Heiko Stritzke

Heiko Stritzke

Motorsport has been part of Heiko's life since childhood, when was placed into a kart at the age of four. His motorsport experience was shaped by the spectacular touring car races of the 1990s and already back at young age he started analyzing races as a hobby. His career in motorsport coverage started in 2010. Since, he has been working as editor, circuit speaker and commentator. Having worked for two other websites before, Heiko joined Motorsport-Total.com in 2015, which ultimately became the German edition of the Motorsport Network. He is also working as commentator at DAZN and Sport1. Occasionally he takes part in track days in a Honda S2000.

Latest articles by Heiko Stritzke


ByKolles "surprised" by Vanwall LMH reliability in latest test

The ByKolles team has admitted the reliability of its new Vanwall Le Mans Hypercar has been a "surprise" so far as it completed a second on-track test with the car last week at the Lausitzring.

Glickenhaus warns IMSA not to block customer entries for 2023

Glickenhaus has advised the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship against blocking a potential entry in 2023, having received strong interest from potential customer teams in taking its Le Mans Hypercar to America.

Ferrari gets BoP boost ahead of Bahrain WEC finale

Ferrari has received a Balance of Performance boost ahead of the FIA World Endurance Championship finale in Bahrain, partly reversing a change made for last weekend’s race in the Gulf nation.

BMW showed M6 still fast on Nurburgring farewell - van der Linde

BMW showed its ageing M6 GT3 could be competitive in the car’s final front-line Nurburgring 24 Hours outing, says ROWE Racing’s Sheldon van der Linde.

Estre: Nurburgring 24h win payback for near misses

Porsche GT ace Kevin Estre says the Manthey Racing squad's victory in last weekend's Nurburgring 24 Hours "feels really good" following his near misses on the Nordschleife in 2018 and 2019.

Nurburgring 24 Hours red-flagged due to fog after crashes

The Nurburgring 24 Hours has been red-flagged after exactly six hours after dense fog brought a halt to the racing action on the Nordschleife.

Nurburgring 24h: Yelloly hands ROWE rain-soaked pole

Nick Yelloly has gifted the ROWE Racing BMW team pole for the Nurburgring 24 Hours in qualifying session affected by a large thunderstorm.

Nurburgring 24h: Bortolotti fastest on Thursday for Lamborghini

Mirko Bortolotti was the only driver to lap in under 8m20s during Thursday qualifying for the 2021 edition of the Nurburgring 24 Hours in his FFF Racing Lamborghini Huracan GT3.

GT3 could be "doomed" if it's adopted by WEC - Ratel
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GT3 could be "doomed" if it's adopted by WEC - Ratel

The GT3 category could be "doomed" if it is adopted by the Le Mans 24 Hours and the World Endurance Championship, the architect of the class Stephane Ratel has warned. 

Glickenhaus to enter one car for Portimao WEC race Algarve
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Glickenhaus to enter one car for Portimao WEC race

Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus will only enter a single Le Mans Hypercar for its FIA World Endurance Championship debut next month at Portimao, marque founder Jim Glickenhaus has clarified.

Glickenhaus can't rule out skipping Spa WEC opener

Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus is not certain to be on the grid for the new opening round of the 2021 FIA World Endurance Championship season at Spa, according to marque founder Jim Glickenhaus.

‘Foxtail’ Opel Manta owner considers Nurburgring exit

Olaf Beckmann, the owner of the famous 'Foxtail' Opel Manta at the Nurburgring 24 Hours, is considering withdrawing the fan-favourite car after the 2021 season due to increased entry fees for the Nurburgring Endurance Series.

Opinion: Why safety cars are an outdated institution

The above headline might make some people feel uncomfortable. After all, we have become so used to seeing more races with safety cars (SC) nowadays than those without them, so we have never really dared to question it.

Porsche: Audi's LMDh ambitions won't affect our own plans

Porsche insists Audi’s ambitions of launching an LMDh project will not have any impact on its own bid to return to the top-flight of sportscar racing with the same set of regulations.

Audi set to quit Formula E, start LMDh project

Audi is set to end its involvement in Formula E in favour of a return to top-flight sportscar racing with a new LMDh project.

Nurburgring 24h: BMW ends win drought in topsy-turvy race

BMW ended its 10-year dry spell in the Nurburgring 24 Hours in a dramatic 2020 encounter, the Munich manufacturer winning the Nordschleife classic for the first time in the GT3 era.

Nurburgring 24h: Drama as leaders crash out, race halted

The 2020 Nurburgring 24-hour race has been red flagged after seven hours due to heavy rainfall as drama unfolded around the two leading Mercedes-AMG GT3s, which both crashed out while they were at the head of the race.

Nurburgring 24h: Engel storms to third pole in Top Qualifying

Mercedes star Maro Engel took pole position for the 2020 Nurburgring 24 hours in dominant fashion, beating octane126's Luca Ludwig by almost five seconds in difficult wet/dry conditions in Top Qualifying.

Nurburgring 24h: Lamborghini tops Thursday qualifying

Marco Mapelli set the fastest time on the opening day of the 2020 Nurburgring 24 Hours in the Konrad-entered #21 Lamborghini Huracan GT3, which he shares with Axcil Jefferies, Franck Perera and Michele di Martino.

DTM stalwart Phoenix targets ELMS, Le Mans in 2021

Long-time Audi DTM outfit Phoenix Racing has outlined its intentions to transition fully to sportscar racing next year, with a potential Le Mans 24 Hours assault on the radar.

Nurburgring 24 Hours currently not at risk

Although major events in Germany are prohibited until the end of October, preparations continue for the Nurburgring 24 Hours being held in late September, although it’s as yet unclear what this means for spectators.

Hulkenberg tests Lamborghini GT3 car at the Nurburgring

Ex-Formula 1 racer Nico Hulkenberg took part in a private test at the Nurburgring at the wheel of a Lamborghini Huracan GT3 last weekend, Motorsport.com has learned.

Why ADAC shouldn't celebrate if the DTM collapsed

The potential demise of the DTM in 2021 would leave the ADAC GT Masters as the flagship racing category in Germany. But this development might not be such good news for the German automobile federation.

Could GTE be the answer to the DTM's survival dilemma?

The DTM should adopt GTE cars in 2021 before transitioning to a brand new formula featuring “roaring engines and interesting silhouettes”, reckons former race winner Altfrid Heger.

ByKolles set to return to WEC at Spa and Le Mans

The ByKolles LMP1 team is set to return to the FIA World Endurance Championship for the final two rounds of the 2019/20 season.

Bentley questions Spa 24h BoP after missing Superpole

Bentley has hit out at the Balance of Performance for this weekend's Spa 24 Hours after none of its four factory cars qualified in the top 20.

Vanthoor: “Stupid” mistake spoiled “flawless” Nurburgring run

Laurens Vanthoor admits his “stupid” mistake in the Nurburgring 24 Hours was the only thing that spoiled an otherwise “flawless” run for the #911 Manthey Porsche crew.

Aston Martin won't contest Nurburgring 24 Hours in GT3

Aston Martin Racing will not take part in this year's Nurburgring 24 Hours with its all-new GT3 car, Motorsport.com has learned.

VLN faces revolt over latest attempt to slow GT3 cars

One of the Nurburgring Nordschleife-based VLN series’ most established teams has quit the championship over a dispute surrounding a last-minute power reduction for GT3-spec cars.

Project 1 in race against time after Sebring fire

The Project 1 GTE Am team is facing a race against time to be ready for this week's Sebring 1000 Miles FIA World Endurance Championship round after a dramatic testing fire.

Hockenheim "surprised" to lose F2 and GP3 support races

The operators of the Hockenheim circuit are surprised that German venue has not been included on the calendars of the Formula 2 and GP3 championships for 2018.