Stefano Domenicali could be Audi-bound, according to a report in Italy’s Autosprint.
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As the first hybrid vehicle to win Le Mans
The 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.
Bruno Spengler second, still leads DTM Championship
In 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
“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.”
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.
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.