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Audi Has Cause for Optimism at Le Mans, Says McNish

by on 7 June 2016 in Audi News Fourtitude News Motorsport

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We reported yesterday that despite Audi’s Lucas di Grassi turning in the best lap time around Le Mans at yesterday’s free practice, conclusions were difficult to draw from the early test, but Audi’s Allan McNish says that the results are promising. “There are early positive signs,” McNish told Motorsport.com. “The long run with the #8 […] More…

Di Grassi Calls for Further VW Group Support in Formula E

by on 26 May 2016 in Motorsport

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Formula E’s next race weekend will be its last of the season and Lucas Di Grassi is going into that double-header leading the driver’s championship. Despite that, Autosport.com reports that Di Grassi feels that more support from Audi and/or Volkswagen will be needed in future to keep him and his team competitive. Although Di Grassi […] More…

Audi on second and third rows at Spa

by on 6 May 2016 in Motorsport

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In the battle for grid positions in round two of the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC), Audi did not find an optimum set-up for the conditions. The two R18 cars had to admit defeat to their competitors on the 7.004-kilometer circuit at Spa-Francorchamps in Belgium. The second qualifying session of the season went anything but […] More…

WEC: Audi Aims to Continue Major Successes at Spa

by on 29 April 2016 in Motorsport

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Coming off of a disappointing disqualification and DNF at the season opener at Silverstone, to say that Audi Sport has high hopes for the 6 Hours of Spa Francorchamps would be the understatement of the year. Spa is a track the squad knows quite well, having finished on the podium for six consecutive years, and their new […] More…

WEC: Audi Sport Formally Appeals FIA Decision

by on 18 April 2016 in Motorsport

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Stewards of the meeting announce exclusion  Audi Sport Team Joest appeals decision Result to remain provisional Audi Sport Team Joest has appealed against the exclusion of winners Marcel Fässler/André Lotterer/Benoît Tréluyer. Hence the result of the 2016 FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) season opener remains provisional. The Stewards of the Meeting received a report from […] More…

Report: Audi Sport Engineer Leena Gade to Leave After Le Mans, Take Managerial Role at Bentley Motorsport

by on 14 April 2016 in Motorsport

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Current Audi Sport Team Joest Race Engineer and former WEC “Man of the Year” Leena Gade will be leaving the four rings for a Managerial role at Bentley Motorsport, according to a report published earlier today on dailysportscar.com.  This will undoubtedly be a massive loss for Audi Sport but a great career move for Gade, who […] More…

WEC: Audi Sport Gears Up for Season Opener at Silverstone

by on 11 April 2016 in Motorsport

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Audi Sport will kick of it’s 5th season in the FIA World Endurance Championship this Sunday at Silverstone Circuit in Southern England, marking the competition debut of Audi Sport Team Joest’s all-new R18.  For this year’s competition, Audi Sport Team Joest will field two R18s, featuring driver lineups of Fässler/Lotterer/Tréluyer in the 7 car, and di Grassi/Duval/Jarvis […] More…

Gallery: The 2016 Audi R18 e-tron quattro

by on 22 March 2016 in Audi News

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More power, more fuel efficient, more reliable- these are the key achievements of Audi’s 2016 WEC challenger.  Just moments ago during a live broadcast on AudiMedia.tv Audi Sport gave us our first look at the all-new R18 in full race livery, marking the LMP1’s return to silver, and retaining last year’s driver lineups. Check out […] More…

Lego Releases Two Audi Racers for the Young and Young at Heart

by on 7 March 2016 in Choice Gear

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HERNDON, Virginia – Audi is appealing to younger consumers — and Audi fans of all ages — with Lego versions of some of the brand’s fastest cars. The toy manufacturer has extended its “Speed Champions” series by coming out with versions of two Audi race cars. For the honor, the iconic maker of connectable,plastic toys selected […] More…

Track Battle: Audi’s Benoit Treluyer vs. Porsche’s Marc Lieb in Bahrain

by on 23 November 2015 in Motorsport

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In this season’s post-Le Mans racing, the Audi R18 has proven to be a just slightly slower formula than the Porsche 919. While the net effect has left Audi fighting simply for a podium finish in nearly every race, it’s also been a formula that has forced Audi Sport drivers to wring all they can from their cars in order to fight for a win. The ensuing battles have been the stuff for the legend books. More…

FIA WEC: 6 Hours of Shanghai Report (with Videos)

by on 23 November 2015 in Motorsport

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Qualifying: Grid Positions Three and Four for Audi in Bahrain Audi has been fully concentrating on race preparations in round eight of the FIA World Endurance Championship. In qualifying, the team chose not to use several sets of tires. The high temperatures at the Bahrain 6 Hours make maximum demands on both ‘man and material.’ […] More…

WEC Finale: Audi to Battle for Third Title

by on 13 November 2015 in Motorsport

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Audi has kept the decision in the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) open up to the finale. In Bahrain, the drivers from Audi Sport Team Joest will be battling with the Porsche drivers for the World Championship title on November 21. More…