Audi R18 e-tron quattro #9 (Audi Sport Team Joest), Filipe Albuquerque, Marco Bonanomi, René Rast
For the second time an Audi has taken the lead in the Le Mans 24 Hours: with consistently fast lap times, Filipe Albuquerque in the #9 Audi R18 e-tron quattro moved into position one at 20.25 before pitting for the next refueling stop 20 minutes later, handing the leading position back over to the #17 Porsche.
The group of front runners moved together in the third hour: at 21.00, the leading #17 Porsche, the #7 Audi and #9 Audi were within ten seconds of each other.
Lucas di Grassi in the #8 R18 pushed himself in front of both Toyota cars. After the first quarter of the race, that meant that all three Audi R18 e-tron quattro cars of Audi Sport Team Joest were back in the top six.
Positions after 5 hours: 1 Porsche #17 2 Audi #7 3 Audi #9 4 Porsche #19 5 Porsche #18 6 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).