Articles tagged Audi

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Is hydrogen the answer?

A dwindling pool of manufacturers at the pinnacle of the World Endurance Championship has forced the rule makers to backtrack on technology. But the Automobile Club de l’Ouest, the WEC promoter and organiser of the Le Mans 24 Hours, still insists that the top prototype class will continue to be a laboratory for future developments in the road car industry. That explains why it wants to have zero-...

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WRX delays electric switch

Manufacturers given more time to gear up for battery power The plug has been pulled – temporarily at least – on the World Rallycross Championship’s much-vaunted switch from petrol power to electric in order to give manufacturers more time to prepare. With its short, fast-paced formats – involving multiple heats and finals – WRX is currently the ideal place for electric propulsion. Batteries can...

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DTM faces fight for its future

With Mercedes quitting and Audi making threats, a third brand must be found The DTM stands on the cusp of a great new era in which multiple manufacturers from around the world slug it out on the tracks of Europe and perhaps beyond. Or it could be headed for extinction in little more than a season’s time. The German-based touring car series is finally within touching distance of a common rulebook...

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The Expendables

Despite it being a new era for global touring car competition, seven tin-top action heroes are still setting the benchmarks Remember that movie The Expendables? If it passed you by, you can be forgiven (it was never going to trouble the BAFTAs). But it’s the one where all those cheesy action heroes of the 1980s and ’90s – Sylvester Stallone, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Dolph Lundgren, Jet Li and more...

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Around About

Senga Sprint Car Two readers have written in about the Senga Sprint Car mentioned in Around and About last month. The first tells us that Mr. Rogers, the car's constructor, owned a model aeroplane shop in Woking many years ago, and his object in building the car was to prove a long-held theory that a scaled-up version of the American-type model two-stroke petrol engine would produce an extremely...

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“I suspect I was never destined to be an F1 driver…”

He spent two seasons competing against Lewis Hamilton in cars and beat him both times, yet he hasn’t raced a single-seater since the end of 2004. But Jamie Green harbours no regrets about the hand he’s been dealt. He’s a professional racing driver – and that alone would once have seemed fanciful Writer Simon Arron Formula 1 was often discussed in the Green family household, but not in the way you...

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Rally Review

Swedish Rally When a new car is rallied for the first time its manufacturers will already have put it through the most comprehensive test and development programme possible, for although a showroom car might be fine for normal use it is unlikely that it will be able to withstand the concentrated pounding of rallying. However, no matter how stringent the test sessions, it always seems that it...

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Lunch With... Dr Wolfgang Ullrich

Synonymous with Audi’s success in touring car and endurance racing, he’ll be chasing the company’s 13th Le Mans win in 15 years this June Writer Simon Taylor | Photographer James Mitchell Being a racer, and being a winner, takes many forms. The man in the cockpit climbs onto the podium and sprays the champagne, and he gets most of the glory. But without the serried ranks lined up behind him who...

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The long road home

Audi has ruled for 14 years, but for many Porsche is still the true king of Le Mans. Now – finally – it returns. Racing’s most anticipated comeback is on Writer Gary Watkins It started off as a sabbatical: Porsche was only meant to be absent from the top of the sports car racing tree for one year. Now, 15 seasons after its withdrawal from top-line endurance racing, the German manufacturer is...

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"It's absurd to spend so much money”

Formula 1 excess? It aggravates Jean Todt as much as it winds up the wider world, but how do you address it when teams won’t change their ways? Just one of the topics the FIA president addressed in Motor Sport’s exclusive interview. Will he stand again? Did Max Mosley do a good job? Read on... The striking thing about the vocalised thoughts of the FIA president is how much he agrees with this...

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