After the squad headed by Team Director Arno Zensen just barely missed the drivers’ title in 2015 and 2016, it even achieved the “double” in 2017. As a rookie in the team and the DTM René Rast immediately secured the title. Jamie Green in position three ensured that Audi Sport Team Rosberg won the teams’ classification as well.
“We had two equally strong drivers for the first time in the DTM,” says Arno Zensen. “These were our first championship trophies in the DTM for which we worked long and hard. For me, René and Jamie are currently forming the strongest driver pairing in the DTM, so I’m happy that in 2018 we’re able to compete with both of them again.”
Since 2006, Team Rosberg has been racing as an Audi factory team in the DTM. It was formed in 1994 by former Formula 1 World Champion Keke Rosberg who was at the wheel himself in season one. Subsequently, many prominent drivers raced for this team. Nico Rosberg, the 2016 Formula 1 World Champion, did his first racing laps in his father’s team as well.
Keke Rosberg takes a backseat, but provides important impulses. Francesco Nenci, who has extensive Formula 1 experience under his belt, is the Technical Director and Kimmo Liimatainen, who used to race himself, is the Team Manager.
In 2018, alongside the DTM, Team Rosberg is active with the Lamborghini Huracan GT3 in the ADAC GT Masters as well. With its subsidiary, TRE, Team Rosberg at its headquarters in Neustadt an der Weinstraße, in addition to racing, specializes in services for the automotive industry.
Major success of Team Rosberg
1st DTM drivers’ classification: 2017 (Audi)
1st DTM teams’ classification: 2017 (Audi)
1st German Formula 3 Championship: 2002
1st BMW Formula ADAC Championship: 2002
1st Rookie classification BMW Formula ADAC Championship: 2004