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The Audi team’s charm offensive

DTM 2005
Dr Lucia Conconi with Mattias Ekström and Alexander Stehlig
  • Two girls hold their own in the 120 strong DTM team
  • Dr Lucia Conconi and Rebecca Cramer in the spotlight
  • When the girls arrive the gentlemen appear

The passion for motorsport could not have been sparked off much earlier. “I even played with Matchbox as a small child,” explains Rebecca Cramer. In essence, not much has changed. However, the cars which she deals with on a day-to-day basis are of a slightly different calibre: 470 hp to replace hand power, Nürburgring instead of lounge carpet and battles with Mika Häkkinen or Heinz-Harald Frentzen as a substitute for harmless laps around the table leg. As assistant to the Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline Team Organisation the newly married Cramer mingles with the DTM stars. This is not the only charm offensive of the successful Audi team, which pocketed all three title last year in Europe’s most popular touring car series: Also behind the lap tops on which the set-up for Champion Mattias Ekström’s car is developed, long blond hair flashes backwards and forwards: Dr Lucia Conconi belongs to the Audi Sport squad of engineers, who prepare the DTM cars with the four rings for qualifying and the race.

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