Banning wind tunnels is being touted as a way to reduce costs in the sport
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Ekström claims back points’ lead
There is no doubt that he can rightfully refer to himself as ‘Moscow expert’. Two years after his victory in the first-ever DTM race at Moscow Raceway, Mike Rockenfeller had reason to celebrate in Russia once again. In a turbulent race, the Audi driver steered clear of every incident on the track, made maximum use of his pole position and scored a dominant lights-to-flag victory.
The first impressions of the DTM race weekend at Moscow did not quite speak in favour of Mercedes-Benz.
Audi and BMW dominated proceedings in the two free practice sessions and appeared to be better sorted at Moscow Raceway. But when things gor serious, the brand from Stuttgart was there and secured its first win at the track, opened in 2012, courtesy of Pascal Wehrlein.
Lorenz Liechti (39) to assume DTM Media Relations in Stuttgart
With immediate effect, there’s a new man at the helm of the DTM Press & PR department: Swiss media expert Lorenz Liechti (39) assumed the responsibility for the media relations of the internationally popular touring-car series. Liechti will be working in Stuttgart, in the headquarters of DTM promoter and rights holder ITR.
Stars & Cars, 2014 – Celebrate the best
Talks over a touted engine ‘unfreeze’ for the 2015 season appear to have taken a dramatic turn.
Petri Corse joins joins Superstars International Series and the GTSprint International Series with two Porsche 997 racecars
The italian-based squad, owned by simone petri, will represent the Stuttgart-based manufacturer
The GTSPRINT INTERNATIONAL SERIES roster keeps growing and after having announced their intention to line-up in 2013, Team Petri Corse, a longtime Porsche squad, opted for a full commitment to SUPERSTARSWORLD. The Italian-based squad will field two Porsche Panamera racers in SUPERSTARS and two 997 GT3 models in GTSPRINT.
Bernie Ecclestone has this week delighted his Christmas card recipients with his latest humorous handiwork.
Every year, the F1 chief executive commissions an original cartoon for his annual card, depicting a contemporary F1 issue with a mischievous tilt. For the 2012 holiday season, the 82-year-old’s card shows Lewis Hamilton abandoning his broken-down McLaren and leaping into a Mercedes saloon.
Norbert Haug fell on his sword due to Mercedes’ failure to succeed in its first three years, Niki Lauda has confirmed.
Following last week’s shock news, many sensed the new non-executive chairman Lauda’s influence when it was announced that Haug is stepping down after 22 years in charge at the German marque. But the great Austrian insists he was as surprised as anyone.
“Horner has extended his contract with us last week, by several years.”
Red Bull has extended its contract with team boss Christian Horner, the energy drink company’s motor sport chief Dr Helmut Marko has claimed. The news follows speculation at the weekend that, in the wake of Norbert Haug’s shock departure at Mercedes, the German marque had targeted Briton Horner as a potential successor.
“Ross has not been in danger and he never will be. He’s the boss.”
Niki Lauda has now started his new job at Mercedes, insisting his presence does not endanger the Brackley based team’s current boss, Ross Brawn. Officially, the Austrian great’s role is to ensure a better link between the racing team in the UK, and the German carmaker’s headquarters in Stuttgart.