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Di Grassi Finished Pre-Season Formula E Testing in Third

by on 23 August 2016 in Fourtitude News Motorsport

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Pre-season testing has begun for Formula E, which its first test day today at Donnington Park, in the UK. ABT Schaeffler Audi Sport’s Lucas di Grassi leaves the track with the third fastest lap of the day, at 1:30.947. Di Grassi was less than a tenth of a second shy of Mahindra Racing’s Nick Heidfeld. […] More…

Disappointing Weekend for Audi in DTM Moscow

by on 23 August 2016 in Fourtitude News Motorsport

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The DTM racing series made its way to Moscow last weekend for races 11 and 12 of the 2016 season. Entering the weekend, Audi had big hopes, but the performance just wasn’t there. Torrential rain on Saturday caused everyone trouble except Mercedes who dominated after locking up every one of the grid spots on the […] More…

DTM Season Approaches Thrilling Final Stages with Audi in Good Position

by on 17 August 2016 in Audi News Fourtitude News Motorsport

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The DTM series is headed to Moscow this weekend, following a couple weeks off for the mid-season break. The relaxing is over now, though, as the closely fought series is readying for its thrilling conclusion. Audi is still very much in the hunt for a title this year, having won five times and earned 13 […] More…

Lamborghini CEO Says He Has No F1 Plans

by on 16 August 2016 in Fourtitude News Lamborghini News Motorsport

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After his conscious uncoupling from Ferrari in 2014, Audi jumped on the opportunity to snatch up Stefano Domenicali and put him charge of Lamborghini. The former F1 team principal says, though, that Formula 1 isn’t in the cards for Lambo. I have to say this is not the priority today, because we have other priorities […] More…

Di Grassi Thinks that Altitude Could Make Next WEC Race Even Closer for Audi

by on 12 August 2016 in Fourtitude News Motorsport

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The World Endurance Championship is headed to the Circuit Hermanos Rodriguez next month, for the 6 Hours of Mexico, and Audi driver Lucas di Grassi thinks that the altitude will make this one unpredictable. The track is in Mexico City and sits at an elevation of 7,500 ft where the thinner atmosphere could affect the […] More…

Ekstrom Suffers Bad Weekend, Drops to Second Place in World RX

by on 8 August 2016 in Audi Driver Fourtitude News Motorsport

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Team EKS racing’s Mattias Ekstrom dropped into second place this weekend at the Canadian leg of the World RX championship. Ekstrom, driving an Audi S1, suffered two punctures over the course of the weekend and as a result didn’t make it into the weekend’s final race. Despite the less than stellar result, Ekstrom did score […] More…

Mattias Ekstrom Looking to Defend his Lead in Canada

by on 5 August 2016 in Fourtitude News Motorsport

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Driving the Audi S1, Mattias Ekstrom has been leading the FIA’s World Rallycross Championship, and this weekend he will defend that lead against his closest rival, former champion Petter Solberg at the World RX of Canada, the series’ only North American event. This is the World RX’s third year in Canada, though the Grand Prix […] More…

Audi Loses Shot at Victory in Closing Stages of 24 Hours of Spa

by on 3 August 2016 in Fourtitude News Motorsport

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The 24 Hours of Spa was at times triumphant and at others painful for the 11 Audi R8s LMS that entered this year’s race. Though the cars were involved in fights for victory and an unfortunate late race flat, in the end Audi won the Coupe du Roi, making them the manufacturer with the most  […] More…

Audi Will Only Run Two R18s at Next Year’s Le Mans

by on 3 August 2016 in Fourtitude News Motorsport

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Budget cuts at the Volkswagen Group mean that Audi will only run two cars in next year’s World Endurance Championship racing series. The WEC is the four year old racing series under which the 24 Hours of Le Mans is run. “At the moment, it is not expected to see a third Audi at Spa […] More…

Audi Considering Hydrogen Powered Le Mans Racer

by on 2 August 2016 in Audi News Fourtitude News Motorsport

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Ever since they brought four-wheel-drive to rallying, Audi has been known for its use of new technologies in racing. It now looks like they might be ready to take the next step, with a hydrogen-powered Le Mans entry. Speaking to Autocar, Audi’s head of technical development, Stefan Knirsch said “if we wanted to demonstrate our […] More…

Audis Take Positions 1, 2, 3, and 4 in 24H of Spa Free Practice

by on 28 July 2016 in Fourtitude News Motorsport

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Like traditional polling results and counting chicks before they’ve hatched, reading too much into Free Practice results is a good way to convince yourself that you know more than you actually do. That said, Audi’s performance at this morning’s 24 Hours of Spa Free Practice inspires confidence. Audi R8s LMS set the fastest, second fastest, […] More…

Watch Audi Sport’s Head of Aero Discuss the R18

by on 27 July 2016 in Audi News Fourtitude News Motorsport

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The World Endurance Championship is the new long distance racing series that has ensured that Le Mans prototypes have a series beyond the 24 hours. With it, there are chances to improve over the course of the season and that’s just what Audi is doing. Following their disappointing result in France, Audi Sport were eager […] More…