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#1 Currahee

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Posted 14 February 2019 - 12:08


Don't know if this has already been started or not but I thought with this morning's news I'd mention it.

Paul di Resta announced for Aston Martin for this season.

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#2 Victor_RO

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Posted 14 February 2019 - 13:08

Don't know if this has already been started or not but I thought with this morning's news I'd mention it.

Paul di Resta announced for Aston Martin for this season.

 

Also Jake Dennis. https://twitter.com/...027832885694464

 

Guess that pole lap at Bathurst a couple of weeks ago turned some heads...



#3 DanardiF1

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Posted 14 February 2019 - 15:10

Are we going to see the car soon? Audi and BMW already have miles on their new cars, and I presume that HWA have been on a similar schedule as they were expecting to carry on anyway before Aston came in...

#4 boomn

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Posted 14 February 2019 - 16:54

I saw this at the bottom of an article about the Jake Dennis signing:

 

R-Motorsport will officially unveil its team and new cars in a launch event on Wednesday


Edited by boomn, 14 February 2019 - 16:54.


#5 HistoryFan

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Posted 15 February 2019 - 13:41

Ferdinand Habsburg could run another Aston Martin car (4 cars planed).



#6 Anja

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Posted 19 February 2019 - 11:34

Ferdinand Habsburg could run another Aston Martin car (4 cars planed).

 

Confirmed now, and Juncadella in the 4th car.

 

https://www.motorspo...rsport/4340330/


Edited by Anja, 19 February 2019 - 12:11.


#7 Silverstone96

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Posted 19 February 2019 - 12:39

Seems they maybe ready for first round after all...

 

Still doesn't seem right having Aston in touring cars though!



#8 JHSingo

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Posted 04 March 2019 - 18:47

The Aston DTM car made its track debut today. What does everyone think?

 

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I personally think the road going version is ugly anyway, so I'm not keen on this either. Maybe it'll look better in a proper livery?

 

Still doesn't seem right having Aston in touring cars though!

 

Agreed. It's weird. Although given they're now using Mustangs in Supercars, I guess what classes as a "touring car" rather goes out the window depending on how desperate you are to get a healthy grid! :lol:



#9 messy

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Posted 04 March 2019 - 18:57

DTM hasn't been really been a 'touring car' series since its' last iteration, has it? They're GT cars, sportscars.

I quite like the Aston. It has that fighter-jet thing going on.

#10 Kev00

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Posted 04 March 2019 - 19:19

Not liking the Aston Martin line up at all. They haven’t moved over any of their main factory drivers. Would have expected Martin or Thiim to get a seat. And out of the youngsters id rather have seen Kirchhöfer over Dennis. Habsburg is just a pay driver I assume. WRT Audi still have to announce two drivers as well.

#11 Imateria

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Posted 04 March 2019 - 19:37

Looks better than the GT car at least.



#12 TennisUK

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Posted 04 March 2019 - 20:42

Not liking the Aston Martin line up at all. They haven’t moved over any of their main factory drivers. Would have expected Martin or Thiim to get a seat. And out of the youngsters id rather have seen Kirchhöfer over Dennis. Habsburg is just a pay driver I assume. WRT Audi still have to announce two drivers as well.


It’s not a factory effort so it’s not surprising Aston haven’t leant them any drivers.

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Posted 04 March 2019 - 22:38

Hope di Resta does well.

As for the car, it’s a reskinned Merc isn’t it?

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Posted 04 March 2019 - 23:24

The Aston DTM car made its track debut today. What does everyone think?

 

20190304_01.jpg?w=785&h=442&fit=crop&fm=

 

I personally think the road going version is ugly anyway, so I'm not keen on this either. Maybe it'll look better in a proper livery?

 

 

Agreed. It's weird. Although given they're now using Mustangs in Supercars, I guess what classes as a "touring car" rather goes out the window depending on how desperate you are to get a healthy grid! :lol:

 

It's quite extreme looking, isn't it? I think the base model isn't bad looking car, but this has the effect of a Group B Audi Quattro with a huge body kit. The oversized bonnet grilles are the only bit I really don't like.

 

As others have said, DTM isn't really a touring car series. It's a silhouette series, and it sort of fits in. As for non-touring cars, I think Win Percy winning the British Saloon Car Championship (as it was known back then) in a Mazda RX-7 is the epitome of wrong category of car in a series.



#15 boomn

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Posted 05 March 2019 - 00:21

The Aston looks like it would fit in well in GT500!.  The two series have converged even closer this year to nearly identical regulations, but personally I think the car models used in GT500 are more fitting for the speed and crazy aero of these class 1 rules.  I really hope we see some team crossover between the series in future years, or at least some guest cars or joint events



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Posted 05 March 2019 - 04:39

Looks yuck imo. The rear 3/4 of the car is weirdly shaped. It's basically a reskinned Mercedes C-Class and you can tell by the hump above the rear fender that is shaped that way because of the C63 road car. They just changed the aero for this year's rules, redid the front end and called it an Aston Martin.



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Posted 07 March 2019 - 17:39

 As for non-touring cars, I think Win Percy winning the British Saloon Car Championship (as it was known back then) in a Mazda RX-7 is the epitome of wrong category of car in a series.

Which a lot of people thought at the time!  But as it was a funny rotary-engined Japanese thingy, it wasn't taken seriously until too late.  Of course, there have been others - since when was the Jaguar XJS a saloon car?

 

It's basically a reskinned Mercedes C-Class and you can tell by the hump above the rear fender that is shaped that way because of the C63 road car. They just changed the aero for this year's rules, redid the front end and called it an Aston Martin.

Bingo!  There is precious little Aston Martin DNA in this car.  Maybe the grille?  It is just a Mercedes clone to fill the grid up.