Tag Archive: Marco Wittmann

Oct 11

Battle for the DTM title: who will win the trophy?

Mattias Ekström in the best position for the final two races

Battle for the DTM title: who will win the trophy?Thriller time at Hockenheim. In the DTM season finale, held from 13th to 15th October 2017 at the German GP circuit, thrilling action will be guaranteed. Read the rest of this entry »

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Aug 20

BMW once again strong in qualifying

For BMW, the starting grid positions could hardly have been better

BMW once again strong in qualifyingThe drivers from the brand from Munich already having locked out the first two rows on the grid on Saturday, there will again be three BMW M4 DTMs up front for the second race of the weekend.

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Aug 19

Glock wins in Zandvoort – Ekström and Auer falter

A 1-2-3 for BMW with Glock, Wittmann and Martin on the podium

DTM - Glock wins in Zandvoort – Ekström and Auer falterOff-track excursion and spin cost Ekström points’ lead. Drivers at the front of the drivers’ standings closer together. Timo Glock has scored his first win of the season at Zandvoort in The Netherlands.

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Aug 19

Glock on pole position at Zandvoort

In qualifying, Timo Glock has secured the best starting grid position for the race on Saturday

Glock on pole position at ZandvoortWith his BMW M4 DTM, he posted the fastest lap time of 1m27.823s and thus claimed the third DTM pole of his career. The following positions are also firmly in the hands of BMW.

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Jul 22

Winner Rast claims back points’ lead and is the DTM half-time champion

Rockenfeller completes 1-2 for Audi with a broken foot

Winner Rast claims back points’ lead and is the DTM half-time championMarco Wittmann comes third after an entertaining duel with Robert Wickens. In his first race at Moscow Raceway, René Rast claimed victory straight away. In the race at the 3.931 kilometres long track on Saturday, the Audi driver converted his pole position into a commanding race win, his second victory in the most popular international touring car series. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jul 22

Wittmann fastest in qualifying, but Rast will be starting from pole

Marco Wittmann posted the fastest lap time in qualifying for the DTM race on Saturday at Moscow Raceway

Wittmann fastest in qualifying, but Rast will be starting from poleNevertheless, the BMW driver will not be starting from pole position for today’s race. In the race at the Norisring, Wittmann incurred his third warning of the current season for an incident with Mattias Ekström and will be dropped five places on the grid as a result.

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Apr 21

Eight DTM aces to go racing this weekend

What are the DTM aces doing when there isn’t a DTM race meeting on the calendar?

Bruno SpenglerThey nonetheless get behind the wheel of a fast racing car, press the pedal to the metal and keep on gathering valuable race kilometres. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 03

IceChallenge: DTM aces go for it on a frozen solid lake

For six of the 18 DTM drivers, the season doesn’t begin with the DTM  season kick-off at Hockenheim

René RastWithin the framework of the 2017 IceChallenge, reigning DTM Champion Marco Wittmann, fellow BMW driver Augusto Farfus, the two Audi drivers Jamie Green and René Rast as well as Lucas Auer and Maro Engel representing the Mercedes-AMG camp. The challenge: to defeat your opponents on ice and snow and celebrate the first DTM win in 2017. Read the rest of this entry »

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Feb 08

More insight into the DTM paddock for the fans

Friendliness towards the fans always has represented a priority in DTM

More insight into the DTM paddock for the fansIn the paddock, the fans of the popular touring-car series can get closer than close to the drivers representing the Audi, BMW and Mercedes-AMG camps. During autographing sessions with the likes of Mattias Ekström, Marco Wittmann, Gary Paffett & Co, for instance.

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Nov 08

Marco Wittmann on “Champions-Tour”

In an interview he talks about his experiences after winning his second DTM title

Marco Wittmann visited the BMW plant in MunichSince Marco Wittmann was crowned DTM Champion for the second time at the DTM season finale in Hockenheim, he has been travelling from one event to the next. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 19

Interview with the champion: “I had to fight for every point”

Marco Wittmann did it

Marco Wittmann was crowned DTM champion for the second timeThanks to his fourth place at the season finale at the Hockenheimring he was crowned DTM champion for the second time. This makes Wittmann the first BMW driver to win two drivers’ championships in the DTM.

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Oct 16

Mortara wins final race of the season

Marco Wittmann is the 2016 DTM champion

Marco Wittmann Fourth place in the Sunday race of the DTM season finale at the Hockenheimring Baden-Württemberg was enough for BMW driver Marco Wittmann to be crowned as the 2016 DTM champion.

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Oct 08

Four scenarios – how Wittmann, Mortara or Green can win the title

In the DTM season finale at Hockenheim, several constellations in the final two races can make for different results in the battle for the title

Four scenarios – how Wittmann, Mortara or Green can win the titleA lot of factors make you believe that it will be a battle between BMW’s Marco Wittmann and Audi’s Edoardo Mortara. There still is a maximum of 50 points to be won and with a gap of 14 points to the championship leader, Mortara still can steal Wittmann’s lead without the support of other drivers. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 25

Exclusion for Juncadella and Wittmann

Marco Wittmann and Daniel Juncadella had their positions in the Sunday race at the Hungaroring taken away

20160507-0083 Following a report from the technical delegate, the stewards of the meeting came to the conclusion on Sunday evening, that both Juncadella’s Mercedes-AMG C 63 DTM and Wittmann’s BMW M4 DTM didn’t comply with the technical regulations.

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Sep 24

Mortara wins Saturday race – battle for the title remains open

After 26 laps of the Hungaroring, Mortara crossed the finish line as the race winner

DTM race Budapest 2016, Start The battle for the title in the 2016 DTM season remains exciting: with a dominant victory in the 15th race of the season, Edoardo Mortara kept all his chances alive behind the wheel of his Audi RS 5 DTM and considerably reduced the gap to points’ leader Marco Wittmann.

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Sep 10

Third season win for Marco Wittmann

Marco Wittmann extended his points’ lead in the DTM drivers’ standings with an undisputed lights-to-flag victory in the race at the Nürburgring on Saturday

DTM - Marco Wittmann In pleasant late-summerly conditions, the BMW driver won the 30 lap race with a margin of 7.136 seconds from his fellow BMW driver Tom Blomqvist. For Wittmann, it was the eighth DTM race win of his career and the third of the 2016 season.

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Aug 21

Wittmann wins and reclaims points’ lead

Quadruple victory for BMW in Moscow on Sunday

DTM - Start of the 12th race of the season at the Moscow Raceway After his seventh DTM career pole position, he added his seventh race win: with a dominant performance, Marco Wittmann claimed victory in the second race at Moscow Raceway on Sunday.

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Aug 21

Wittmann and Blomqvist secure front grid row for BMW

Marco Wittmann will be on pole position for the twelfth race of the 2016 DTM season

Best grid position for Sundays race: Marco WittmannIn qualifying, the BMW driver secured himself the best starting grid position for the race at Moscow Raceway on Sunday with a lap time of 1 min. 28.776 sec.

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Jul 14

DTM parade cruises through Zandvoort’s city centre

The special DTM parade arrived at its destination at the Badhuisplein, the sea front

DTM parade cruises through Zandvoort’s city centre As early as on the day prior to the DTM weekend at Zandvoort, the safety-cars went out for their first mission – with an unfamiliar destination.

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Jun 05

Pole position for Auer – penalty for Vietoris

BMW drivers Bruno Spengler and Marco Wittmann were on top for a long time in qualifying

Pole position for Auer - penalty for VietorisGreat joy for the Mercedes-AMG DTM Team Mücke after qualifying on Sunday: during the team’s home round at Lausitzring, Lucas Auer claimed pole position for the race on Sunday.

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