Tag Archive: Marco Wittmann

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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May 21

A 1-2 for BMW at Spielberg

In a dominant way, Marco Wittmann has won the DTM race on Saturday at Spielberg in Austria

DTM - Marco Wittmann Having started from pole position, the 2014 DTM champion crossed the line as the winner after 30 laps. For Wittmann, this is the sixth win of his DTM career. At the 4.326 kilometres long Red Bull Ring, he won ahead of his fellow BMW driver Tom Blomqvist, who finished second in the third DTM race of the season. Edoardo Mortara took the final slot on the podium at Spielberg after finishing third with his Audi RS 5 DTM. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 27

Glock sets the fastest lap time in Spain

In the final session of the three days of testing in Spain, BMW opted for a driver swap

Instead of Bruno Spengler and Marco Wittmann who had been the BMW test drivers on the first two days at the Circuito Monteblanco – now Augusto Farfus and Timo Glock got behind the wheel, with the latter obviously truly enjoying his first laps in 2016.

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Jan 29

Five DTM drivers in Daytona 24h race

The first major traditional race of the year beckons: on January 30, the 24h race at Daytona will get underway

The 54th running of the race on a part of the oval with the banked corners and the infield circuit has always had a great fascination for motor racing drivers from all over the world. At the final weekend of January, current DTM drivers will be racing former DTM drivers, among others.

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Nov 19

Mortara: Payback day in Macau?

For Edoardo Mortara, the 2015 DTM season ended with a major disappointment.

When travelling to the season finale at Hockenheim, he was the second-placed driver in the championship and consequently the one with the best chances of destroying the title hopes of future champion Pascal Wehrlein. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 12

António Félix da Costa claims his maiden DTM pole (updated)

Bruno Spengler will be lining up alongside the pole sitter in second place

Only three hours after his maiden pole position in the DTM, the first victory followed: in a dominant way, BMW driver António Félix da Costa drove from pole position to his first major success in the most popular international touring car series, an undisputed victory.

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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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May 30

Clear the stage for the second DTM weekend in 2015

When the chequered flag was out after 45 minutes, the time sheet showed quite a few surprising performances.

DTM logo The first marks have been made, the first lap times have been set. First free practice of the DTM at Lausitzring gave at least a little indication of the potential for this weekend.

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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 »

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