Tag Archive: Marco Wittmann

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 »

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 »

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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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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