Motorsport /
14 May 2012 14:58

Evans starts season on winning note as MW Arden secures top-ten triple

One of the stars of last season’s GP3 Series, Mitch Evans began his 2012 campaign in perfect style with a stylish victory for SONAX partner MW Arden in the opening race of the year in Barcelona.

The 17-year-old New Zealander moved up from fourth to third at the start, then assumed the race lead after rivals Daniel Abt (Lotus) and Antonio Felix da Costa (Carlin) were handed drive-through penalties for jumping the start. Evans’s rhythm was broken on lap nine, when the safety car was dispatched to allow Ocean driver Kevin Ceccon’s stranded car to be recovered, but he restarted cleanly and pulled away to finish 2.6s clear of Marlon Stockinger (Status GP).

Evans’s success was the highlight of a fine race for MW Arden, with new signings Matias Laine and David Fumanelli driving strong races to finish fifth and ninth.

Just these days the SONAX supported racer from Kempten signed the agreement for the 2013 season in the prestigious GP2 Series. more
Motorsport / 12 Nov 2012

Daniel Abt reaches for Formula 3 Crown

The GP3 Series, Formula Renault 3.5, the Formula 3 Cup and GP2 tests: Daniel Abt successfully had his finger in many pies this season. With a triumph at the Macau Formula 3 Grand Prix next weekend (15–18 November) the GP3 runner-up could be crowning a fantastic season plus taking care of some unfinished business in the process. more
Bruno Spengler wins DTM drivers’ title, BMW Team Schnitzer tops the team standings and BMW wins the manufacturers’ title. more
Motorsport / 17 Sep 2012

Spengler wins from pole

16th September 2012. The battle for the title in the DTM remains exciting: Bruno Spengler (CA), at the wheel of his BMW Bank M3 DTM, was first across the finish line at the “Motorsport Arena Oschersleben” to claim his third victory of the season for SONAX Partner BMW Motorsport in the eighth race of the year. more
A strong performance saw SONAX partner Daniel Abt clinch second place in the first GP3 Series race at Budapest. The wrong tyre strategy for the wet second race cost Abt a points scoring finish. more
Lausitzring, 6th May 2012. Just two races into its comeback season, SONAX Partner BMW is back on the top step of the DTM podium: 19 years, six months and 25 days after the last triumph, Bruno Spengler (CA), at the wheel of the BMW Bank M3 DTM, crossed the finish line at the Lausitzring (DE) in first place. more
Munich, 23rd April 2012. The waiting is over: this weekend, SONAX partner BMW Motorsport will line up at the iconic Hockenheimring (DE) for the first race of its comeback season in the DTM. more
Munich, 21st March 2012. The exact allocation of the BMW drivers to the six Sonax co-branded BMW M3 DTM cars is really taking shape: Martin Tomczyk (DE) will line up in the BMW M Performance Parts M3 DTM in 2012. more
After two test days in Jerez with Mark Webber at the wheel of the RB8, on february 8th it was team-mate Sebastian Vettel’s turn to get a feel for the team’s new car. After 96 laps, the reigning Formula One World Champion admitted it was a pleasure to get behind the wheel of an F1 car again after the winter break. more
From Tuesday to Thursday the BMW drivers completed a total of 969 laps, amounting to almost 4,000 kilometres. more