Roman Wittemeier

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Deal to keep German GP on F1 calendar at Hockenhem for 2019 agreed

The German Grand Prix is set to remain on the Formula 1 calendar next season after a deal between Hockenheim chiefs and F1 bosses was agreed in principle last weekend

World Rally champion Sebastien Ogier set for Mercedes DTM debut

World Rally champion Sebastien Ogier is set to contest September's Red Bull Ring DTM round in a Mercedes, Autosport has learned

WEC must 'wake up' to Toyota-privateer LMP1 gap - Lotterer

The World Endurance Championship must "wake up" and close the gap between Toyota and the non-hybrid LMP1s after the Japanese marque's Le Mans 24 Hours rout, says Andre Lotterer

Porsche hits back at Sebastien Bourdais' complaints from Le Mans

Sebastien Bourdais had no right to complain about Frederic Makowiecki's driving during their fight in the Le Mans 24 Hours, according to Porsche GT boss Frank-Steffen Walliser

BMW: Le Mans 24 Hours GTE performance tweaks 'difficult to understand'

BMW says it is "difficult to understand" why it was not helped in the latest GTE Pro Balance of Performance for the Le Mans 24 Hours

Porsche's 919 Hybrid Evo LMP1 car aims for Nordschleife record lap

Porsche is set to attempt to beat the long-standing lap record around the Nurburgring Nordschleife with its upgraded 919 Hybrid Evo LMP1 car this month

DTM boss Gerhard Berger: Independent teams could race in 2019

DTM boss Gerhard Berger has revealed the series is willing to let independent teams compete in 2019 following the withdrawal of Mercedes at the end of this year

Manor boss John Booth ends Toro Rosso Formula 1 team role

Former Manor Formula 1 team boss John Booth has confirmed his departure from Toro Rosso, having worked as its director of racing since 2016

BMW hints at prototype Le Mans return with hydrogen-powered car

BMW has hinted that it could one day return to the prototype ranks at the Le Mans 24 Hours with a car powered by a hydrogen fuel cell

Sarrazin: Toyota played games with privateer LMP1 rivals in WEC test

Toyota running outside the rules in the World Endurance Championship's prologue test at Paul Ricard was a "game" designed to force LMP1 privateers to show their hand, says Stephane Sarrazin

Modified title-winning Porsche WEC LMP1 car beats Spa F1 lap record

Porsche's 919 Hybrid LMP1 car has broken the unofficial lap record of the Spa-Francorchamps circuit, beating Lewis Hamilton's pole position time for last year's Formula 1 race

Conway: Rules breaks a 'decent favour' for Toyota privateer WEC rivals

Toyota faces a major straightline speed deficit to its privately-run opposition in the World Endurance Championship's LMP1 class in this year's Le Mans 24 Hours, says Mike Conway

DTM eyes GTE rules as back-up plan for after Mercedes' exit

The DTM is considering adopting GTE regulations as a 'plan B' in case its push towards a shared platform with Super GT fails, Autosport understands

ORECA's LMP1 design will have little carryover from LMP2 contender

French constructor ORECA has promised that the new Rebellion R13 privateer LMP1 World Endurance Championship contender will be very different from its previous prototype designs

Rebellion partners with ORECA for LMP1 return in WEC

French constructor ORECA has been confirmed as the chassis manufacturer for Rebellion Racing in its return to the LMP1 class for the 2018/19 FIA World Endurance Championship season

DTM working 'under high pressure' to find new manufacturers

DTM boss Gerhard Berger says the championship is working "under high pressure" to find new manufacturers to come in after Mercedes leaves the series

Neel Jani splits with Dragon team after one Formula E weekend

Formula E rookie Neel Jani has split from the Dragon Racing team after just one race weekend in the series

Racing in Great Britain 'a must' for DTM - Gerhard Berger

Racing in Great Britain is "a must" for the DTM, according to series boss and ex-Formula 1 driver Gerhard Berger

DTM returns to Brands Hatch for 2018 with August date

The DTM will return to Brands Hatch next season, with the Kent venue securing an August date to host the German tin-top series, Autosport has learned

Brands Hatch or Donington Park in line to host UK DTM round in 2018

The DTM is poised to return to Britain next year, with Brands Hatch or Donington Park in line to host an event on an expanded 10-round 2018 schedule

Porsche still working on new engine it planned for LMP1

Porsche is continuing development work on the planned successor to its LMP1 engine, despite exiting the category, but its bosses will not be drawn on rumours of entering Formula 1

DTM champion Rene Rast close to deal for Mazda/Joest IMSA '18 races

DTM champion Rene Rast is close to confirming outings with the relaunched Mazda Team Joest IMSA SportsCar Championship outfit for 2018, Autosport has learned

Jani: Dragon Formula E drive no guarantee of Porsche seat

Neel Jani says driving for the Faraday Future Dragon Racing team is not about guaranteeing him a seat with LMP1 employer Porsche when it joins Formula E in 2019