Audi travels to DTM during Oschersleben with tailwind

Posted on 13. May, 2014 by in Audi Canada

Events in a DTM are following any other in discerning succession. The initial 3 races are hold during two-week intervals, with a 3.696-kilometer lane during Oschersleben imprinting a subsequent stop. While aerodynamic potency during high speed played a essential purpose on a prolonged straights during Hockenheim a quick turns and chicanes of Oschersleben essentially call for downforce. Taking short-cuts opposite a curbs hurdles a drivers to be clever in a routine and a engineers to yield a ideally set-up car.

The Audi patrol managed both feats on many occasions in a past. Five times an Audi motorist has won a spin on a circuit nearby Magdeburg. Mattias Ekström many recently clinched feat there in 2011. In 2013, all 8 Audi RS 5 DTM cars finished in a tip 10 and so in a points during Oschersleben – imprinting a premiere. So it comes as no warn that several drivers have special memories of a circuit. Timo Scheider distinguished his first-ever DTM success there, Champion Mike Rockenfeller his initial lectern finish in his entrance year of 2007 and visitor Jamie Green, on clinching a stick position and a lectern place final year, showed that he had finally arrived during Audi.

In 2014, Audi is roving to Oschersleben with tailwind gained from a stick position and a dual lectern places by Mattias Ekström and Adrien Tambay. Four drivers in sum finished in a points during a Hockenheim deteriorate opener. With 6 Audi RS 5 DTM cars in a tip eleven Audi had formerly managed a clever start of a deteriorate in qualifying.

The circuit during Oschersleben is an establishment in a DTM and was on a calendar behind in 2000 when a DTM done a comeback. The notorious, parsimonious left-right multiple during a finish of a start-finish true creates for stirring movement generally during a start and provides good overtaking opportunities via a race. The quick triple left-hand spin in a initial territory is utterly renouned with a foe drivers. Ideal for a fans is a fact that several grandstands offer a perspective of this territory as good as a whole infield, that means that they will not skip out any of a DTM on-track action.

‘Das Erste’ front live broadcasts from Oschersleben on Saturday and Sunday. 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):
“Oschersleben forms a transparent contrariety to a opening eventuality during Hockenheim given this circuit has totally opposite characteristics and creates opposite final on a set-up of a car, so it’ll be another engaging comment of where everybody stands during a commencement of a season. We’ll be nearing during Oschersleben with a good outcome packaged in a bags, are looking brazen to a foe and are assured that we’ll be means to continue a performances from Hockenheim.”

Hans-Jürgen Abt (Team Director Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline):
“We’re perplexing to take a certain mood from a deteriorate opener with us to Oschersleben. We schooled a lot about a new automobile on a initial foe weekend so that we can ready even improved now. We saw how clever a foe is – and that won’t be any opposite during Oschersleben either. Still, we’re aiming to get on a hurl and to immediately adult a ante with good results.”

Ernst Moser (Team Director Audi Sport Team Phoenix): “Since Hockenheim, if not earlier, we’ve famous that we’ve got a good bottom and that a dual guys are in good form. It’s good that a movement is now stability during two-week intervals. The lane always matched Audi flattering good in a past and that apparently heightens a zeal to foe there.”

Arno Zensen (Team Director Audi Sport Team Rosberg): “We’ve got to get past a set-back during a deteriorate opener as fast as probable and demeanour ahead. We know that a automobile and a dual drivers have got a speed – now we usually need to put it on lane as best we can.”

Facts and quotes by a Audi drivers

Mattias Ekström (35/S), Red Bull Audi RS 5 DTM #7 (Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline)
•  Was on lectern 4 times and clinched one feat during Oschersleben
•  At age 35, is a oldest motorist in a 2014 field
“Oschersleben has a singular atmosphere with many constant friends and a lane with a good perspective that is utterly appealing for a visitors. I’m happy that we’re fast relocating on to a subsequent race. While we scored a good outcome during Hockenheim, we also know all a things we can still urge on.”

Jamie Green (31/GB), Hoffmann Group Audi RS 5 DTM #21 (Audi Sport Team Rosberg)
•  In 2013, clinched his initial stick position for Audi during Oschersleben
•  Had to retire from a opening foe following a collision on a initial lap
“I’ve got lustful memories of final year during Oschersleben when we clinched my initial stick position and initial lectern outcome for Audi. Obviously, my dream is for a initial feat to follow soon. But after a formidable opener during Hockenheim even a place in a tip 6 would be a good outcome for us.”

Miguel Molina (25/E), Audi Sport Audi RS 5 DTM #8 (Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline)
•  Recovered 10 positions in a deteriorate opener during Hockenheim
•  Started from a stick position during Oschersleben in 2011
“With a opening in subordinate as good as in a foe we gained a lot of courage during Hockenheim – even nonetheless we haven’t achieved a outcome in a points yet. We wish to redress this during Oschersleben.”

Edoardo Mortara (27/I), Audi Sport Audi RS 5 DTM #15 (Audi Sport Team Abt)
•  Was on lectern during Oschersleben in his entrance year of 2011
•  Drove a fastest foe path of all Audi drivers during Hockenheim
“Oschersleben will be saying a stirring race. Audi achieved several good formula there in a past. The Hockenheim opener creates us feel assured nonetheless there are still a lot of things we’re means and going to improve.”

Nico Müller (22/CH), Audi Financial Services Audi RS 5 DTM #22 (Audi Sport Team Rosberg)
•  Has never contested a automobile foe during Oschersleben before
•  Set a third-fastest foe path in a deteriorate opener during Hockenheim
“Oschersleben is a totally new lane for me given I’ve never raced there before. Although I’ve gifted my initial DTM weekend now there’ll again be many new experiences. I’ve already schooled utterly a bit, so I’m assured that things will be going even improved during Oschersleben.”

Mike Rockenfeller (30/D), Schaeffler Audi RS 5 DTM #1 (Audi Sport Team Phoenix)
•  Took his initial lectern in his DTM career during Oschersleben
•  With fourth place during Hockenheim achieved a best start of a deteriorate in his DTM career
“Oschersleben is a lane we unequivocally like and that’s a lot of fun to foe on. So it’s good that it’s a second foe on a calendar this year. I’d like to repeat all we did good during Hockenheim and simply skip a things that weren’t good. Then we’ll have any possibility of being in row again.”

Timo Scheider (35/D), AUTO TEST Audi RS 5 DTM #2 (Audi Sport Team Phoenix)
•  Celebrated his initial DTM foe feat during Oschersleben in 2008
•  Has contested 14 DTM races during Oschersleben – some-more than any other driver
“At Oschersleben, we scored my initial DTM feat and became Champion for a initial time in a same year. So I’ve got many lustful memories of a track. we also hold a path record for a prolonged time and consider that with this absolute automobile a time has come to recapture it.”

Adrien Tambay (23/F), Playboy Audi RS 5 DTM #16 (Audi Sport Team Abt)
•  Clinched a initial stick position in his DTM career during Hockenheim
•  Finished in a tip 10 during Oschersleben in 2013
“In a DTM, we can’t be happy about a successful weekend for unequivocally long. The stick position and a lectern during Hockenheim have prolonged been ‘ticked off’ given a diversion starts all over again during Oschersleben. So we’re usually holding a good emotions from a opener with us and are going to conflict again during Oschersleben.”

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: 135; stick positions: 19; victories: 17; fastest laps: 12; points: 701; 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: 94; stick positions: 7; victories: 8; fastest laps: 13; points: 396.5; 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: 42; stick positions: 2; victories: 0 (best result: 3rd place); fastest laps: 1; points: 53; DTM titles: 0; best outcome DTM Oschersleben: 8

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: 31; stick positions: 1; victories: 2; fastest laps: 0; points: 106; DTM titles: 0; best outcome DTM Oschersleben: 3

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: 1; stick positions: 0; victories: 0; fastest laps: 0; points: 0; DTM titles: 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: 72; stick positions: 3; victories: 3; fastest laps: 3; points: 313; DTM titles: 1 (2013); best outcome DTM Oschersleben: 2

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: 140; stick positions: 11; victories: 6; fastest laps: 9; points: 412; 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: 21; stick positions: 1; victories: 0 (best result: 2nd place); fastest laps: 1; points: 73; DTM titles: 0; best outcome DTM Oschersleben: 9

DTM drivers’ standings after one of 10 rounds

  1 Marco Wittmann (BMW)    25 points
  2 Mattias Ekström (Audi)    18 points
  3 Adrien Tambay (Audi)    15 points
  4 Mike Rockenfeller (Audi)    12 points

  5 Timo Glock (BMW)      10 points
  6 Bruno Spengler (BMW)    8 points
  7 Martin Tomczyk (BMW)    6 points
  8 Augusto Farfus (BMW)    4 points
  9 Timo Scheider (Audi)    2 points
10 Joey Hand (BMW)      1 point

DTM manufacturers’ standings
  1 BMW        54 points
  2 Audi        47 points

DTM teams’ standings
  1 BMW Team RMG      25 points
  2 Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline  18 points
  3 Audi Sport Team Abt    15 points
  4 Audi Sport Team Phoenix    14 points

  5 BMW Team Schnitzer    14 points
  6 BMW Team MTEK      10 points
  7 BMW Team RBM      5 points

Audi statistics in a DTM (since 1990)

Champion’s titles: 9 (in 16 years)
Victories: 65 (in 209 races)
Pole positions: 72 (in 173 subordinate sessions)
Fastest laps: 56 (in 209 races)
Podium positions: 210 (in 209 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)
2013 Augusto Farfus (BMW)

2013 flashback: All 8 Audi RS 5 DTM cars in a tip ten

With a second place during Oschersleben Mike Rockenfeller done another large step towards clinching a champion’s title. Before a final dual races during Zandvoort and Hockenheim a motorist of Audi Sport Team Phoenix had achieved an advantage of 33 points over Augusto Farfus. 70,500 spectators saw another exquisite foe of a motorist streamer a leaderboard on a lane nearby Magdeburg and an considerable display by a whole Audi squad. All 8 Audi RS 5 DTM cars finished in a tip 10 and so in a points – imprinting a premiere.   

Track info

Track length: 3.696 km
Race distance: 51 laps = 188.496 km
Pit stop window: path 17 to path 34
DTM subordinate record on this track: Mike Rockenfeller (Audi), Sep 14, 2013, 1m 20.129s
DTM foe record on this track: Joey Hand (BMW), Sep 15, 2013, 1m 21.255s
Pole position 2013: Jamie Green (Audi), 1m 20.263s
Fastest path 2013: Joey Hand (BMW), 1m 21.255s
Turnout 2013: 70,500
TV live rating 2013: 1.15 million / 9.1 % marketplace share (source: ARD)

Timo Scheider about Oschersleben: “Oschersleben has a special definition for me given that’s where my personal success story began on scoring my initial DTM victory. It’s a unequivocally resourceful lane with usually few run-off areas so that even tiny mistakes are exceedingly punished. Since overtaking is formidable a good subordinate outcome and a right plan in a foe are important. In a initial turns and chicanes, we need a lot of downforce and are unequivocally severe on a car, generally when using a curbs. My favorite territory is a triple left-hand spin in front of a hotel. Finding a right line there is a new plea on any lap. The fans can utterly demeanour brazen to a equivocation during a finish of a start-finish true given there’s always a lot of turmoil after a start.”

Timetable (CEST)

Friday, May 16
16.30–16.35  Roll-out

Saturday, May 17

09.55–11.25  Free practice
15.10–16.00  Qualifying

Sunday, May 18

09.00–09.40  Pit stop practice
13.30    Race

TV report (‘Das Erste’ live)

Saturday, May 17
15.03  Qualifying

Sunday, May 18

13.15  Race

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