Tag Archive: BMW

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 »

Mar 09

24 drivers – 24 questions: Answers by Edoardo Mortara

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

Winning the DTM champion’s trophy. International top-level drivers will be staging entertaining duels in 18 races on a total of nine weekends. We want to introduce the contenders from BMW, Audi and Mercedes-Benz in detail and have asked each one of them 24 questions. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 05

24 drivers – 24 questions: Answers by Bruno Spengler

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

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 »

Mar 03

24 drivers – 24 questions: Answers by Lucas Auer

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

Winning the DTM champion’s trophy. International top-level drivers will be staging entertaining duels in 18 races on a total of nine weekends.

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Feb 19

Team allocation: a new formation for Mercedes-Benz

The final remaining question concerning the driver/team constellations for the 2016 DTM season has been answered

After BMW and Audi, now, Mercedes-Benz has also announced the formation of its teams for the upcoming season. In the process, the brand from Stuttgart is following the same approach as its Munich-based rivals and even stepped up another level in terms of rotation.

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Feb 18

24 drivers – 24 questions: Answers by Gary Paffett

Paffett concluded the season in ninth place with 89 points

In 2016, 24 drivers will be battling to make their big dream come true: winning the DTM champion’s trophy. International top-level drivers will be staging entertaining duels in 18 races on a total of nine weekends.

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Feb 11

Drives have been allocated – Ocon is the only DTM novice

The 24 drives in the DTM have been allocated

After Audi and BMW, Mercedes-Benz also has announced its drivers for the upcoming season and, just like the opposition, is counting on continuity. Lucas Auer, Paul Di Resta, Maximilian Götz, Daniel Juncadella, Robert WickensGary Paffett and Christian Vietoris will be racing for the Stuttgart-based brand in the DTM, like last year.

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Feb 06

24 drivers – 24 questions: Answers by António Félix da Costa

In 2016, 24 drivers will be battling to make their big dream come true: winning the DTM champion’s trophy

International top-level drivers will be staging entertaining duels in 18 races on a total of nine weekends. We want to introduce the contenders from BMW, Audi and Mercedes-Benz in detail and have asked each one of them 24 questions. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 04

24 drivers – 24 questions: Answers by Miguel Molina

In 2016, 24 drivers will be battling to make their big dream come true: winning the DTM champion’s trophy

International top-level drivers will be staging entertaining duels in 18 races on a total of nine weekends. We want to introduce the contenders from BMW, Audi and Mercedes-Benz in detail and have asked each one of them 24 questions. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 28

IMSA: BMW unveil commemorative liveries at Daytona

BMW unveiled a special livery for the M6 GTLM that due to compete in the Rolex 24 at Daytona this weekend

There will be two new BMW M6 GTLMs on the starting gird of the Rolex 24 at Daytona this weekend, one of which will be sporting a livery inspired in part by the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 08

McLaren’s Tyler Alexander passes away

“Quite simply, Tyler lived and breathed McLaren”

McLaren's Tyler Alexander passes awayMcLaren chief Ron Dennis has led the tributes for Tyler Alexander after he passed away at the age of 75, as confirmed by the Woking-based squad. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 05

Thrilled test drivers return from Jerez

On the past days at Jerez de la Frontera, a total of 16 drivers was offered the opportunity to test a DTM car at the Spanish circuit

Audi, BMW and Mercedes-Benz used the so-called young driver tests to learn more about the competitiveness of the young drivers they had invited. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 02

Williams and Autosport International announce incredible line-up of Formula One Cars

As part of the celebrations there will also be appearances from a host of famous faces from Williams’ past and present 

Williams logoVisitors to Autosport International will be able to feast their eyes on one of the largest collections of Williams Formula One cars seen away from the team’s headquarters, as part of a major celebration of Williams at the show, which runs from 14-17 January 2016.

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Dec 02

DTM tests for Formula 3 young guns

Four of these drivers are hopeful talents

This week, DTM holds its young-driver tests at Jerez and the three manufacturers involved, Audi, BMW and Mercedes-Benz, have invited some of the most promising motor-racing talents to test their DTM racers in Spain. Read the rest of this entry »

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