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.
It’s the German Grand Prix this weekend and amongst all the promotional activities surrounding the event, one in particular stands out – especially if you’re a proud German motorsport fan.
Ridiculous as it might sound, the 2011 Race of Champions which was due to be held at Frankfurt’s Commerzbank-Arena on December 3-4, has been forced to find another venue due to a clash with the home team’s football schedule..
Filipe Albuquerque delivered a thrilling performance to eclipse 15 superstars of motorsport and win The Race of Champions individual drivers competition at his first attempt on an exciting afternoon in Düsseldorf.
In front of a packed ESPRIT arena the Portuguese driver overcame World Rally champion Sébastien Loeb 2-1 in the best-of-three Grand Final on the specially-constructed parallel track to earn the title of Champion of Champions.
The annual Race of Champions (ROC) returns to Germany this weekend (27-28 November) for the first time in 21 years, and there are several exciting new additions to the event – both in terms of cars and drivers.
The Porsche 911 GT3 Cup is the most popular race car ever. To date, over 2,000 vehicles have been delivered to customers around the world and compete in both national championships and the F1-supporting Mobil1 Supercup. And now, the 444 bhp GT racer from Weissach joins the official competition cars at the annual Race of Champions, where many of the world’s most talented and famous racing celebrities from diverse disciplines come together to fight for the Nations Cup and individual Race of Champions title.
Takuma Sato spins your head right round – Lotus announce Sato is to enter his first oval race this weekend.
Perspective: Celebrities reviewing cars – a look at how to best use a celebrity icon to promote a manufacturer’s car.
Michael Schumacher was on the pace during his final test in a GP2 car at Jerez this week.
The BBC’s F1 presenter Jake Humphrey gets an exclusive interview with Michael Schumacher.