Encounter - The Audi Technology Magazine 2/2016
PASSION - FLIGHT CLUB
Le Mans racing driver
André Lotterer was born November 19, 1981 in Duisburg and grew up in Belgium. He has lived in Tokyo since 2003, where he is extremely successful as a racing driver. 2003 through 2015, he drove in the Super Formula (formerly Formula Nippon), winning the championship in 2011. 2003 through 2011, he was also active in the Super GT, securing the championship title in 2006 and 2009.
Since 2012, he and his teammates have scored ten victories and one world championship for Audi. In the same period, he drove ten fastest race laps, including the legendary 3:17.475 minutes in Le Mans last year. It marks the fastest lap ever driven on La Sarthe, with an average speed of 248 km/h. Almost nothing seems to ruffle this likeable driver. His facial expression when he climbs into the cockpit is a youthful smile and restrained pleasure.