Antonio Felix da Costa won the second pole position in a row during his farewell racing weekend in the DTM at the Hockenheimring, while contenders for the League title with Marco Wittmann and Edoardo Mortara qualified followed.
The Portuguese took the lead in the session after the second attempt, ahead of only 0,014 seconds Gary Paffett. Paffett, was the fastest in early qualifying, but in the end could not do anything against da Costa.
Partners da Costa at BMW Tom Blomqvist and Maxime Martin will share the second row of the starting field.
The best of the two contenders for the title became...
Two-time DTM champion Timo Scheider has announced his retirement after 17 seasons held.
37-year-old German, who won his two titles in 2008 and 2009 in the Audi who has been performing since the revival of the series in 2000 in the Opel.
Scheider spent five seasons with the Opel, and then moved to the GT racing team Maserati in 2005.
After brief appearances in A1GP Audi signed a contract with Scheider in front of a season-2006. Since then, Timo has not stopped its cooperation with the Ingolstadt manufacturer.
Scheider earned seven victories and 11 pole positions in the DTM, as well as a...
Audi pilot Miguel Molina won the first race of the final weekend of the DTM season in Hockenheim 2016.
Miguel started confidently and were able to overtake the winner of the pole position Antonio Felix da Costa. After that, the Spaniard comfortably ahead, without experiencing any problems, while behind him the main events in the race.
The overall leader Marco Wittmann, clearly reacted to the starting lights of a traffic light, keeping his fourth place. But Marco was ahead of the two pilots of the BMW, namely Maxime Martin and da Costa, who subsequently meekly conceded his teammate.
The pilot of the BMW of antónio Felix da Costa won the first qualification on the Hockenheimring.
The Portuguese, for whom this weekend the DTM will be a farewell, drove his fastest lap in 1.32,344. Exactly 0.1 seconds da Costa lost to Miguel Molina, and third place went to Tom Blomqvist.
As for the leaders of the season, before the start of the first race the advantage is Marco Wittmann: German made qualified fourth, while his closest rival in the standings Edoardo Mortara will start only eighth position.
Wittmann and Mortara on the starting grid will be shared by Maxime Martin, Mike...
Audi Sport racer Nico Muller showed the best result in the second free practice session of the DTM at the Hockenheimring race track.
The Swiss drove in cool conditions – the temperature of the roadway was only 17 degrees Celsius – round 1.32,943. Immediately behind him are representatives of the BMW of antónio Felix da Costa, Bruno Spengler, Augusto Farfus and Marco Wittmann.
Replacement at this stage, Mattias Ekström rené Rast was the best Audi. It is located on the sixth position, ahead of one of the contenders for the title of Jamie green.
Gary Paffett was the only Mercedes in the...
Racer BMW Motorsport Marco Wittmann topped the first practice at Hockenheim.
The team RMG drove his best round for 1.33,909, ahead by 0.027 seconds Mercedes driver Lucas Auer. Another pilot BMW’s Antonio Felix da Costa rounded out the top three, beating Christian Vitoria.
The best driver of the Audi was in its second weekend in the DTM Rene Rast. Time German substitute Mattias Ekström this weekend, was only enough for fifth place.
Next were representatives of BMW Martin Tomczyk and Augusto Farfus.
The top 10 was rounded out by Mike Rockenfeller of Audi’s Nico müller and Paul di...
Racer Audi Sport’s Edoardo Mortara believes that he can become the champion of the DTM season in 2016.
On the eve of the final phase, which will take place in Hockenheim this weekend, the Italian is inferior to 14 points to overall leader Marco Wittmann. In order to stay ahead of German, regardless of his performances, Mortara, at will need to win both races.
“I’m looking forward to the finals and go to Hockenheim with a positive mindset and confidence,’ said the Italian. – In may we won the first race of the season and should get a chance to win in the final. The...
Manual Audi has decided to change the compounds of its two teams in the final stage of the 2016 DTM in Hockenheim, in order to increase the chances of winning the title in three classifications.
The fact is that because of the lining on the competition in the WRX, in Hockenheim will not come Mortary partner for Abt Audi’s Mattias ekström.
As a result it was decided to move the Audi Abt Audi from Phoenix champion DTM 2013 season Mike Rockenfeller. And Rockenfeller in Audi Phoenix is Rene Rast.
In the overall standings of the pilots in the lead the representative of BMW of Marco...
Team BMW and Mercedes decided to withdraw its appeal filed against the disqualification of Marco Wittmann and Daniel’s Juncadella after Sunday’s race at the Hungaroring.
Both drivers were excluded due to the inconsistency of their machines parameters technical regulations in the area of the thickness of the control strap under the bottom.
The hearing was to be held only after the end of the season, so in this case, the championship results would be provisional.
“In the interests of sport we have decided not to appeal against the disqualification of Wittmann, – said the...
Canadian racer Robert Wickens admitted his chances at winning the championship because of silly mistakes, which he had to start last in the second race at the Hungaroring.
Before the start of the best of the Mercedes drivers in the championship behind the leader Marco Wittmann 55 points. To preserve the chances for the title before the season finale in Hockenheim he needed to reduce the backlog to less than 50 points. In qualifying, the canadian took eighth place, but at the end of the warm up lap took the wrong position on the starting grid and in the end, according to the rules, moved to...