Tag Archive: BMW

Dec 07

BMW to rely on the services of two DTM teams, in the future

Just as Mercedes-AMG, BMW now also have restructured their team line-up for the 2017 DTM season

20160508-0101 A few weeks ago, the Stuttgart based manufacturer announced that all its cars will be run by Mercedes-AMG DTM-Team HWA, next year. In the case of BMW, however, two teams will be responsible for running BMW’s DTM racers: BMW Team RMG and BMW Team RBM. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 30

Young Driver test and DTM test at Jerez

Development of the 2017 DTM vehicles from 29th November to 02nd December

Joel ErikssonHaving already tested at Oschersleben and Portimão, Audi, BMW and Mercedes-AMG now travelled to Jerez de la Frontera for the third phase of testing for the 2017 DTM season.

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Nov 02

Joint DTM test at Oschersleben

Less than two weeks had gone by since the DTM season finale at Hockenheim when the DTM cars were back in action

Mike RockenfellerThe preparations for the 2017 season already are running flat out and so, the three manufacturers involved in DTM, Audi, BMW and Mercedes-AMG, tested their development vehicles for the coming season from 25th to 28th October at Oschersleben.

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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 19

Interview with the champion: “I had to fight for every point”

Marco Wittmann did it

Marco Wittmann was crowned DTM champion for the second timeThanks to his fourth place at the season finale at the Hockenheimring he was crowned DTM champion for the second time. This makes Wittmann the first BMW driver to win two drivers’ championships in the DTM.

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Oct 15

A strong qualifying by BMW – Félix da Costa on pole position

In the penultimate qualifying session of his DTM career, António Félix da Costa secured his second pole position

António Félix da CostaIn qualifying for Saturday’s 17th DTM race of the season, the Portuguese posted the fastest lap time of 1m32.344s with his BMW M4 DTM and thus will be starting from the best grid position.

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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 30

Alex Zanardi back on track with Sparco

Paralympic Champion Alex Zanardi back on track in Mugello for the last round of Italian GT Championship

Alex Zanardi - Sparco Prime Zanardi will fit the new Sparco Prime suit on his BMW Team Italia’s BWM M6 GT3. Welcome back Alex. Alex Zanardi will be back on track in the sixth round of Italian GT Championship next October 16th . Sparco will join the Italian champion that will fit the new Sparco Prime suit, the lightest suit ever made by Volpiano’s brand. The suit weight il less than 600gr.  Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 27

BMW announces Andretti tie-in

BMW i to continue as Official Vehicle Partner

BMW announces Andretti tie-inBMW has announced that it will work closely with the Andretti team in the FIA Formula E Championship – the fully-electric city street racing series. As a partner of Andretti Formula E, BMW Motorsport will work closely with the team in order to familiarise itself with the series and to check the possibility of a works involvement in the future. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 27

BMW to enter WEC from 2018

“We want to further expand our activities in GT racing and compete in the FIA World Endurance Championship”

2016-01-14-15-26-49_0264 One of the world’s most recognisable automotive companies, BMW, has announced that it will be joining the FIA World Endurance Championship from 2018. 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 »

Jul 04

Sebastian Vettel buys unique art collection celebrating 32 F1 World Champions

Champions Collection for Champion Driver

Sebastian Vettel buys unique art collection celebrating 32 F1 World Champions World Champions in Art, the entity which was created to celebrate the achievement of all 32 of the FIA’s World Champion drivers in individual artistic depictions, is delighted to announce that the entire 32-­piece collection has been acquired by Sebastian Vettel, himself a four-­times World Champion. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 05

Pole position for Auer – penalty for Vietoris

BMW drivers Bruno Spengler and Marco Wittmann were on top for a long time in qualifying

Pole position for Auer - penalty for VietorisGreat joy for the Mercedes-AMG DTM Team Mücke after qualifying on Sunday: during the team’s home round at Lausitzring, Lucas Auer claimed pole position for the race on Sunday.

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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 26

Spielberg analysis: ‘An issue for Norbert Haug’

During a DTM weekend one often witnesses things happening that just can’t be explained in two simple sentences

Norbert HaugThings that better should be assessed, analysed and explained by the experts. And who would be a better man for this job than Norbert Haug? For 22 years (1990 to 2012) he was the Mercedes-Benz Motorsport Director and since 2014 he has been analysing the occurrences prior to, during and after the races for DTM’s German TV partner ARD as expert and co-commentator. 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

Really fast lap times, Blomqvist on top

At 17.00 hrs sharp on Friday afternoon, the DTM started into its second weekend of the 2016 season

Tom Blomqvist was the only one in the field to post a lap time of under 1 minute 24 seconds and ended up fastest with 1:23.941 minutes, a really fast lap time.Four minutes  after the green flags were waved at the Red Bull Ring, all 24 drivers already had left their pit boxes. However, at Spielberg as well, the first outing only served as an installation run for most of them. Read the rest of this entry »

May 12

DTM and the Japanese Super GT are working on the joint future

All the manufacturers and promoters once again confirmed to keep on actively working on the joint future

DTM and the Japanese Super GT are working on the joint futureThe fifth Steering Committee meeting with representatives of the Japanese Super GT promoters, DTM promoter ITR and all the Japanese (Honda, Nissan, Toyota) and German (Audi, BMW, Mercedes-Benz) manufacturers involved was held on 11th May, in Tokyo.

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May 09

Timo Glock excluded

The position of the rear lid on Glock’s car didn’t comply with the specifications

Timo Glock excludedFor BMW works driver, Timo Glock, the joy about his second place in the second race of the DTM season at the Hockenheimring Baden-Württemberg didn’t last long. Read the rest of this entry »

May 08

Pole position for Paul Di Resta

On each of the first four grid rows, there is one BMW driver alongside one Mercedes-Benz driver

Paul Di RestaProbably, no-one had expected this after qualifying on Saturday: even though they didn’t quite make it onto pole position – which was taken by Paul Di Resta with his Mercedes-AMG C63 DTM – BMW is strong on Sunday. Read the rest of this entry »

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