of Audi, BMW and Mercedes-AMG charged down the streets of the Hungarian capital. Prior to the city tour, the protagonists also introduced themselves to the motor-racing enthusiasts not far from the Heroes Square. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 18

WEC: No.1 Porsche takes third consecutive win at COTA

6 Hours of Circuit of the Americas

Reigning champions Timo Bernhard, Mark Webber and Brendon Hartley took victory in today’s 6 Hours of COTA, the Lone Star Le Mans event at Austin, Texas. The trio secured a third consecutive WEC win after a gruelling race held in challenging hot conditions. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 16

WEC: 6 Hours of Circuit of the Americas, Audi takes front row lock out at COTA (updated)

Porsche 919 Hybrids to start from rows two and three

2016-07-22-Friday-0013 Audi lock out the front row in LMP1. The Andre Lotterer/Marcel Fassler No.7 Audi R18 back to the pole on 1:45.842. This compares to last year’s pole time of 1:46.211.  Rebellion Racing score the LM P1 Privateer pole at 1:53.646.  Nicolas Lapierre and Gustavo Menezes secure the LM P2 pole position with an average time of 1:55.892. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 16

WEC: No.8 Audi again fastest in FP2 at COTA

Porsche 919 Hybrids defy the Texan heat

2016-06-15_Wednesday-0033 Audi dominated night practice here at Circuit of The Americas – the team finishing 1-2, split by a mere 0.095 of a second. With its two Le Mans prototypes, Porsche enjoyed a smooth first day of the sixth round of the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC). With ambient temperatures of up to 35 degree Celsius, the two Porsche 919 Hybrids covered 158 laps in total of the 5.513 kilometre long Circuit of The Americas (COTA) in Austin, Texas. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 02

Audi to intensify Formula E programme

Audi working towards fully-fledged factory commitment for 2017/18 season with ABT Schaeffler

Audi to intensify Formula E programmeAudi is set to intensify its future commitment in the FIA Formula E Championship – the world’s first fully-electric racing series. Starting in the 2016/17 season with the opening round in Hong Kong on October 9, Audi will increase its involvement with the ABT Schaeffler Audi Sport Formula E Team. In addition, it is planned to incorporate Formula E into a factory-backed motorsport programme as of the 2017/18 season. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 24

Audi takes 2nd GT Daytona Victory at Lime Rock Park

Lally worked his way to the front in a tight battle

Andy Lally passed Jeroen Bleekemolen with 22 minutes remaining and went on to score his second GT Daytona (GTD) victory of the season in the No. 44 Magnus Racing Audi Tire Center/Auric Solar Audi R8 LMS GT3 started by John Potter.

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Jul 09

WEC: 6 Hours of Nurburgring final entry list revealed

The race around the 5.148 km circuit to see who will come out ahead between Porsche, Audi and Toyota

2015-08-30-Sunday-0042 In just two weeks the fourth round of the FIA World Endurance Championship will be in full swing, with practice and qualifying for the 6 Hours of Nürburgring taking place on Friday and Saturday 22/23 July.   Read the rest of this entry »

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