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F1: Andre Lotterer Belgian GP Race Update

posted by on 24 August 2014 in Motorsport

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Just in case you haven’t tuned in to NBCSN to watch this morning’s Belgian Grand Prix at Spa, Andre Lotterer started strong and picked up some positions, though his race is now over due to reported engine failure in his Caterham F1. What a shame.
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André Lotterer on F1: “Audi R18 Faster in the Corners” plus When to Watch

posted by on 22 August 2014 in Motorsport

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As most already know, Audi Sport factory driver and reigning Le Mans winner André Lotterer will compete in the Formula 1 Belgian Grand Prix this weekend at Spa at the wheel of the #45 Caterham F1 car. Initial practices have taken place and with Lotterer now having logged time in the car, he’s already relaying his first impressions. More…

Background on André Lotterer, Caterham F1 and the Audi Association

posted by on 22 August 2014 in Motorsport

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Audi Sport factory driver and three-time Le Mans winner André Lotterer will see his F1 competition debut this weekend as a guest driver for Caterham F1 at the Belgian Grand Prix at Spa. The news came as a bit of a shock to many fans, so we thought we’d take a closer look at some of the background and how this likely came to be. More…

Audi Airomorph Design Study is Eric Kim’s Art Center Senior Thesis

posted by on 22 August 2014 in Design Motorsport

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Imagining the future of motorsport is always a fascinating consideration. Technology on the track today can lead to cars on the the road in several years. So where will motorsport be by then? One theory comes in the form of designer Eric Kim’s senior thesis for the Art Center College of Design… the Audi Airomorph design study. More…

Audi Sport Engineer Leena Gade Highlighted in NPR Feature

posted by on 20 August 2014 in Motorsport

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National Public Radio ran a feature this week focusing on a personality not new to our readers. As part of a series called “My Big Break”, NPR’s All Things Considered program highlighted Gade’s progress from first female engineer to win Le Mans to now three-time winner.
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André Lotterer Rumored for Caterham F1 Drive in Belgian GP Says Autosport

posted by on 18 August 2014 in Audi News Motorsport

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AutoSport magazine has published an interesting story this morning, suggesting Audi WEC factory driver and 2014 Le Mans winner André Lotterer may compete in a Caterham F1 car at the Belgian Grand Prix. While the WEC is on its summer break period, Lotterer has had time to explore other things including Japanese Super Formula Championship with TOM’s. He’s also set to run the Audi R18 at a Misano test this week according to his social media posts.
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DTM: Five Audi RS 5 DTM Cars in Top Six at Nurburgring Qualifying

posted by on 16 August 2014 in Motorsport

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Audi has regained its typical strength in the DTM qualifying session at the Nürburgring. In difficult conditions, five Audi RS 5 DTM cars made it into the top six. More…

Tudor United SportsCar to Allow FIA GT3 Cars in GT Daytona

posted by on 15 August 2014 in Motorsport

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According to a report published recently on Sportscar 365, IMSA’s Vice President of Competition and Technical Regulations Scott Elkins has confirmed that the series has approved FIA GT3-spec cars to compete in the GT Daytona and GTE classes during the 2016 season.  Elkins notes that in the near future, a mere horsepower difference will separate […] More…

Background: Audi Gruppe S Program

posted by on 13 August 2014 in Motorsport Vintage & Youngtimer News

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This morning we caught a historical Audi story over on Jalopnik covering the Audi Gruppe S prototype and illustrated by a shot of the car hidden in the background of a press photo. We have more information on the car and the program, so we wanted to share a deeper dive for those Audi fans who read this site. More…

What Le Mans Taught Me About this Weekend’s Fatal Accident Involving Famed NASCAR Driver Tony Stewart

posted by on 11 August 2014 in Motorsport

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I’m powering my golf cart as much as someone can power a golf cart up the access road to pit-out at Sebring International Raceway. There’s a right-hander to enter the photographer’s track, but no one is there to tell me I’m being an idiot and I blow past it and turn instead onto pit-out. At once I realize the error of my ways, glance back and see no one behind me, and behind that an Audi R18 resting in its pits. I bring the cart to a screeching halt and scramble as quickly as I can back to the safety of the photographer’s path.
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Audi Sport News Update

posted by on 11 August 2014 in Motorsport

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Tom Kristensen Knighted Danish royal household appoints Le Mans record winner ‘Sir’ Mike Rockenfeller and Nico Müller inspirational in Cologne Timo Scheider racing on two wheels Ingolstadt, August 10, 2014 – Great honor for Tom Kristensen: Danish Queen Margrethe II knights the Le Mans record winner. The Danish Queen Margrethe II presented Audi factory driver […] More…

DTM: Audi Nürburgring Preview

posted by on 11 August 2014 in Motorsport

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Audi driver Ekström still in contention for title before Nürburgring round Home race for Rockenfeller, Scheider and Audi Sport Team Phoenix Dieter Gass, Head of DTM: “Continue to try battling for the Championship” Ingolstadt, August 11, 2014 – The seventh race at the Nürburgring next weekend (August 15 to 17) marks the beginning of the […] More…