|Spanish Grand Prix: Race|
|Nico Rosberg finished the Spanish Grand Prix in seventh place today with Michael Schumacher retiring on lap13. • Nico followed a three-stop tyre strategy, pitting on laps 9, 22 and 40 • Nico's tyre usage was soft (9 laps), soft (13 laps), hard (18 laps), hard (26 laps) • Michael retired in turn one at the start of lap 13 following a collision with Bruno Senna's Williams • The 2012 season has now seen five winners from five races, something that last occurred in 1983 Nico Rosberg 'That was a difficult day for us and a very strange race. We didn't manage to find the right tyre management so I lost two positions towards the end of the race on my last stint which was 26 very long laps. The one positive thing is that I was able to defend my position against Lewis and keep seventh place, rather than eighth. Once again today we saw a surprising and well deserved win which is good for Formula One. Congratulations to Pastor and Frank at my old team Williams! Now I'm looking forward to my home race in Monaco in two weeks with some updates on the car.' Michael Schumacher 'Obviously I am not happy with the outcome of the race as I think we could have achieved some nice points today. But then this is sometimes what you have to go through in racing. It is not easy to see from the TV replays but what happened from my viewpoint was that he went to the right to defend the inside line, and then suddenly, shortly before the braking point, went to the left. When you are so tight together in the braking zone, you have no other choice than to try to react and avoid hitting but it was too late. It is a shame, as I said, but then what I will do now is to look ahead to the next race and try to attack there.' Bob Bell 'We spent our afternoon racing hard with Red Bull and McLaren - but it was only for places in the bottom half of the top ten today. We didn't have the basic pace we needed this afternoon, and we were hampered further with an issue on Nico's car. There was a clear loss of downforce measurable on the data, which made it even more difficult for Nico to look after the tyres properly, but whether this was down to damage or another factor is something we will have to investigate this evening. Naturally, it was a disappointment to lose Michael early in the race, after his pace had looked reasonable in the opening stint. The team did a good job on the stops and I believe we made the right tactical decisions to protect Nico's position at critical moments of the race, even though he ultimately ran out of grip in the closing laps on a long final stint. The basic fact is that we needed more pace today, which is what we must bring over the coming races. And we will.' Norbert Haug 'A difficult race for us, and Nico went from fifth to seventh place in the last laps because our car could not use the tyres during such a long stint, so he could not repeat the lap times he had done before. Michael had an accident with a slower car which he attempted to overtake. After five races, there are five different winners from five different teams, and I am told this last happened 30 years ago. Congratulations to the Williams team and to Pastor Maldonado today - well done and great for them to win on such a demanding circuit. After five races and a quarter of the season, Nico is 20 points behind the leader. We have to raise our game in the next races and during the remainder of the season and I am sure that all our team members will work very hard to make the next steps and to achieve a better level of performance than we had today.'|
|SINGAPORE GRAND PRIX PREVIEWSINGAPORE – Character counts for a lot in F1, and for any new circuit on the F1 calendar, the establishment of a recognizable identity is half the battle in attracting a fan base and holding on to your slot on the schedule. We'll spare the blushes of those that have fallen by the wayside and instead point to Abu Dhabi's Yas Marina and Austin's COTA as two places that have done a decent job of building a good identity – one as high tech, the other down home, over the past few years.|
|TIMO SCHEIDER CLINCHES THIRD PLACE FOR AUDI◾First podium of the season for the two-time DTM Champion|
◾Miguel Molina and Mike Rockenfeller score points as well
◾DTM manufacturers' classification remains open
Ingolstadt/Lausitzring, September 14, 2014 – Audi driver Timo Scheider clinched third place, marking his first podium result of the season, at the Lausitzring in front of 58,000 spectators (throughout the weekend).
On an initially wet track, the two-time DTM Champion in the AUTO TEST Audi RS 5 DTM of Audi Sport Team ....
|AUDI AT AUSTIN: SIGHTS ARE SET ON REPEATING LAST YEAR'S VICTORYAudi reaches for lead of WEC manufacturers' standings|
◾Adjusted rating of the hybrid sports cars
◾Eager anticipation of unusual roller-coaster ride in Texas
Ingolstadt, September 15, 2014 – Following its 13th victory at Le Mans, Audi is aiming to also grab the lead of the standings in the next round of the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) in North America. Before the fourth race of the season at Austin, Texas, on Saturday, September 20, World Champions Audi are trailing challen....
|FORMULA E MAKES HISTORY WITH SPECTACULAR FIRST ePRIX- Beijing ePrix becomes world's first ever fully-electric single-seater race|
- Agag: 'Biggest digital race in the world'
- One billion social interactions recorded
BEIJING, CHINA (September 14 2014) – History was made this weekend as the world's first ever fully-electric single-seater race took place in Beijing, marking the successful season opener of the FIA Formula E Championship.
The race, Beijing Evergrande Spring ePrix, was held on a spectacular temporary race track built ar....
|ROLAND KRÜGER TO LEAD INFINITIYOKOHAMA, Japan – Roland Krüger, most recently a senior vice president at BMW Group in charge of the German sales region and with an accomplished track record in the premium automotive business, will be appointed president of Infiniti and a senior vice president of the Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., the parent company of the premium brand. Kruger will be based at the company's Hong Kong headquarters and will report to Carlos Ghosn, President and CEO of Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.|
'Roland Krüger ha....
|AUDI BANKS ON STRONG TEAMWORK AT LAUSITZSights set on lead of manufacturers' classification|
◾Many Audi fans traditionally turn out at the Lausitzring
◾Dieter Gass, Head of DTM: 'First season victory for Audi remains the aim'
Ingolstadt, September 8, 2014 – Motorsport fans can look forward to a thrilling battle for the crown in the manufacturers' classification in the remaining three races. Before round eight at the Lausitzring next weekend (September 12 to 14) Audi is within striking distance of the leader of the standings, BMW, ....
|RICCIARDO AND VETTEL PREVIEW THE ITALIAN GRAND PRIXSebastian Vettel|
'Italy offers a lot: good food, nice places, and I think this is the reason you will find a lot of Germans on the beaches there for their holidays! I spent a lot of time when I was young karting in Italy, so I got to know a few places like Lake Garda, Napoli in Northern Italy and Parma, which has a great karting circuit. The level of karting is quite high in Italy because there are a lot of manufacturers there. I have some friends in Italy from the karting days and also ....