Audi and its long-standing Audi factory driver Dindo Capello were awarded a prize in Italy for groundbreaking technology in motorsport.
Award ceremony at Monza: the Italian organization ‘Confartigianato Motori’ honored Audi and Dindo Capello on Thursday. During an event at the Italian Grand Prix the industry association awarded an environmental prize in motorsport for the first time. Audi received the award for the hybrid technology in the R18 e-tron quattro. At the same time, Audi factory driver Dindo Capello was honored for his great contribution to this technology. Along with team mates Allan McNish and Tom Kristensen, the Italian proved to be particularly economical in handling the hybrid system at the 6 Hours of Spa and also in the 24 Hours of Le Mans. The trio won the die Michelin Green X Challenge for the most efficient drive in the both FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) events.
Electric power: Lucas di Grassi, who competes for Audi next week in the WEC race in Brazil, is official test driver for the new FIA Formula E Championship. The series is held exclusively on fully electric singe-seaters.