|SEVEN GT40S AMONGST LE MANS LEGENDS LINING UP FOR LE MANS LEGEND|
|The extended age range for this year's Le Mans Legend race (Saturday 13th June) has allowed seven Ford GT40s to join the spectacular, packed historic grid that will race on the full Le Mans circuit just a few hours before the start of the modern 24 Hours endurance event.
61 iconic cars, dating from 1949 to 1968 and representing 26 different marques, will take to the track in an outstanding live-action showcase covering two decades of motor racing history. 14 of the cars entered actually raced...[Read more...]|
|FLASHBACK: LE MANS 2006 AND THE FIRST DIESEL SUCCESS|
|Ingolstadt, April 27, 2015 – Audi has always stood for pioneering achievements. The brand with the four rings was the first automobile manufacturer to win the World Rally Championship in 1982 with a four-wheel drive model, the legendary quattro. And at Le Mans, Audi again turned conventional wisdom upside down. Never before had a marque tried to win the 24-hour race with a diesel engine – the time to do so was ripe in 2006.
The Audi R10 TDI made a strong statement. Its V12 TDI engin...[Read more...]|
|AUDI WITH POWERFUL SQUAD AT LE MANS AND IN FIA WORLD ENDURANCE CHAMPIONSHIP|
|• World Champions Loïc Duval and Tom Kristensen to compete with Lucas di Grassi
• Marcel Fassler, André Lotterer and Benoît Tréluyer form team again
• Third Audi with Albuquerque, Bonanomi and Jarvis at Spa and Le Mans*
Ingolstadt, February 3, 2014 – Five World Champions and Le Mans winners plus a former Formula One driver – this is the high-caliber driver line-up Audi will be competing with in the 2014 FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) and at Le Mans.
For the first ...[Read more...]|
|PARTING AT THE PINNACLE: AUDI DRIVER ALLAN MCNISH ENDS LMP CAREER|
|• Audi factory driver retires as World Champion and Le Mans winner
• End of an exceptional career in top-caliber sport
• Head of Audi Motorsport Dr. Wolfgang Ullrich: 'The end of a great career'
Ingolstadt, December 17, 2013 – One of the most successful and charismatic race drivers is leaving the grand stage of motorsport. A few days before his 44th birthday, Audi factory driver Allan McNish announced that he would not continue his active career in the 2014 season.
The Sc...[Read more...]|
|Sizing up the Competition for Le Mans|
|The FIA World Endurance Championship returns to Europe this weekend for the '6 Hours of Spa' at Spa-Francorchamps in Belgium. It's an important race for all of the WEC teams, not only as it's an opportunity to score championship points but also it's the last race before the Le Mans 24 Hours. It's a chance to make sure everything is running like clockwork and also to size up the competition.
The LMP2 class will be competitive with 16 cars taking the start, nine of which are running with Nissa...[Read more...]|