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DTM Heads to Budapest for Second Last Race of the Season

by on 23 September 2016 in Fourtitude News Motorsport

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To celebrate the approach of the Hungarian round of the DTM season, one of each brand of DTM racers took to the streets of Budapest. The racecars went on a leisurely cruise of the city before heading over to a freshly repaved race track for the first free practice today. The teams have already been […] More…

WEC Schedule Will Clash with Formula E

by on 22 September 2016 in Fourtitude News Motorsport

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People excited for another hotly contested single-seat race in the historic motorsport city of Montreal may have to check their expectations, as the World Endurance Championship’s calendar now officially has a race on the same weekend. The German leg of the WEC will take place on the same weekend as the newly added Montreal e-Prix. […] More…

Mattias Ekstrom Will Race Penultimate Rallycross, Not DTM Finale

by on 22 September 2016 in Audi News Fourtitude News Motorsport

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The fall is a stressful time for Audi factory driver Mattias Ekstrom. As the most successful Audi DTM driver in history and the current points leader in the FIA’s World Rallycross Championship, his attentions can be divided. Unfortunately for the Swede, his schedules finally clash in October, as both series have races on the weekend […] More…

Formula E Race Will Take Place in New York City in 2017

by on 21 September 2016 in Fourtitude News Motorsport

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All-electric racing series Formula E is heading to New York next year. The announcement was made by series CEO Alejandro Agag at the Brooklyn Cruise Ship Terminal in the Red Hook neighborhood of Brooklyn, where the race will take place. The 1.21-mile track will see half of it loop around the parking lot for the […] More…

Strong Weekend, Bad Race for Audi in Austin

by on 19 September 2016 in Audi News Fourtitude News Motorsport

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Both of Audi’s LMP1 cars had miserable luck at this weekend’s World Endurance Championship race at the Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas. With strong pace all weekend either of the cars could have earned the victory in the sixth round of the championship, but the gods of motorsport conspired against the R18s and […] More…

Ekstrom Regains Rallycross Lead in Audi A1

by on 19 September 2016 in Fourtitude News Motorsport

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After a tough couple of weeks for the Swede, Mattias Ekstrom is back on top of the FIA World Rallycross Championship. The RX and DTM driver fought his way to first place at the Barcelona RX this weekend, in Spain. Ekstrom beat out Ford driver, Timur Timerzyanov, into the first corner of the six lap […] More…

Preseason Testing Wraps Up for Formula E

by on 8 September 2016 in Audi News Fourtitude News Motorsport Motorsports Test

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Formula E’s 10 teams and 20 drivers were at Donington Park in England this week for the final round of testing and ABT Schaeffler Audi Sport will have to work hard to stay competitive this season. Despite being in contention for last year’s championship until his last lap of the final race, ABT Schaeffler Audi […] More…

Audi Finishes Second At Difficult 6 Hours of Mexico

by on 6 September 2016 in Fourtitude News Motorsport

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Despite qualifying in first, a difficult weekend for Audi’s World Endurance Championship team meant that the teams two R18 e-trons finished second and 27th. Troubles plagued the two cars, but dealt a harder blow to car #8, driven by Loic Duval, Oliver Jarvis, and Lucas di Grassi, who finished way down the order in 27th. […] More…

Audi Dominates Free Practice in the Mexican Round of the WEC

by on 2 September 2016 in Fourtitude News Motorsport

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Andre Lotterer and Lucas di Grassi set the two fastest times today at the first free practice ahead of the 6 Hours of Mexico. The drivers were separated by just 0.194s and drove Audi’s two R18 e-tron quattros. Porsche’s Brendon Hartley came in third, with his teammate following closely. The 6 Hours of Mexico will […] More…

Audi Doubles Down on Formula E

by on 2 September 2016 in Fourtitude News Motorsport

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With its new focus on electric mobillity, Audi is looking to invest itself more heavily in the premiere all-electric racing series, Formula E. The deepening investment, says Audi, will take place in two steps over the next two years. The first step will simply involve giving the team that they already sponsor, ABT Schaeffler Audi […] More…

Andre Lotterer Calls Formula E More a “Philosophy” than a Sport

by on 29 August 2016 in Fourtitude News Motorsport

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Speaking to motorsport.com in an article released today, Audi Sport Team Joest driver Andre Lotterer described the Formula E series as “not very impressive” and “not a sport.” His comments come after he attended the season finale race, in which his WEC teammate Lucas di Grassi lost the championship in an Abt Schaeffler Audi Sport […] More…

Audi DTM Boss Anxious About Committing to One Driver

by on 24 August 2016 in Fourtitude News Motorsport

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On the heels of a disappointing race in Moscow, and with the end of the DTM season fast approaching, the question of how to win the 2016 is becoming more and more important to Audi. The team’s boss, Dieter Gass, spoke to motorsport.com before DTM Moscow about the difficulties of earning that title. For the […] More…