Tag Archive: Dr Wolfgang Ullrich

Oct 15

Report links Domenicali to Audi

Stefano Domenicali could be Audi-bound, according to a report in Italy’s Autosprint.

2014-03-04_0021 - Scuderia Ferrari - Bahrain - Stefano Domenicali Amid Ferrari’s struggle at the start of the new turbo V6 era, the 49-year-old Italian was replaced as the Maranello team’s boss earlier this year by Marco Mattiacci. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 06

DTM commission defines the vehicle technology up to the end of the 2015 season

The core factor is the freezing of the DTM vehicles’ homologation

DTM logo During its meeting on Wednesday, 04th June, 2014, the DMSB’s (German Motor Racing Association) commission responsible for DTM defined further cost-reduction measures for the most popular international touring-car series.

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Jun 18

AUDI R18 e-tron quattro with Williams Hybrid Power Technology makes history

As the first hybrid vehicle to win Le Mans

Williams Hybrid Power logo2012-06-13_0009The Audi R18 e-tron quattro, supported by Williams Hybrid Power’s (WHP) innovative electric flywheel technology, has won the 80th running of the 24 hours of Le Mans and in the process made history as the first hybrid powered vehicle to finish on the podium.

(Flagworld’s photo album of the 24 Hours of Le Mans)

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May 15

Maiden victory for Mike Rockenfeller at Zandvoort

Bruno Spengler second, still leads DTM Championship

DTM podium ZandvoortDTM logoIn his 44th DTM race, Mike Rockenfeller scored his maiden victory. The 27-year old Audi driver from the German village of Neuwied started from third place on the grid into the second round of the 2011 DTM season at Zandvoort in The Netherlands, showed an error-free race with a perfect pit stop strategy and crossed the finish line as the winner after 41 laps. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 31

Spengler back in the lead of the 2010 DTM Championship (+result)

Scheider wins “the best race of his life” in Italy

Incredible action in the penultimate DTM round of the season at the Adria International Raceway. The spectators got to see an action-packed race with many overtaking manoeuvres, a thrilling battle for the title and a winner that nobody had reckoned with prior to the race. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 05

A dominant victory by Paul Di Resta at Brands Hatch (+result)

Spengler remains leader in championship

At the British circuit of Brands Hatch, 24,000 fans watched a perfect DTM race weekend by Scottish driver Paul Di Resta. On Saturday, the Mercedes-Benz driver claimed a dominant pole position and on Sunday, the 24-year old scored a clear lights-to-flag victory at the shortest circuit on this year’s DTM calendar. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 31

Le Mans: Audi adds new trio for Le Mans

Audi reveals three new drivers who will take part in the Le Mans 24 Hours in the summer

Audi has revealed the signing of three new drivers as it looks to reclaim the Le Mans 24 Hours title in June. The German marque saw its winning run at La Sarthe ended last year by fierce rivals Peugeot, but has responded by confirming the addition of Marcel Fassler, Andre Lotterer and Benoit Treluyer to its line-up for the 2010 race. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 27

Hans Werner Aufrecht – 333 races at the helm of the DTM

A special occasion for Hans Werner Aufrecht at the finale of the 2009 DTM season at Hockenheim

He has been chairman of the board of the ITR e.V. for 333 races. Since July 1986, he has been in charge of the DTM and has become familiar with 32 circuits in 15 countries since that time. During a total of 219 DTM events, Hans Werner Aufrecht witnessed 9,606 laps of touring car racing at its highest level. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 26

DTM: Quotes from the Audi drivers

After the Hockenheimring Baden-Württemberg race

“My start was very good. After that, it was a feast for my eyes to watch how Gary (Paffett) and Eki wrestled with each other. They really went all out in their duel. With a little more courage I might have squeezed myself into the leading position, but that seemed too risky to me. That’s why I restrained myself and tried to keep everything that produces performance intact on the car.” – Scheider Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 25

Sticky: Victory in Hockenheimring for Paffett but… (+result & standings)

Timo Scheider is the 2009 DTM champion

Timo Scheider

Timo Scheider

Second place in the grand finale of the season at the Hockenheimring Baden-Württemberg was enough for the 30-year old Audi driver to clinch his second overall DTM win after 2008. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 22

Quotes from the Audi drivers before the DTM finale

“Our starting base before the finale is even better than last year” – Dr. Wolfgang Ullrich

Timo Scheider (GW:plus/Top Service Audi A4 DTM 2009 #1), 1st place 1 (56 points) :

“After the poor qualifying at Dijon-Prenois I expected the worst case, in other words that I’d have a maximum advantage of two points at Hockenheim. I said that anything above a two-point lead would be an exploit. In the end, my lead over Gary (Paffett) amounted to seven points. Of course that’s a very positive feeling.” Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 12

DTM: Bruno Spengler on Dijon podium (+result & standing)

Paffett wins, title showdown with Scheider at the finale

The premiere of the DTM in the French city of Dijon was much to the liking of the 26,000 spectators. Great recoveries, spectacular pit stops and door-to-door fights marked the ninth round of the season. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 21

Panoz looks back at one hundred Series races

The first American Le Mans Series race was in March of 1999

With all the work and effort that went into launching the first American Le Mans Series race in March of 1999 at Sebring International Raceway, Series founder Dr. Don Panoz never thought about the day when the Series would hold its 100th race. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 10

First ”second” generation diesel protoype

The Audi R15 TDI

The world got its first look Monday at Audi’s new R15 TDI, the latest diesel-powered factory prototype from Audi AG that will race for the first time at the 57th Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring presented by Fresh from Florida. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 11

Audi rolls out familiar Sebring lineup (+photos)

The new Audi R15 TDI is packed with numerous technically innovative detail

Audi’s lineup for the 57th Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring presented by Fresh from Florida has a familiar look. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 05

Audi driver squad stronger than ever before

A week together with their team bosses

Head of Audi Motorsport Dr Wolfgang Ullrich left the traditional Audi Winter Camp in Ofterschwang, Bavaria, at which the AUDI AG factory drivers prepared for a week together with their team bosses between 24 and 31 January for the 2009 motorsport season, extremely satisfied. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 05

ALMS: Audi cans American programme

Audi announces it won’t compete in the 2009 American Le Mans Series

Audi has revealed that it won’t return to the American Le Mans Series for the 2009 season and will instead focus its motorsport programmes on Europe. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 29

Sebring debut for new Audi R15 TDI

Audi to enter three of the cars at Le Mans in June

The Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring has long seen debuts of the most successful sports cars in endurance racing. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 29

Le Mans: Audi announces R10 replacement

Audi announces new LMP1 race car for the 2009 sportscar racing season

Audi has formally announced its racing programme for the 2009 season, which will be headlined by a new car for its attempt at a ninth win in the Le Mans 24 Hours. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 16

DTM: Audi celebrates most successful motorsport season

Four rings, four wins

The end of season party at the Audi Forum Neckarsulm was celebrated under this motto, and at which Audi thanked its teams and drivers for the most successful motorsport season in the company’s history. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 28

DTM: ”This is a dream come true” – Scheider

This is the most beautiful day of my life in motorsport

”The final lap was full of emotions, a feeling one can hardly describe…” Read the rest of this entry »

May 05

Quotes from the Audi drivers after the Mugello race

DTM Mugello: Audi did not win this one

Tom Kristensen (Audi A4 DTM #9): “The start was okay. In the first turn Jamie (Green) was in front already, but there was a nice fight with Paul di Resta and Timo Scheider.” Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 23

DTM: Quotes from the Audi drivers after the race

“I’m really speechless: that was a perfect weekend!” Scheider

Comments from the Audi brigade… Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 14

DTM: Quotes from the Audi drivers after the first race of 2008

After claiming all three steps of the Hokenheim podium, here are some comments from AUDI team members

Mathias Ekström wins the 2008 opening DTM race. Read the rest of this entry »