The 2008 season was one for the record books for Audi. From its American Le
Mans Series and DTM titles to its breathtaking win in the 24 Hours of Le
Mans and snatch of the Le Mans Series championship, the German automaker had
it all. In its bid to...
The World Motor Sport Council met in Monaco on 12 December 2008. The
following decisions were taken:
FORMULA ONE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP
The following measures to reduce costs in Formula One have been agreed by
the World Motor Sport Council. These...
Audi concentrates on European motorsport
Ingolstadt -- Audi concentrates its motorsport programmes for the 2009
season on the new R15 TDI sport prototype for the 24 Hours of Le Mans,
the re-worked racing touring car A4 DTM and the newly...
72,000 Visitors Celebrate
Formula 1 World Champion Lewis Hamilton and the
Mercedes-Benz Drivers during the 2008 Stars & Cars Day
Stuttgart -- 72.000 Daimler employees and motor sport fans
celebrated Formula 1 World Champion Lewis Hamilton (23)...
Ingolstadt/Zandvoort -- The Dutch round at Zandvoort is a firm
component of the DTM schedule and, not least due to its geographic
location in the North Sea dunes, a highlight for the teams and drivers --
in particular of course for local hero ...
Audi Sport on success track
Ingolstadt -- In the hot phase of the 2008 motorsport season Audi again
underlined their "Vorsprung durch Technik" last weekend with two
victories linked to "Le Mans" -- in the DTM and in the American Le Mans
Le Mans Series honours the winning Audi team
LMS: The successful Le Mans Series winning squad Audi Sport Team Joest
was honoured in a celebratory atmosphere in front of 500 guests on
Saturday evening in Paris. Head of Audi Motorsport Dr Wolfgang...
Nine drivers will race in the 2008 DTM with the AMG Mercedes C-Class,
Mercedes-Benz Motorsport announced today. The nine Mercedes-Benz DTM
Bernd Schneider (43 years/Germany): Until the end of the 2007 season,
DELIGHTED AFANASIEV THANKS FORMULA MASTER FOR DTM TEST
Formula Master's Sergey Afanasiev took to the track in DTM team
FutureCom-TME's Audi A4 today at the Circuito de Almeria,
Spain, for his prize test as the Series' Best Team-mate for ...
Ingolstadt -- On 13 April, exactly 182 days after Audi driver Mattias
Ekstrom won the prestigious 2007 DTM title at Hockenheim, the new DTM
season, and thus Audi's "title defence", begins at the same venue. Just
one week later, at Oschersleben,...
Ingolstadt/Hockenheim -- Visits by corporate board members, numerous
prominent guests and marketing activities galore dominated Audi's
"off-track" presentation at the DTM's season finale.
At Hockenheim, Audi welcomed the largest number of ...
Â§ Because of the live broadcast of the Tour de France's final
weekend, the qualifying for the seventh race of the 2008 DTM at the
Nurburgring this coming weekend will start only at 18:48 h instead of
13:28 h; Sunday's race will begin at 17:35 h...
Ingolstadt -- AUDI AG targets the successful defence of the DTM
championship title with an interesting and strong mix of big names and
young talented drivers. Oliver Jarvis (GB/24), Katherine Legge (GB/27)
and Markus Winkelhock (D/27) have secured...
Second Le Mans Cup for Audi
Le Mans: Next Wednesday AUDI AG will receive a Le Mans Cup in Paris for
the second time. An automobile manufacturer may only keep the challenge
cup after winning the famous 24 Hours of Le Mans three times in a...
First DTM title for Timo Scheider
DTM: The most extensive motorsport programme in the history of AUDI AG is
now the most successful one as well: following the triumph at the 24
Hours of Le Mans and the title wins at the Le Mans series in ...
Paul Di Resta Second
- Paul Di Resta (AMG Mercedes C-Class) finished the eighth round of the
2008 DTM series at Brands Hatch in second place. After 82 laps, Di Resta
came home 0.793sec behind winner Timo Scheider (Audi).
- After eight of 11...
Audi achieves ninth consecutive "Petit Le Mans" win
ALMS: With an impressive success at Road Atlanta (U.S. state of Georgia)
Audi continued its winning streak at the prestigious 1000-mile race
"Petit Le Mans". In front of a record crowd of...
Ingolstadt -- In future, the AUDI AG motorsport programme will be based
on three pillars: During the 2009 season, the brand with the four rings
will compete once again in the 24 Hours of Le Mans and in the DTM.
Additionally, with the new Audi R8...
Timo Scheider took the race lead into the first corner at
Hockenheimring, the DTM (Deutsch Tourenwagen Masters) season finale,
and drove flawlessly to hold that lead and win the race, and, more
importantly, the 2008 DTM championship, for ...
It took time and effort -- five races in 2007 and three more in 2008 --
but Paul di Resta finally broke Audi's stranglehold on pole positions at
Eurospeedway Lausitz, giving Mercedes-Benz its first pole in eight DTM
(Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters)...
Facts about the DTM race at Le Mans
Ingolstadt -- For many fans Le Mans is a mythical place -- also for
Audi. The Ingolstadt based brand has won the 24 Hours of Le Mans eight
times since 2000. The DTM races on the Circuit Bugatti, which ...
News from the Audi DTM team
o Football stars of FC Barcelona visit DTM
o Actors Anja and Gerit Kling as well as Simon Licht at Audi
o Maria de Villota drives two Audi racing taxis
Ingolstadt/Barcelona -- At the DTM's Spanish round Audi...
Mattias Ekstrom put on a show of strength at the Hockenheimring today in
his Team Abt Audi A4, taking victory in the DTM (Deutsche Tourenwagen
Masters) season opener, at the front of an Audi 1-2-3 finish.
Mattias EkstrÃ¶m, Audi Sport...
21 September 2008
Motorsport Newsletter 21/2008
- Audi driver Scheider defends DTM lead
- Audi drivers are guests at "family day"
Audi driver Scheider defends DTM lead
DTM: With a cleverly clinched second place, Audi driver Timo Scheider ...
"Golden Helmets" for Audi and Dindo Capello
Le Mans: Dindo Capello was presented with the "Golden Helmet" for the
third time after 2003 and 2006. The award given by the Italian specialist
magazine "Autosprint" is regarded as the "Motorsport...
Good start for Audi at DTM finale
Ingolstadt/Hockenheim -- Audi is well set for the eagerly awaited
finale of the 2008 DTM at the Hockenheimring (Sunday, starting at 1:45
p.m., local time, live on "Das Erste"). In Friday's first test, six...
Ingolstadt/Oschersleben -- A German hard rock band, happy birthday
wishes, life-size furry figures and Formula 1 meets DTM: even alongside
the track there was action galore with Audi during the DTM weekend at
Red Bull not only...
Ten Points, Five Weeks, Three Races
- As in the previous years, Vodafone McLaren Mercedes test driver Pedro
de la Rosa will attend the DTM race at his hometown Barcelona on Saturday
and Sunday. He will drive the C-Class DTM race taxi around the...
Audi celebrates most successful motorsport season
Ingolstadt/Neckarsulm -- Four rings, four wins. The end of season party
at the Audi Forum Neckarsulm was celebrated under this motto, and at
which Audi thanked its teams and drivers for the most...
What you didn't know about Timo Scheider yet
Ingolstadt/Hockenheim -- 29-year-old German Timo Scheider is the new
DTM Champion, who thus takes over from his team-mate Mattias Ekstrom.
Even though the Audi factory driver ranks among the stars...
It wasn't a perfect lap, but with yellow flags popping up throughout
the qualifying session, it was all Timo Scheider could ask for. A time
of 42.084 seconds around Brands Hatch was fast enough to claim the pole
position for tomorrow's DTM...
Another Audi one-two-three-four win at Zandvoort
DTM: Audi showed a dominant performance at the sixth DTM round at
Zandvoort and, like last year, celebrated a one-two-three-four victory in
the Netherlands. It was the new Audi A4 DTM's best...
Ingolstadt/Nurnberg -- The Norisring is regarded as the "German Monaco"
and definitely lived up to its reputation again this year. Numerous
celebrities kept their fingers crossed for the Audi squad at its "home
race". And Audi came up with several...