Tag Archive: Audi

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 »

Jun 16

24 Hours of Le Mans: The programme for Thursday 16 June

It’s the final day of qualifying with two-hour sessions scheduled from 19h00 to 21h00, and from 22h00 to midnight

2016-06-14-Tuesday-0013 Final preparations will be made for the big day as the 60 cars in the field will be going all out to earn the best possible spot on the starting grid. The final minutes of the night session promise to be exciting and full of suspense as we wait to find out who will be in pole position for the big race. Audi, Porsche or Toyota? Place your bets!

Flagworld photo album

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Jun 08

Le Mans 24 Hours: Final shakedowns completed at Le Mans

In total 14 prototypes took to the track

Two days after the official Test Day, 10 of the teams entered for the 84th running of the 24 Hours of Le Mans took the opportunity to finalise their set ups and complete a shakedown on the Bugatti Circuit.  Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 06

24 Hours of Le Mans: Audi tops Test day timings

Here are the highlights from the afternoon session

2016-06-05-0036 The 60 cars due to take the start of the 84th running of the third round of the FIA World Endurance Championship have now completed eight hours of practice on the 13.6km Circuit des 24 Heures track.

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Jun 04

A 1-2 for Audi in the race on Saturday, Wittmann takes points’ lead

Last year already, the brand with the four rings was very successful, winning both races at Lausitz

Start DTM Lausitzring The Lausitzring seems to suit Audi: in the DTM race on Saturday, Miguel Molina and Jamie Green secured a 1-2 for the manufacturer from Ingolstadt.

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May 28

DTM drivers to meet thee challenge ‘Green Hell’

The DTM thriller at Spielberg still is the topic of the day  and there is just another week to go to the third DTM race meeting at the Lausitzring (03rd to 05th June)

Von rechts: Marco Wittmann, Nico Müller und Ex-DTM-Pilot Thomas JägerNonetheless, 11 DTM drivers from the Audi, BMW and Mercedes-Benz camps use this weekend for the excursion to another, spectacular event. Instead of relaxing at home on the couch they meet the ultimate motor-racing challenge: the 24h race at the Nürburgring’s Nordschleife. Read the rest of this entry »

May 22

Timo Glock wins race at Spielberg on Sunday

For the third time in his career, Timo Glock was able to celebrate on the top step of the podium

Timo Glock, BMW M4 DTM In Sunday’s second DTM race at Spielberg in Austria, the BMW driver emerged as the winner. After 42 laps of the 4.326 kilometres long Red Bull Ring, Glock won from the two Audi drivers Mattias Ekström and Jamie Green, who finished second and third respectively.

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May 21

The all-important WEC points battle

It is not impossible for teams or drivers to succeed without a win at Le Mans, but it certainly helps!

We may just be two races in to the 2016 FIA WEC season, but the next round of the championship – the Le Mans 24 Hours on 18/19 June – is key to how the remainder of the season might unfold as double points are on offer.   Read the rest of this entry »

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