Audi travels to Styria with tailwind

Posted on 24. May, 2013 by in Audi Canada

First feat in a second competition – a Audi RS 5 DTM upheld a benediction by glow during Brands Hatch. In a third spin during Spielberg, a Audi patrol is aiming to adult a ante. Styria is a good lane for a code from Ingolstadt. In both races given a lane was re-opened, an Audi motorist took a tip mark on a podium. In 2011, it was Martin Tomczyk on his approach to a pretension win and final year Edoardo Mortara on clinching his initial ever DTM victory.

From a island to a Alps: The final done on a drivers and a cars could frequency be any some-more different. With a stretch of 4.326 kilometers a Red Bull Ring is one of a longest marks on a DTM calendar and due to a vast straight differences has singular characteristics. While Brands Hatch was a downforce track, Spielberg essentially calls for aerodynamic efficiency.

The fans during a competition lane and in front of their TV sets can demeanour brazen to quite fantastic use of a Drag Reduction System (DRS) that allows a behind wing angle to be flattened by joyless a symbol on a steering wheel. No reduction than 3 straights followed by slight turns during Spielberg are roughly ideally matched for regulating a system, that gives a pursuer a speed advantage and so creates overtaking easier. Gripping maneuvers are guaranteed.

A high-caliber module is accessible all sports fans on “Das Erste” on a initial weekend in June: The DTM subordinate event on Saturday, Jun 1, will customarily be hold during 17:50 and so directly before a DFB Cup final. The competition on Sunday will start during 13:30 as usual. ARD, as always, will be airing live coverage on both days on “Das Erste.” Tickets for all DTM races of a 2013 deteriorate are accessible during

Quotes by a officials

Dieter Gass (Head of DTM): “We’ve got lustful memories of Spielberg given we were unequivocally clever there in a past dual years. Especially for Edoardo (Mortara) this substantially means additional motivation. We’ve somewhat mutated a automobile given 2012, so we’re confident that we’ll be display a good opening again.”
Hans-Jürgen Abt (Team Director Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline): “Audi won during Spielberg final year, ‘Rocky’ was winning many recently during Brands Hatch. That shows what’s probable with a car. Our whole patrol will be starting with high thoroughness and ideal preparation. And who knows: Maybe Red Bull will indeed be giving a dual Red Bull racers wings …”

Ernst Moser (Team Director Audi Sport Team Phoenix): “Last year, Edoardo (Mortara) won. Of march we’d like to repeat this Audi success from final year – despite preferably with ‘Rocky’ so that we can continue to be in row as front runners in a Championship.”
Arno Zensen (Team Director Audi Sport Team Rosberg): “At Spielberg, we won a initial DTM race, so a memories are certain and we’re looking brazen to a competition with fervent anticipation. Last year, a tables incited in preference of a group in Austria – I’m pierce from a arrogance that this will be a box again this year.”

Facts and quotes by a Audi drivers

Filipe Albuquerque (27/P), Audi Financial Services RS 5 DTM #6 (Audi Sport Team Rosberg)
•  With eighth place final year, was one of a 5 Audi drivers in a tip ten
•  After dual time penalties, finished a competition during Brands Hatch in 17th place
“For me, a competition during Spielberg will be a right start start into a 2013 DTM deteriorate given during Hockenheim and Brands Hatch some things didn’t work perfectly. That is because I’m looking brazen to Austria: My group has won there before and we was quick there final year as well.”

Mattias Ekström (34/S), Red Bull Audi RS 5 DTM #11 (Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline)
•  Like Timo Scheider, ran during Spielberg behind in a years from 2001 to 2003
•  Also knows a lane during Spielberg from several events with partner Red Bull
“My competition here during Spielberg was unequivocally good final year too – but, unfortunately, we still frequency missed a position on a podium. Our speed during Brands Hatch was good. This time, I’m wishing for a weekend but any kind of incidents. The lane suits me, so a place during a unequivocally front has to be a aim.”

Jamie Green (30/GB), Red Bull Audi RS 5 DTM #12 (Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline)
•  Is starting during a Red Bull Ring as a Red Bull racer for a initial time
•  After Edoardo Mortara, has a second-best Spielberg sum of all Audi drivers
“Audi won there in both of a past dual years. That’s unequivocally a good starting base. we was sixth once and fifth once, so I’ve still got some room to pierce upward. Spielberg is a glorious lane in surprising surroundings: mountains, fields and cows directly alongside a lane – that’s a good atmosphere for me.”

Miguel Molina (24/E), Audi RS 5 DTM #20 (Audi Sport Team Phoenix)
•  On his RS 5 DTM is promotion a German soccer crater final during Spielberg
•  At Brands Hatch, missed a finish in a points by only half a second
“I unequivocally like a Red Bull Ring. We’re improving from competition to competition and have to keep adult a efforts of operative tough on a performance. Edo (Mortara) showed what’s probable final year. I’m looking brazen to a race.”

Edoardo Mortara (26/F/I), Playboy Audi RS 5 DTM #5 (Audi Sport Team Rosberg)
•  In 2012, won his initial DTM competition during Spielberg
•  Experienced a misfortune start of a deteriorate in his still immature DTM career
“We unequivocally had dual weekends to forget. But we know accurately that I’ve got a good group and a good automobile – all we need now is a competition but incidents. we see no reason because we shouldn’t conduct this during Spielberg. we took my initial ever DTM competition win there, so I’ve got a special attribute with this track.”

Mike Rockenfeller (29/D), Schaeffler Audi RS 5 DTM #19 (Audi Sport Team Phoenix)
•  Travels to a DTM competition as a personality of a standings for a initial time in his career
•  After Brands Hatch, went on to competition a 24-hour competition during a Nürburgring
“Spielberg is a unequivocally good lane that I’m unequivocally looking brazen to. Last year, we had a stirring competition there with many overtaking maneuvers. Now, with a DRS and a choice tires, there’ll substantially be even some-more action. Obviously, after a success during Brands Hatch, we can frequency wait to go out again and conflict for a subsequent victory.”

Timo Scheider (34/D), AUTO TEST Audi RS 5 DTM #23 (Audi Sport Team Abt)
•  Has been vital in Lochau during Lake Constance in Austria for many years
•  Is envoy of a “Wings for Life” substructure instituted by Red Bull
“With Austria being my adopted country, Spielberg is a kind of second home competition for me that I’m unequivocally most looking brazen to. Last year was an action-packed knowledge for me. After physique hit on a starting lap, we was using in final place and then, with a liberation and a fastest competition lap, changed brazen to sixth. The initial dual rounds this year have shown me that we’re in row – now it’s time for me to finally bind a unequivocally good result.”

Adrien Tambay (22/F), Audi ultra RS 5 DTM #24 (Audi Sport Team Abt)
•  Moved to a Austrian city of Lochau during Lake Constance before a season
•  As of Spielberg, a graphics on his Audi RS 5 DTM are promotion “Audi ultra” again
“I’ve been vital in Austria given this spring, so Spielberg is my home race. The spin during Brands Hatch was already a transparent alleviation for me compared to Hockenheim – that’s accurately where I’d like to continue now. That Edo (Mortara) won here final year gives all of us an additional sip of motivation.”

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: 22; stick positions: 0; victories: 0 (best result: 2nd place); fastest laps: 0; points: 35; DTM titles: 0; best outcome DTM Spielberg: 8

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: 126; stick positions: 19; victories: 17; fastest laps: 12; points: 621; DTM titles: 2 (2004, 2007); best outcome DTM Spielberg: 4

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: 85; stick positions: 6; victories: 8; fastest laps: 13; points: 361.5; DTM titles: 0; best outcome DTM Spielberg: 5

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: 33; stick positions: 2; victories: 0 (best result: 3rd place); fastest laps: 1; points: 34; DTM titles: 0; best result, DTM Spielberg: 11

Edoardo Mortara (I/F): * Jan 12, 1987 in Geneva (CH); residence: Geneva (CH); engaged; height: 1.82 m; weight: 75 kg; Audi motorist given 2011; DTM races: 22; stick positions: 1; victories: 2; fastest laps: 0; points: 103; DTM titles: 0; best outcome DTM Spielberg: 1

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: 63; stick positions: 2; victories: 2; fastest laps: 2; points: 188; DTM titles: 0; best outcome DTM Spielberg: 5

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: 131; stick positions: 11; victories: 6; fastest laps: 9; points: 383; DTM titles: 2 (2008, 2009); best outcome DTM Spielberg: 6

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: 12; stick positions: 0; victories: 0 (best result: 2nd place); fastest laps: 0; points: 28; DTM titles: 0; best outcome DTM Spielberg: –

DTM drivers’ standings after 2 of 10 rounds
  1 Mike Rockenfeller (Audi)        29 points
  2 Bruno Spengler (BMW)        28 points
  3 Augusto Farfus (BMW)        25 points
  4 Gary Paffett (Mercedes-Benz)      20 points
  5 Christian Vietoris (Mercedes-Benz)      19 points
  6 Dirk Werner (BMW)        18 points
  7 Joey Hand (BMW)           16 points
  8 Robert Wickens (Mercedes-Benz)       15 points
  9 Marco Wittmann (BMW)         14 points
10 Timo Scheider (Audi)         10 points
11 Mattias Ekström (Audi)        6 points

12 Pascal Wehrlein (Mercedes-Benz)      1 point
13 Roberto Merhi (Mercedes-Benz)      1 point

DTM manufacturers’ standings

  1 BMW            101 points
  2 Mercedes-Benz            56 points
  3 Audi              45 points

DTM group standings
  1 BMW Team Schnitzer        46 points
  2 BMW Team RBM          41 points
  3 STIHL/AMG Mercedes        34 points
  4 Audi Sport Team Phoenix        29 points
  5 EURONICS/THOMAS SABO Mercedes AMG    21 points
  6 BMW Team MTEK          14 points
  7 Audi Sport Team Abt        10 points
  8 Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline      6 points

  9 stern/AMG Mercedes        1 point

Audi DTM statistics (since 1990)

Champion’s titles: 8 (in 16 years)
Victories: 64 (in 200 races)
Pole positions: 69 (in 164 subordinate sessions)
Fastest laps: 54 (in 200 races)
Podium positions: 201 (in 200 races)

All Spielberg winners given 2001

2001 Bernd Schneider (Mercedes-Benz)
2002 Marcel Fässler (Mercedes-Benz)
2003 Marcel Fässler (Mercedes-Benz)
2011 Martin Tomczyk (Audi)
2012 Edoardo Mortara (Audi)

2012 flashback: First feat of a new Audi A5 DTM

Despite a reduction than optimal start Edoardo Mortara in his Playboy Audi A5 DTM incited into a initial dilemma as a personality and tranquil a gait during a front of a margin opposite a whole 47 laps. After a second imperative array stop, Mortara had to deflect off a attacks by a personality of a standings, Gary Paffett (Mercedes-Benz), and by Martin Tomczyk (BMW), that concerned extreme duels. But Mortara kept his cold in both attacks, managed to benefit a tiny advantage again and went on to cranky a finish line as a leader with a 1.068-second lead. It was a initial feat for Mortara, Audi Sport Team Rosberg and a Audi A5 DTM.

Track info

Track length: 4.326 km
Race distance: 47 laps = 203.322 km
DTM subordinate record on this track: Gary Paffett (Mercedes-Benz), 1m 25.784s = 181.544 km/h (June 02, 2012/Q2)
DTM competition record on this track: Bruno Spengler (Mercedes-Benz), 1m 26.298s = 180.463 km/h (June 05, 2011)
Pole position 2012: Edoardo Mortara (Audi), 1m 26.171s
Fastest path 2012: Timo Scheider (Audi), 1m 27.027s = 178.951 km/h
Turnout 2012: 48,500
TV live rating 2012: 1.49 million/10.1 % marketplace share (source: ARD)

Edoardo Mortara about Spielberg: “The Red Bull Ring is a unequivocally good lane set in a smashing landscape. Plus it’s one of those competition marks that are good for overtaking. One of a reasons is that a quick straights are followed by delayed turns – such as spin 2. Racing during Spielberg is customarily unequivocally heated as we could see again final year when we clinched victory. There’s always a vast throng during Spielberg. All this creates for a good atmosphere. The lane offers everything: prolonged straights and quick turns as good as delayed ones. And a spectators roughly have a sum perspective of a circuit.”


Saturday, Jun 1
09:10–10:40   Free practice
17:50–19:00   Qualifying

Sunday, Jun 2
13:30     Race

TV report (“Das Erste” live)

Saturday, Jun 1
17:40–19:10   Qualifying

Sunday, Jun 2
13:15–15:00   Race

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