MATTIAS EKSTRÖM

Mattias Ekström is not only the longest-standing Audi DTM driver of all time, but also the most successful one. The Swede, who has been successful in many other motorsport disciplines as well, is regarded as one of the world’s most versatile racing drivers. Now, he is also causing a sensation with his own rallycross team and the Audi S1 EKS RX quattro. He achieved a great triumph in 2016: With a round to spare, Ekström became the World Rallycross champion at the Estering. He spends as much of his free time as possible with his partner Heidi and his two children. His motto both on and off track: Go hard or go home.

DID YOU KNOW THAT …

… Mattias Ekström’s first car was a VW Beetle?

… the Audi driver is a passionate (and good) tennis player?

… he and his two dogs, Moss and Lou, are inseparable?

… Ekström has made forays into the NASCAR series, endurance racing and rallying?

… he has won the legendary Race of Champions three times?