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Edoardo Mortara
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Driver Details
Nationality Flag of Italy Italian
Date of Birth 12/01/1987
Date of Death Unknown
Début Hockenheim 2011
Championships 0
2014 Position 5th (68pts)
Wins 3
First Win Red Bull Ring 2012
Previous Teams Team Rosberg
DTM Career
Total Entries 58 (58 Starts)
Pole Positions 2
Fastest Laps 2
Total Points

317

Current Season
Team Abt Sportsline
Car Audi RS5 DTM
Number Standings Points
48 4th 143
MOR 15 Livery
Edoardo Mortara is an Audi Sport backed, Italian, racing driver, competing in the 2015 DTM Championship.[1] Racing for Abt Sportsline in 2015, Mortara competes in his fifth full season of the DTM, and has won two races during his time in the championship.[1]

Current SeasonEdit

Backed by the #48 Audi RS5 DTM run by Abt Sportsline, Mortara made a strong start to the season in Hockenheim, emerging from the DTM Festival in the lead of the Championship. He achieved this without scoring a win, however, instead finishing second and fourth in the weekends two races.

BackgroundEdit

Mortara's career began, like many in the DTM, as a child in karting, before a step into his first car racing in 2006, taking part in the Italian Formula Renault Championship.[1] Fourth place earned him a chance in the Formula 3 Euro Series in 2007, where two wins earned him the 'Rookie of the Year' honour and eighth in the final standings.[1] He also took part in his first Macau Grand Prix (a unique Formula 3 event staged in Macau), finishing in tenth.[1]

Similarly, in 2008, Mortara took part in the same events, finishing as runner-up in both, before he got an offer to compete in the GP2 Series, leading to serious hopes of getting himself into Formula One.[2] It was to be an eventful campaign for the Italian, although he returned to take victory at the Macau Grand Prix that year at his third attempt.[1] 2010 saw him clinch the Euro Series title on his return to the championship, before an offer to drive in the DTM came in Audi, alongside occassional appearances in GT Championships.[2]

DTM HistoryEdit

Mortara first became an Audi driver in time for the start of the 2011 Championship, where he twice stood on the podium (at the rounds at Brands Hatch and Oschersleben).[2][3] Ninth overall was a strong performance for a rookie, with Audi renewing his contract for 2012.[2] It proved to be a strong move, as Mortara took victory at the Red Bull Ring in June, before claiming the second in August at Zandvoort. His efforts earned him fifth in the Championship, with Team Rosberg taking on Mortara for a third year in 2013.[2]

RS5 RunnerEdit

Audi's switch to the RS5 DTM did not go well for Mortara, as a combination of luck and poor pace earned him just three points over the course of the season.[2] Yet, he was drafted into the main Abt Sportsline team in 2014 despite this run, and responed solidly.[2] Two further podiums and a series of strong performances earned him fifth place once more in the championship, although his tally of 68 was significantly less than his 82 achieved in 2012.[2]

Continuing with Abt in 2015, Mortara's campaign started brightly at the DTM Festival that kicked off the season.[4] He left the circuit at the head of the championship with a five point margin over Mattias Ekström, despite not winning either of the two races.

Full DTM RecordEdit

Mortara's full results from his 58 starts in the DTM are outlined in a series of tables below.

DTM EntriesEdit

The list below includes all of the teams and cars, as well as overall finishing positions for Mortara during his DTM career:

Edoardo Mortara's Overall DTM Record
Year Entrant No. Car Pos. Pts.
2011 Flag of Germany Team Rosberg 19 Audi A4 DTM 2008 9th 21
2012 Flag of Germany Team Rosberg 21 Audi A5 DTM 5th 82
2013 Flag of Germany Team Rosberg 5 Audi RS5 DTM 21st 3
2014 Flag of Germany Team Abt 15 Audi RS5 DTM 5th 68
2015 Flag of Germany Team Abt 48 Audi RS5 DTM 4th 143
2016 Flag of Germany Team Abt 48 Audi RS5 DTM

Career ResultsEdit

Below is a table showing Edoardo Mortara's full DTM record.

DTM Championship Record
Year Rounds Pts. Pos.
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
2011 Flag of Germany Dutch Flag Flag of Austria Flag of Germany Flag of Germany Flag of Germany Flag of Germany Flag of Britain Flag of Germany Flag of Spain Flag of Germany 21 9th
14th 6th 16th Ret 5th 1st 7th 3rd 3rd 16th 13th
2012 Flag of Germany Flag of Germany Flag of Britain Flag of Austria Flag of Germany Flag of Germany Flag of Germany Dutch Flag Flag of Germany Flag of Spain Flag of Germany 82 5th
11th 8th 9th 1st Ret 9th 2nd 1st Ret 16th 6th
2013 Flag of Germany Flag of Britain Flag of Austria Flag of Germany Flag of Germany Flag of Russia Flag of Germany Flag of Germany Dutch Flag Flag of Germany 3 21st
Ret 21st 15th 9th 17th Ret 12th 10th 14th 15th
2014 Flag of Germany Flag of Germany Flag of Hungary Flag of Germany Flag of Russia Flag of Austria Flag of Germany Flag of Germany Dutch Flag Flag of Germany 68 5th
2nd 3rd 4th 4th 9th 16th 3rd 16th 4th 22nd
2015 Flag of Germany Flag of Germany Flag of Germany Dutch Flag Flag of Austria Flag of Russia Flag of Germany Flag of Germany Flag of Germany 143 4th
4th 2nd 2nd 5th 11th 15th Ret Ret 1st 3rd 6th 8th 19th Ret 2nd Ret Ret 3rd
2016 Flag of Germany Flag of Austria Flag of Germany Flag of Germany Dutch Flag Flag of Russia Flag of Germany Flag of Hungary Flag of Germany 202 2nd
1st 11th 3rd Ret 8th 12th 1st 8th 17th 3rd 8th 6th 4th 1st 1st 19th 3rd 1st
Results Key
Symbol Meaning Symbol Meaning
1st Winner Ret Retired
2nd Second DSQ Disqualified
3rd Third DNS Did Not Start
7th Points Scorer NC Not Classified
Italics Qualifying Race C Race Cancelled
16th Non-points finish Non-Championship Race

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 'Edoardo Mortara', dtm.com, (DTM, 2015), http://www.dtm.com/en/driver/edoardo-mortara?language=en-gb, (Accessed 08/05/2015)
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 'Edoardo Mortara', wikipedia.org, (Wikipedia, 05/05/2015), http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edoardo_Mortara, (Accessed 08/05/2015)
  3. 'Audi splashes color in the DTM', dtm.com, (ITR e.V., 04/04/2011), http://www.dtm.com/newsausgabe.php?id=10086, (Accessed 08/05/2015)
  4. 'Audi  and the "DTM 2015" project', audimotorsport.info, (Audi Motorsport, 18/02/2015), https://www.audi-motorsport.info/v2/public/en/2015/press-release/single/id/9832, (Accessed 08/05/2015)

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