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WEC: Audi Sport News Update

On Saturday, employees of the Technical Development (TE) of AUDI AG and their families gained a fascinating insight into the work of Audi Sport.

Big presence: no less than eight Audi factory drivers distributed between two locations attended the employees’ days of the Technical Development (TE) of AUDI AG. Rahel Frey, Tom Kristensen, Allan McNish and Mike Rockenfeller were in Ingolstadt on Saturday.Mattias Ekström, Marcel Fässler, André Lotterer and Edoardo Mortara visited the factory in Neckarsulm simultaneously. Audi Sport is affiliated to the TE and provided employees and their families an program including exhibition vehicles, demonstration pit stops and autograph sessions. Frey and Rockenfeller provided the fun and games during a slot car competition. Employees could also pit themselves against McNish and Kristensen on a driving simulator.
Honor in Japan: André Lotterer was honored by Audi Japan on Tuesday at a reception. Hiroshi Okita, President of Audi Japan K.K., received the Japan domiciled German in the presence of many journalists and media at the Conrad Hotel in Tokyo. Lotterer accepted a Monaco Steve McQueen Edition watch engraved with his name from Antoine Pin, General Manager of TAG Heuer Japan. The Le Mans winner also used the event to advertise the seventh round of the World Endurance Championship (WEC) on October 14 at Fuji.

Exhibition in Great Britain: An Audi R18 e-tron quattro will be on display for all to admire from next week in the London Design Museum. The exhibition ‘Designed to Win’ shows outstanding design objects from the world of high performance sports between July 26 and November 18.

Full weekend: Allan McNish returns to his adopted country Monaco on Monday after several appointments. On Wednesday and Thursday the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) overall leader delighted a sponsor as personal driving instructor at the Bedford Autodrome in England. On Friday the Scotsman commentated during the Grand Prix at Hockenheim as expert for British television channel Sky. On Saturday at the Audi employees’ day in Ingolstadt he was a popular guest for interviews and autographs.

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