Audi travels as personality to DTM during Budapest

Posted on 27. May, 2014 by in Audi Canada

1,633 laps or 7,154 kilometers were reeled off on a lane during Budapest during a commencement of Apr by a 8 Audi drivers alone – a subsequent weekend will uncover who done a best use of a central lane tests in credentials for a initial run of a new DTM in Hungary. The Audi patrol is roving to a Hungaroring as a hunted. Before spin three, Mike Rockenfeller, Audi Sport Team Phoenix and Audi are heading a drivers,’ teams’ and manufacturers’ standings.

Everybody is looking brazen to a 4.381-kilometer lane that is a second-longest one on a calendar. “Tailor-made for a DTM car,” is a effort of a competition drivers’ comments about a severe lane featuring a brew of quick and delayed turns, and stirring combinations. Qualifying will be quite critical given braking during a finish of a start-finish line will arguably offer a usually good overtaking opportunity, so a position during a front of a grid will play a vital partial in determining a outcome of a race.

Fans can watch a time follow of a DTM competition drivers on prime-time television. Qualifying during Budapest will usually start during 18.10 (CEST), German Television ARD will be live on a atmosphere from 18.00. The competition on Sunday will start during 13.30 as usual, with coverage on ‘Das Erste’ commencement during 13.00.

The Audi drivers are looking brazen to a support by many fans. The Audi plant in Győr is located usually an hour and a half’s expostulate away. Audi is one of a vital employers in a region. Audi Hungaria has some-more than 10,000 employees during a site and final year constructed some-more than 1.9 million engines and some-more than 40,000 automobiles. Many Audi fans watched a lane tests on plcae and designation hunters had formerly welcomed their stars during a airport.

Tickets for a 2014 DTM can be purchased online during www.audi-motorsport.com/dtm or by phone on +49 (0)841 8947777.

Quotes by a officials

Dieter Gass (Head of DTM): “I’m looking brazen to a DTM’s lapse to Budapest. We tested on a lane and were means to accumulate some good experience, so we’ll be roving to Hungary good prepared. The Hungaroring is a good lane that suits a DTM cars well. I’m certain we’re going to knowledge a stirring competition weekend on that we can also count on a support by many Audi fans during a plcae in Győr.”

Hans-Jürgen Abt (Team Director Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline):
“Budapest is a new competition lane on a calendar. Hopefully we’ll have good continue nonetheless no matter what a atmosphere will be good and we’re confronting a new challenge. We’ve already taken a few trophies home from Hockenheim and Oschersleben and will leave no mill unturned in Hungary to finally take home a ‘big’ one.”

Ernst Moser (Team Director Audi Sport Team Phoenix):
“Everybody will arrive during Budapest with a knowledge from 4 corner exam days packaged in their bags. That’s given we trust that a conflict there will even be closer than on many of a other marks on a calendar. We’d like to get on a bit of a hurl formed on a good opening in a initial dual races and adult a ante during Budapest.”

Arno Zensen (Team Director Audi Sport Team Rosberg): “During a central lane tests we were quick during Budapest. That creates me confident for a race. The time will come when a guys are going to mangle their steep too.”

Facts and quotes by a Audi drivers

Mattias Ekström (35/S), Red Bull Audi RS 5 DTM #7 (Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline)
•  The 35-year-old is a oldest motorist in a DTM field
•  With 17 wins and dual titles he is a many successful Audi motorist of all time
“A good circuit in a pleasing city. The approach we see it, we’re going to expostulate a many critical subordinate event of a year on Saturday given overtaking on this lane is anything nonetheless easy.”

Jamie Green (31/GB), Hoffmann Group Audi RS 5 DTM #21 (Audi Sport Team Rosberg)
•  Was heading partial of a competition during Oschersleben with a vast advantage
•  Set a second-fastest competition path of all Audi drivers in a process
“Our Audi RS 5 DTM will be clever again during Budapest. That’s given I’m looking brazen to a weekend and to a subsequent possibility of scoring a good result. I’ve never driven a competition on this track. The circuit isn’t easy and overtaking will arguably be probable usually with DRS during a finish of a start-finish straight.”

Miguel Molina (25/E), Audi Sport Audi RS 5 DTM #8 (Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline)
•  Posted a fastest competition path during Oschersleben
•  Before a season, switched behind to Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline
“The lane suits a Audi RS 5 DTM, that a pre-season lane tests showed. Even nonetheless we’re still lacking a lectern outcome I’ve means to benefit a lot of courage on a initial dual competition weekends. I’m holding this certain appetite with me to Budapest.”

Edoardo Mortara (27/I), Audi Sport Audi RS 5 DTM #15 (Audi Sport Team Abt)
•  At Oschersleben, clinched a sixth lectern place in his DTM career
•  Will accept mutated graphics for his Audi RS 5 DTM starting during Budapest
“Not slightest by a dual good subordinate sessions for a initial dual races we showed that a automobile is clever on any form of lane characteristics this year. And for me there’s no reason given we shouldn’t be in row for a position during a front again in Budapest. we scored a initial points this year during Oschersleben and in Hungary would like to continue accurately where we left off.”

Nico Müller (22/CH), Audi Financial Services Audi RS 5 DTM #22 (Audi Sport Team Rosberg)
•  In 2013, won a competition in a Renault World Series during a Hungaroring
•  Was a fastest Audi motorist during a pre-season tests during Budapest
“There’s always a vast throng of fans during Budapest creation for a good trackside atmosphere. We felt unequivocally gentle there during a lane tests. If that’s again a box on a competition weekend there’s zero that speaks opposite scoring my initial points in a DTM.”
 
Mike Rockenfeller (30/D), Schaeffler Audi RS 5 DTM #1 (Audi Sport Team Phoenix)
•  Travels to Budapest as a personality of a standings
•  Drove accurately 200 laps during a lane tests in Hungary
“Budapest is a formidable and perfectionist track. We’re going to give a best to find a ideal set-up for qualifying. That’ll be an critical bottom for being in row again for initial place.”

Timo Scheider (35/D), AUTO TEST Audi RS 5 DTM #2 (Audi Sport Team Phoenix)
•  With 141 races, has contested a largest series of rounds of all Audi drivers
•  Before a season, switched to Audi Sport Team Phoenix
“New game, new happening during Budapest. I’m anticipating for racing fitness to finally be on my side now. Despite my good opening in a initial dual races we haven’t scored a lot of points yet. The fact that we’ve got a commentary from a lane tests packaged in a bags and, as a result, are roving to Budapest good sorted, advantages us.”

Adrien Tambay (23/F), Playboy Audi RS 5 DTM #16 (Audi Sport Team Abt)
•  Set a new path record in subordinate during Oschersleben
•  In 2014 is sporting a colors of a men’s repository Playboy on his car
“Following a success during Hockenheim, a competition during Oschersleben had a seared ambience for me given we unequivocally had good chances of scoring another lectern place there. That’s what we’re going to conflict for now during Budapest.”

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: 136; stick positions: 19; victories: 17; fastest laps: 12; points: 701; DTM titles: 2 (2004, 2007)

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: 95; stick positions: 7; victories: 8; fastest laps: 13; points: 396.5; DTM titles: 0

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: 43; stick positions: 2; victories: 0 (best result: 3rd place); fastest laps: 2; points: 61; DTM titles: 0

Edoardo Mortara (I): * Jan 12, 1987 in Geneva (CH); residence: Geneva (CH); engaged; height: 1.82 m; weight: 75 kg; Audi motorist given 2011; DTM races: 32; stick positions: 1; victories: 2; fastest laps: 0; points: 121; DTM titles: 0

Nico Müller (CH):
* Feb 25, 1992 in Thun (CH); chateau Blumenstein (CH); singular (partner Lara); height: 1.85 m; weight: 73 kg; Audi motorist given 2014; DTM races: 2; stick positions: 0; victories: 0; fastest laps: 0; points: 0

Mike Rockenfeller (D): * Oct 31, 1983 in Neuwied (D); residence: Landschlacht (CH); intent to Susanne; height: 1.75 m; weight: 68 kg; Audi motorist given 2007; DTM races: 73; stick positions: 3; victories: 3; fastest laps: 3; points: 331; DTM titles: 1 (2013)

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: 141; stick positions: 11; victories: 6; fastest laps: 9; points: 418; DTM titles: 2 (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: 22; stick positions: 1; victories: 0 (best result: 2nd place); fastest laps: 1; points: 74; DTM titles: 0

DTM drivers’ standings after dual of 10 rounds
  1 Mike Rockenfeller (Audi)      30 points

  2 Christian Vietoris (Mercedes-Benz)    25 points
  3 Marco Wittmann (BMW)      25 points
  4 Mattias Ekström (Audi)      18 points
  5 Adrien Tambay (Audi)      16 points
  6 Edoardo Mortara (Audi)      15 points

  7 Augusto Farfus (BMW)      14 points
  8 Paul Di Resta (Mercedes-Benz)    12 points
  9 Timo Glock (BMW)        10 points
10 Bruno Spengler (BMW)      8 points
11 Miguel Molina (Audi)      8 points
12 Timo Scheider (Audi)      8 points

13 Martin Tomczyk (BMW)      8 points
14 Gary Paffett (Mercedes-Benz)    4 points
15 Joey Hand (BMW)        1 point
 
DTM manufacturers’ standings
  1 Audi            95 points
  2 BMW            66 points
  3 Mercedes-Benz          41 points

DTM teams’ standings
  1 Audi Sport Team Phoenix        38 points
  2 Original-Teile Mercedes AMG      37 points
  3 Audi Sport Team Abt        31 points
  4 Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline      26 points

  5 BMW Team RMG          25 points
  6 BMW Team Schnitzer        16 points
  7 BMW Team RBM          15 points
  8 BMW Team MTEK          10 points
  9 EURONICS/FREE MAN’S WORLD Mercedes AMG  4 points

Audi statistics in a DTM (since 1990)

Champion’s titles: 9 (in 16 years)
Victories: 65 (in 210 races)
Pole positions: 72 (in 174 subordinate sessions)
Fastest laps: 57 (in 210 races)
Podium positions: 212 (in 210 races)

Track info

Track length: 4.381 km
Race distance: 41 laps = 179.621 km
Pit stop window: path 14 to path 27
The DTM final raced on a lane in 1988.

Mattias Ekström about Budapest:
“The lane is outrageous fun and has several sparkling combinations of turns. It’s also unequivocally bumpy, that doesn’t make it easy to set adult a automobile and poses a good plea to a engineers and us drivers. Overtaking won’t be easy in a race. The usually event exists in front of spin one, if we conduct to lift alongside a other car. DRS helps, of course, nonetheless a true is flattering short. My favorite place is a second spin after a start and finish, that runs downhill towards a left. we was during Budapest for contrast in 2002 and 2011 and am looking brazen to a quip with a DTM race. The atmosphere with a throng and in a city is unequivocally special.”

Timetable (CEST)

Friday, May 30
16.45–17.20   Roll-out

Saturday, May 31

12.10–13.40   Free practice
18.10–19.00   Qualifying

Sunday, Jun 1
08.00–08.35   Pit stop practice
13.30     Race

TV report (‘Das Erste’ live)

Saturday, May 31
18.00   Qualifying

Sunday, Jun 1
13.15   Race

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