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Audi Driver Filipe Albuquerque in Eager Anticipation of WEC

posted by on 22 April 2014 in Motorsport

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Audi factory driver Filipe Albuquerque (Portugal) is facing a major challenge on switching from touring car to endurance racing. The Portuguese will contest his first race in the Audi R18 e-tron quattro diesel hybrid sports car at round two of the WEC at Spa (Belgium) on May 3. More…

WEC: Unfortunate Start of WEC Season after Strong Start for World Champion Team Audi Sport

posted by on 21 April 2014 in Motorsports Test

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Yesterday’s running of the 6 Hours of Silverstone marked a rough beginning of the 2014 season for the Audi Sport Team Joest squad. After a strong performance in qualifying, both R18s succumbed to wrecks due to accident and thus neither were able to finish the race. More…

WEC: World Champions Audi Start from Front Row

posted by on 20 April 2014 in Motorsport

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Audi demonstrated a good qualifying form at the beginning of a new era in the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC). At Silverstone (Great Britain), last year’s World Champions had to admit defeat in a thrilling qualifying session by merely five thousandths of a second. The average of four lap times, which have to be set by two drivers, is decisive for all entrants. The #1 Audi R18 e-tron quattro will start from the front row on Sunday, car #2 from the second row. More…

WEC: Silverstone Preview, Audi Begins New Era as World Champions

posted by on 14 April 2014 in Motorsport

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This is a change of historic proportions: The new regulations of the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) force the automobile manufacturers to use significantly less fuel than last year. The new rules will come into effect at the Silverstone (GB) season opener on April 20. Audi is tackling the challenge as the 2012 and 2013 World Champions with a newly designed R18 e-tron quattro and two strong driver lineups. Besides demonstrating their driving skills in the race they will also have to make their personal contribution to efficiency – not least due to the fact that, following an adjustment of the regulations on short notice, race cars with diesel engines like the R18 e-tron quattro are subject to another reduction of fuel-energy compared to competitors using gasoline engines. More…

Audi Sport Drivers Visit Watch Partner Oris

posted by on 11 April 2014 in Choice Gear Motorsport

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Audi race drivers as watchmakers: For a day, Marcel Fässler, Nico Müller and Mike Rockenfeller delved into the world of Oris. The company based in Hölstein (Switzerland) will become the new ‘Official Watch Partner’ of Audi Sport at the beginning of this motorsport season and, among other things, be featured with its logo on the mirrors of all eight Audi RS 5 DTM plus the R18 e-tron quattro cars.

Audi Sport Designs Lightest Sports Prototype in Its History with New R18

posted by on 7 April 2014 in Motorsport

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Audi had to master a particularly challenging task before the 2014 season. Since the brand entered Le Mans prototype racing in 1999, the safety rules have never been as strict and a race car as complex as this year. At the same time, the car is allowed to be lighter than ever before. More…

Improved Ergonomics for Audi’s WEC Drivers

posted by on 1 April 2014 in Motorsport

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Audi has developed a new concept for the R18 e-tron quattro’s ergonomics for the 2014 season. The configuration of the elements in the cockpit is even more logical now, their functions have been rethought, and the seating position has been improved. This makes it easier for the Audi drivers in the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) to operate the controls of the hybrid sports car. More…

DTM: Audi Sport Drivers Test New RS 5 DTM in Budapest

posted by on 1 April 2014 in Motorsport

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The winter break is finally over. Today, the eight Audi drivers start testing their RS5 DTM cars on the race track at Budapest. The first official ITR track tests in Hungary mark the beginning of the countdown to the DTM’s season opener at Hockenheim on May 4. More…

DTM: Jamie Green 2014 Audi RS 5 DTM Livery Confirmed, Hoffmann Group Is New Partner

posted by on 28 March 2014 in Motorsport

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Audi and the Hoffmann Group are adding color to the DTM. When the new season starts another round on May 4, Jamie Green in an Audi RS 5 DTM sporting conspicuous graphics will be one of the eye-catchers at Hockenheim. By teaming up with Europe’s leading system partner for quality tools, Audi can rely on another strong partner. More…

Audi Sport Unveils the new R18 e-tron quattro with Le Mans Commute

posted by on 25 March 2014 in Motorsport

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Audi began the 2014 WEC season with a spectacular appearance. The new Audi R18 e-tron quattro did not do its initial kilometers at Le Mans on the legendary race track in Western France but in public traffic. Audi factory driver Tom Kristensen, with nine victories under his belt the record holder of the Le Mans 24 Hours, drove the diesel hybrid sports car from the Saint-Julien du Mans cathedral in the city center to the famous race track. More…

Audi Sport Plans New R18 Livery Reveal with Drive from Le Mans City Center to Circuit in March

posted by on 16 March 2014 in Motorsport

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In a unique presentation, Audi will be unveiling the technology, the innovations and the livery of the new Audi R18 e-tron quattro at Le Mans on March 25. Le Mans record winner Tom Kristensen will be driving the LMP1 sports car from the city center to the race track. More…

Audi in Motorsport 2014

posted by on 11 March 2014 in Motorsport

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FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC), DTM, GT racing: The motorsport commitment of AUDI AG in the 2014 season again rests on three pillars – and in all three segments the brand with the four rings is facing special challenges. In the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) and at Le Mans, the season’s pinnacle event, Audi […] More…