In a press conference at the occasion of the ninth round of the DTM at the
EuroSpeedway Lausitz, Laurent Aiello announced that he will retire from
motor sport at the end of the 2005 season.
Photo by xpb.cc.
"I have ...
It's been a busy time for McLaren recently, as the team has confirmed
both Vodafone as a title sponsor and current world champion Fernando Alonso as a
driver for 2007, and now the Woking squad has announced this season's DTM
champion Gary Paffett...
Celebrities galore at the Audi Lounge
Abt-Audi TT-R experiences a comeback
Mattias EkstrÃ¶m meets Walter RÃ¶hrl
As in previous years, the Norisring attracted many prominent
personalities. A popular meeting place for VIPs was the Audi...
Audi's Mattias EkstrÃ¶m snatched the victory from Mercedes rival Gary Paffet
at the NÃ¼rburgring and regained the lead of the championship standings by
one single point. Paffett led most of the race until receiving a
drive-through penalty that ...
PROST WINS THE â‚¬500,000 CHARITY RACE
Goose skin atmosphere at the Norisring: 15 World
Championship titles and 184 Grand Prix wins: Emerson Fittipaldi, Nigel
Mansell, Alain Prost, Jody Scheckter, Johnny Cecotto und Mick Doohan were
Ingolstadt, 06 June 2005
Motorsport Newsletter 7/2005
Audi takes DTM lead Audi driver Fredrik Ekblom makes up ground
No surprises at Le Mans pre-test
Two podium finishes for SEAT in BTCC
Audi takes DTM lead.
At Brno, defending champion...
Ingolstadt, 1 May 2005
Motorsport Newsletter 3/2005
Tom Kristensen shines with strong race performance
Audi achieved the first podium result for the new A4 DTM at the
EuroSpeedway Lausitz. In front of a crowd of 78,000 spectators, ...
Mika HÃ¤kkinen continues in the 2006 DTM
This year, Mika HÃ¤kkinen, 37, came back from his retirement successfully and
raced with Mercedes-Benz in the DTM. In the 2005 season's 11 championship
races, he won his third DTM race at Spa, and...
Now the 2005 season is over thoughts are already turning to next year but
for one manufacturer there will be no more DTM. Parent company General
Motors (GM) made the decision to withdraw Opel at the end of
this season so one of the top, if not the...
Ingolstadt, 29 November 2005
Motorsport Newsletter 23/2005
Audi R8 is the most environmentally friendly sportscar
The Audi R8, the most successful Le Mans Prototype ever, has
received another award: At the headquarters of the French ...
GARY PAFFETT THE NEW DTM CHAMPION / WIN FOR SCHNEIDER
Mercedes-Benz driver Gary Paffett is the newly crowned 2005
DTM Champion. For the 24-year old Briton, his third place in the season
finale, held at the Hockenheimring Baden-WÃ¼rttemberg, five...
At the second visit of the season to the EuroSpeedway Lausitz Jamie Green
took his maiden pole position in the DTM. In difficult conditions the
Mercedes driver clocked a best of 1:17.489 in the super-pole qualifying,
ahead of the Opels of ...
Ingolstadt, 07 August 2005
Motorsport Newsletter 14/2005
Audi driver Ekstrom retakes DTM lead
With his second victory of the season, achieved in difficult weather
conditions, Audi driver Mattias Ekstrom re-captured the lead in the
Ingolstadt, 04 December 2005
Audi Motorsport Newsletter 24/2005
EkstrÃ¶m and Kristensen win Nations Cup
The two Audi works drivers Mattias EkstrÃ¶m and Tom Kristensen yet again
demonstrated their exceptional skills by winning the...
DTM title still up for grabs
DTM: The decision in the DTM will not be made until the finale at
Hockenheim on 23 October: in the DTM race at Istanbul, Turkey, title
defender Mattias Ekstrom in the Audi A4 DTM of Audi Sport Team Abt
2005 will be the last season that Opel competes in the DTM, as parent company
General Motors decided to withdraw the marque after this year. However, the
team is not letting that detract from the work ahead and is hoping that with
a good season...
participation of the Minardi F1 Team in last Sunday's spectacular
Monaco aan de Maas event in Rotterdam, fans will have a further chance to
see the Faenza squad in action on Dutch soil this month, when Christijan
Albers makes a...
Ingolstadt, 28 August 2005
Audi Motorsport Newsletter 17/2005
Audi driver EkstrÃ¶m second at Zandvoort
Audi driver Mattias EkstrÃ¶m finished second in round eight of the
DTM at Zandvoort (The Netherlands). He now trails Gary Paffet by ...
Ingolstadt, 17 April 2005
Audi Motorsport Newsletter 2/2005
Lehto/Werner also win at Road Atlanta Audi A4 DTM takes pole-position at
its debut race DTM Presentation at Frankfurt/Oder First race for
"French" Audi R8 ends ...
Audi to increase DTM commitment
New V8 engine for Audi A4 DTM
DTM is the most attractive racing series outside Formula 1
Long-term commitment planned
After clinching the title
in 2004 with Audi "factory" driver Mattias EkstrÃ¶m and being ...
Double victory for the new Audi A4 DTM
Mattias EkstrÃ¶m wins at Brno ahead of Tom Kristensen Title defender
EkstrÃ¶m now leading the drivers' standings Five Audi A4 DTM cars in the
points With a dominating double victory at Brno, Audi has ...
The Norisring as seen by Audi's Frank Stippler
Overtaking possible only in front of the two hairpins
A balancing act right after the start
Heat will play a crucial role
Audi is coming to its "home game" at Nuremberg's Norisring as the...
Double action at the Norisring - DTM meets Boxing
The crowds of the DTM round held in Nuremberg will have the chance of
experiencing a very special surprise. On presentation of their DTM
tickets, the motor racing enthusiasts will get a...
One week after the 2005 DTM season kick-off, held from 15th to 17th
April, at Hockenheim, DTM is going to present itself at Frankfurt/Oder.
On Saturday, 23rd April, the motor racing enthusiasts will have the
chance of witnessing a truly ...
Mercedes-Benz in the 2005 DTM: Seven Drivers from Five Nations
Mika HÃ¤kkinen, 36, had retired from Formula One at the end of the 2001
season after 162 Grands Prix. During his 10-year career, he had won 20
Grands Prix with West McLaren Mercedes,...
Mercedes driver Gary Paffett kept the championship fight very close by
taking victory at Oschersleben ahead of Audi rival Mattias EkstrÃ¶m, the
result reducing EkstrÃ¶m's lead over Paffett in the standings to a single
point. EkstrÃ¶m battled to ...
Kaffer the quickest of a motley field
At the end of the two 90-minute tests at the EuroSpeedway Lausitz, the time
monitors displayed an exceptional ranking: behind the wheel of his 2004 spec
Audi A4 DTM, Pierre Kaffer had set the fastest lap...
Audi takes lead in the DTM
In front of a record turnout of 143,000 spectators at the Norisring,
Audi has taken the lead in the DTM manufacturers' standings. In one of
the most turbulent races in DTM history, Audi scored points in its ...
Maximum Challenge at Istanbul
The thrill of the 2005 DTM title fight between Gary Paffett
(DaimlerChrysler Bank AMG-Mercedes) and Mattias EkstrÃ¶m (Audi) prior to
the tenth round at the Istanbul Racepark this coming weekend can hardly
DTM rule changes for 2006 have been adopted
The costs for the development and running of the DTM cars in
the 2006 season will be clearly reduced. By introducing the
accordant rule adaptations, the German Motorsport Association
(DMSB) follows a...
Once again, he was on top. Alain Prost won the first clash
of the motor racing legends at the Norisring. On Friday evening, the
four-time Formula One World Champion ('85, '86, '89 and '93) defeated
Johnny Cecotto, Nigel Mansell, Emerson...
Audi starts from front row at DTM finale
Tom Kristensen misses Pole by merely 76 thousandths
Frank Stippler fifth in last year's A4
For the first time, Mattias EkstrÃ¶m not in Super Pole
At the DTM finale at Hockenheim, Le Mans record winner...