Audi Tag

By IMSA Wire Service DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – When you’re on the grid for the pre-race fan walk on the morning of March 16, shortly before the command to start engines for the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring Presented by Advance Auto Parts, take a look at the long structure behind and towering above the pits. You’ll notice signs with national flags, names and years corresponding to the overall-winning manufacturer of each race going back to the first Twelve Hours back in 1952. And when you’re on the pit-inRead More
By Aaron Bearden, Contributing Writer Season Four for the FIA Formula E championship is underway. The first practice session of the season went to Sebastien Buemi and Renault e.dams. Buemi laid down a 1:03.310s lap to lead the way in free practice 1 for Saturday’s HKT Hong Kong E-Prix, besting Panasonic Jaguar Racing’s Mitch Evans (1:03.776s) and Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler’s Daniel Abt (1:03.856s) to lead the way for the Formula E paddock. Lucas di Grassi (1:03.969s) and Sam Bird (1:04.097s) rounded out the top five, with Nicolas Prost (1:04.129s), Nelson Piquet Jr.Read More
By Adam Tate, Associate Editor With recent news out of Ferrari it looks like Formula 1 will once again be flirting with the 1,000 horsepower threshold soon. Mercedes comfortably hit 900 plus horsepower with their 2016 power unit and the old V10’s also broke 900 hp, but the last time F1 engines produced over 1,000 hp was during the peak of the original turbo era in the mid-80’s. According to Gazzetta dello Sport, Ferrari’s 2017 car, code named 668, is an all out attempt by the prancing horse to reign inRead More

Posted On March 23, 2016By Adam TateIn Breaking News, Headline News

Audi unveils new R18

By Adam Tate, Managing Editor Audi has pulled the wraps of its latest World Endurance Championship contender, the latest iteration in the long line of the venerable R18 series. 2016 marks the 6th year of the R18 and it is one of the most comprehensive redesigns Audi has developed to date. After a decade in a half of domination at Le Mans, losing last year to sister company and arch rivals, Porsche was a slap in the face for the crew at Ingolstadt. The fact that Porsche also beat them inRead More
By Adam Tate, Managing Editor Stefano Domenicali, best known for his time as Ferrari’s F1 Team Principal from 2008 until 2014 is now set to be sworn in as the CEO of Lamborghini on March 15th. After being forced out of the house that Enzo built when Sergio Marchionne got rid of Luca di Montezemolo and took over Ferrari’s reigns, nice guy Domenicali was immediately snatched up by Audi. It was a move that may thought would spearhead the Volkswagen-Audi Group’s much anticipated F1 bid, until the VW emissions scandal putRead More

Posted On November 28, 2015By Motorsports TribuneIn Breaking News, Headline News

Audi unveils 2016 LMP1 Challenger

The brand with the four rings will be entering the 2016 motorsport season with the most powerful and efficient race car Audi has ever built. The new Audi R18 celebrated its world premiere on the occasion of the Audi Sport Finale at the Audi Training Center Munich on Saturday. In the DTM, Audi has opted for continuity with an unchanged driver line-up. In GT racing, the new Audi R8 LMS is facing its first full racing season. For the 2016 Audi Sport TT Cup, 125 candidates have applied for theRead More

Posted On September 20, 2015By Josh FarmerIn Breaking News, Headline News

Porsche dominates 6 Hours of COTA

The chain of wins continues for Porsche as Mark Webber, Brendon Hartley and Timo Bernhard claimed their second win in a row after a dramatic turn of fate at the Six Hours of COTA. The #17 was untouchable over the course of the first three hours of the race until Mark Webber overshot his pit stall just past the half way mark which cost the team seven seconds as Timo Bernhard climbed aboard. Bernhard initially picked up the pace and made up some of the lost time but with justRead More

Posted On September 18, 2015By Adam TateIn Breaking News, Headline News

Porsche locks out front row in Austin

Neel Jani came through in a clinch to snag pole position and make it an all Porsche front row for tomorrow’s 6 hours of the Circuit of the Americas, from Austin, Texas. The Swiss driver put in a flyer in his No. 18 919 hybrid crossing the line with a strong 1:46.018 displacing the sister car of Brendon Hartley, Timo Bernhard, Mark Webber by just 0.146 of a second. Behind the dominant Porsches lines up the first Audi machine of Loic Duval, Oliver Jarvis and Lucas di Grassi. The championshipRead More

Posted On June 16, 2015By Christopher DeHardeIn Breaking News

Le Mans predictions revisited

The 2015 24 Hours of Le Mans turned out to be a historic homecoming for Porsche claiming a 1-2 victory. My pre-race predictions were somewhat less successful, let’s see how they turned out class by class. LMP1 Winner: I had predicted the No. 18 Porsche driven by Neel Jani, Marc Lieb and Romain Dumas. I didn’t get the number right but the marque was correct as the sister car driven by Nico Hulkenberg, Nick Tandy and Earl Bamber was victorious. The 18 finished fifth. Dark Horse: Eighth place was the bestRead More

Posted On June 14, 2015By Christopher DeHardeIn Breaking News

Porsche Wins the 83rd 24 Hours of Le Mans

Porsche has claimed its first overall victory at Le Mans since 1998. The #19 car, driven by Nico Hulkenberg, Earl Bamber and Nick Tandy were out front for the majority of the race and almost the entire last nine hours over the sister #17 car driven by Mark Webber, Brendon Hartley and Timo Bernhard and the #7 Audi driven by three time Le Mans winning trio Marcel Fassler, Andre Lotterer and Benoit Treluyer. Lotterer did manage to get one small victory for Audi as he was able to secure theRead More