Reviews Next Audi castling: Habsburg contests 24h of Spa at short notice
DTM Training Spa: Habsburg destroys Audi, Kubica heavily in the rain
© ITR Ferdinand Habsburg went the route in difficult conditions Spectacular start of the DTM season in Spa-Francorchamps: WRT throws in the only free practice on Saturday morning Audi driver Ferdinand Habsburg removed his RS 5 on a damp road about ten minutes before the end of the 45 minutes and caused a demolition. The Austrian is too fast, which means that his car does not react to the steering movements and slides straight into the tire stack.
After Audi's DTM title candidates Rene Rast, Nico Müller and Robin Frijns shared a decision their employer decided at short notice on Tuesday not to take part in theThe 23-year-old WRT Audi driver, who has just achieved his first pole and podium
in ZolderInstead, the Austrian replaces the Italian Mirko Bortolotti, who also has Austrian roots and is down due to a stubborn flu-like infection. But the team gives the all-clear: All corona tests have so far been negative.
Why Habsburg is traveling to Spa in contrast to Rast & Co.
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Habsburg, who already competed in the 24-hour classic in Belgium with R-Motorsport last year, is now looking forward to the "incredible opportunity" on '
Video: Formula 1 2021: Fernando Alonso - Mission world title begins! (glomex)The fact that, unlike Rast & Co., he is now traveling to Spa, although the COVID-19 infection rate is rising in Belgium, he explains: "Some DTM title candidates have withdrawn from Spa - and that results Absolutely sense for them - but I'm in a different position in the championship and I'm in a different phase of my career. " Of course, the DTM is still his "top priority and I'm getting closer to my first victory with every race". The Audi pairings have now been mixed up: Habsburg shares the car with the number 30 with the two later-nominated drivers Dennis Marschall and Matthieu Vaxiviere.
DTM driver Eng fights for third Spa victory
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The other two Audi pairings have also been rearranged: The WRT Audi with starting number 30 is now being driven by the number 31 driver Christopher Mies and Dries Vanthoor. Sheldon van der Linde's brother Kelvin van der Linde stays in his car. At the Sainteloc-Audi, Müller will be replaced by the Frenchman Dorian Boccolacci, who has also been nominated afterwards, who will join the former DTM driver Markus Winkelhock and Christopher Haase. After the withdrawal of the three Audi factory drivers, Habsburg is not the only current DTM driver to face the 24 hour classic. RBM-BMW driver Philipp Eng will be the only driver from the Munich DTM squad at the start - for Henry Walkenhorst's US squad. The works driver, who comes from Salzburg like Habsburg and won the race with Rowe in 2016 and with Walkenhorst in 2018, will share the number 34 BMW M6 GT3 with ex-DTM driver Augusto Farfus and local hero Nicky Catsburg.
"Motorsport was always the DNA": Abt questions exits from Audi and BMW .
© Motorsport Images Abt-Audi is one of the top teams in Formula E German automobile racing is in a state of upheaval. The DTM will no longer exist in its previous form and will be repositioned next year with GT3 vehicles. Audi and BMW recently announced that they would soon be leaving Formula E. In addition, Volkswagen has announced that it will end its motorsport involvement completely.