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Succeeding with Efficiency: Audi Aims for 14th Le Mans Win

by on 9 June 2015 in Motorsport

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Endurance classic on 13th and 14th June at La Sarthe Audi with lowest energy consumption in the field  R18 e-tron quattro with new Audi ultra technology  Ingolstadt, GERMANY – Audi is set on continuing its string of victories in the world’s toughest endurance race on 13th and 14th June. Five times in succession, the sports cars […] More…

Flashback: Le Mans 2011 and the Victory of the Lone Fighters

by on 2 June 2015 in Motorsport

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Marcel Fässler, André Lotterer and Benoît Tréluyer will be traveling to the Le Mans 24 Hours as the current leaders of the standings in the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC). When the trio starts at Le Mans in three weeks from now, it will be battling for its fourth victory in the iconic endurance race. Together with Audi Sport Team Joest and its race engineer, Leena Gade, it forms a close-knit team that achieved its first victory at Le Mans in a dramatic race four years ago.

René Rast – a Career within the Group

by on 2 June 2015 in Motorsport

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On the first weekend in May, René Rast debuted in the Audi R18 e-tron quattro in the Spa 6 Hours and together with his team-mates immediately finished in fourth place – the highlight to date in what has been a remarkable career. Ten years ago, the now 28-year-old race driver was on the grid with […] More…

​Flashback: Le Mans 2010 and the Distance Record

by on 2 June 2015 in Motorsport

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Audi’s success in the 2010 Le Mans 24 Hours marked the brand’s ninth victory in the iconic endurance race. Timo Bernhard (D), Romain Dumas (F) and Mike Rockenfeller (D) celebrated their first victory at La Sarthe. The three youngsters in their Audi R15 TDI covered a total of 5,410 kilometers, breaking the 39-year-old distance record […] More…

Motorsport News Update: FIA WEC and Le Mans

by on 2 June 2015 in Motorsport

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Kristensen, Ford and Kinoshita to Be Honored at 2015 24 Hours of Le Mans [source: FIA WEC] Three major players in the world of the motor car will be honoured at the 2015 Le Mans 24 Hours race starting on Saturday June 13th. William Clay Ford Jr., Executive Chairman of Ford Motor Company, will be the […] More…

Le Mans 2015: Positive Test Day for Audi Sport

by on 1 June 2015 in Audi News

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At Le Mans, Audi thoroughly prepared for the 24-hour race to be held in two weeks from now. On the official test day for the most important endurance race of the year, the three Audi R18 e-tron quattro cars completed detailed programs and reeled off 288 laps. On June 13 and 14, Audi will be battling for its 14th victory in the Le Mans 24 Hours at La Sarthe. More…

United for the First Time: Audi’s 13 Le Mans Winners

by on 28 May 2015 in Motorsport Vintage & Youngtimer News

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Efficiency technologies since 2001 in the Audi R8 Pioneering achievements with the TDI diesel engine R18 e-tron quattro with hybrid technology unbeaten at Le Mans Ingolstadt – Audi is intensively preparing to battle for its 14th victory in the world’s toughest endurance race. Since 2000, the brand has won the race 13 times. This year, […] More…

Audi Motorsport News Update: Le Mans and the FIA WEC

by on 20 May 2015 in Motorsport

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All the latest news from the world of Audi Sport’s Le Mans and FIA WEC squads. More…

Filipe Albuquerque, Marco Bonanomi and René Rast: Audi’s Newest Le Mans Team

by on 18 May 2015 in Motorsport

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The third R18 e-tron quattro that is additionally fielded in two rounds of the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) is a ‘dream cockpit’ for many race drivers. Audi has traditionally been offering selected talents an opportunity to prove themselves at the wheel of this car. Be it Mike Rockenfeller, who was in the cockpit of the third LMP race car for the first time in 2007 and, three years later, celebrated overall victory at Le Mans with Audi, Loïc Duval, Lucas di Grassi or Oliver Jarvis, all of them have since been promoted to regular cockpits – so the third car is practically a career springboard. More…

Flashback: Le Mans 2008 and the Unforgettable Battle in Rain

by on 7 May 2015 in Motorsport

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The 2008 Le Mans 24 Hours ranks as one of the top spots on the list of motorsport history’s epic events. A gripping battle between Audi and Peugeot marked the race from lights to flag, with Dindo Capello/Tom Kristensen/Allan McNish in the Audi R10 TDI displaying their driving experience on track and benefiting from the tactical skills of the crew in the command post. More…

Flashback: Le Mans 2007 and the Victory of the Only Remaining Audi

by on 6 May 2015 in Motorsport

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After Audi had gone down in history in clinching the first diesel-powered victory at Le Mans in 2006, the race the following year held the next major challenge in store for the brand. The 75th running of the epic event showed one of its particularly grueling facets. More…

Flashback: Audi at Le Mans 2006 and the First Diesel Success

by on 1 May 2015 in Motorsport

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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. More…