Audi prepared for final scurry in DTM pretension fight

Posted on 06. Sep, 2013 by in Audi Canada

Mike Rockenfeller and his code colleagues have fondest memories of a 3.696-kilometer lane nearby Magdeburg – initial and foremost, Timo Scheider. He has contested a sum of 13 races during Oschersleben before and so binds a tip symbol in a stream motorist field. Scheider won a competition during Oschersleben in his dual championship-winning years of 2008 and 2009. Mattias Ekström entered his name on a winners’ list in 2011 and Mike Rockenfeller, in his second race, distinguished his first-ever DTM lectern position there in May 2007.

Now a 29-year-old German is roving to Oschersleben as a personality of a standings. The parameters before a competition are positive: Rockenfeller has a 35-point advantage over his closest opposition Christian Vietoris and 75 points are nonetheless to be awarded. If Rockenfeller running scores again in a eighth competition he will be means to emanate an best starting bottom for a remaining dual races during Zandvoort and Hockenheim.

Since a DTM’s quip in 2000 a circuit during Oschersleben has been a venue on a series’ calendar of events and has done for stirring races on countless occasions. A scandalous lane territory is a slight left-right multiple during a finish of a start-finish straight, that is gainful to intensely tighten maneuvers. Aside from a finish straight, a back-straight offers a good event for regulating a Drag Reduction System (DRS) that flattens a behind wing strap angle when a motorist pushes a symbol on a steering wheel. Ideal for a fans is a sum perspective of a infield from several grandstands, that assures that they will not skip any of a actions by a DTM competition drivers.

Tickets for all DTM races of a 2013 deteriorate are accessible during www.audi-motorsport.com/dtm. In many countries of a universe fans can watch subordinate and a competition live on a DTM’s YouTube channel during www.youtube.com/dtmint.

In Germany, ARD will promote live on ‘Das Erste:’ subordinate on Saturday (September 14) starting during 14:30 and a competition on Sunday (September 15) starting during 13:15.

Quotes by a officials

Dieter Gass (Head of DTM): “We’re looking toward Oschersleben with excitement. So far, we’ve been display a consistently good opening this deteriorate and have always been distant during a front with during slightest one driver. Building on this and putting as many cars as probable into a tip organisation by a plain group opening has got to be a aim.”

Hans-Jürgen Abt (Team Director Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline): “We’re looking brazen to Oschersleben. The lane has matched a automobile good in a past and a drivers have clinched many victories there. We’d like to continue this and so support Mike (Rockenfeller) in his conflict for a DTM pretension as well.”

Ernst Moser (Team Director Audi Sport Team Phoenix): “Thinking of Oschersleben essentially brings behind certain memories of this track. Mike (Rockenfeller) has mounted a lectern there before and Miguel (Molina) has been on stick there once as well. Thus, I’m assured that we’ll be in row in a competition again.”

Arno Zensen (Team Director Audi Sport Team Rosberg): “We used a summer mangle to take a breather and to tackle a final 3 races with new momentum. My patrol is looking brazen to Oschersleben: New game, new luck.”

Facts and quotes by a Audi drivers

Filipe Albuquerque (28/P), Audi Financial Services RS 5 DTM #6 (Audi Sport Team Rosberg)
•  At a Nürburgring, usually frequency missed scoring a initial points this year
•  Finished in a tip 10 during Oschersleben in 2012
“I know a lane during Oschersleben good and gathering there in youth categories before competing in a DTM. Our opening during a Nürburgring has speedy us. I’m not giving adult and will go all out to finally measure my initial points this season.”

Mattias Ekström (35/S), Red Bull Audi RS 5 DTM #11 (Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline)
•  Won a competition during Oschersleben dual years ago
•  Has mounted a lectern 4 times in 10 DTM runs during Oschersleben to date
“Oschersleben has been both good and bad to me in all these years. With usually 3 some-more races to go we can tell how a spin of torment is rising a bit with everybody – that’s good we think. I’m still lacking a genuine feat this year and I’m going to continue to conflict for this.”  

Jamie Green (31/GB), Red Bull Audi RS 5 DTM #12 (Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline)
•  Most recently finished in a points twice in succession
•  Has been on lectern during Oschersleben 3 times before
“Predictions are intensely formidable this season. I’d like to work with concentration, continue to urge and be behind on lectern as shortly as possible.”

Miguel Molina (24/E), Audi RS 5 DTM #20 (Audi Sport Team Phoenix)
•  Started from a stick position during Oschersleben in 2011
•  Scored his initial points in a 2013 deteriorate during a Nürburgring
“Following a ceiling trend during a Nürburgring, I’m now all a some-more vehement about Oschersleben. This lane has a special definition for me given this is where we clinched my initial stick position dual years ago.”  

Edoardo Mortara (26/F/I), Playboy Audi RS 5 DTM #5 (Audi Sport Team Rosberg)
•  Was on lectern during Oschersleben in his entrance year of 2011
•  Started a competition during a Nürburgring from a second row
 “Even yet Oschersleben isn’t accurately my favorite lane we trust that we’ll be competitive. I’m wishing for a improved weekend than a initial 7 this year. The summer mangle has been good for holding a breather again.”

Mike Rockenfeller (29/D), Schaeffler Audi RS 5 DTM #19 (Audi Sport Team Phoenix)
•  Claimed a initial lectern position in his DTM career during Oschersleben
•  Has been one of a dual drivers to measure points in all races of a deteriorate to date
“Oschersleben is really severe in terms of pushing skills and really severe on a automobile as well. I’ve always enjoyed a track. We’re operative on being good sorted again and starting a weekend with a good simple set-up. I’m looking brazen to Oschersleben and am fervent to see how a relations strengths will vessel out.”

Timo Scheider (34/D), AUTO TEST Audi RS 5 DTM #23 (Audi Sport Team Abt)
•  Scored his first-ever DTM competition win during Oschersleben in 2008
•  Has 13 starts during Oschersleben underneath his belt – some-more than any other motorist in a field
“Of march Oschersleben immediately creates me consider of my initial DTM victory, that we clinched in 2008 and that was a large step toward a successive pretension win. we used a summer mangle to transparent my mind again after all a prior misfortune. That has worked well, so I’m roving to Oschersleben with a ensuing motivation.”

Adrien Tambay (22/F), Audi ultra RS 5 DTM #24 (Audi Sport Team Abt)
•  At a Nürburgring, finished in a points for a second time in 2013
•  Is a third-best Audi motorist in a standings 3 races before a finish of a season
 “Oschersleben is a good competition track. Last year, we was a bit hapless in a race. Hopefully, that’ll be opposite this time. My aim, again, is a good outcome in a points.”

The Audi drivers in a 2013 DTM

Filipe Albuquerque (P): * Jun 13, 1985 in Coimbra (P); residence: Coimbra (P); singular (partner Joana); height: 1.74 m; weight: 65 kg; Audi motorist given 2011; DTM races: 27; stick positions: 0; victories: 0 (best result: 2nd place); fastest laps: 0; points: 35; DTM titles: 0; best outcome DTM Oschersleben: 9

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: 131; stick positions: 19; victories: 17; fastest laps: 12; points: 653; DTM titles: 2 (2004, 2007); best outcome DTM Oschersleben: 1 (2011)

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: 90; stick positions: 6; victories: 8; fastest laps: 13; points: 381; DTM titles: 0; best outcome DTM Oschersleben: 3

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: 38; stick positions: 2; victories: 0 (best result: 3rd place); fastest laps: 1; points: 38; DTM titles: 0; best result, DTM Oschersleben: 8

Edoardo Mortara (F/I): * Jan 12, 1987 in Geneva (CH); residence: Geneva (CH); engaged; height: 1.82 m; weight: 75 kg; Audi motorist given 2011; DTM races: 27; stick positions: 1; victories: 2; fastest laps: 0; points: 105; DTM titles: 0; best outcome DTM Oschersleben: 3

Mike Rockenfeller (D): * Oct 31, 1983 in Neuwied (D); residence: Landschlacht (CH); singular (partner Susanne); height: 1.75 m; weight: 68 kg; Audi motorist given 2007; DTM races: 68; stick positions: 3; victories: 3; fastest laps: 3; points: 265; DTM titles: 0; best outcome DTM Oschersleben: 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: 136; stick positions: 11; victories: 6; fastest laps: 9; points: 385; DTM titles: 2 (2008, 2009); best outcome DTM Oschersleben: 1 (2008, 2009)

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: 17; stick positions: 0; victories: 0 (best result: 2nd place); fastest laps: 1; points: 48; DTM titles: 0; best outcome DTM Oschersleben: 16

DTM drivers’ standings after 7 of 10 rounds
  1 Mike Rockenfeller (Audi)         106 points
  2 Christian Vietoris (Mercedes-Benz)   71 points
  3 Robert Wickens (Mercedes-Benz)     70 points
  4 Bruno Spengler (BMW)       67 points
  5 Augusto Farfus (BMW)       66 points
  6 Gary Paffett (Mercedes-Benz)     57 points
  7 Marco Wittmann (BMW)       39 points
  8 Mattias Ekström (Audi)         38 points
  9 Dirk Werner (BMW)         26 points
10 Joey Hand (BMW)           26 points
11 Adrien Tambay (Audi)         20 points
12 Daniel Juncadella (Mercedes-Benz)     20 points
13 Jamie Green (Audi)         20 points
14 Timo Glock (BMW)           15 points
15 Timo Scheider (Audi)         12 points
16 Martin Tomczyk (BMW)         10 points
17 Roberto Merhi (Mercedes-Benz)       8 points
18 Miguel Molina (Audi)         4 points
19 Pascal Wehrlein (Mercedes-Benz)       3 points
20 Edoardo Mortara (Audi)       2 points
21 Andy Priaulx (BMW)         2 points

DTM manufacturers’ standings
  1 BMW            251 points
  2 Mercedes-Benz          229 points
  3 Audi            202 points

DTM group standings
  1 STIHL/AMG Mercedes        141 points
  2 Audi Sport Team Phoenix        110 points
  3 BMW Team Schnitzer       93 points
  4 BMW Team RBM         92 points
  5 EURONICS/THOMAS SABO Mercedes AMG 65 points
  6 Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline     58 points
  7 BMW Team MTEK         54 points
  8 Audi Sport Team Abt       32 points
  9 stern/AMG Mercedes       23 points
10 BMW Team RMG         12 points
11 Audi Sport Team Rosberg         2 points

Audi DTM statistics in a DTM (since 1990)

Champion’s titles: 8 (in 16 years)
Victories: 65 (in 205 races)
Pole positions: 70 (in 169 subordinate sessions)
Fastest laps: 56 (in 205 races)
Podium positions: 204 (in 205 races)

All Oschersleben winners given 2000

2000 Manuel Reuter (Opel), Manuel Reuter (Opel), Uwe Alzen (Opel), Bernd Schneider (Mercedes-Benz)
2001 Marcel Fässler (Mercedes-Benz)
2004 Tom Kristensen (Audi)
2005 Gary Paffett (Mercedes-Benz)
2006 Tom Kristensen (Audi)
2007 Gary Paffett (Mercedes-Benz)
2008 Timo Scheider (Audi)
2009 Timo Scheider (Audi)

2010 Paul Di Resta (Mercedes-Benz)
2011 Mattias Ekström (Audi)
2012 Bruno Spengler (BMW)

2012 flashback: Audi though racing luck

Following a autocratic one-two-three feat in a prior spin during Zandvoort, Audi assigned positions six, eight, 9 and 10 after carrying suffered a lot of set-back on a starting lap. In front of 71,000 spectators, Mike Rockenfeller, in sixth place, was a best-placed Audi driver. Mattias Ekström stopped during a start and forsaken from fifth to 19th place. Afterward, he was a fastest motorist in a margin some of a time, recovered one position after another and modernized into a points again. In a end, Ekström took eighth place. Filipe Albuquerque, in ninth place, scored dual points. One point, for tenth place, remained for Timo Scheider.

Track info

Track length: 3.696 km
Race distance: 51 laps = 188.496 km
DTM subordinate record on this track: Dirk Werner (BMW), Sep 15, 2012, 1m 20.632s (165.016 km/h)
DTM competition record on this track: Roberto Merhi (Mercedes-Benz), Sep 16, 2012, 1m 22.752s (160.789 km/h)
Pole position 2012: Bruno Spengler (BMW), 1m 20.916s (Q4).
Fastest path 2012: Roberto Merhi (Mercedes-Benz), 1m 22.752s (160.789 km/h)
Turnout 2012: 71,000
TV live rating 2012: 1.07 million / 9.3 % marketplace share (source: ARD)

Timo Scheider about Oschersleben: “There’s frequency any other lane in my book that combines so many opposite characters of turns. With a synthetic braking equivocation in spin 1 an additional event for overtaking has been created. The ultra-fast right-left-right equivocation on a other side of a lane cooking a lot of element though also requires good sensitivity. If we run a curbs a bit too tough we competence repairs a automobile or lean off a track. There’s a delayed hairpin, an ultra-long 180-degree turn, a quick and a delayed equivocation and in a infield there’s even a banked corner.  I’ll never forget a day of my initial DTM feat during Oschersleben in 2008 – that’s when a large bucket came off my chest after all those years. All this total creates Oschersleben so special for me.”

Timetable

Friday, Sep 13
18:00–18:15  Roll-out

Saturday, Sep 14
09:10–10:40  Free practice
14:40–15:50  Qualifying

Sunday, Sep 15
09:10–09:40  Pit stop practice
13:30    Race

TV Schedule (“Das Erste” live)

Saturday, Sep 14
14:30–16:00  Qualifying

Sunday, Sep 15
13:15–14:45  Race

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