Night shift for Audi at Le Mans
- Accident of Loïc Duval overshadows first qualifying day
- Audi R18 e-tron quattro #1 will be prepared again from scratch overnight
- First qualifying stopped early following accidents
Numerous incidents and red flags marked the first qualifying day for the Le Mans 24 Hours. After a shortened first qualifying session, Audi Sport Team Joest temporarily maintains grid positions five and six. The third Audi R18 e-tron quattro, following an accident in free practice, was not able to participate in the first qualifying session.