Tag Archive: Audi

Nov 21

Button admits ‘interest growing’ in Le Mans switch

Jenson Button says the last two months have taught him how to “live in the moment”.

Jenson Button - photo © DPPI - Frédéric Le Floch It’s because while he is in the midst of one of the longest and most successful careers in the history of formula one, Abu Dhabi could also be the last grand prix of his career. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 17

DTM drivers successful in Macau

In the GT3 race held in the support programme of the tradition-rich Macau GP

Edoardo Mortara - Macau DTM drivers Edoardo Mortara (Audi), Augusto Farfus and Marco Wittmann (both BMW) can look back on a successful Macau weekend. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 13

Alonso in Dubai, not Woking as wait continues

Yet another week is threatening to pass with Fernando Alonso’s future still unclear

2014-06-08_0719 Most insiders are utterly convinced that the Spaniard is heading to McLaren-Honda, amid reports the 33-year-old is even scheduled to visit Woking this week to sign what is expected to be the most lucrative deal in F1 history. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 31

Alonso keeps F1 guessing over future

Fernando Alonso is keeping the F1 paddock in the dark over his future, as a string of rival drivers also wait impatiently for his next move.

2014-10-03_0196 - Scuderia Ferrari - Japan - Fernando Alonso Undoubtedly the most powerful player on the driver market, the Spaniard is said to have definitely split with Ferrari, but reports suggest a contractual impasse is in play between Alonso and the Italian team. Once that is past, Sebastian Vettel’s Ferrari switch will surely become official, but for now even Kimi Raikkonen – the other driver wearing red – is on standby. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 30

Audi confirms Domenicali signing

Audi has confirmed the signing of former Ferrari team boss Stefano Domenicali.

2014-01-16_0782 According to DPA news agency, a spokesman for the Volkswagen-owned marque admitted that the 49-year-old Italian will start work at Ingolstadt on November 1. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 29

Domenicali to start work at Audi next week – report

Stefano Domenicali will reportedly start work at Audi next week.

2014-01-16_0782 Earlier this month, reports emerged that the former Ferrari team boss had accepted an offer to work for the Volkswagen-owned carmaker. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 27

Alonso future unclear amid Audi, Lotus rumours

A major sponsor of the Lotus team has stirred up the already confusing speculation about Fernando Alonso’s next move.

Fernando Alonso - Audi  (photo Audi) Most insiders believe the Spaniard and Ferrari have already dissolved their contract, paving the way for Sebastian Vettel to join Kimi Raikkonen at the Italian team in 2015. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 19

A clean sweep of the podium for Audi in the DTM finale

With an overwhelming victory for Audi, the 2014 DTM season came to an end.

DTM - Hockenheim The brand from Ingolstadt had a clean sweep of the first three places in the season finale at Hockenheim and secured the manufacturers’ title in the most popular international touring car series.

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Oct 19

Mattias Ekström wins DTM finale at Hockenheim

Mattias Ekström scored his second victory in a row in the DTM season finale at the Hockenheimring.

DTM - Mattias Ekström In bright sunshine, the Audi works driver came to the fore against his fellow Audi drivers Mike Rockenfeller and Jamie Green in a thrilling dash towards the chequered flag. With Paul Di Resta and Marco Wittmann, the best-placed Mercedes-Benz and BMW driver followed in fourth and fifth place respectively. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 18

Miguel Molina claims final pole position of the year

Full attack mode: an Audi trio up front in qualifying

DTM -  Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline - Miguel Molina BMW or Audi – the battle for the DTM manufacturers title goes into the final and decisive round. In qualifying for the season finale, Miguel Molina (Audi RS 5 DTM) secured pole position. Behind the trio from the Ingolstadt-based brand, Augusto Farfus was classified fourth with his BMW M4 DTM. Pascal Wehrlein drove the fastest DTM Mercedes AMG C-Coupé in sixth place.

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Oct 16

Domenicali’s new job to spark Alonso rumours

Stefano Domenicali has accepted an offer to work for the German manufacturer Audi.

Stefano Domenicali  - photo Getty Images Earlier this week, we reported that the former Ferrari team boss could be moving to the Ingolstadt-based marque to replace Le Mans team chief Wolfgang Ullrich. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 15

Report links Domenicali to Audi

Stefano Domenicali could be Audi-bound, according to a report in Italy’s Autosprint.

2014-03-04_0021 - Scuderia Ferrari - Bahrain - Stefano Domenicali Amid Ferrari’s struggle at the start of the new turbo V6 era, the 49-year-old Italian was replaced as the Maranello team’s boss earlier this year by Marco Mattiacci. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 12

Francesco Sini celebrates Eurov8series title, looks forward to 2015

Chevy racer takes title in front Kostka (Audi), Baldan (Mercedes)

Eurov8series  - solaris-motorsportjpg From the ground up in just two years. Francesco Sini celebrated the EUROV8SERIES title at Hockenheim, finally bringing his Chevrolet Camaro to glory. The project of bringing the American muscle-car to the FG Group championship started at the end of 2012 and went on-track for the first time at the beginning of the 2013 season.  Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 01

Eurov8series: three-way championship fight set for Hockenheim decider

Tomas Kostka (Audi), Nicola Baldan (Mercedes), Francesco Sini (Chevrolet) set for final showdown in Germany

EuroV8Series logo The EUROV8SERIES is ready to re-start its engines this weekend at Hockenheim. The FG GROUP-promoted series lined-up at the German venue for the first time in 2010, when Luigi Ferrara cruised to a double win with a Mercedes C63 AMG. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 28

Ekström scores first victory of the season for Audi at Zandvoort

At Zandvoort in The Netherlands, Mattias Ekström scored the first victory for Audi in the 2014 season.

DTM - Mattias Ekström With his Audi RS 5 DTM, he ended up ahead of already-crowned DTM champion Marco Wittmann. At the finish, the Swede had an advantage of 7.4 seconds. With Martin Tomczyk, another BMW driver claimed the final podium slot.

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Sep 23

F1 ‘not what it used to be’ – Lotterer

In their musings, today’s formula one does not fare well.

2014-08-20 - Caterham F1 Team - Andre Lotterer Le Mans stars Andre Lotterer and Mark Webber have made less than flattering comparisons between their sports car machines and the modern F1 racer.
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Sep 18

Eurov8series back on-track at Sachsenring

Mercedes, Chevrolet, Audi to challenge for title in Germany

EuroV8Series logo After a long summer break, the Eurov8series is about to go back on-track this weekend (September 20th and 21st) at Sachsenring. The German venue will be hosting a single race in the penultimate round of the 2014 series, capping in a spectacular fashion three 30-minute sessions, two of free practice and one of qualifying. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 14

Wehrlein wins – Wittmann is champion

The ‘young guns’ are firmly in control of the DTM

DTM - Lausitzring While 19-year-old Pascal Wehrlein (Mercedes-Benz) celebrated his maiden race win at the Lausitzring, BMW driver Marco Wittmann crowned himself with an early title win in the most popular international touring car series.

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Sep 14

Wittmann new champion, Wehrlein youngest DTM-ever race winner

In DTM qualifying at the Lausitzring, Pascal Wehrlein claimed his maiden pole position.

DTM - Pascal Wehrlein With a fastest time of 1:17.547 minutes, the Mercedes-Benz driver ended up 0.057 seconds ahead of Audi driver Mattias Ekström, who was second.

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Sep 13

A premiere in the Lausitz: Pascal Wehrlein claims pole position

In DTM qualifying at the Lausitzring, Pascal Wehrlein claimed his maiden pole position.

DTM - Pascal Wehrlein With a fastest time of 1:17.547 minutes, the Mercedes-Benz driver ended up 0.057 seconds ahead of Audi driver Mattias Ekström, who was second.

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Sep 04

Caterham confirms Kobayashi return

Kobayashi heading to Monza for Caterham return

2014-06-08_0727 Caterham on Thursday confirmed reports Kamui Kobayashi is returning to race duty this weekend at Monza. The Japanese was sidelined two weeks ago at Spa-Francorchamps, as reigning Le Mans winner Andre Lotterer and his sponsor Hype stepped into the green car.
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Sep 02

Lotterer could return for Caterham at Monza

Mere days before the Italian grand prix, the identity of Caterham’s second race driver is still unclear.

André Lotterer - Caterham - (photo Getty Images) Reports from Japan suggest Kamui Kobayashi will definitely not be back at the wheel of the car at Monza, having already sat out Spa-Francorchamps. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 26

Lucas Auer to get his next sports car outing

FIA Formula 3 European Championship Newsflash

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Having acquired some initial experience with a sports prototype in last year’s FIA World Endurance Championship season finale at Bahrain, Austrian racing driver, Lucas Auer (kfzteile24 Mücke Motorsport), will get another sports car outing next month.

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Aug 24

Caterham lines up new Kobayashi substitute for Monza

The big frontrunner now is Roberto Merhi

20131020-0097 Roberto Merhi has admitted he is in the running to be the next occupant of sidelined Caterham racer Kamui Kobayashi’s seat. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 22

Lotterer ‘not dreaming’ about permanent F1 switch

“Andre absolutely deserves it, even if he is not sitting in the best car” – Vettel

2014-08-20 - Caterham F1 Team - Andre Lotterer Next to the Max Verstappen saga, it was Andre Lotterer’s shock debut that was creating the most waves in the Spa-Francorchamps paddock.
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Aug 20

Caterham to announce one-off race for Lotterer

At the moment, Japanese Kobayashi is scheduled to return to the Caterham cockpit in Monza.

2014-06-07_0874 Little doubt remains that Andre Lotterer will make his formula one race debut with Caterham this weekend at Spa-Francorchamps. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 19

Rumours tip Lotterer for Caterham race debut

The F1 rumour mill is alight with speculation Caterham is taking a new race driver to this weekend’s Belgian grand prix.

2014-06-07_0578 After Kamui Kobayashi admitted recently his race seat may not be safe in the wake of the Leafield based team’s sale and subsequent shakeup, the big rumour now is that the Japanese is set to be replaced by 2014 Le Mans winner Andre Lotterer. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 03

Marco Wittmann celebrates his third season win (updated)

Marco Wittmann extends points’ lead with third season win

DTM - Marco Wittmann action Marco Wittmann is the winner of the sixth round of the DTM at the Red Bull Ring in Spielberg.With his BMW M4 DTM, the points’ leader took the chequered flag after 47 laps with a margin of 3.298 seconds from fellow BMW driver Augusto Farfus.

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Jul 26

Total 24 Hours of Spa: Audi dominates after six hours

The race had been interrupted for almost an hour to permit the evacuation of an injured driver from the track.

At 22:30, six hours after the start of the 66th running of the Total 24 Hours of Spa, the lead was in hands of the #3 Belgian Audi Club Team WRT Audi, closely followed by the #26 Sainteloc Racing Audi.

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Jul 25

Laurens Vanthoor puts #1 Belgian Audi Club Team WRT Audi on pole

Nico Verdonck on 3rd row for the start of the 24 Hours of Spa!

With an inspired lap Laurens Vanthoor put his #1 Belgian Audi Club Team WRT on pole for the 66th running of the Total 24 Hours of Spa.

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