Tag Archive: BMW

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 »

Apr 13

Manufacturers at Assen: Track Records

A closer look at the manufacturers’ performances at the TT Circuit Assen

Aprilia have won twice at Assen, with Eugene Laverty in Race 2, 2013 and with Sylvain Guintoli in Race 1, 2014: that was their last podium finish here. Last year their best result was a fourth by Leon Haslam in both races. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 07

Second day of testing – BMW again the quickest

On the second of the four days of testing at the Hockenheimring, the manufacturers opted for different strategies

Tom Blomqvist set the fastest lap time on WednesdayWhile Mercedes-Benz tested with the same four drivers as on day one – Maximilian Götz, Daniel Juncadella, Esteban Ocon and Lucas Auer – Audi and BMW let the drivers execute the work who weren’t involved on Tuesday.

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Apr 07

24 drivers – 24 questions: Answers by Maxime Martin

In 2016, 24 drivers will be battling to make their big dream come true

For the coming season he hopes for even more spectacular races and a top-six position in the drivers’ championship. Winning the DTM champion’s trophy. International top-level drivers will be staging entertaining duels in 18 races on a total of nine weekends. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 06

First day of testing at Hockenheim – Farfus the quickest

The day following the roll-out on Monday represented the start into four hot days of testing

Augusto Farfus is the quickest on day oneFrom Tuesday to Friday (05th to 08th April), the only official ITR tests of the season offer the drivers the opportunity to prepare themselves and their vehicles in two testing sessions per day – from 09.00 to 12:00hrs and from 14:00 to 18:00hrs (all CEST, one hour later than BST) for the things to come.

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Apr 04

24 drivers – 24 questions: Answers by Christian Vietoris

In 2016, 24 drivers will be battling to make their big dream come true

Christian Vietoris hates dirty hotel rooms. During his holiday on the Maledives, however, he hadn’t to cope with this or any other kind of problems.  Winning the DTM champion’s trophy. International top-level drivers will be staging entertaining duels in 18 races on a total of nine weekends. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 01

Revolutionary qualifying format for 2016

The DTM vehicles racing for Audi, BMW and Mercedes-Benz all are based on production cars of the respective manufacturers

Revolutionary qualifying format for 2016Consequently, a comparison between the DTM cars and their production sisters certainly would be an attractive option. The DTM management was of the same opinion and consequently opted for developing a spectacular new qualifying format for the 2016 season: In the run-up to every race of the forthcoming season, every driver may complete two free laps: one with his racing car and the other with the production car it is based on.

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Mar 09

2016 Blancpain GT Series reaches new heights

Record-breaking 38 cars for the opening round of the Blancpain GT Series Sprint Cup in Misano

2016 Blancpain GT Series reaches new heights  Mercedes-Benz 2016’s Blancpain GT Series is shaping up to be the most competitive season in the championship’s history. With more cars than ever before competing in all 10 rounds of the campaign, the strongest grid in the history of the Blancpain GT Series Sprint Cup and further confirmation of the Blancpain GT Series Endurance Cup’s prestige, the world’s biggest GT series just got bigger! Read the rest of this entry »

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