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Alex Wurz returns to Formula 1 with Williams

Williams F1 confirmed today that Alex Wurz has joined the team as a driver mentor and will assist race drivers, Pastor Maldonado and new recruit Bruno Senna make the most of the improved Williams-Renault FW34-01. Wurz last raced for the Williams F1 team in 2007.

BMW signs Martin Tomczyk as its 4th DTM works driver

After we reported earlier in the week that Audi’s 2011 DTM Champion, Martin Tomczyk had left the Ingolstadt team, BMW has announced this morning that the 29-year old German driver will join Andy Priaulx, Augusto Farfus and Bruno Spengler in driving the M3 DTM in 2012.

Audi’s 2011 DTM Champion Martin Tomczyk quits the team

There’s an interesting story coming out of Audi Motorsport this morning confirming that their newly-crowned DTM champion, Martin Tomczyk, has left the Ingolstadt brand by mutual agreement. Tomczyk has been a factory driver for Audi since the 2001 season and at 19-years old was the youngest ever DTM driver at the time.

There is no word (as yet) where Tomczyk will next appear, BMW are evaluating drivers for its 3-car entry in the 2012 DTM season and have so far confirmed just 3 of their 6 drivers (Augusto Farfus, Andy Priaulx and Bruno Spengler).

Mercedes: A history of DTM in pictures (w/Images)

Although the 2011 DTM driver’s championship has already been clinched by Audi’s Martin Tomczyk, the team title is still up for grabs with Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline leading by just 5 points (77 pts) over THOMAS SABO / Mercedes-Benz Bank AMG (72 pts). There’s also the consolation prize of ‘Vice-Champion’ to be decided, which will go to either Mercedes’ Bruno Spengler (51 pts) or Audi’s Mattias Ekström (49 pts).

Frankfurt 2011: Audi presents the new A5 DTM

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.

Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Roadster: The Gullwing becomes a Hot Rod

I must admit I’ve never been a fan of the gullwing doors on the SLS AMG, they add complexity where it really wasn’t needed and distract from the SLS AMG’s virtues as a driving machine. The New SLS AMG Roadster, that Mercedes officially revealed this morning, returns to a more purist design with the added bonus of releasing more of the AMG 6.3-litre V8’s wonderful sound for the enjoyment of its driver and passenger.

Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Roadster undergoes final testing

Like me, it probably hadn’t occurred to you that in order for Mercedes to create a roadster version of its popular SLS AMG, it would need to lose the gullwing doors. Okay, it sounds obvious now that I’ve said it, but it still seemed something of a surprise to hear Mercedes announcing as a revelation that the SLS AMG Roadster had proven to be stable even without the gullwings.