Tag Archive: Marco Wittmann

Apr 15

Champion Wittmann the quickest on day one

His lead over second-placed Robert Wickens remarkable

On the first of the three days of testing at the Motorsport Arena Oschersleben, the reigning DTM Champion set the fastest lap time.

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Apr 14

Starting signal for the second DTM tests at Oschersleben

Marco Wittmann will have the honour of contesting the 2015 season with the #1 on his BMW M4 DTM

Wittmann, Vietoris und ScheiderThis Monday, within the framework of the DTM media day at the Motorsport Arena Oschersleben, Audi, BMW and Mercedes-Benz presented themselves to the media representatives on site. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 13

DTM drivers prepare for the Nürburgring 24h Race

DTM ambience in the qualifying race for the Nürburgring 24h Race

With Maximilian Götz (Mercedes-Benz), Martin Tomczyk (BMW), Christian Vietoris (Mercedes-Benz) and reigning Champion Marco Wittmann (BMW), quite a number of drivers usually racing in the most popular international touring-car series also will be involved in this weekend’s endurance-race action at the ‘Green Hell’.

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Feb 09

Three champions, rapid youngsters, and a wealth of experience

Reigning DTM champion Marco Wittmann will once again compete for BMW Team RMG

DTM logo In keeping with the motto “never change a winning team”, last year’s championship winning team will field the same pair of drivers on the nine race weekends that make up the 2015 season: reigning DTM champion Marco Wittmann (DE) and Maxime Martin (BE), who was “Rookie of the Year” in 2014, will once again compete for BMW Team RMG and team principal Stefan Reinhold (DE). Read the rest of this entry »

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 »

Dec 03

Two awards for Marco Wittmann in Essen

But the BMW works driver did not only receive awards, in this event, he also handed trophies on himself

At the tradition-rich ‘Race Night’, held annually by Auto Bild Motorsport and Auto Bild Sportscars within the framework of the Essen Motorshow, Marco Wittmann received two awards: on the one hand, the BMW works driver won the ‘Touring Car driver of the Year’ reader poll and on the other, Mike Rockenfeller, who won this award in 2013, presented the new DTM Champion the ‘Golden Racing Driver Shoe’. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 17

DTM drivers successful in Macau

In the GT3 race held in the support programme of the tradition-rich Macau GP

Edoardo Mortara - Macau DTM drivers Edoardo Mortara (Audi), Augusto Farfus and Marco Wittmann (both BMW) can look back on a successful Macau weekend. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 20

Marko yet to tell Sainz of plans for 2015

Even now crowned the new Formula Renault 3.5 champion, Carlos Sainz jr is still in the dark about his F1 future.

Carlos Sainz - Spa 2014 Clearly the cream of Red Bull’s hopeful clan of young development drivers, the 20-year-old is in the running to replace Daniil Kvyat at Toro Rosso in 2015. But with the 17-year-old Max Verstappen already signed up, it is clear that team boss Franz Tost and owner Dietrich Mateschitz think keeping the experienced Jean-Eric Vergne on board might be the smarter play. Read the rest of this entry »

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 »

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 17

DTM champion Wittmann not dreaming of F1

Marco Wittmann may be the newly-crowned DTM champion, but he is not dreaming about a future in formula one.

DTM - Marco Wittmann action Although Paul di Resta set a precedent for launching a F1 career off the back of dominance in the premier German touring car series, 24-year-old Wittmann is happy for now in DTM. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 14

Ex Formula 3 racer Marco Wittmann wraps up early 2014 DTM championship title

Marco Wittmann used his first match point and already wrapped up the DTM title at the Lausitzring.

DTM - Marco Wittmann Sixth place was enough for the German driver of the BMW Team RMG to be beyond reach for his opponents with two rounds remaining. The 24-year old laid the foundation for his career among others in Formula 3, of which he bowed out as the runner-up in the FIA Formula 3 International Trophy at the end of the 2011 season.. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 14

Marco Wittmann: DTM champion at record speed

He is 24 years young, but is hardened like an old hand: Marco Wittmann is the 2014 DTM champion.

DTM - Marco Wittmann podium In the eighth season round at the Lausitzring, the BMW driver crossed the finish line in sixth place and is thus beyond reach for his rivals in the battle for the title.

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Sep 13

Ekström doesn’t congratulate Wittmann for the title yet

Will Marco Wittmann (BMW M4 DTM) secure an early title, or will his main rival Mattias Ekström still blow his hopes?

DTM - Mattias Ekström - Pascal Wehrlein - Jamie Green While the points’ leader had to make do with seventh place in qualifying at the Lausitzring, his Swedish rival secured second place with his Audi RS 5 DTM. Pascal Wehrlein (Mercedes-Benz), the youngest DTM driver in the field at 19, will be starting from pole position for the first time. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 13

A premiere in the Lausitz: Pascal Wehrlein claims pole position

In DTM qualifying at the Lausitzring, Pascal Wehrlein claimed his maiden pole position.

DTM - Pascal Wehrlein With a fastest time of 1:17.547 minutes, the Mercedes-Benz driver ended up 0.057 seconds ahead of Audi driver Mattias Ekström, who was second.

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Sep 11

DTM at the Lausitzring – venue of the decision?

Slowly, the 2014 DTM season is approaching its finish line.

DTM logo This weekend, the most popular international touring-car series makes its stop at the Lausitzring for its antepenultimate round of the season. For both the spectators on site and the TV audience it definitely will be a thrilling race weekend.

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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 16

Pole position for Marco Wittmann at Nürburgring (updated)

Marco Wittmann was the benchmark in DTM qualifying at Nürburgring

DTM - BMW Team RMG, BMW M4 DTM - Marco Wittmann At the 3.629 kilometres long sprint circuit in the Eifel, the BMW driver topped the time sheets with 1:22.780 minutes. Behind the current DTM points’ leader, Audi drivers Edoardo Mortara, Mike Rockenfeller, Jamie Green, Timo Scheider and Miguel Molina follow in second to sixth place. The fastest Mercedes-Benz driver was Spaniard Daniel Juncadella in seventh place.

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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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Jul 31

Mountains, green meadows – and embedded in this lovely environment one of the most beautiful venues on the DTM calendar

Racing where others spend their holidays

DTM logo This weekend, the most popular international touring-car series is going to race at Spielberg, Austria, with Marco Wittmann who is contesting his only second DTM season already having secured two race wins and travelling to the Red Bull Ring as championship leader. Read the rest of this entry »

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