Tag Archive: BMW

Oct 20

Marko yet to tell Sainz of plans for 2015

Even now crowned the new Formula Renault 3.5 champion, Carlos Sainz jr is still in the dark about his F1 future.

Carlos Sainz - Spa 2014 Clearly the cream of Red Bull’s hopeful clan of young development drivers, the 20-year-old is in the running to replace Daniil Kvyat at Toro Rosso in 2015. But with the 17-year-old Max Verstappen already signed up, it is clear that team boss Franz Tost and owner Dietrich Mateschitz think keeping the experienced Jean-Eric Vergne on board might be the smarter play. Read the rest of this entry »

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 02

McLaren says Berger reports ‘nonsense’

McLaren has slammed reports Gerhard Berger could be set to join the British team.

2014-03-17 - McLaren Mercedes - Australia - Ron Dennis 01 Earlier, Germany’s Auto Bild said supremo Ron Dennis is coming under increasing pressure from the struggling Woking based team’s major Bahraini shareholders. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 02

Report – Berger to replace Dennis at McLaren?

Ron Dennis’ future in charge of the McLaren team is once again in doubt, the German publication Auto Bild reports.

F3 - Gerhard Berger (FIA Single Seater Commission President), Jean Todt (FIA President) Having stepped into the background in recent years, the Woking based team’s 67-year-old ‘supremo’ returned to the role of chief executive in 2014 as McLaren prepares for its all-new works Honda era. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 29

Three teams in battle for 2015 survival

The fate of three formula one teams continues to hang in the balance.

2014-06-22 - Williams Martini Racing - Austria - Felipe Massa 01 teams The health of the sport’s most financially struggling outfits has been under an intense spotlight since it emerged the richest teams might be asked to plug gaps on the 2015 grid by running three-car operations. 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 19

‘No help from Red Bull’ as Vergne faces future

Jean-Eric Vergne has been left alone to keep his motor racing career on track.

2014-06-07_0099 After three seasons with the secondary team Toro Rosso, the Frenchman was overlooked by Red Bull last year when his teammate Daniel Ricciardo got the call to replace retiring Mark Webber. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 17

DTM champion Wittmann not dreaming of F1

Marco Wittmann may be the newly-crowned DTM champion, but he is not dreaming about a future in formula one.

DTM - Marco Wittmann action Although Paul di Resta set a precedent for launching a F1 career off the back of dominance in the premier German touring car series, 24-year-old Wittmann is happy for now in DTM. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 16

TUDOR Championship takes tight GT points battles to Austin with two races remaining in 2014 season

Corvette Racing holds slim GTLM lead – Ferrari, BMW, Porsche teams tied atop GTD standings

TUDOR United SportsCar Championship logo There are close battles in both GT classes of the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship entering Saturday’s Lone Star Le Mans at Circuit of The Americas. With only two races remaining, Corvette Racing’s Antonio Garcia has had his GT Le Mans (GTLM) lead trimmed to only six points, while five drivers representing three teams are tied atop the GT Daytona (GTD) standings. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 25

Kovalainen to test DTM car

Heikki Kovalainen looks set to rebuild his motor racing career in the German touring car series DTM.

2013-11-17 - Lotus F1 Team - Heikki Kovalainen 06 According to the Finnish broadcaster MTV3, the German marque BMW has announced that the Finn will test a 2014-spec M4 during this week’s Lausitzring test. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 21

Sainz jr on hold after Verstappen signing

“Red Bull wants to support me and are trying to find a solution, even for next year” – Sainz.

Carlos Sainz In the wake of Max Verstappen’s signing, life goes on for two other drivers who were overtaken by the fresh-faced teenager. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 04

Glock not looking for F1 return

Timo Glock has admitted he has all but given up on the thought of returning to formula one.

20131020-0114 After Toyota withdrew from F1, the talented German raced for Virgin/Marussia for three years until he accepted a plum works BMW seat in the premier touring car series DTM last year. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 20

Heidfeld is dating Frentzen

“We have known each other from our childhood”

Schönes Paar: Sven Heidfeld und Nicole-Nadine Frentzen beim Urlaub in MonacoIt’s a sensational headline, and nonetheless true — Sven Heidfeld, the brother of former F1 driver Nick, and Heinz-Harald Frentzen’s sister Nicole-Nadine Frentzen, are an item. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 03

F1 paddock ‘puzzles over’ Caterham sale

Heads are being scratched in the F1 paddock, the day after the struggling Caterham team changed hands.

2014-06-07_0812 Malaysian aviation entrepreneur Tony Fernandes’ 100 per cent sale of the team was confirmed late on Wednesday, a media statement saying Caterham is now owned by “a consortium of Swiss and Middle Eastern investors”.
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Jun 29

40 cars on track during the official test day for the Total 24 Hours of Spa

Aston Martin, Audi, Bentley, BMW, Ferrari, Jaguar, Lamborghini, McLaren, Mercedes, Nissan and Porsche

The three-hour race at Paul Ricard is barely behind us, but it is already time to get ready for the jewel in the crown of the Blancpain Endurance Series, the Total 24 Hours of Spa. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 18

Eurov8series teams & drivers set for round 4 at Brno

Four different car manufacturers (Mercedes, Audi, BMW, Chevrolet) to fights for wins

 

EuroV8Series logo The EUROV8SERIES is set for its fourth round of the season, the first outside the Italian borders, taking place this coming weekend in Brno, Czech Republic with Nicola Baldan leading the championship aboard a R.R.T. Mercedes C63 AMG Coupé. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 01

Marco Wittmann the benchmark during DTM comeback in Hungary

 In a commanding way, Marco Wittmann decided the third DTM season round at the Hungaroring in his favour.

DTM - Marco Wittmann Driving his BMW M4 DTM, Wittmann, who had started from pole position, crossed the finish line as the winner after 41 laps with a margin of 6.615 seconds.

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Jun 01

A dominant win in Hungary for BMW driver Marco Wittmann

Bruno Spengler 3rd, Robert Wickens 11th

DTM - Hungaroring At the Hungaroring, Marco Wittmann scored his second DTM race win of the 2014 season. With his BMW M4 DTM, the 24-year old crossed the finish line while in the lead after 1.08:35.291 hours. He had a margin of 6.615 seconds over Miguel Molna, who finished second with his Audi RS 5 DTM.

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Jun 01

Marco Wittmann secures third DTM pole

Marco Wittmann the pole-sitter in Hungary

DTM - HUN 23 Marco Wittmann This Sunday, Marco Wittmann will be the pole-sitter for the first DTM race held at the Hungaroring after a break of nearly 26 years.  In DTM’s comeback at the Hungaroring located not far from Budapest, BMW driver Marco Wittmann secured the pole position.

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