Tag Archive: Jens Marquardt

Dec 10

BMW announces DTM driver line-up for 2017

BMW is going to rely on proven drivers, in the 2017 DTM season

Timo Glock and Marco WittmannThis Friday, the Munich based manufacturer was the first brand to announce its driver line-up for the coming season. And BMW chose six drivers that already represented their camp in the previous years. Read the rest of this entry »

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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 »

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Jun 23

Wittmann’s dream to come true: test in a Formula 1 car

For Marco Wittmann, a childhood dream is going to come true

The reigning DTM Champion has been offered the chance of getting behind the wheel of a Formula 1 single-seater for the first time in his career.

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Oct 19

A clean sweep of the podium for Audi in the DTM finale

With an overwhelming victory for Audi, the 2014 DTM season came to an end.

DTM - Hockenheim The brand from Ingolstadt had a clean sweep of the first three places in the season finale at Hockenheim and secured the manufacturers’ title in the most popular international touring car series.

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Oct 19

Mattias Ekström wins DTM finale at Hockenheim

Mattias Ekström scored his second victory in a row in the DTM season finale at the Hockenheimring.

DTM - Mattias Ekström In bright sunshine, the Audi works driver came to the fore against his fellow Audi drivers Mike Rockenfeller and Jamie Green in a thrilling dash towards the chequered flag. With Paul Di Resta and Marco Wittmann, the best-placed Mercedes-Benz and BMW driver followed in fourth and fifth place respectively. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 28

Ekström scores first victory of the season for Audi at Zandvoort

At Zandvoort in The Netherlands, Mattias Ekström scored the first victory for Audi in the 2014 season.

DTM - Mattias Ekström With his Audi RS 5 DTM, he ended up ahead of already-crowned DTM champion Marco Wittmann. At the finish, the Swede had an advantage of 7.4 seconds. With Martin Tomczyk, another BMW driver claimed the final podium slot.

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Sep 14

Wehrlein wins – Wittmann is champion

The ‘young guns’ are firmly in control of the DTM

DTM - Lausitzring While 19-year-old Pascal Wehrlein (Mercedes-Benz) celebrated his maiden race win at the Lausitzring, BMW driver Marco Wittmann crowned himself with an early title win in the most popular international touring car series.

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Aug 17

Marco Wittmann scores fourth season win at the Nürburgring (updated)

At the Nürburgring, Marco Wittmann scored his fourth victory of the season.

DTM - Marco Wittmann In a dominant way, the 24-year-old drove his BMW M4 DTM at the Eifel circuit and eventually took the checkered flag with a margin of 1.2 seconds from local hero Mike Rockenfeller (Audi).

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Aug 03

Marco Wittmann celebrates his third season win (updated)

Marco Wittmann extends points’ lead with third season win

DTM - Marco Wittmann action Marco Wittmann is the winner of the sixth round of the DTM at the Red Bull Ring in Spielberg.With his BMW M4 DTM, the points’ leader took the chequered flag after 47 laps with a margin of 3.298 seconds from fellow BMW driver Augusto Farfus.

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Jun 29

Robert Wickens scores a lights-to-flag victory at Norisring

A dominant lights-to-flag victory for Robert Wickens

DTM - Robert Wickens Mercedes-Benz driver Robert Wickens crowned a perfect weekend of racing at Norisring with his first victory of the season. In slippery conditions at the 2.3 kilometres long street circuit, the Canadian converted his pole position in an undisputed lights-to-flag victory.

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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 01

Marco Wittmann the benchmark during DTM comeback in Hungary

 In a commanding way, Marco Wittmann decided the third DTM season round at the Hungaroring in his favour.

DTM - Marco Wittmann Driving his BMW M4 DTM, Wittmann, who had started from pole position, crossed the finish line as the winner after 41 laps with a margin of 6.615 seconds.

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May 18

Perfect strategy helps Christian Vietoris to score sensational win

Rain, tyre gambles and risky overtaking manoeuvres – Bruno Spengler 12th

DTM 2- Oschersleben, Start The second DTM round of the year in the etropolis Motorsport Arena Oschersleben had plenty of action. After a strategic and driving masterpiece, Christian Vietoris emerged as the surprising winner with his DTM Mercedes AMG C-Coupé.

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Jan 22

‘Role model’ Zanardi returns to racing

Alex Zanardi will be back under engine power in 2014.

Allessandro Zanardi © DPPI - David Noels In 2004, three years after losing his legs in a horror Champ Car crash, the former F1 driver defied the odds by racing full-time for BMW in the European touring car championship. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 05

BMW denies F1 return rumours

“There are currently no considerations about coming back”

2013-08-04-2013-08-04-GTMJB47BMW has denied the latest rumours suggesting a return to formula one is on the cards. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jun 02

BMW scores a 1-2-3 at Spielberg

Spengler, Wittmann and Glock on top: a 1-2-3 for BMW

Bruno Spengler - photo BMW AG The third DTM season round was entirely marked by BMW: with race winner Bruno Spengler, second-placed Marco Wittmann and Timo Glock in third position, the brand from Munich locked out the podium at the Red Bull Ring in Austria. Read the rest of this entry »

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May 20

BMW rejects Ecclestone’s F1 comeback claim

“We are focused on what our customers really recognise as BMW”

Piero FacchinBMW has hit back at Bernie Ecclestone’s claim the German carmaker might be looking to return to formula one. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 18

Zanardi eyes DTM with BMW

With fresh Paralympic gold around his neck, Alex Zanardi is eyeing the German touring car series DTM as his next goal.

Alex Zanardi portraitDTM logoSince losing his legs in a 2011 crash, the former F1 driver has completed the last laps of that ill-fated CART race, won world touring car races for BMW, tested a BMW-Sauber, and soared to the very top of the world of hand-cycling. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 04

BMW rules out F1 in ‘medium term’

BMW has ruled out returning to formula one in the “medium term”.

Flagworld - F1BMW Motorsports“There are currently no plans,” said the German carmaker’s motor sport director Jens Marquardt, whose predecessor was the well-known F1 figure Mario Theissen. Read the rest of this entry »

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Dec 05

Grosjean to test BMW’s DTM car this week

DTM is apparently at the top of the list should Romain Grosjean’s bid to return to formula one in 2012 not work out.

Romain Grosjean 2011-12-02DTM logoThe Swiss born Frenchman and new GP2 champion is hoping to move up from the reserve and occasional ‘Friday’ role to become Kimi Raikkonen’s race teammate at Lotus in 2012.

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