Audi R18 e-tron quattro #7 (Audi Sport Team Joest), André Lotterer, Marcel Fässler, Benoît Tréluyer
Man of the fifth hour during the 24-hour race at Le Mans was Filipe Albuquerque: on his 30th birthday, the Portuguese repeatedly bettered the existing lap record in the Audi R18 e-tron quattro #9 before leaving the new mark at 3m 17.647s. As a result, he was able to catch the leading Porsche #17 of Brendon Hartley before each refueling stop.
The race to catch up continued for the other two R18: Benoît Tréluyer ran second at 20.00 in R18 #7 only 44 seconds behind the leader. In R18 #8, Lucas di Grassi moved ever closer to the sixth and seventh placed Toyotas ahead of him.
Positions after 5 hours: 1 Porsche #17 2 Audi #7 3 Audi #9 4 Porsche #19 5 Porsche #18 6 Toyota #1 ... 8 Audi #8
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).