The 96th Indy 500 scheduled to run on 27 May 2012 will see the return to competitive racing of one of F1’s most admired drivers. Jean Alesi, who joined Group Lotus as a brand ambassador earlier this year will tackle his first competitive oval race, 10 years after he hung up his helmet from Formula One.
Sometimes a great photo is all about good timing.. and a little bit of luck. This one from today’s DTM race in Oschersleben tells an interesting story. Running 2nd in the race Mercedes driver Bruno Spengler was on course to secure the championship lead, but a technical problem with the front of the car prevented him finishing the race.
It was all-go at the Frankfurt motor show yesterday as Mercedes-Benz launched their new Mercedes C-Coupé DTM and Audi their A5 DTM. Meanwhile new-entrants BMW were on track at the Lausitzring putting their own 2012 DTM challenger to the test.
On the eve of the Frankfurt Motor Show, Audi has unveiled its much-anticipated 2012 DTM challenger – the A5 DTM. Bearing the internal project name “R17” at Audi Sport, the new A5 DTM conforms to the new technical regulations that will come into effect for the 2012 DTM season, which have been designed to achieve three key aims: improve the safety of the vehicle, reduce costs by up to 40 percent and showcase a spectacular exterior design.
Even though we’re still in the midst of the title battle for Germany’s 2011 DTM series, preparations for the 2012 season kick-off in earnest from next week. First off Mercedes, who today have given us a sneak preview of their 2012 DTM C-Coupé, courtesy of driver Gary Paffett.
There are few sights as mesmerising as a convoy of iconic supercars growling their way through the streets of London. Thousands of horses straining to be unleashed, clutches smouldering in frustrated anticipation; “look” I heard a young boy shout excitedly to his father, “an Enzo”.
Not wishing to be outdone by the launch of BMW’s M3 DTM Concept, Audi has revealed a rendering of its own 2012 challenger – the A5 DTM Concept. Internally named “R17”, the A5 DTM will replace the four-door A4 DTM with which Audi has won the DTM title four times since 2004.
BMW have unveiled their 2012 DTM contender, on the eve of the DTM Show Event at the Olympic Stadium in Munich this weekend. The M3 DTM Concept is based on the current E92 M3 equipped with a 480 bhp V8 engine.
The 2012 motorsport season is looming and motorsport fans around the world wait eagerly to see BMW’s M3 DTM (Concept), as the Munich brand readies itself to challenge the might of Mercedes and Audi in the 2012 DTM series.
Peugeot recently launched its entrant for 2011 endurance races with its 90X and today was Audi’s turn with its striking looking R18. The R18…
Audi finally lifted the wraps on its much anticipated TT GT4 at last weekend’s final round of the DTM series in Shanghai. The TT, developed by the Technical Development and the Production divisions plus quattro GmbH, is intended to extend Audi’s new modular customer motorsport program from 2012 onwards.
Paul Di Resta (AMG Mercedes C-Class) finished second in the final race of the 2010 DTM in Shanghai winning his first DTM Championship title. Gary Paffett (Salzgitter AMG Mercedes C-Class) won the Shanghai race and finished the season runner-up ahead of Bruno Spengler (Mercedes-Benz Bank AMG C-Class) who completed the Mercedes-Benz 1-2-3 success in the drivers’ championship.
Sunday’s result represented the 9th win for Mercedes in a season of 11 DTM rounds, sealing both drivers and manufacturers titles.