Tag Archive: Mike Rockenfeller

Oct 27

Audi keeps on banking on DTM in the future

Audi re-orientated their motor-racing strategy – but the DTM involvement remained untouched

2016 Audi won in both the manufacturers’ and the team titles.This Wednesday (26th October, in front of some 300 motor-sport department employees, Chairman Rupert Stadler announced and presented the reorientation of the premium brand. While the Ingolstadters say farewell to the FIA WEC to join the Formula E with a works effort, DTM will remain an attractive field of activity for the brand with the four rings. It would be important to focus on the things that would keep Audi competitive in the coming years, Stadler stressed. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 02

24 Hours of Le Mans 2016: Porsche and its experienced driver line-ups

Porsche is the one with the most experienced driver at Le Mans

Looking in detail at the driver line-ups entered by Porsche in this 84th edition of the 24 Hours of Le Mans, it is interesting to see that of the numbers compiled, the German marque counts in its ranks the most experienced driver of all in LM P1, but also the one who competed in the oldest edition of Le Mans (1998)!

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May 22

Audi dominates practice on Sunday

Four times four rings. Audi dominated prodceedings in third free practice at the Red Bull Ring

Once again, Edooardo Mortara (1:22.654 minutes) concluded the session as the best-placed driver of his manufacturer.Once again, Edoardo Mortara (1:22.654 minutes) concluded the session as the best-placed driver of his manufacturer. Neither his fellow Audi driver Jamie Green (1:22.759 minutes) nor the Phoenix duo of Timo Scheider (1:22.805 minutes) and Mike Rockenfeller (1:22.857 minutes) were able to beat the Italian’s time.

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Apr 07

Second day of testing – BMW again the quickest

On the second of the four days of testing at the Hockenheimring, the manufacturers opted for different strategies

Tom Blomqvist set the fastest lap time on WednesdayWhile Mercedes-Benz tested with the same four drivers as on day one – Maximilian Götz, Daniel Juncadella, Esteban Ocon and Lucas Auer – Audi and BMW let the drivers execute the work who weren’t involved on Tuesday.

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Mar 31

24 drivers – 24 questions: Answers by Mike Rockenfeller

In 2016, 24 drivers will be battling to make their big dream come true

Mike Rockenfellers win at Moscow is his season highlightWinning the DTM champion’s trophy. International top-level drivers will be staging entertaining duels in 18 races on a total of nine weekends. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 01

Rockenfeller just beaten at Daytona

Usually, the margins at the finish line in a 24-hour race are much bigger. Not so in Daytona.

During DTM qualifying sessions, mere thousandths of a second often separate pole position and second place, and often, a few hundredths of a second are decisive for victory in the races.

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Sep 13

Surprisingly dominant rookie driver Tom Blomqvist takes his first DTM race win

Young DTM drivers made their mark on the DTM race at Oschersleben on Sunday, first and foremost BMW driver Tom Blomqvist.

DTM - Tom Blomqvist The 21-year-old Brit pulled clear from his opponents and scored his maiden DTM victory in his first season in the series. The manner in which he drove victory home was more than impressive.

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Sep 13

Front row of the grid for BMW – Wehrlein third

Harsh penalty for Wickens

Once again, a BMW is on pole position for the race at the Motorsport Arena Oschersleben on Sunday: in qualifying for the 14th DTM season race, Augusto Farfus secured himself the best grid position with a lap time of 1:20.632 minutes. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 10

Timo Scheider on the bitterest period in his career

According to his own words, the past weeks have been the bitterest period in his 25 years as motor racer.

Therefore, Timo Scheider particularly looks forward to getting back behind the wheel of his racing car at Oschersleben. After the “Push him off” affair at Spielberg and the resulting ban for the Moscow weekend, the Audi driver just can’t wait for going back out onto the track, from 11th to 13th September in the Magdeburger Börde.

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Jul 11

Farfus on top in second practice at Zandvoort

Bruno Spengler 15th and Robert Wickens 23rd

Second free practice of the DTM double-header at Zandvoort in the Netherlands has been completed, and the fastest driver at midday on Saturday was BMW’s Augusto Farfus.

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Jul 10

Rockenfeller fastest – BMW following closely

An engine change for Blomqvist

Audi driver Mike Rockenfeller was fastest in first free practice of the DTM weekend at Zandvoort with a lap time of 1:32.009 minutes. On the fourth DTM weekend at Zandvoort, Tom Blomqvist is using a new engine.

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Mar 03

Audi tests in Portugal

The number of test days permitted in the DTM are strictly limited

Which makes the task that Mattias Ekström and Mike Rockenfeller must complete from March 2-4 in Portuguese Portimão even more important: about two months before the 2015 DTM season starts, Audi Sport puts two RS 5 DTM test cars through their paces. 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 27

Two champions to start from the front row at Zandvoort

With his Audi RS 5 DTM, Mike Rockenfeller secured pole position in qualifying for the penultimate season round at Zandvoort.

DTM - Mike Rockenfeller Thus, last year’s title winner will start the race ahead of freshly-crowned champion Marco Wittmann (BMW). “A great result. We knew that we would be good here. Moreover, the track at Zandvoort simply suits me.

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Sep 27

With his Audi RS 5 DTM, Mike Rockenfeller claimed pole position for the ninth round of the DTM at Zandvoort in The Netherlands.

First place on the grid for Mike Rockenfeller at Zandvoort

DTM - Mike Rockenfeller The 2013 DTM champion will have the new champion Marco Wittmann (BMW) alongside him on the front row of the grid on Sunday.

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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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May 14

Season-opener winner Marco Wittmann the hunted at Oschersleben

‘30 Years of DTM’ – do you still remember?

DTM logo Following his first DTM win, secured in the 2014 season opener at Hockenheim, BMW driver Marco Wittmann will be – for the first time in his DTM career – the hunted, in the second of the season’s 10 rounds, held this weekend (16th to 18th May) at the etropolis Motorsport Arena Oschersleben. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 26

Live updates from the 52nd Rolex 24 At Daytona

23rd hour

Rolex 24 At Daytona logoRunning second in PC, Kyle Marcelli’s No. 7 Starworks Motorsport ORECA FLM09 caught fire on the backstretch to bring out the 15th caution flag shortly before the end of 22 hours of competition.

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Jan 26

Live updates from the 52nd Rolex 24 At Daytona

Hour 19-21 Report

Rolex 24 At Daytona logo

Burt Frisselle and Ricky Taylor traded the lead throughout the 19th hour of competition at Daytona. Frisselle had taken over shortly after 8 a.m. in the No. 9 Action Express Corvette DP, with Taylor regaining the lead at 8:31 a.m. in the No. 10 Velocity Worldwide Corvette DP. Read the rest of this entry »

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