That Audi ran their humongous full-size V8 in DTM still makes me happy.
Did Quattro save him?
Did Head of Audi Motorsport Dr. Wolfgang Ullrich really instruct driver Timo Scheider, “Schieb ihn raus!” (or “Push him out!”) over the radio during yesterday’s Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters race? Dr. Ullrich claims that he was on a different channel than Scheider, but the TV edit looks pretty bad.
[Yes, Jon Olsson’s Audi RS6 DTM attacking the snow is just as ridiculous as we expected. Go, chase the dream or something!]
There are a few golden moments in motorsports, not the least of which being the German Touring Car Championship (DTM) in the late '80s. It was one of the most sideways, door-banging series of all time, and we often forget one of its heroes.
BMW, like any company worth its salt who wants to stay in good graces with enthusiasts despite making bigger, heavier and more complicated cars, does a lot of racing. Recently, they sent out a wall of text outlining their extensive motorsport plans for next year. Here is the tl;dr version for your convenience.
Mercedes recently hosted its Stars and Cars event in Stuttgart for the year, and apparently DTM cars aren't the burnout machines you'd think they'd be. Poor Susie Wolff just can't get hers to break traction.
Machines! The machines are here to replace us, starting with the Audi RS7 Piloted Driving Concept. One day they're doing a 150 mph parade lap around Hockenheimring, the next a robot is punting your head across the room like a soccer ball.
Marco Wittman just won himself the 2014 Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters drivers' championship in his fancy rainbow-covered racing version of the 2015 BMW M4. Congrats, Marco! Now BMW wants you to feel like you can be a champion too with this special edition M4.
Mercedes was doing a PR event earlier today with the German national soccer team and their DTM car. Two bystanders were unexpectedly on the closed circuit and were struck by the car. Sounds like a truly horrible situation.
This is Audi's new RS 5 DTM car. It's worth noting that NASCAR owns the rights to DTM in the United States. Please bring that up the that next time you talk to anyone with the last name "France."
Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters, AKA DTM, AKA German Touring Masters, AKA German touring car racing, is huge in Germany. Really huge. Which is why when BMW designs a race car for the new season, they pull out all the stops. This is the new BMW M4 DTM.
Formula One, DTM, and a whole host of other varieties of racing landed in what might as well have been an alien planet for how out of place it was this week – Jerusalem, Israel.
Audi has some very obvious product placement in Iron Man, which means that Audi's DTM (German touring car) race crew in Germany gets these Iron Man-style suits for their races.
Just in time to celebrate this weekend's race around the Hockenheimring, BMW has posted this video of their old E30 DTM M3, which won the championship in 1989, racing around the track against their modern DTM M3, which won the championship in 2012, because race car.
Audi has a tendency to dominate in whatever motor racing endeavor it enters, from rally to LMP racing at Le Mans. The news that Audi is considering entering the IndyCar series, with its famous namesake race, may come as a bit of a worry, then, to Chevrolet and Honda, the current engine suppliers to the series.
It's pretty much a given that if you want to win in Formula-1, you get Adrian Newey. Not Vettel, not Alonso, not Jesus, Newey! His cars won five championships for Williams, one for McLaren, and so far three for Red Bull.
AMG came a long way from building racecar engines in the sixties to making our Editor-in-Chief write about their newest child with the caps lock on. Their cars are just that good.
The current M3 is great for turning into a racecar, but also very good at being the ultimate poser machine. The new DTM Champion Edition is cool though, because it was made to celebrate a racecar, and the brand's success in October, when the Canadian Bruno Spengler won the German Touring Car Championship for the…