Former DTM champion Laurent Aiello is another well known name to be joining
the ranks of Opel drivers in 2004, after signing a deal with the
manufacturer. Aiello took the title in 2002 with Abt-Audi but was unhappy
with the performance of the car...
Following in the footsteps of Jean Alesi, former Formula One driver
Heinz-Harald Frentzen will move to the German Touring Car series (DTM) in
2004. Frentzen drove for Sauber in F1 in 2003 but both he and teammate Nick
Heidfeld have been replaced...
Marcel FÃ¤ssler has spent all his four years in the DTM with Mercedes but now
it's time for a change. Last week FÃ¤ssler announced that he is moving to
Opel for 2004 and is ready for a new challenge. After three fourth places in
In what is turning out to be a busy week in DTM, Laurent Aiello has
parted company with Abt-Audi, the team he won the 2002 championship with. Audi
had a comparatively poor season in 2003 and Aiello only managed fourth in
the title standings as ...
Marcel FÃ¤ssler has left Mercedes after four years with marque and will move
to Opel for 2004. The 27-year old Swiss joined the DTM in 2000 with Mercedes
and was Rookie of the Year, finishing fourth overall in the championship. He
retained the ...
Jean Alesi won the last DTM race of the season at Hockenheim and Bernd
Schneider took the 2003 championship, his third title in four years and
his fourth in the DTM since 1995. Third
on the grid, Alesi overtook the second placed Opel of Peter ...
Dutchman Christijan Albers took victory in front of his home crowd at
Zandvoort and in doing so kept the title fight open to the final round at
Hockenheim. Points leader Bernd Schneider fought back from thirteenth on the
grid to finish second, so...
Opel's Timo Scheider took his maiden pole position in round nine of the DTM
championship at Zandvoort, in what was a surprise shake-up in qualifying.
Opel had been looking strong through practices and Team Holzer's Alain Menu
was provisional pole...
Marcel FÃ¤ssler finally converted pole position into a win at the A1-Ring
after a hard fought, thrilling battle with double champion Bernd Schneider.
The two Mercedes drivers went head to head in the final half dozen laps in
what was a truly ...
AMG Mercedes driver Marcel FÃ¤ssler will start the eighth round of the DTM at
Austria on pole position, his third pole of the season. FÃ¤ssler was out
fourth in the super-pole after qualifying seventh in the first session and
set a 1:27.212 for ...
Jean Alesi is none too pleased with some of the tactics that go on in the
DTM, describing drivers' actions at the last race at NÃ¼rburgring as
unscrupulous and "not very gentlemanly". The AMG Mercedes driver has
previously voiced his critical ...
Christijan Albers, newly promoted to a 2003 spec CLK at the start of this
season, wasted no time proving Mercedes had made the right decision. A fifth
place finish in the season opener at Hockenheim was the warm up to his
maiden DTM victory in the...
Jean Alesi is confident that he has adapted to the DTM and thinks the new
single race format will suit his style. Prior to the season opener at
Hockenheim last weekend, Alesi spent time testing and was happy with
improvements made to the ...
The DTM season opener at the Hockenheimring proved a good one for fans and
teams alike and especially for Mercedes. Despite the downpour on race day,
Mercedes triumphed with a one-two finish and four cars in the
points scoring positions. Vodafone...
Just one day before the first race weekend of the DTM season, Mercedes and
Uwe Alzen have parted company. Alzen, 35, drove for Mercedes in 2001 and
2002 for the HWA Mercedes squad and was fifth in last year's Driver's
championship. No reason has...
Jean Alesi is looking forward to his second season in the DTM and thinks the
series is very exciting. Driving again for Mercedes, the former F1 star is
impressed with the organization and pleased how well the fans are treated.
"The DTM, in my ...
In a swap around from 2002, Mercedes drivers Marcel FÃ¤ssler and Jean Alesi
will be team-mates in the DTM this year. Last season Alesi partnered Bernd
Schneider and FÃ¤ssler drove with Uwe Alzen but for 2003 Alzen and Schneider
will drive the...
Current DTM champion Laurent Aiello is getting ready to defend his title
this season, hoping to succeed in the task to take the championship for a
second year. The Frenchman, who was previously British
Touring Car champion, thinks Abt-Audi will be...
After taking part in the common DTM test at Adria in Italy last month,
Mercedes have been back to work this week at the A1-Ring in Austria. Work
focused on set up and tyres ahead of the season opener at Hockenheim on
April 27th and the final test...
Stefan MÃ¼cke topped the times for the first two days of the official DTM
test at Adria in Italy this week, the Mercedes driver beating the new CLK in
one of last year's chassis. Setting a fastest of 1:12.91 on Wednesday, MÃ¼cke
bettered it by...
Like all the DTM drivers, Jean Alesi will be at Adria in Italy this week for
the four-day ITR test session (18-21 March), the new circuit on the DTM
calendar for the second round this year. It will be the first time all three
At the Hockenheim circuit last week, Mercedes ran straight line aerodynamic
tests with the 2003 chassis. Currently there is only one new car available
to test, with a second to be finished shortly. Mercedes will field four new
cars this year, and...
Jean Alesi is looking forward to the new DTM season and has settled into the
series for this year. Recently home from a trip to the States, the Mercedes
driver, who attended a presentation of the new E55 AMG in Detroit, thinks
this year's Mercedes...
Double DTM champion Bernd Schneider was happy with last season's results,
despite losing his title to Laurent Aiello. The battle between the two went
to the penultimate round at Zandvoort but Mercedes driver Schneider had to
Abt-Audi boss Hans-JÃ¼rgen Abt is in favour of scrapping the current two race
DTM format for one longer race. The pre-main event qualifying race is
usually seven to nine laps, depending on circuit distance and there has been
discussion on the ...
Christijan Albers is reportedly close to signing a deal with Minardi and the
Dutchman's manager is confident that the details can be sorted out. Minardi
team principal Paul Stoddart confirmed in December that Albers was in the
running for the race...