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Texas Test: Behind the Scenes as Audi Test Runs the 2014 R18 e-tron quattro at Circuit of the Americas.

posted by on 21 March 2014 in Miscellaneous Features Motorsport

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The view directly below my feet is a floor of of dotted clear glass atop the red steel waterfall of a tower that posits like Mount Olympus over the sprawling Circuit of the Americas. I adjust my Pumas so as not to virtually step on the line of parked Audi A4s that appear as bugs on the ground. Just beyond the row of Audis is the big sweeper that makes up turns 16, 17 and 18, ushered along by big swathes of red and white stripes. I can see what is left of the track’s trademark stars blacked out with paint atop a slightly more sun-bleached black tarmac. Rumor has it that this was all Bernie Eccelstone’s doing, because maybe there’s only so much room for such things amongst the stars of his F1 travelling circus. It all seems a bit of a contrast to this day though, as I’m at an up-until-now secret test of the new 2014 spec Audi R18 e-tron quattro. The notoriously secretive Audi Sport has invited a short list of journalists in order to shed some light on their new program and their menacing new R18 e-tron quattro. More…

Audi Sport Releases More 2014 R18 e-tron quattro Content

posted by on 13 December 2013 in Motorsport Video

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We’ve gotten our hands on several videos of the new Audi R18 e-tron quattro. These include a trailer, a CGI studio walk-around and interviews with Dr. Wolfgang Ullrich, Chris Reinke as well as drivers Lucas di Grassi and Oliver Jarvis. As a result, we’ve also nabbed a bunch of screen grabs of various new angles of the new car and have added them to our photo gallery linked below and to the right of this story.
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Audi Sport Has Been Testing 2014 LMP Entry

posted by on 19 November 2013 in Motorsport

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Audi Sport boss Dr. Wolfgang Ullrich made news this week in comments to AutoSport Magazine when he confirmed the team had already track tested its 2014 LMP entry on at least two occasions. The first time is believed to have taken place at the end of September and the second time more recently.
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Q&A: Audi Sport’s Dr. Wolfgang Ullrich on Championships in WEC and DTM

posted by on 21 October 2013 in Audi News

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Audi Sport boss Dr. Wolfgang Ullrich looks back on what it took to win the WEC championship and also reflects on Audi’s success in the DTM. More…

Q&A: Dr. Wolfgang Ullrich Looks ahead to 2014 for Audi Sport at Le Mans

posted by on 1 July 2013 in Audi News

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Head of Audi Motorsport Dr. Ullrich takes a look at the sports car future and assesses the greatest change in the regulations since Audi first built an LMP sports car in 1999.
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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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Q&A: Dr. Ullrich on Audi Sport Victory in Le Mans

posted by on 25 June 2013 in Motorsport

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Audi Sport boss Dr. Wolfgang Ullrich talks about his team’s hard-fought victory at the 2013 24 Hours of Le Mans. More…

Dr. Wolfgang Ullrich’s Most Intensive Moments

posted by on 2 May 2013 in Motorsport

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Forget the drivers, Audi’s veteran chief of motorsport has become a celebrity in his own right over the years. The reason for such is simple. Ullrich has ushered in what is likely to be looked at as the most dominating winning streak in the long history of the four rings, marking countless championships and even more victories. As Audi Sport ushers in the 2013 DTM season, Dr. Ullrich looks back on some of the most significant moments in his career. More…

Audi Sport Considers Daytona Prototypes and IndyCar as Possible Future Expansion

posted by on 18 April 2013 in Motorsport

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Rumors in the world of motorsport are lucky to have much basis in actual fact, so we’re always quick to take them with a grain of salt. Rumors that involve relayed quotes from senior Audi executives though… that’s different. More…

Q&A: Dr. Wolfgang Ullrich on Start of 2013 DTM Season

posted by on 15 April 2013 in Audi News

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A word from … Dr. Wolfgang Ullrich about the upcoming 2013 DTM season. More…

GRAND-AM: 1-2 Victory for Audi Customer Teams at Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona

posted by on 28 January 2013 in Motorsport

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At the Daytona 24 Hours, the Audi R8 GRAND-AM has made its best showing to date: Filipe Albuquerque/Oliver Jarvis/Edoardo Mortara/Dion von Moltke won the GT category in a dramatic finale. The runners-up trailing the winners by 1.4 seconds were Ian Baas/Marc Basseng/René Rast/Frank Stippler. Despite 65 percent of each lap having been driven at full throttle the R8 GRAND-AM that is powered by a production-derived 5.2-liter V10 FSI engine was running flawlessly on the notorious oval track for a whole day and night. With the class victory at Daytona Audi, under factory commitments or in cooperation with its customers, has now won the world’s most important 24-hour races. More…

Q&A: Head of Audi Motorsport Dr. Wolfgang Ullrich End of WEC Season

posted by on 3 November 2012 in Motorsport

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You’ve crowned the debut season of the Audi R18 e-tron quattro with a two-fold title win. Has this been the most challenging motorsport project so far? It was no doubt one of the most difficult and complex projects. I think it can be compared to the first victory of an Audi powered by a diesel […] More…