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DTM: Champion Tomczyk moves to BMW Nov 23, 2011
As they prepare to make their return to DTM, BMW have added newly crowned DTM champion Martin Tomczyk to the line up for their works team for the 2012 DTM season.
The 2011 DTM season is over – and it's been another successful one for Mattias Ekström, who finished second in the overall standings. Find out what's next for Mattias in his latest blog...
Mattias Ekstrom Blog | Second, third, whatever | DTM Oct 15, 2011
With the 2011 DTM season drawing to a close, Mattias spends his week off behind the wheel ahead of the season end at Hockenheim this month...
Mattias Ekstrom Blog | Audi on Top | DTM Oct 8, 2011
Mattias maintained his excellent DTM form in the Red Bull Audi A4 DTM with victory from pole position at Valencia's Circuit Ricardo Tormo...
Mattias Ekström triumphs in Valencia but it's Martin Tomczyk who'll be happiest this evening
- Speilberg, Austria
- JUN 5, 2011 at 12:00 AM
- JUN 4, 2011 at 11:59 PM
The most anticipated race of the season so far takes place on the 5th June as the Red Bull Ring makes it debut. The track which was formerly known as the A1 Ring, and the Österreichring before that, closed down back in 2004 and has since been demolished and totally rebuilt. Red Bull mogul Dietrich Mateschitz has thrown an impressive €70m at the reconstruction which has received Formula 1 standard homologation. The track has hosted seven rounds of the Formula 1 Championship over the years, as well as various other international events.
It is located in Spielberg, Styria, Austria where a race track has existed in one form or another since 1969. Its history has seen several different layouts, with the original track measuring 5.9km. From 1996 to 2005 it measured in at 4.3km, similar to the brand spanking new track now. They have also used sections of the Österreichring for the rebuild which should add another challenge.
The circuit officially re-opened at a special event over the weekend of May 15th & 16th which included displays from various Red Bull sponsored teams including Red Bull Racing. The FIA Historic Formula One Championship provided the headline race attraction with a race on each day for Formula One cars from the 3 litre period, international superstars Webber, Vettel and Loeb were all in attendance.
The hope is that F1 could finally make a long overdue return to the venue , with billionaire Mateschitz himself rating the chances as “more than minor”. While Formula 1 chief executive Ecclestonewas quoted as saying,was quoted as saying, “Everything is possible.”
Only time will tell if the Austrian city will once again sample the glamour of F1, but the future of motorsport certainly looks bright for Spielberg.