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Audi Sport Announces 2014 R18 e-tron quattro Driver Teams

posted by on 4 February 2014 in Motorsport

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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. More…

WEC: Audi Sport News Update

posted by on 2 February 2014 in Motorsport

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All the latest news from the Audi Sport WEC squad. More…

Early Reaction from Twitter to Allan McNish Retirement [UPDATED]

posted by on 17 December 2013 in Audi News

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The Twittersphere is very active this morning following Allan McNish’s announcement of retirement. Here’s just a sampling. More…

WEC: Benoit Treluyer Reflects on Hard Fought Race in Shanghai

posted by on 14 November 2013 in Motorsport

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Benoît Tréluyer and Audi Sport crew-mates Marcel Fässler and André Lotterer produced the FIA World Endurance Championship’s most captivating firework display of the season in last weekend’s 6 Hours of Shanghai (9 November), clinching victory during the closing stages following a breathtaking comeback from an early-race puncture. More…

WEC: Sixth Victory of Season for Audi + Duval/McNish/Kristensen Driver’s Championship in Shanghai

posted by on 9 November 2013 in Motorsport

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On clinching a title and the sixth victory of the season at the seventh of eight rounds of the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC), Audi had two reasons to celebrate. After the success in the Manufacturers’ World Championship had been determined in Japan three weeks earlier, Loïc Duval/Tom Kristensen/Allan McNish (F/DK/GB) in the Audi R18 e-tron quattro won the drivers’ classification* in China. At Shanghai, the trio only had to take third place. Their team-mates Marcel Fässler/André Lotterer/Benoît Tréluyer (CH/D/F) won the race following a strong performance. More…

As Forza 5 Launch Nears, New Details on Game Plus Audi Sport Video Tie-In

posted by on 1 November 2013 in Choice Gear

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The November 22 launch of the new Xbox One and Forza Motorsport 5 grows ever closer and likely driving sim and Audi aficionados alike are counting the days. So too are the team at Turn 10 who create this wonderful game. As part of the launch, the fine people at Turn 10 have released a new video that ties heavily into Audi Sport and the R18 e-tron quattro. They’ve also laid out more game details including in-game reward levels that confirm more about Audi RS 7 ownership within the game. More…

WEC: Audi Sport on Pole Position at Fuji

posted by on 19 October 2013 in Motorsport

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At round six of the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) in Japan, Audi achieved the fifth consecutive best time of the season with the Audi R18 e-tron quattro. As at Spa and São Paulo, Marcel Fässler/André Lotterer/Benoît Tréluyer managed to leap onto the top spot of the grid. More…

Video: “24 Hours, a Matter of Seconds”, Le Mans Documentary by Michelin

posted by on 17 September 2013 in Motorsport Video

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One of the great things about Le Mans is its inspirational nature. What started with the feature film-length documentary “Truth in 24″ has expanded to multi-part stories like the current Patrick Dempsey series running on Velocity to web-distributed shorts from companies like Audi, Toyota and more. The latest of the latter 24 Hours: A Matter of Seconds, hails from Michelin and qualifies as one of the more enjoyable.
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WEC: Audi Sport R18 Teams Finish 1-2 in Six Hours of Sao Paulo

posted by on 2 September 2013 in Motorsport

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Audi has remained unbeaten in the 2013 sports car season to date. The Audi R18 e-tron quattro hybrid sports car has won the fourth of eight rounds in the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC). In addition, it claimed victory in the 12-hour classic at Sebring in March. The race weekend in Brazil ended in victory for Marcel Fässler/André Lotterer/Benoît Tréluyer (CH/D/F) ahead of Loïc Duval/Tom Kristensen/Allan McNish (F/DK/GB). On clinching their success in the São Paulo 6 Hours, the winners reduced the gap to their team colleagues in the drivers’ standings by eight to 22 points. More…

WEC: Audi Sport R18 e-tron quattros Qualify 1-2 at Sao Paulo

posted by on 1 September 2013 in Motorsport

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Audi has created an ideal starting base for round four of the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC). The two Audi R18 e-tron quattro cars of Audi Sport Team Joest qualified for the front row of the 6-hour race with a difference of only five hundredths of a second. More…

Audi Sport News Brief: WEC / Le Mans

posted by on 26 June 2013 in Motorsport

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Of course the news this week from the world of Audi Sport’s WEC program centers around the 24 Hours of Le Mans. And, while that news line is dominated by a hard fought race victory, many other activities went on during race week. Here is a summary.
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Audi at Le Mans: Strong Characters United

posted by on 31 May 2013 in Motorsport

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Three more weeks until the Le Mans 24 Hours celebrates its 90th anniversary. Since 2000, Audi has been celebrating great successes in the world’s most important endurance race with technological innovations. But none of the eleven victories would have been possible without a compelling driver squad. Head of Audi Motorsport Dr. Wolfgang Ullrich explains his personnel strategy. More…