DTM culmination during Hockenheim: Audi Sport quotes

Posted on 16. Oct, 2016 by in Audi Canada

Dieter Gass (Head of DTM during Audi Sport)

“From an outmost perspective, we had a illusory season: 10 victories in 18 races, and a titles in a manufacturers’ and a teams’ standings. Still, it’s intensely unpleasant to skip a drivers’ pretension currently by usually a unequivocally slight domain in annoy of a feat clinched by Edo (Mortara). This being a box all a some-more since we had a conditions during Zandvoort in that Edo unjustifiably mislaid points. we know that during a finish of a prolonged season, there are indeed no ‘ifs, ands or buts’ – nonetheless these points were mathematically on Edo’s total and could have done a difference.”

Edoardo Mortara (Castrol EDGE Audi RS 5 DTM #48) position 3 / position 1

“My emotions are mixed. On Sunday, we won a race, and a titles in a manufacturers’ and a teams’ classifications – that’s a good success and a smashing thing. On a other hand, we hardly missed a drivers’ title, in annoy of 5 victories in a singular season. That’s tough and it’ll take us a few days before we can be unequivocally happy about a certain things.”

Miguel Molina (Teufel Audi RS 5 DTM #17) position 1 / position 14

“On this final weekend, a certain moments transcend a disastrous ones. Saturday was a ideal day in each honour that was crowned by victory. Sunday, on a other other hand, we still haven’t totally come to grips with. We didn’t make a smallest change to a car, nonetheless for some reason, we had no possibility in qualifying. So, it was usually about carrying a good strategy, that during slightest done me allege by a few places. Now I’m going home to recharge my batteries and maybe competition a go-kart competition with friends someday soon.”

Mike Rockenfeller (Schaeffler Audi RS 5 DTM #99) position 5 / position 11

“Our aim here during Hockenheim was to bind all 3 titles. Now it incited out to be two, even nonetheless a topping on a cake – a drivers’ pretension – is lacking. we feel we should be happy anyway and applaud a little. Personally, we arguably had a misfortune year in my DTM days. Now we’re going to take time to demeanour during since that was a case, for this many is clear: in a future, I’d like to conflict again on a many aloft level.”

René Rast (Red Bull Audi RS 5 DTM #72) position 6 / position 17

“The weekend with Audi in a DTM was outrageous fun and a extensive experience: appreciate we to Audi for giving me this event and appreciate we to a Phoenix guys for a gentle welcome. we worked a lot with a engineers in sequence to improve. Sixth place on Saturday was a good prerogative for it. Then, on Sunday, we also got to know a tough side of a DTM. we felt that I’d delivered a good subordinate path – and unexpected found myself in position 23.”

Jamie Green (Hoffmann Group Audi RS 5 DTM #53) position 8 / position 8

“This weekend, a formula in subordinate were a small frustrating. On Saturday, we didn’t conduct a quick path since we was struggling with traffic. Afterwards, we indeed had a clever competition in annoy of a formidable initial lap. Sunday was similar. In qualifying, we again didn’t conduct to secure a good starting base. Then, on path one in a race, we was forced off lane in spin dual and primarily couldn’t keep pace. In between, we was using in position 22, nonetheless interjection to a good array stop and quick path times managed to make adult belligerent again. As distant as a whole deteriorate is concerned, Audi showed a good performance. On a whole, we had consistently good performances, nonetheless unfortunately there were a few downward excursions as good – like in a opener during Hockenheim or many recently during Budapest.”

Adrien Tambay (Speedweek.com Audi RS 5 DTM #27) position 12 / retirement

“The weekend could apparently have left better, generally a competition on Sunday. we was formulation to go for all-out conflict in sequence to advance. In a beginning, things were going good and we managed to make adult some positions. When we was removing prepared to pass Di Resta too, we unfortunately had hit with Auer and that meant a finish of my race. The prominence of a deteriorate for me was a competition weekend during Budapest – a initial success together with my new team. we feel unequivocally gentle with Team Rosberg and have good people ancillary me. So as distant as that’s concerned, I’m certain about a future. A lot this deteriorate was not a best nonetheless and we’re going to continue to work on reaching 100 percent over a winter.”

Nico Müller (Playboy Audi RS 5 DTM #51) position 15 / position 13

“Two races though points here during Hockenheim – that’s unequivocally not a kind of culmination we was wishing for. With best times in dual giveaway use sessions we was indeed in contention, nonetheless in subordinate kept attack traffic. By a way, we could simply do though a DTM’s winter mangle – we wouldn’t mind if we continued racing subsequent weekend.”

Timo Scheider (AUTO BILD MOTORSPORT Audi RS 5 DTM #10) position 16 / position 18

“This has been a unequivocally romantic weekend for me. It’s tough to trust that these were unequivocally my final dual DTM races for Audi. In terms of racing, things could have left improved for me personally, nonetheless with a titles in a teams’ and manufacturers’ classifications, it’s been a successful weekend for Audi. we was impossibly happy about a fans’ response – in a paddock all day on Sunday and, following a cool-down lap, also when we quickly stopped in front of a categorical grandstand – all of those were crow strike moments. At this point, I’d like to again unequivocally appreciate everybody who upheld me in a past one-and-a half decades and accompanied my career in a DTM in good times as in bad.”

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