Tag Archive: Audi

Apr 23

ART Grand Prix – new stars in the DTM sky

The latest asset to the Mercedes-Benz camp is the French ART Grand Prix squad

In the 2015 DTM season, Mercedes follow the example of their rivals Audi and BMW: just like the Bavarian manufacturers, the Stuttgarters also will contest the battle for the 2015 touring-car racing crown with eight vehicles.

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Apr 14

Starting signal for the second DTM tests at Oschersleben

Marco Wittmann will have the honour of contesting the 2015 season with the #1 on his BMW M4 DTM

Wittmann, Vietoris und ScheiderThis Monday, within the framework of the DTM media day at the Motorsport Arena Oschersleben, Audi, BMW and Mercedes-Benz presented themselves to the media representatives on site. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 31

DTM tests at Oschersleben

Just a few weeks before the 2015 season will be officially kicked off on the first weekend in May at Hockenheim

DTM logo The motor-sport departments of the manufacturers involved – Audi, BMW and Mercedes-Benz – will use the second and last official pre-season tests at Oschersleben (13th to 16th April) to complete their preparations for the things to come. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 21

Action-packed support programme

Integral part of the DTM event package

DTM logo Even when the engines of the DTM vehicles of Audi, BMW and Mercedes-Benz have fallen silent, in the pit lane of the respective DTM even – the track and the crowds won’t be given a rest. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 05

DTM to start into the new season with new press officer

Lorenz Liechti (39) to assume DTM Media Relations in Stuttgart

DTM logo With immediate effect, there’s a new man at the helm of the DTM Press & PR department: Swiss media expert Lorenz Liechti (39) assumed the responsibility for the media relations of the internationally popular touring-car series. Liechti will be working in Stuttgart, in the headquarters of DTM promoter and rights holder ITR.

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Mar 03

Audi tests in Portugal

The number of test days permitted in the DTM are strictly limited

Which makes the task that Mattias Ekström and Mike Rockenfeller must complete from March 2-4 in Portuguese Portimão even more important: about two months before the 2015 DTM season starts, Audi Sport puts two RS 5 DTM test cars through their paces. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 03

Great start to the year for Audi in Australian GT

Rnd#1 Australian GT Championship presented by Pirelli

Australian GT - LRMawer 31 AGT Clipsal 500 The Audi Sport Customer Racing team turned up in force in Adelaide for the opening round of the Australian GT Championship presented by Pirelli, with six cars – four Audi R8 GT3 ultras, and two Trophy Class specification Audi R8 LMS GT3s – in which to do battle for outright and Trophy Class honours. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 19

Australian GT Championship presented by Pirelli: 2-time Australian GT Champion moves to Audi

Griffith Corporation Audi R8 LMS GT3

Mark Griffith Audi Mockup v7 After claiming back-to-back Australian GT, GT Sports championship trophies in 2014, popular Queensland competitor Mark Griffith pronounced himself ready to ‘step up’ to the more outright categories in 2015, with the revelation that he’d taken delivery of a former front-running GT3 Ferrari 430 in which to go after the Challenge class title this season, but a chance opportunity at the final round of the 2014 season in New Zealand, made a big impact on that decision.. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 19

Audi and the DTM 2015 project

In ten weeks from now, the ‘DTM 2015’ project will begin in earnest for the Audi squad.

On May 2, the first in a total of 18 races of the new season will be held at the Hockenheimring. Audi’s mission for 2015: to defend the manufacturers’ title in the internationally popular touring car racing series and to bring the drivers’ title back home to Ingolstadt and Neckarsulm. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 31

Colin Thompson transitions to World Challenge in 2015

Driving a Porsche 911 GT3 Cup in the GT Cup category

J.Colin Thompson Porsche 14 Reigning Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge USA Champion Colin Thompson will move up to the Pirelli World Challenge Championships in 2015, Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 26

DTM stars with decent results in Daytona

Bruno Spengler and Augusto Farfus came second in their class, together with Bill Auberlen and Dirk Werner.

The Audi and BMW DTM drivers have completed the Daytona 24-hour race with decent results. The second-placed BMW team on the podiumMike Rockenfeller, who, as usual, got permission from his employer Audi to race a potentially winning prototype, only just missed out on a podium finish and was classified fourth overall, together with his team-mates Guy Cosmo, Richard Westbrook and Michael Valiante.
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Jan 23

Audi R8 to pace 53rd Rolex 24 At Daytona for Third consecutive yYear

Premium Manufacturer Renews IMSA Partnership

2015-01-15-1042A V10-powered Audi R8 will lead the field to the green flag for the third consecutive year in the Rolex 24 At Daytona, as International Motor Sports Association (IMSA) officials today announced the Audi R8 V10 Plus will be the Official Safety Car for the twice-around-the-clock event. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 18

Audi celebrates its successful racers

Audi celebrated the Audi Sport Finale 2014, the Audi motorsport squad’s traditional close of the season.

2014-01-16_0782 The evening was centered on the success achieved in the 2014 season and bid an emotional farewell to Le Mans record winner Tom Kristensen. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 11

Advance booking for the 2015 DTM season has begun

Fans can secure the tickets for six race meetings of the coming season

DTM logo The advance booking for the 2015 DTM season has begun. From December 2014, the fans can consequently secure their box seat for the hottest race action currently available in international touring-car racing.

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Dec 05

DTM tests for FIA Formula 3 European Championship aces

FIA Formula 3 European Championship Newsflash

FIA Formula 3 European Championship logo

Numerous world-class racing drivers can confirm that a Formula 3 cockpit represents an important stepping stone to a career in the highest motor-racing categories.

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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 »

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