Tag Archive: Audi

Jul 27

This weekend, nearly 50 percent of the DTM field will be battling it out for the win in the Spa-Francorchamps 24h Race

Defending Spa champion Martin: “Let the race begin”

With Maxime Martin, Tom Blomqvist, Bruno Spengler (all BMW), Nico Müller, Jamie Green, René Rast (all Audi) and Edoardo Mortara (Mercedes-AMG), seven DTM drivers will contest the tradition-rich endurance race.

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Jul 26

Like it or not, Formula E is the future of motorsport

It’s up to manufacturers to jump on board or get left behind

Mercedes’ announcement that it would be snapping up its option on a Formula E entry and joining the electric revolution in 2019 caused quite a stir in motorsport circles when the news dropped on Monday night.  Read the rest of this entry »

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Jul 23

Tom Blomqvist flies to his second pole position in Moscow

The Brit will be followed by Bruno Spengler (BMW)

Tom Blomqvist flies to his second pole position in MoscowThe engineers from Audi, BMW and Mercedes-AMG probably didn’t get a lot of sleep in the night from Saturday to Sunday during the DTM weekend at Moscow Raceway.

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Jul 22

Winner Rast claims back points’ lead and is the DTM half-time champion

Rockenfeller completes 1-2 for Audi with a broken foot

Winner Rast claims back points’ lead and is the DTM half-time championMarco Wittmann comes third after an entertaining duel with Robert Wickens. In his first race at Moscow Raceway, René Rast claimed victory straight away. In the race at the 3.931 kilometres long track on Saturday, the Audi driver converted his pole position into a commanding race win, his second victory in the most popular international touring car series. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jun 27

Schaeffler and Audi to cooperate in powertrain development

Schaeffler has been involved in the innovative electric racing series from Day One

Schaeffler and Audi to cooperate in powertrain developmentDuring the German home round of Team ABT Schaeffler Audi Sport in Berlin (June 10/11) Schaeffler and Audi agreed on an extensive cooperation in the development of the powertrain for the next three generations of the Formula E race car.

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Jun 07

Ekström: “More of that is welcome”

And now, with four of the 18 races of the 2017 season contested, the Audi driver takes interim stock.

Ekström: “More of that is welcome”Thanks to a courageous pit-stop strategy, Mattias Ekström finished second in the second round of the second race meeting, at the Lausitzring.  Read the rest of this entry »

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Jun 04

Audi dominates main race in Zolder

Blancpain GT Series

Will Stevens and Markus Winkelhock (#2 Belgian Audi Club Team WRT R8) claimed victory in the Blancpain GT Series main race at the Zolder track.

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May 20

Lucas Auer claims second season win at Lausitz

For the second time this year already, the Austrian national anthem was played after a DTM race

Lucas Auer claims second season win at LausitzIn the Saturday race at the Lausitzring, Lucas Auer scored his second victory of the season. In an impressive way, the only 22-year-old Mercedes-AMG driver had secured the best starting grid position in qualifying and put in a dominant performance in the race, finishing ahead of his fellow Mercedes-AMG driver Robert Wickens and Audi’s René Rast in second and third pace respectively.  Read the rest of this entry »

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May 20

Auer claims pole position at Lausitzring

The leader is setting the pace

The leader is setting the paceFor the ifth time in his DTM career, Lucas Auer will be on pole position for a DTM race.

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May 19

Two Audis on top in free practice

Audi dominated proceedings in free practice of the DTM at the Lausitzring on Friday

Two Audis on top in free practiceAll six drivers of the brand ended up in the top eight. Mike Rockenfeller posted the fastest time, 97 hundredths of a second faster than his fellow Audi driver Mattias Ekström. Read the rest of this entry »

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May 12

Le Mans 24-Hours museum Exhibition: Le Mans 67- An exceptional grand prix

4th May – 31st August

Exhibition: 4th May – 31st August  Le Mans 67 – Le Mans 67 – An exceptional grand prix

The Le Mans 24-Hours museum, owned by the Automobile Club de l’Ouest since February 2017, is putting on its first temporary exhibition on the theme of the Formula 1 Grand Prix run on the Le Mans Bugatti circuit in 1967 under the title, Le Mans 67 – An exceptional grand prix. Read the rest of this entry »

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Apr 19

Conway to replace Duval for Paris ePrix

Conway raced seven times for Venturi Formula E in Season 2

Mike Conway will make his return to the FIA Formula E Championship at the Paris ePrix for Faraday Future Dragon Racing in place of Loic Duval, who has clashing DTM commitments for Audi on that weekend. Read the rest of this entry »

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Apr 07

No more secrets: DTM opens the garages for the fans

Mercedes-AMG still the dominating force

The DTM is further extending its already familiar fan activities in order to enhance the on-site experience for the fans at the race trackDTM stands for extremely close motor racing at the highest level. On the track, the drivers and teams racing for Audi, BMW and Mercedes-AMG fight for every thousandth of a second. The Mercedes-AMG C63 DTM also proved to be the quickest on the third of the four days of testing at the Hockenheimring.

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Apr 06

No more secrets: DTM opens the garages for the fans

DTM stands for extremely close motor racing at the highest level

DTM - Getting closer the Pit View allows the fans to get really close to the actionOn the track, the drivers and teams racing for Audi, BMW and Mercedes-AMG fight for every thousandth of a second. And when the cars aren’t in action, the work continues in the pit lane or, more precisely, in the garages.

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Apr 05

DTM enters the hot preparation phase – week of testing has been kicked off

The countdown for the DTM season kick-off is ticking ceaselessly

DTM enters the hot preparation phase – week of testing has been kicked offFor the premium-car manufacturers involved in DTM – Audi, BMW and Mercedes-AMG – these final official DTM tests in the run-up to the 2017 season represent the beginning of the hot preparation phase.

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Mar 30

More race action in the 2017 DTM season

The countdown for the 2017 DTM season is on

More race action in the 2017 DTM seasonIn less than 40 days, the popular touring-car series will start into its season with an adapted format.

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Feb 28

Last DTM tests prior to the homologation deadline on 01st March

The countdown is on: on first March, the DTM cars for the 2017 season will be homologated

BMW M4 DTMAnd in the run-up to the homologation, Audi, BMW and Mercedes-AMG travelled to Portugal for the first tests in 2017 (21st to 23rd February) that also represented the last opportunity to test the cars prior to the homologation deadline.    Read the rest of this entry »

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Feb 10

Audi as only manufacturer with three teams

Three months before the 2017 DTM season opener, Audi has announced its team assignments

Mattias EkströmThe premium brand will be the only manufacturer to put three teams on the grid. The DTM season will kick off at the Hockenheimring on May 5. Read the rest of this entry »

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Feb 09

Heikkinen confirmed to partner Ekstrom in 2017

EKS recently announced that it will receive increased support from Audi for its 2017 World RX campaign

DriverFinland’s Toomas ‘Topi’ Heikkinen has been retained by FIA World Rallycross Championship winning team EKS for the 2017 season and will race an Audi S1 Supercar alongside World RX Drivers’ Champion, Mattias Ekstrom. Read the rest of this entry »

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Feb 08

More insight into the DTM paddock for the fans

Friendliness towards the fans always has represented a priority in DTM

More insight into the DTM paddock for the fansIn the paddock, the fans of the popular touring-car series can get closer than close to the drivers representing the Audi, BMW and Mercedes-AMG camps. During autographing sessions with the likes of Mattias Ekström, Marco Wittmann, Gary Paffett & Co, for instance.

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