Sixth WEC victory of the season for Audi and Drivers’ World Championship title at Shanghai *
- Le Mans winners are early World Endurance Champions in China
- Fässler/Lotterer/Tréluyer celebrate race victory at Shanghai
- Fourteenth podium result for Audi in current WEC season
On clinching a title and the sixth victory of the season at the seventh of eight rounds of the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC), Audi had two reasons to celebrate. After the success in the Manufacturers’ World Championship had been determined in Japan three weeks earlier, Loïc Duval/Tom Kristensen/Allan McNish (F/DK/GB) in the Audi R18 e-tron quattro won the drivers’ classification* in China. At Shanghai, the trio only had to take third place. Their team-mates Marcel Fässler/André Lotterer/Benoît Tréluyer (CH/D/F) won the race following a strong performance.