Porsche has paid tribute to the outstanding achievements of teams and drivers during 2016 at the Night of Champions motorsport gala in Weissach. On this occasion, the new driver lineup for the 2017 season was announced.
Mercedes-AMG Motorsport in the 2016 season
Tales from the paddock – Gary Paffett: “New rules mean that racing will become even more exciting”. The 2016 Formula 1 World Championship has been decided: Nico Rosberg secured the world title for the first time in his career in a thrilling finale in Abu Dhabi. Meanwhile, the next round of DTM testing for 2017 is just getting under way.
Bapco 6 Hours of Bahrain
Tales from the paddock – Chantal Kroll: “As for 2017, we’re obviously hoping for a successful defence of our title in the 24H Series”
Only three more races before we find out who is to be the 2016 Formula 1 world champion. After the spectacular US Grand Prix at Austin, the Silver Arrows are busy preparing for next weekend’s Mexican Grand Prix.
“Our new battery will almost double the energy storage, eliminating the need for drivers to swap cars during a race”
Following today’s meeting of the World Motorsport Council, the FIA has announced that McLaren Applied Technologies has been selected as the exclusive supplier of batteries to the Formula E Championship for seasons five and six (2018-2019 and 2019-2020).
BMW i to continue as Official Vehicle Partner
BMW has announced that it will work closely with the Andretti team in the FIA Formula E Championship – the fully-electric city street racing series. As a partner of Andretti Formula E, BMW Motorsport will work closely with the team in order to familiarise itself with the series and to check the possibility of a works involvement in the future.
Gran Premio Movistar de Aragón
Tides change from yellow to red as MotoGP™ rolls into the championship leader’s backyard. MotorLand Aragon is one of the new wonders of European motorsport. The technical and spectacular circuit, one of the most recently completed on the calendar, has swiftly moved from new to modern classic for both riders and fans; often cited as a favourite by many on the grid.
Farewell to DTM after 16 years: Martin Tomczyk
The fans will see the driver from BMW Team Schnitzer behind the wheel of his BMW M Performance Parts M4 DTM for the last time at the Nürburgring, in Budapest and at the Hockenheimring. Tomczyk will remain a part of the BMW Motorsport family, concentrating on competition in international motorsport.