Tag Archive: Audi

Dec 05

Audi not to appeal against decision to disqualify Abt

Audi has decided not to appeal against the disqualification of Daniel Abt in Hong Kong

The German had won the second race of the double-header weekend in Hong Kong, but was retrospectively excluded from the classification due to a mismatch between part numbers in the technical passport of the car. Read the rest of this entry »

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Dec 04

Réne Rast to also contest the 2018 season for Audi

“To just fight on and keep going for it definitely pays off”

Réne Rast to also contest the 2018 season for AudiI’m delighted with being able to announce that I’m going to also race for Audi Sport in 2018,” said René Rast on Friday evening at the 2017 Autobild Race Night, held within the framework of the Essen Motorshow. The new DTM Champion’s goal for 2018: to defend the title. “To just fight on and keep going for it definitely pays off,” he added. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 26

From 24th to 26th October a total of 10 young talents will test at the Lausitzring for Audi, BMW and Mercedes-AMG

A chance for the young guns

A chance for the young gunsThe DTM Young Driver Tests are a traditional event, today, and this year young drivers once again are offered the opportunity to demonstrate their skills in the cockpit of a DTM vehicle.

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Oct 01

Ekstrom wins in Germany as EKS take double podium for Audi 

Team Peugeot-Hansen’s Timmy Hansen finished runner-up in his Peugeot 208 WRX Supercar

Ekstrom wins in Germany as EKS take double podium for Audi Sweden’s Mattias Ekstrom won this weekend’s ALL-INKL.COM World RX of Germany, the penultimate round of the FIA World Rallycross Championship presented by Monster Energy.

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Sep 28

Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler has revealed the Volkswagen Group’s first fully-electric race car, the Audi e-tron FE04

Audi unveils e-tron FE04

The team announced that Daniel Abt has become an Audi factory driver and will continue to partner 2016/17 FIA Formula E Champion, Lucas di Grassi for season four. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 24

René Rast wins turbulent race on Sunday

Jamie Green the tragic hero in a dramatic final stage

René Rast wins turbulent race on SundayAudi scores another clean sweep of the top three. 35,500 spectators visit the DTM weekend at Spielberg. René Rast has won the DTM race at the Red Bull Ring in Spielberg on Sunday. In a dramatic final stage, the German crossed the finish line after 39 laps ahead of his fellow Audi drivers Mike Rockenfeller and Nico Müller. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 23

Jamie Green claims pole position at Spielberg (+video)

The Red Bull Ring in Spielberg seems to suit Jamie Green

Jamie Green claims pole position at SpielbergAfter two fastest times in the free practice sessions, the Audi driver also secured pole position in qualifying for the race on Saturday. With a lap time of 1m21.973s, the Brit claimed the best starting grid position for the 15th DTM race of the season. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 20

Successful weekend for the DTM drivers

The DTM drivers just can’t do without motor racing

On the weekends they haven’t to contest DTM races they often enjoy themselves in other motor-sport events – and do so successfully. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 18

“Disagreements among the drivers are just normal”

From the involved parties’ point of view, it’s often difficult to decide who was the victim and who the wrongdoer

„Disagreements among the drivers are just normal” The incident when Timo Glock crashed in the Sunday race into the rear of Nico Müller’s Audi caused controversial discussions. At the end of the day, the BMW driver received a booking for having caused the collision. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 14

The way for abolition of the performance weights has been cleared

Manufacturers’ decision for the benefit of the series – Berger: “A strong signal for DTM”

he way for abolition of the performance weights has been clearedWith a forward-looking agreement, the three manufacturers involved in the touring-car series DTM have cleared the way to abolish the highly controversial performance weights. Together with DTM promoter and rights holder ITR, Audi, BMW and Mercedes amicably agreed upon completely abolishing the performance-dependent handicap weights with immediate effect. Read the rest of this entry »

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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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