Audi R18 e-tron quattro #7 (Audi Sport Team Joest), André Lotterer, Marcel Fässler, Benoît Tréluyer
Audi R18 e-tron quattro #7 also took its turn at the head of the field in the 24 Hours of Le Mans between 6 and 7 o’clock. Benoît Tréluyer completed a fifth stint on the same set of Michelin tires and was at the wheel for almost three hours before handing over the car to Marcel Fässler. The R18 dropped back to second place as a result.
Just before 7 o’clock, a part of the engine cover came adrift on the best placed R18, which forced Fässler to make an unscheduled pit stop on lap 261 to change the rear bodywork section and dropped down to fourth place.
René Rast moved up to second place in Audi R18 e-tron quattro #9.
Positions after 16 hours: 1 Porsche #19 2 Audi #9 3 Porsche #17 4 Audi #7 5 Audi #8 6 Porsche #18
Further information about the official fuel consumption figures and official, specific CO2 emissions of new passenger cars can be found in the “Guide to fuel consumption, CO2 emissions and electricity consumption of new cars,” which is available free of charge from all sales outlets and from DAT (Deutsche Automobil Treuhand GmbH), Hellmuth-Hirth-Strasse 1, 73760 Ostfildern-Scharnhausen, Germany (www.dat.de).