Julia Spacek

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Audi: Rast's winning streak a "record for eternity"

Audi motorsport boss Dieter Gass believes Rene Rast's record-breaking six-race winning streak in the DTM will likely never be broken.

Paffett suffered loose wheel scare in title-decider

Newly-crowned DTM Gary Paffett feared that he had a loose wheel during the title-deciding second race at Hockenheim, which made his team call him into the pits earlier than planned.

Ogier feels he showed full-time DTM potential

World Rally champion Sebastien Ogier believes his performance on his DTM debut last weekend at the Red Bull Ring has shown he has the potential to race in the series full-time in future.

Audi's Red Bull Ring "manipulation" is "our fault" – Paffett

Audi's "manipulation" of the opening DTM race at the Red Bull Ring last weekend is ultimately "our fault," believes Mercedes title contender Gary Paffett.

Audi, BMW not interested in hiring Mercedes DTM drivers

Audi and BMW have indicated they are unlikely to recruit any Mercedes DTM drivers for 2019 after the Stuttgart marque withdraws from the championship.

Audi doesn't want help from "unsporting" concessions

Audi boss Dieter Gass says his brand doesn't want the help of concessions, despite the Ingolstadt-based manufacturer's torrid start to the current DTM season.

Paffett "very upset" with Glock after Norisring duel

Gary Paffett was "very upset" with his DTM title rival Timo Glock following Sunday's Norisring race, as he had to slow several times to avoid hitting the German.

Zanardi thought BMW DTM offer was a "joke"

Alex Zanardi says he thought BMW was “joking” when it offered him the chance to make a one-off DTM appearance at Misano.

BMW, Audi drivers to prioritise DTM opener over WEC

DTM drivers Augusto Farfus, Philipp Eng and Loic Duval will prioritise the German series over the FIA World Endurance Championship on 5-6 May when both championship's respective season openers clash.

Mercedes drivers expect boost from DTM aero changes

Mercedes drivers expect revised aerodynamic regulations to boost the manufacturer’s prospects in the DTM this year, after a disappointing 2017 season.

Mortara to skip Berlin Formula E race for DTM

Venturi Formula E driver Edoardo Mortara will miss the Berlin ePrix due to clashing commitments with Mercedes in the DTM, the German manufacturer has confirmed.

DTM planning to hold night races at Misano

The DTM is planning to host night races for the first time in its history at this year's Misano round.

Wehrlein could add Super Formula to F1 return bid

Mercedes DTM returnee Pascal Wehrlein has explored the possibility of a Super Formula drive as he bids to earn a Formula 1 reprieve for 2019.

Opinion: Without Ekstrom, the DTM has lost a true hero

The recent news of Mattias Ekstrom's exit from the DTM will leave a big void in the series this year, says Germany's Julia Spacek.

Wehrlein, Juncadella in the frame for Wickens DTM seat

Either Pascal Wehrlein or Daniel Juncadella will replace Robert Wickens in Mercedes’ DTM line-up for the 2018 season, understands.

Mortara: 2017 the "hardest" season of my career

Edoardo Mortara admits his first year with Mercedes in DTM was the "hardest" season of his career.

Wittmann: Dominant Audi didn't need to destroy my race

Reigning DTM champion Marco Wittmann has once again accused rival marque Audi and its driver Nico Muller of intentionally trying to sabotage his race.

Axing performance weights has ruined DTM season - Wittmann

Marco Wittmann says the "exciting championship" DTM had this year is "gone" after the decision to ditch performance weights has handed Audi an advantage.

DTM manufacturers agree to ditch performance weights

DTM manufacturers have agreed to scrap the series' controversial performance weights system, effective immediately.

Audi brushes off Glock's race manipulation claims

Audi motorsport boss Dieter Gass has shrugged off Timo Glock's claims that it used Nico Muller to block rivals during the Sunday DTM race at the Nurburgring.

Glock slams "embarrassing" Audi for "manipulating races"

BMW driver Timo Glock has hit out at Audi after his incident with Nico Muller in Sunday's DTM race at the Nurburgring, accusing the Ingolstadt firm of "manipulating races".

Wickens remains cagey over 2018 plans

Robert Wickens is still uncertain which series he will race in next season, as he explores opportunities in preparation for when Mercedes-Benz pulls out of DTM at the end of 2018.