Audi drivers dismissed adult for DTM finale

Posted on 14. Oct, 2014 by in Audi Canada

21 is a sorcery series before a DTM deteriorate culmination during Hockenheim to that Audi will be roving as a hunter. These points contingency be recovered to constraint a pretension of a best manufacturer in a DTM from BMW. The patrol will also be assisted in this bid by a tailwind gained in a weekend before final during Zandvoort where Mike Rockenfeller on environment a fastest subordinate time and Mattias Ekström on clinching feat in a competition again demonstrated a intensity of a Audi RS 5 DTM. Audi had started a deteriorate from a tip mark of a grid during a Hockenheim opening competition in May and was represented on a lectern with dual drivers.

The new DTM will be holding a 32nd competition during Hockenheim successive weekend. The 4.574-kilometer lane a small reduction than an hour’s expostulate south of Frankfurt has traditionally been on a calendar as a venue for a opener and culmination of any season. The Motodrom with a vast grandstands located directly alongside a lane creates a stadium-like impression and a ensuing singular atmosphere. The stream theatre of allege sheet sales shows that a drivers can again demeanour brazen to an considerable culmination with a vast audience of fans.

In a sporting sense, a tradition-steeped lane with approximately 65 percent of full-throttle pulling poses an sparkling challenge. The prolonged ‘Parabolika’ is one of a fastest sectors on a whole calendar on that a drivers strech a speed of adult to 260 km/h. The successive hairpin spin offers an ideal overtaking eventuality and is also optimally matched for regulating a Drag Reduction System (DRS) that allows a drivers to squash a back wing angle by pulling a symbol on a steering wheel. In addition, there are some quick and semi-fast corners, and a slight ‘Motodrom’ in front of a start-finish true – a technically perfectionist brew for that a engineers have to work out a ideal setup.

Hockenheim suits a Audi drivers well. Mattias Ekström, Jamie Green and Timo Scheider have won several races here. Since a DTM’s quip in 2000, a stream Audi drivers have mounted a unequivocally tip of a lectern an extraordinary 5 times, started from a stick position 13 times and clinched a sum of 26 lectern places. Heading a list is a two-time Champion Ekström who has won 10 trophies during Hockenheim alone.

Before a race, Audi will be holding a world’s sportiest piloted pulling automobile to a starting line. The driverless Audi RS 7 piloted pulling concept* laps a circuit roughly as quick as it would with a competition motorist during a wheel. The tests give reason to design a path time of a small some-more than dual minutes. With this proof Audi will be display a good intensity of piloted pulling that a reward manufacturer has in store for a future. The expostulate will be promote live and exclusively on a internet on Audi MediaTV on Oct 19 starting during 12.45 (www.audimedia.tv/en).

TV viewers can watch a DTM live. ‘Das Erste’ will be airing live coverage on Saturday during 14.30 and on Sunday starting during 13.30 directly from Hockenheim.

Quotes by a officials

Dieter Gass (Head of DTM): “The feat during Zandvoort has given us additional tailwind for aggressive again during Hockenheim. The pretension of a best manufacturer is a aim – we’re going to jointly conflict for it. The stick position clinched by Adrien (Tambay) in a deteriorate opener during Hockenheim showed that a RS 5 DTM works good on this track.”

Hans-Jürgen Abt (Team Director Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline): “Mattias’ (Ekström) feat was a good service for all of us, as good as good proclivity for a finale. It’s about a pretension of a best manufacturer, as good as a runner-up’s mark in a teams’ and drivers’ classifications. We’re dynamic to do a bit in this bid – preferably by clinching a successive victory.”

Ernst Moser (Team Director Audi Sport Team Phoenix): “The culmination is a final eventuality for everybody to underline again. The initial Audi feat has been clinched, so we’re going to strike a lane with a bucket off a minds. In Timo (Scheider) and Mike (Rockenfeller) we’ve got dual prohibited manacles in a fire.”

Arno Zensen (Team Director Audi Sport Team Rosberg): “The culmination is a prominence of a deteriorate for all of us and for a group it’s another home spin as well. Despite many setbacks during a march of a year we sojourn entirely encouraged and are adhering to a aim of winning this race.”

Facts and quotes by a Audi drivers

Mattias Ekström (36/S), Red Bull Audi RS 5 DTM #7 (Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline)

•  Won his 18th DTM competition during Zandvoort
•  Is a runner-up in a championship standings
“It was a good feeling to arise adult as a leader on a morning after Zandvoort. I’d like to suffer this impulse again after a culmination during Hockenheim. In second place, we had a good start of a deteriorate in May. Now I’d like to finish another place serve during a front.”

Jamie Green (32/GB), Hoffmann Group Audi RS 5 DTM #21 (Audi Sport Team Rosberg)

•  Won a culmination during Hockenheim in 2007 and 2011
•  Is in his tenth DTM season
“The final competition of a year is a special eventuality for all of us with a singular atmosphere. I’ve won a culmination twice before in my career. We’ve got a clever automobile and have got what it takes to win if all ideally fits together. As on any weekend, we’re going to give a best.”

Miguel Molina (25/E), Audi Sport Audi RS 5 DTM #8 (Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline)
•  Drove his 50th DTM competition during Zandvoort
•  Is in second place of a group championship together with Mattias Ekström
“The deteriorate opener in May was certain for a team, and so was a past competition weekend – that’s given we’re rebellious a culmination on a certain note as well. we promise: we’re going to work tough in sequence to measure a lot of points for Audi.”

Edoardo Mortara (27/I), Audi Sport Audi RS 5 DTM #15 (Audi Sport Team Abt)
•  Is battling for a runner-up’s mark in a championship during Hockenheim
•  Has scored points in 6 rounds of a deteriorate so far
“The weekend during Zandvoort was violent and successful. That serve stimulates a fad about an considerable culmination with a vast throng of fans.”

Nico Müller (22/CH), Audi Financial Services Audi RS 5 DTM #22 (Audi Sport Team Rosberg)
•  Is in his initial DTM season
•  At age 22, is a youngest motorist in Audi’s DTM line-up
“I’ve got special memories of Hockenheim given that’s where we contested my initial DTM competition in May. For me, it’s also a kind of home competition that additionally pleases me. I’d like to continue a good subordinate opening from Zandvoort and modify it into a good competition outcome during a finish of a season.”

Mike Rockenfeller (30/D), Schaeffler Audi RS 5 DTM #1 (Audi Sport Team Phoenix)
•  Set a fastest path of all Audi drivers during Zandvoort
•  Started from a stick position during Zandvoort
“Hockenheim outlines a finish of a deteriorate of that we apparently had totally opposite expectations. This doesn’t change my proclivity in any way: I’d like to give all again in a finale. I’ve prolonged eaten a disappointment from Zandvoort where a feat would have been possible.”

Timo Scheider (35/D), AUTO TEST Audi RS 5 DTM #2 (Audi Sport Team Phoenix)
•  Made a quickest array stop of all Audi drivers during Zandvoort
•  Has distinguished a DTM pretension twice in a culmination during Hockenheim
“We all know: a good race, a good outcome or maybe even a feat creates life a lot some-more pleasing during a winter break. A lectern position would already have been probable in a deteriorate opener. It shows us that a automobile is clever during Hockenheim. I’d like to uncover a clever weekend for Audi, for my group and for all a fans.”

Adrien Tambay (23/F), Playboy Audi RS 5 DTM #16 (Audi Sport Team Abt)
•  Started from a stick position during Hockenheim in May
•  Was on lectern in a opening race
“With a stick position and third place in a initial competition this was a bit of a dream start of a deteriorate for me. Consequently, I’m quite fervent to lapse to Hockenheim now after a prolonged and sparkling season.”

The Audi drivers in a 2014 DTM

Mattias Ekström (S): * Jul 14, 1978 in Falun (S); residence: Salenstein (CH); singular (partner Heidi), one son (Mats); one daughter (Hanna); height: 1.83 m; weight: 79 kg; Audi motorist given 1999; DTM races: 143; stick positions: 19; victories: 18; fastest laps: 13; points: 764; DTM titles: 2 (2004, 2007); best outcome DTM Hockenheim: 1 (2007, 2008)

Jamie Green (GB): * Jun 14, 1982 in Leicester (GB); residence: Monaco (MC); married to Ginny, dual sons (Zachary and William); height: 1.78 m; weight: 70 kg; Audi motorist given 2013; DTM races: 102; stick positions: 7; victories: 8; fastest laps: 13; points: 424.5; DTM titles: 0; best outcome DTM Hockenheim: 1 (2007, 2011)

Miguel Molina (E): * Feb 17, 1989 in Barcelona (E); residence: Lloret de Mar (E); single; height: 1.75 m; weight: 64 kg; Audi motorist given 2010; DTM races: 50; stick positions: 2; victories: 0 (best result: 2nd place); fastest laps: 3; points: 81; DTM titles: 0; best outcome DTM Hockenheim: 3

Edoardo Mortara (I):
* Jan 12, 1987 in Geneva (CH); residence: Geneva (CH); married to Montserrat; height: 1.82 m; weight: 75 kg; Audi motorist given 2011; DTM races: 39; stick positions: 1; victories: 2; fastest laps: 0; points: 174; DTM titles: 0; best outcome DTM Hockenheim: 6

Nico Müller (CH): * Feb 25, 1992 in Thun (CH); residence: Blumenstein (CH); singular (partner Lara); height: 1.85 m; weight: 73 kg; Audi motorist given 2014; DTM races: 9; stick positions: 0; victories: 0; fastest laps: 1; points: 10; DTM titles: 0; best outcome DTM Hockenheim: 16

Mike Rockenfeller (D): * Oct 31, 1983 in Neuwied (D); residence: Landschlacht (CH); married to Susanne; one son (Phil); height: 1.75 m; weight: 68 kg; Audi motorist given 2007; DTM races: 80; stick positions: 4; victories: 3; fastest laps: 4; points: 355; DTM titles: 1 (2013); best outcome DTM Hockenheim:  3

Timo Scheider (D): * Nov 10, 1978 in Lahnstein (D); residence: Lochau (A); singular (partner Jessica), one son (Loris-Romeo); height: 1.78 m; weight: 72 kg; Audi motorist given 2006; DTM races: 148; stick positions: 11; victories: 6; fastest laps: 10; points: 446; DTM titles: 2 (2008, 2009); best outcome DTM Hockenheim: 1 (2008)

Adrien Tambay (F): * Feb 25, 1991 in Paris (F); residence: Lochau (A); single; height: 1.81 m; weight: 69 kg; Audi motorist given 2012; DTM races: 29; stick positions: 1; victories: 0 (best result: 2nd place); fastest laps: 1; points: 94; DTM titles: 0; best outcome DTM Hockenheim: 3

DTM drivers’ standings after 9 of 10 rounds

  1 Marco Wittmann (BMW)        146 points
  2 Mattias Ekström (Audi)        81 points
  3 Christian Vietoris (Mercedes-Benz)      69 points
  4 Edoardo Mortara (Audi)        68 points
  5 Mike Rockenfeller (Audi)        54 points

  6 Maxime Martin (BMW)        47 points
  7 Pascal Wehrlein (Mercedes-Benz)      46 points
  8 Martin Tomczyk (BMW)        43 points
  9 Bruno Spengler (BMW)        42 points
10 Robert Wickens (Mercedes-Benz)      41 points
11 Augusto Farfus (BMW)        39 points
12 Adrien Tambay (Audi)        36 points
13 Timo Scheider (Audi)        36 points

14 Timo Glock (BMW)          33 points
15 Miguel Molina (Audi)        28 points
16 Jamie Green (Audi)        28 points

17 Paul Di Resta (Mercedes-Benz)      24 points
18 Daniel Juncadella (Mercedes-Benz)    22 points
19 Nico Müller (Audi)          10 points
20 Joey Hand (BMW)          8 points
21 António Félix da Costa (BMW)      4 points
22 Gary Paffett (Mercedes-Benz)      4 points

DTM manufacturers’ standings

  1 BMW            362 points
  2 Audi            341 points
  3 Mercedes-Benz          206 points

DTM teams’ standings

  1 BMW Team RMG          193 points
  2 Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline      109 points
  3 Audi Sport Team Abt        104 points

  4 Original-Teile Mercedes AMG      93 points
  5 Audi Sport Team Phoenix        90 points
  6 BMW Team Schnitzer        85 points
  7 BMW Team RBM          47 points
  8 gooix Mercedes AMG        46 points
  9 EURONICS/FREE MAN’S WORLD Mercedes AMG  45 points
10 Audi Sport Team Rosberg        38 points
11 BMW Team MTEK          37 points
12 Petronas AMG Mercedes        22 points

Audi statistics in a DTM (since 1990)

Champion’s titles: 9 (in 16 years)
Victories: 66 (in 217 races)
Pole positions: 73 (in 181 subordinate sessions)
Fastest laps: 62 (in 217 races)
Podium positions: 220 (in 217 races)

All Hockenheim winners given 2000 (finale)

2000 Uwe Alzen (Opel), Uwe Alzen (Opel)

2001 Bernd Mayländer (Mercedes-Benz)

2002 Bernd Schneider (Mercedes-Benz)

2003 Jean Alesi (Mercedes-Benz)

2004 Bernd Schneider (Mercedes-Benz)
2005 Bernd Schneider (Mercedes-Benz)

2006 Bruno Spengler (Mercedes-Benz)

2007 Jamie Green (Mercedes-Benz)
2008 Timo Scheider (Audi)
2009 Gary Paffett (Mercedes-Benz)
2010 Paul Di Resta (Mercedes-Benz)
2011 Jamie Green (Mercedes-Benz)
2012 Bruno Spengler (BMW)
2013 Timo Glock (BMW)

All Hockenheim winners given 2000 (opener)

2000 Bernd Schneider (Mercedes-Benz), Bernd Schneider (Mercedes-Benz)
2001 Bernd Schneider (Mercedes-Benz)
2002 Laurent Aiello (Abt-Audi)
2003 Bernd Schneider (Mercedes-Benz)
2004 Gary Paffett (Mercedes-Benz)
2005 Jean Alesi (Mercedes-Benz)
2006 Bernd Schneider (Mercedes-Benz)
2007 Mattias Ekström (Audi)
2008 Mattias Ekström (Audi)
2009 Tom Kristensen (Audi)

2010 Gary Paffett (Mercedes-Benz)
2011 Bruno Spengler (Mercedes-Benz)
2012 Gary Paffett (Mercedes-Benz)
2013 Augusto Farfus (BMW)
2014 Marco Wittmann (BMW)

2013 flashback: group championship win for Audi Sport Team Phoenix

Following Mike Rockenfeller’s early pretension win, a fans saw an intensely stirring culmination that was hold on a soppy lane and noted by duels, overtaking maneuvers and contacts. One of a protagonists was Mattias Ekström, who, after starting from grid position seven, gathering an considerable race. The Swede was clearly headed for a lectern finish and trailing a successive leader Timo Glock by usually a few automobile lengths when he was sent spinning in a hairpin spin on a 28th of 41 laps. In fourth place, Ekström, after creation a recovery, missed a lectern by merely 1.245 seconds. Miguel Molina in fifth place cumulative Audi Sport Team Phoenix a essential points in a conflict for a teams’ sequence during Hockenheim.

Track info

Track length: 4.574 km
Race distance: 42 laps = 192.108 km
DTM subordinate record on this track: Mattias Ekström (Audi), Oct 25, 2008, 1m 32.244s (178.509 km/h)
DTM competition record on this track: Martin Tomczyk (BMW), May 04, 2014, 1m 32.532s (177.954 km/h)
Pole position deteriorate opener 2014: Adrien Tambay (Audi), May 03, 2014, 1m 32.272s
Fastest path deteriorate opener 2014: Martin Tomczyk (BMW), May 04, 2014, 1m 32.532s (177.954 km/h)
Spectator audience culmination 2013: 122,000

Mike Rockenfeller about Hockenheim: “The culmination during Hockenheim is perfect tradition and a unequivocally special competition for us as drivers. You’re possibly in row for a title, in that box it’s a ultimate conflict in front of full grandstands, or you’ve got zero to do with a championship anymore, in that box you’d during slightest like to finish a deteriorate with a good result. As we’re pulling during Hockenheim in a deteriorate opener as good as contrast there, everybody is optimally prepared for and practiced to this circuit – and, as a result, a quarrel on lane is unequivocally close. The lane atmosphere is singular and a opening to a Motodrom is also a nicest territory of a lane for me. I’ve got many memories of Hockenheim. My fondest one is a impulse when we perceived my prize in 2013 as a champion being showered by gold.”

Timetable (CEST)

Friday, Oct 17
16.45 – 17.20  Roll-out

Saturday, Oct 18

09.00 – 10.00  Free practice
11.15 – 12.15  Free practice
14.45 – 15.35  Qualifying

Sunday, Oct 19
09.00 – 09.40  Pit stop practice
12.55 – 13.05  Demo path Audi RS 7 piloted pulling concept
14.00    Race

TV report (‘Das Erste’ live)

Saturday, Oct 18
14.30    Qualifying

Sunday, Oct 19
13.30    Race

– End –

Fuel expenditure of a models named above:

Audi RS 7 Sportback:

Combined fuel expenditure in l/100 km: 9.5**;
Combined CO2 emissions in g/km: 221**

**The fuel expenditure and a CO2 emissions of a car change due to a choice of wheels and tires. They not usually count on a function of a fuel by a vehicle, though are also shabby by pulling function and other non-technical factors.

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