Tag Archive: Bruno Spengler

Apr 14

Premiere: Spengler’s 360-degree lap in a DTM vehicle (+video)

This was a true premiere – even for Bruno Spengler

Premiere: Spengler’s 360-degree lap in a DTM vehicleAfter 11 years in DTM – a period of time he contested 24 races at the Hockenheimring in – the Canadian assumed a completely new role, during the days of testing in Baden-Württemberg.  Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 05

Loic Duval: From go-karts to Formula E via a stint on the sales team at Orange

The 2004 Formula 3 Euroseries was one of the most competitive in the prestigious junior category’s history.

From go-karts to Formula E via a stint on the sales team at OrangeOn the grid that season were current Mercedes F1 team-mates Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg, multiple DTM champion Bruno Spengler, grand prix winner Robert Kubica and Formula E star Lucas di Grassi. 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 »

Feb 27

Glock sets the fastest lap time in Spain

In the final session of the three days of testing in Spain, BMW opted for a driver swap

Instead of Bruno Spengler and Marco Wittmann who had been the BMW test drivers on the first two days at the Circuito Monteblanco – now Augusto Farfus and Timo Glock got behind the wheel, with the latter obviously truly enjoying his first laps in 2016.

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Feb 01

Rockenfeller just beaten at Daytona

Usually, the margins at the finish line in a 24-hour race are much bigger. Not so in Daytona.

During DTM qualifying sessions, mere thousandths of a second often separate pole position and second place, and often, a few hundredths of a second are decisive for victory in the races.

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Jan 29

Five DTM drivers in Daytona 24h race

The first major traditional race of the year beckons: on January 30, the 24h race at Daytona will get underway

The 54th running of the race on a part of the oval with the banked corners and the infield circuit has always had a great fascination for motor racing drivers from all over the world. At the final weekend of January, current DTM drivers will be racing former DTM drivers, among others.

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Oct 30

Glock and Spengler on the big screen

Timo Glock and Bruno Spengler now also shine as movie stars

Together with racing driver Alex Zanardi who lost his legs in a horrible crash many years ago, the two DTM aces are the main characters of the new movie ‘No Limits – Impossible is just a Word’.

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Sep 09

Interview: Why problems just boost Spengler’s motivation

Is Bruno Spengler a title contender in the current DTM season?

He says that he can’t answer this question. He has been racing in DTM since 2005 and after six years as Mercedes-Benz driver he left the Stuttgarters to join BMW for the 2012 season.

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Aug 30

Moscow Raceway: Rockenfeller wins

Ekström claims back points’ lead

DTM - Mattias Ekström, Audi RS5 DTM There is no doubt that he can rightfully refer to himself as ‘Moscow expert’. Two years after his victory in the first-ever DTM race at Moscow Raceway, Mike Rockenfeller had reason to celebrate in Russia once again. In a turbulent race, the Audi driver steered clear of every incident on the track, made maximum use of his pole position and scored a dominant lights-to-flag victory. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 30

And all of a sudden, Mercedes is favourite

The first impressions of the DTM race weekend at Moscow did not quite speak in favour of Mercedes-Benz.

Audi and BMW dominated proceedings in the two free practice sessions and appeared to be better sorted at Moscow Raceway. But when things gor serious, the brand from Stuttgart was there and secured its first win at the track, opened in 2012, courtesy of Pascal Wehrlein.

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Aug 29

Spengler uses brief dry spell

In second free practice on Saturday morning, the 24 DTM drivers had to deal with highly changeable conditions.

When Martin Tomczyk started the action in the second session at Moscow Raceway at 10.40 hrs (9.40 hrs CET), the sun looked all set to come out on top in the battle against the early morning rain clouds. The wet track dried out fairly quickly and 25 minutes into the session, the first teams decided to switch to rain tyres. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 24

Nine DTM drivers to contest the Spa-Francorchamps 24-Hour Race

This weekend, nearly 40 percent of the DTM grid will compete in the tradition-rich Belgian endurance race.

The 67th edition of the 24-hour classic at the Ardennes Rollercoaster will be held from 25th to 26th July. In this race, the BMW Z4 GT3 entered by Roal Motorsport will attract particular attention.

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Jul 12

António Félix da Costa claims his maiden DTM pole (updated)

Bruno Spengler will be lining up alongside the pole sitter in second place

Only three hours after his maiden pole position in the DTM, the first victory followed: in a dominant way, BMW driver António Félix da Costa drove from pole position to his first major success in the most popular international touring car series, an undisputed victory.

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Jul 11

Wittmann leads BMW to historic success

“A dream result” – Wittmann 

Probably, hardly anyone had expected this after the results from the first six DTM races of the season: BMW dominated the race at Zandvoort in The Netherlands on Saturday and saw seven of its eight BMW M4 DTMs lock out the first seven places.

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Jul 11

Farfus on top in second practice at Zandvoort

Bruno Spengler 15th and Robert Wickens 23rd

Second free practice of the DTM double-header at Zandvoort in the Netherlands has been completed, and the fastest driver at midday on Saturday was BMW’s Augusto Farfus.

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Jun 28

Wickens wins from Vietoris – first podium of the season for BMW

The race at Norisring on Sunday

Mercedes-Benz has also maintained its dominance at the Norisring in the race on Sunday. From the halfway point in the race, Robert Wickens and Christian Vietoris pulled clear from their opponents and secured the 1-2 for the manufacturer from Stuttgart.

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Jun 28

Bruno Spengler claims first pole of the year for BMW

Vietoris, in turn, ranked 0.009 seconds ahead of his fellow Mercedes-Benz driver Robert Wickens

A surprise in DTM qualifying for the race on Sunday at the Norisring: with his BMW M4 DTM, Bruno Spengler outpaced Saturday’s pole sitter, Christian Vietoris (Mercedes-Benz) by the tiny margin of 0.004 seconds and thus claimed the first pole position for BMW in the current season. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 11

2015 DTM Spring Cup: “Beat Bruno Spengler LIVE”

The fastest 23 drivers of the overall rankings after the total of four rounds qualified for the final multiplayer race

In the 2015 DTM Spring Cup, held over the course of the past four weeks, the DTM enthusiasts battled it out for the fastest lap times with the real DTM aces Bruno Spengler (BMW), Marco Wittmann (BMW), Martin Tomczyk (BMW), Timo Glock (BMW), Daniel Juncadella (Mercedes) and Gary Paffett (Mercedes).

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Apr 07

DTM statistics: Hunting Bernd Schneider

For the time being, the stats still clearly speak for Schneider

He is ‘Mister DTM’ and even seven years after having retired from DTM racing for good, he still holds a clear lead in most of the DTM statistics: Bernd Schneider – five-time DTM Champion, the driver with the biggest number of wins, pole positions and fastest race laps on his tally.

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Feb 02

Tom Blomqvist races in the BMW M4 DTM in 2015

The BMW Motorsport driver line-up for the coming DTM season is complete

Tom Blomqvist will race in the popular touring car series at the wheel of the eighth BMW M4 DTM in 2015. Reigning DTM champion Marco Wittmann, Maxime Martin, Augusto Farfus, Bruno Spengler, Martin Tomczyk, Timo Glock and António Félix da Costa had previously been confirmed as drivers at the traditional BMW Motorsport Season Review on 5th December. Read the rest of this entry »

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