Quotes after a DTM finale

Dr. Wolfgang Ullrich (Head of Audi Motorsport): “This was a good culmination of a deteriorate for Audi with an considerable performance. We valid that we’ve got a clever team. We clinched many second and third places this year though it took a prolonged time for us to win a competition – that was tough for a patrol that never gave up. The pretension in a manufacturers’ championship is a good prerogative for all a work. On a whole, it was a extensive weekend for Audi with a universe premiere of a Audi Sport TT Cup on Friday, a quick path of a driverless RS 7 and culminating in an considerable opening in a DTM finale. We’ve now got a unequivocally good bottom for 2015 given during a finish of a deteriorate a Audi RS 5 DTM was a automobile to be beaten.”  

Dieter Gass (Head of DTM): “Today, Audi showed ‘Vorsprung durch Technik’: before a start of a competition with a driverless RS 7 and in a DTM culmination with a one-two-three feat in front of a illusory audience of 155,000 spectators. Our aim this weekend was to win a manufacturers’ championship. And in a finish we clearly motionless it in Audi’s preference – not slightest interjection to a shining group performance. That drivers from all 3 Audi Sport Teams mounted a lectern currently speaks a transparent language. On this weekend everybody could see how clever a Audi RS 5 DTM is. 15 in 30 probable lectern places this year are an considerable tally. Congratulations also to Mattias (Ekström) and Mike (Rockenfeller) on holding a runner-up’s mark and third place in a drivers’ championship. We’re already looking brazen to 2015 when we’re aiming to redeem automobile series 1 as well.”

Mattias Ekström (Red Bull Audi RS 5 DTM), 1st place
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“My Audi was illusory again today. Ever given things have been going improved in qualifying, a races have been operative out as well. This was a good deteriorate culmination for Audi, Team Abt Sportsline and also for me in front of a illusory crowd. You can’t wish for a improved farewell before a winter break.”

Mike Rockenfeller (Schaeffler Audi RS 5 DTM), 2nd place
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“This was a glorious competition today. we started from position 7 and finished in second place. In a end, it was about who’d be winning: Mattias (Ekström) or I. we attempted to take it easy on a tires in his slipstream in sequence to conflict later. Then a reserve automobile was deployed and churned things adult a bit. Afterwards, we no longer had a possibility to overtake. But we still consider a competition positively: Audi has won a manufacturers’ championship and we still took third place in a drivers’ championship, nonetheless I’d apparently been anticipating for some-more than that before a season. We’re returning in 2015 and afterwards will be giving it a all to have series one behind on a automobile again.”

Jamie Green (Hoffmann Group Audi RS 5 DTM), 3rd place
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“I’m happy about finishing a deteriorate with a lectern result. we consider we gathering a good race, was using in front after a initial path and managed to lift transparent of Pascal Wehrlein. But even though a reserve automobile we wouldn’t have won a competition given ‘Eki’ (Mattias Ekström) and ‘Rocky’ (Mike Rockenfeller) were faster on soothing tires towards a finish of a race. Due to a reserve automobile we had to work a bit harder during a finish to finish on a podium. It was a ideal day for me and for Audi.”

Timo Scheider (AUTO TEST Audi RS 5 DTM), 6th place
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“A good competition with a good opening and a deteriorate that has finished on a certain note for Audi. Unfortunately, we was held behind Pascal Wehrlein and Miguel Molina too prolonged during a commencement so that Jamie (Green) was means to expostulate divided during a front. In a end, as a motorist on customary tires, a reserve automobile cost me another dual positions.”

Miguel Molina (Audi Sport Audi RS 5 DTM), 9th place
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“I started from a stick position though done a braking mistake in spin dual and mislaid ground. That was unequivocally a contrition and I’m going to learn my doctrine from that. Next year I’m going to come behind stronger. Now I’m happy with my group about a good Hockenheim outcome and with Audi about winning a manufacturers’ championship.”

Nico Müller (Audi Financial Services RS 5 DTM), 14th place
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“Above anything else, Audi managed winning a manufacturers’ championship. We were means to make use of a good starting bottom we combined in qualifying. It’s good to see a team-mate – Jamie (Green) – on a podium. Unfortunately, my competition wasn’t utterly as good. we had problems with a purchase right from a beginning. In my initial season, I’ve been means to accumulate a lot of knowledge that will assistance me subsequent year. But now I’m going to start a winter mangle though any worries.”

Adrien Tambay (Playboy Audi RS 5 DTM), 19th place
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“Congratulations to Audi on winning a manufacturers’ championship. For me personally, it didn’t go so well. At a start, a automobile changed by itself and, as a result, we perceived a drive-through chastisement for burst starting. That busted my race. But we didn’t give adult and managed to allege a little. Then, shortly before a finish of a race, we had a collision with Vitaly (Petrov). It’s a contrition it had to finish like this. But a many critical partial about it is that both of us are okay. Now a season’s over – it didn’t unequivocally go good for me, though I’m already looking brazen to subsequent year.”

Edoardo Mortara (Audi Sport Audi RS 5 DTM), 22nd place
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“A formidable competition given we had some problems with a clutch, and afterwards we had a few contacts with rivals.”  

Hans-Jürgen Abt (Team Director Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline): “This was an glorious competition today. Our goal was to bind a manufacturers’ championship for Audi. We achieved that with a feat and we’re unequivocally happy that both of these aims have been achieved. It’s good to finish a deteriorate like this. It provides a lot of strength for a entrance year.”  

Ernst Moser (Team Director Audi Sport Team Phoenix): “We’re vivacious about Audi’s pretension win and one-two-three victory. A motorist from any group was on a podium, we can’t do any improved than that. Both of a cars were in row during a front. Our array stops were good. We’re ideally happy. ‘Well done’ to a squad, to Audi, to a drivers and to a good car.”

Arno Zensen (Team Director Audi Sport Team Rosberg): “I’m impossibly happy about Audi’s win of a manufacturers’ championship. The vast throng during Hockenheim got to see a good race. Jamie (Green) had a glorious start and deservedly clinched a lectern place. ‘Thank we unequivocally much’ to a whole patrol for a extensive year. We had highs and lows though a culmination here finished on a certain note. I’m already looking brazen to 2015.”

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