DTM Hockenheim: Audi Sport quotes

Posted on 09. May, 2016 by in Audi Canada

Dr. Wolfgang Ullrich (Head of Audi Motorsport)

“It’s been a clever and successful weekend for Audi Sport – utterly Saturday. Celebrating victories in a WEC and in a DTM on a same day is something that can't be taken for granted. So, a fun about them was all a greater. A large appreciate we goes to everybody endangered in them. It’s a contrition that things didn’t go so good on Sunday during Hockenheim in a DTM. We’re perplexing to know what a reason was. But we’re already looking brazen to a subsequent dual races during Spielberg.”

Dieter Gass (Head of DTM during Audi Sport)

“I consider a spectators got their money’s value this weekend. We saw tighten racing, both races were violent – generally on a initial laps. Obviously, in terms of a results, we were a lot some-more gratified about a competition on Saturday than a second one on Sunday. Following Edo’s (Mortara) feat and Nico’s (Müller) third place, a seventh place was a rather scanty outcome. The categorical emanate was that we didn’t remove a limit in qualifying. And in a race, we mislaid a dual best-placed cars as early as in spin three. From thereafter on, it was transparent that it would be formidable to grasp a improved result. I’m really happy with Nico Müller. Following stick and his initial lectern yesterday, he was a best Audi today. He’s clearly on a right track.”

Edoardo Mortara (Castrol EDGE Audi RS 5 DTM #48) position 1 / position 11

“It’s a contrition that in a high-caliber championship like a DTM we keep experiencing things like we did today. Body contacts and accidents are good for a uncover – nonetheless all has a limits. Unfortunately, there are a few finish idiots in a DTM who still trust we can win a competition in a first, second or third turn. we was strike twice currently – once by Tomczyk and once by Götz. we can’t know since they got divided yet any penalties since they broken my race. That’s frustrating. My automobile was good and we started on a new set of tires. Even from twelfth on a grid it would really have been probable to finish in a tip five. Be that as it may, what we take home is that we were rival and won a initial competition of a season.”

Nico Müller (Playboy Audi RS 5 DTM #51) position 3 / position 7

“I had a good weekend: stick and lectern yesterday, and points again today. That’s something we can build on. Today, a conditions following a formidable subordinate weren’t optimal. But we done adult a few positions, had some good duels and, in seventh place, scored critical points. Even nonetheless this was my initial competition with a team, we already feel during home with ABT. It can continue like this in Spielberg as distant as I’m concerned. The Red Bull Ring is a good line and should be suiting a Audi RS 5 DTM well.”

Mattias Ekström (Red Bull Audi RS 5 DTM #5) position 9 / retirement

“We did a good pursuit this weekend, nonetheless unfortunately a formula didn’t simulate that. On Saturday, in qualifying, usually a few tenths of a second were lacking for a improved place and on Sunday we opted for a wrong strategy. There’s not a lot we can do from grid positions 9 and 20 in such a hard-fought racing series. But a deteriorate is still long. There wasn’t a singular motorist this weekend who had dual good races, so nothing’s mislaid yet. It was good to contest in a DTM and in a World Rallycross Championship on a same weekend. we showed that it’s possible. we was really happy that a whole Audi and ABT family corroborated this preference and is giving me such extensive support. Thank we really most for that!”

Miguel Molina (Teufel Audi RS 5 DTM #17) position 10 / retirement

“Somehow a set-up didn’t fit this weekend. Still, we done it into a tip 10 on Saturday in subordinate and a race, and scored a point. On Sunday, we weren’t quick adequate in qualifying, and Esteban Ocon blocked me on my quick lap. Although we had to start from a final row, points would have been possible. But thereafter we spun into a sand during a opening to a array lane. That was one of a silliest mistakes I’ve ever made. I’ll learn from it and apologize to Audi and my team.”

Mike Rockenfeller (Schaeffler Audi RS 5 DTM #99) retirement / position 10

“It’s sour to leave Hockenheim with usually a singular point. The weekend had indeed started well. We were quick in giveaway use and in a initial subordinate session. In competition one, fifth place would have been possible, and we would have been happy with that. Unfortunately, though, we had a collision with Bruno Spengler. After that, my automobile was shop-worn and we was forced to retire. On Sunday, a plan of pushing usually on one set of tires didn’t vessel out. It was really formidable to start from position 18. That’s since some-more was frequency probable in competition two. We weren’t means to do most with a plan either, even nonetheless a array stop was superb. But there are still a lot some-more races entrance adult and we already demeanour brazen to Spielberg.”

Adrien Tambay (Speedweek.com Audi RS 5 DTM #27) retirement / position 13

“It would be easy to contend that we didn’t have a good weekend. But we schooled a lot here during Hockenheim. On Saturday, we was forced to retire early following a collision. But in competition dual – in annoy of carrying started from position 19 – we was shortly in ninth place. But thereafter we had a puncture and had to make an additional array stop. My path times thereafter were good, nonetheless some-more than position 13 wasn’t possible. In annoy of this sobering weekend, my group wasn’t sad and stressed a positives. Now we intend to do improved during Spielberg.”

Jamie Green (Hoffmann Group Audi RS 5 DTM #53) position 15 / retirement

“Our automobile was rival via a weekend. Looking during a whole season, I’m assured that we’ll be in row for victories. On Saturday, we was happy about Edo’s win in a opening race. For me, personally, things weren’t utterly as successful. In any of a subordinate sessions, we extracted a best from a car, nonetheless in both races a chances of scoring points were thwarted. That’s utterly frustrating when we weren’t during error in possibly case.”

Timo Scheider (AUTO BILD MOTORSPORT Audi RS 5 DTM #10) retirement / retirement

“This was an opening weekend of a kind we don’t wish for. On Saturday, we weren’t quick adequate in subordinate and in a competition we late following a collision that wasn’t my fault. Today, we had some-more intensity in qualifying, nonetheless we done a mistake in a Motodrom. we had a good start in a competition and fast modernized from position 22 to 13th place. But thereafter we wanted to pass a Mercedes on a inside. That automobile incited in and strike me. After that, my automobile was no longer drivable.”

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