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| Lotus driver Simona de Silvestro (#78 – Lotus HVM Racing) scored her best season finish in Sunday's Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix. After starting at the back of the field because of an engine change penalty, she'd worked her way up to 13th position by the time the checker flag flew.
'I think we can be pretty happy because we finished the race,' said the Swiss driver. 'The guys worked really hard the whole weekend just to get the car turned around and we had a really strong race car.'
Simona drove a solid race and kept up with the rest of the field. Strategy and good driving were the keys to Lotus HVM Racing's great finish. The team engineers called for an early pitstop on lap 11, setting the stage for De Silvestro's race. She ran as high as 11th at one point and was running 13th when the team completed their second pitstop of the day on lap 37.
Lotus HVM Racing team owner, Keith Wiggins was pleased with the team's performance. 'It was hard work for a 13th place finish,' he said, 'but on the good side, the crew did a really good job on the strategy even though we had less fuel consumption than the other guys. Simona drove a really great, intelligent race. The reliability was better so that's a step forward.'
| SHEER SUSPENSE: AUDI RS 5 DTM AT LAUSITZ◾DTM round about 130 kilometers south of Berlin|
◾Audi driver Mike Rockenfeller in second place of the standings
◾DTM more thrilling than in a long time thanks to DRS and option tires
Ingolstadt/Klettwitz, June 7, 2013 – Three races, three winners, eight different drivers on the podium: The 2013 DTM season has so far surpassed all expectations. From June 14 to 16, Europe's fastest touring cars, including the Audi RS 5 DTM, will visit the Lausitzring, which is located about 130 kilomet....
| Audi Travels To Styria With Tailwind◾Mike Rockenfeller leads the standings before the third DTM round|
◾Audi has been unbeaten on the new track at Spielberg
◾Will the Red Bull Ring give Mattias Ekström and Jamie Green wings?
Ingolstadt/Spielberg, May 24, 2013 – With the tailwind of a commanding victory at Brands Hatch, the Audi squad is traveling to the third round of the DTM season (June 1–2) at Spielberg (Austria). Audi driver Mike Rockenfeller, after his success in England, will arrive at the Red Bull Ring as the lea....
| Jim Harbaugh to Pace Indy 500 in 2014 Corvette StingrayINDIANAPOLIS – Jim Harbaugh, head coach of the NFL's San Francisco 49ers, will drive the all-new 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Pace Car to lead the pack of 33 racers to the start of the 97th running of the Indianapolis 500, this Sunday.|
Harbaugh, who took the 49ers to the Super Bowl in 2012, is no stranger to Indianapolis. He was a quarterback for the Colts football team from 1994 through 1997. During his time with the Colts, he was named AFC Player of the Year and named to the Pro ....
| AUDI RS 5 DTM ON FRONT ROW AGAIN◾Mike Rockenfeller takes grid position two at Brands Hatch|
◾Four Audi RS 5 DTM cars on the first five rows
◾Jamie Green with misfortune in qualifying at home round
Ingolstadt/Brands Hatch, May 18, 2013 – Just like in the season opener at Hockenheim, an Audi RS 5 DTM will again be starting from the front row at the second race of the 2013 DTM season at Brands Hatch (Great Britain).
Mike Rockenfeller in the Schaeffler Audi RS 5 DTM of Audi Sport Team Phoenix missed the pole posit....
| Audi Customers At Nürburgring On Grid Positions One And Three◾Frank Stippler posts best time in Audi R8 LMS ultra of Phoenix Racing|
◾Christian Mamerow for Prosperia C. Abt Team Mamerow on second row
◾Three Audi R8 LMS ultra cars in top five
Ingolstadt/Nürburg, May 18, 2013 – The quickest Audi customers have completed their preparations for the 24-hour race at the Nürburgring with a very good qualifying result on the first three rows of the grid. The team of Ernst Moser is particularly happy: In the Eifel, the squad with the Audi R8 LMS ultra o....
| AUDI ENDS BMW STRING OF VICTORIES IN THE DTM◾Commanding triumph by Mike Rockenfeller at Brands Hatch|
◾Audi driver new overall leader after two races
◾Mattias Ekström and Timo Scheider in the points too
Ingolstadt/Brands Hatch, May 19, 2013 – Two races, two pole positions – and now the first victory of the season plus the lead of the standings: The Audi RS 5 DTM was unbeatable at the second race of the 2013 DTM at Brands Hatch (Great Britain). Audi thus put an end to a four-race string of victories by BMW.
From the pole p....
| Audi Customers Pass Tough Eifel Test◾Race interruption and high retirement rate due to extreme weather|
◾G-Drive Racing by Phoenix best Audi customer team in fifth place
◾Three Audi R8 LMS ultra cars among the top ten
Ingolstadt/Nürburg, May 20, 2013 – The customer teams of last year's winner Audi experienced one of the toughest events of the Nürburgring 24 Hours this year. Heavy rain forced race control during the night to interrupt the race for more than nine hours. Numerous accidents caused a treacherous mix of oil, ....
| Disappointing DTM opener for Audi• Timo Scheider in sixth place best Audi driver at Hockenheim|
• Two Audi RS 5 DTM cars in the points
• 87,000 spectators experience turbulent start into the season
With an Audi RS 5 DTM at the front of the field, the new DTM season started at Hockenheim with 87,000 spectators (throughout the weekend) in attendance. After 42 spectacular laps with plenty of on-track action and gripping overtaking maneuvers the opening round ended in a disappointment for Audi. With Timo ....