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WEC Spa 2015

For the first time in the FIA World Endurance Championship WEC, four automobile manufacturers fight for overall victories during the 2015 season. Audi aims to win the title for the third time after 2012 and 2013 triumphs. Audi Sport has prepared for this with a substantially further developed R18 e-tron quattro.

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  • WEC Nürburgring 2015
    08/30/15
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    WEC Nürburgring: Audi Sport quotes

    Marcel Fässler (CH), André Lotterer (D) and Benoît Tréluyer (F) have maintained the lead of the standings for Audi with 17 points halfway through the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) season. Quotes following the German premiere of the racing series at the Nürburgring.
  • WEC Nürburgring 2015
    08/30/15
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    Audi maintains lead of the standings in WEC home round at the Nürburgring

    Advantage maintained: The Audi drivers Marcel Fässler (CH), André Lotterer (D) and Benoît Tréluyer (F) remain the leaders of the standings halfway through the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) season. The 2012 World Champions achieved third place in the 6-hour race at the Nürburgring in front of a large crowd, defending their 17-point advantage in the drivers’ classification.
  • WEC Nürburgring 2015
    08/29/15
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    Second row for Audi at the Nürburgring

    Audi qualified on the second row of the grid in round four of the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC). The number ‘8’ Audi R18 e-tron quattro was the faster one of the two hybrid sports cars with the four rings at the Nürburgring.
  • 24h Le Mans  2015
    08/21/15
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    Audi driver trio as leaders of the standings in WEC race at the Nürburgring

    The Audi drivers will be entering round four of the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) as leaders of the standings after the summer break. Following two victories and another podium result, Marcel Fässler/André Lotterer/Benoît Tréluyer (CH/D/F) are traveling to Audi’s home round at the Nürburgring with a 20-point advantage.
  • 24h Le Mans 2015
    06/14/15
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    WEC Le Mans race: Audi Sport quotes

    A record crowd of 263,500 spectators witnessed motorsport at the highest level for 24 hours. With a third place, Audi continued its string of podium positions, but missed taking overall victory. Quotes after the race.
  • 24h Le Mans 2015
    06/14/15
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    ​Le Mans: Audi fast but unfortunate

    Audi has continued its string of podium results in the 24-hour race at Le Mans but missed taking the 14th victory it was aiming for in the world’s most famous endurance race in positions three, four and seven.
  • 24h Le Mans 2015
    06/13/15
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    ​Le Mans: President of France visits Audi

    The 24-hour race at Le Mans is one of the world’s biggest sporting events, which attracts several hundreds of thousands of fans and many prominent guests. Audi is, as most successful brand in recent Le Mans history, particularly popular.
  • 24h Le Mans 2015
    06/12/15
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    WEC Le Mans qualifying: Audi Sport quotes

    Audi is ready for one of the greatest challenges in motorsport: the Le Mans 24 Hours. Before the race on Saturday (start at 15.00, CEST), drivers and officials are confident. Quotes after qualifying.
  • 24h Le Mans 2015
    06/12/15
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    Audi ready for the 24 Hours of Le Mans

    After an arduous day’s work on Thursday, Audi Sport Team Joest is now ready for the greatest challenge of the 2015 motorsport season – the 24 Hours of Le Mans (start Saturday at 1500 CEST).
  • 24h Le Mans 2014
    06/11/15
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    Flashback: Le Mans 2014 and the most efficient race car

    This weekend, Audi will be battling for its 14th victory in the Le Mans 24 Hours. The aim, again, is to cover the longest distance with maximum efficiency because, since 2014, regulations have been in effect that require the teams to achieve the maximum from a specified amount of fuel. Audi was already the best in this discipline in the debut year.
  • 24h Le Mans 2015
    06/11/15
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    ​Le Mans: Audi drivers with most laps

    A couple of unanswered questions remain after the first day of practice for the Le Mans 24 Hours (start on Saturday at 1500 CEST). Rain showers and several stoppages complicated also the work for Audi Sport Team Joest, which completed the most laps around the ‘Circuit des 24 Heures’ on Wednesday.
  • Le Mans Test Day 2015
    06/09/15
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    ​Succeeding with efficiency: Audi aims for 14th Le Mans win

    Audi is set on continuing its string of victories in the world’s toughest endurance race on 13th and 14th June. Five times in succession, the sports cars with the four rings have won the iconic race since 2010. Audi is now battling for an amazing 14th victory in the Le Mans 24 Hours in the past 16 years. The efficiency technology Audi ultra is a major element of the Audi R18 e-tron quattro hybrid sports car’s overall concept this year.
  • Le Mans 2013
    06/03/15
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    Flashback: Le Mans 2013 and the Audi win under unequal prerequisites

    In two weeks from now, the Audi R18 e-tron quattro will be challenged to claim its fourth consecutive victory in the Le Mans 24 Hours, with Audi competing against three manufacturers. At the same time, this will be a battle of the concepts: diesel vs. gasoline engines, kinetic vs. thermal energy recuperation and electromechanical vs. electrostatic vs. electrochemical storage. This brings back memories of the race two years ago.
  • Le Mans Test Day 2015
    05/31/15
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    Positive test day for Audi at Le Mans

    At Le Mans, Audi thoroughly prepared for the 24-hour race to be held in two weeks from now. On the official test day for the most important endurance race of the year, the three Audi R18 e-tron quattro cars completed detailed programs and reeled off 288 laps. On June 13 and 14, Audi will be battling for its 14th victory in the Le Mans 24 Hours at La Sarthe.
  • Le Mans victory 2012
    05/22/15
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    Flashback: Le Mans 2012 and the first hybrid victory

    The new Audi R18 e-tron quattro competes in the 24 Hours of Le Mans in three weeks. The regulations stipulate that the sports car must be even more economical. At the same time, it will achieve significantly better lap times. With this efficiency gain, Audi makes the next step in the development of hybrid technology. In 2012, Audi was the first manufacturer to win Le Mans with hybrid drive. And to this day, this technology of the brand with the four rings is unbeaten in the endurance classic.
  • Le Mans victory 2011
    05/20/15
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    Flashback: Le Mans 2011 and the victory of the lone fighters

    Marcel Fässler, André Lotterer and Benoît Tréluyer will be traveling to the Le Mans 24 Hours as the current leaders of the standings in the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC). When the trio starts at Le Mans in three weeks from now, it will be battling for its fourth victory in the iconic endurance race. Together with Audi Sport Team Joest and its race engineer, Leena Gade, it forms a close-knit team that achieved its first victory at Le Mans in a dramatic race four years ago.
  • United for the first time: Audi’s 13 Le Mans winners
    05/15/15
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    United for the first time: Audi’s 13 Le Mans winners

    29 days to go until the Le Mans 24 Hours: Audi is intensively preparing to battle for its 14th victory in the world’s toughest endurance race. Since 2000, the brand has won the race 13 times. This year, Audi has assembled all of its Le Mans winning models for a group photo for the first time. Every single one of them represents ‘Vorsprung durch Technik.’
  • WEC 2015 Various
    05/08/15
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    ​Flashback: Le Mans 2010 and the distance record

    Audi’s success in the 2010 Le Mans 24 Hours marked the brand’s ninth victory in the iconic endurance race. Timo Bernhard (D), Romain Dumas (F) and Mike Rockenfeller (D) celebrated their first victory at La Sarthe. The three youngsters in their Audi R15 TDI covered a total of 5,410 kilometers, breaking the 39-year-old distance record by 75 kilometers. In addition, Audi achieved its fourth one-two-three result in this race.
  • WEC 2015 Various
    05/07/15
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    René Rast – a career within the Group

    On the first weekend in May, René Rast debuted in the Audi R18 e-tron quattro in the Spa 6 Hours and together with his team-mates immediately finished in fourth place – the highlight to date in what has been a remarkable career. Ten years ago, the now 28-year-old race driver was on the grid with a brand from the Volkswagen Group for the first time. Today, he is racing for Audi in the World Endurance Championship (WEC).
  • WEC 2015 Various
    05/04/15
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    Flashback: Le Mans 2008 and the unforgettable battle in rain

    The 2008 Le Mans 24 Hours ranks as one of the top spots on the list of motorsport history’s epic events. A gripping battle between Audi and Peugeot marked the race from lights to flag, with Dindo Capello/Tom Kristensen/Allan McNish in the Audi R10 TDI displaying their driving experience on track and benefiting from the tactical skills of the crew in the command post.
  • WEC Spa 2015
    05/03/15
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    WEC Spa: Audi Sport quotes

    Lead of the standings extended: In a 6-hour race that saw a hot lights-to-flag battle, André Lotterer, Marcel Fässler and Benoît Tréluyer celebrated their second victory in the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) season at Spa. Post-race quotes.
  • Audi celebrates second WEC season victory at Spa
    05/02/15
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    Audi celebrates second WEC season victory at Spa

    Following the thrilling season opener of the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) in Great Britain, Audi was unbeatable again in Belgium. On the challenging track at Spa, Marcel Fässler (CH), André Lotterer (D) and Benoît Tréluyer (F) proved their class again on clinching their second victory this season and tenth WEC success in total.
  • Audi on second row in qualifying at Spa
    05/01/15
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    Audi on second row in qualifying at Spa

    Audi managed the leap onto the second row of the grid in round two of the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC). In qualifying at Spa (Belgium) the Audi R18 e-tron quattro car number ‘7’ from Audi Sport Team Joest on its fastest lap was short 0.359 seconds of setting the best time.
  • WEC Various 2015
    04/30/15
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    Flashback: Le Mans 2007 and the victory of the only remaining Audi

    After Audi had gone down in history in clinching the first diesel-powered victory at Le Mans in 2006, the race the following year held the next major challenge in store for the brand. The 75th running of the epic event showed one of its particularly grueling facets.
  • Audi R18 e-tron quattro (2015)
    04/29/15
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    ​Audi R18 e-tron quattro with new aerodynamics

    At the 6 Hours of Spa, the Audi R18 e-tron quattro debuts a new bodywork configuration. It differs significantly from the version with which Audi won the FIA World Endurance Championship WEC season opener at Silverstone. Jan Monchaux, Head of Aerodynamics at Audi Sport, explains the background.
  • WEC 2015 Various
    04/27/15
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    Flashback: Le Mans 2006 and the first diesel success

    Audi has always stood for pioneering achievements. The brand with the four rings was the first automobile manufacturer to win the World Rally Championship in 1982 with a four-wheel drive model, the legendary quattro. And at Le Mans, Audi again turned conventional wisdom upside down. Never before had a marque tried to win the 24-hour race with a diesel engine – the time to do so was ripe in 2006.
  • Audi before next WEC thriller
    04/24/15
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    Audi before next WEC thriller

    Overtaking maneuvers on each lap, wheel-to-wheel duels, lead changes and a 4.6-second advantage for Audi after six hours of racing: The WEC opening round at Silverstone could not have been more thrilling. As the leaders of the standings, Audi is now traveling to the second in a total of eight World Championship rounds with high expectations. On May 2, the Spa 6 Hours is on the calendar of Audi Sport Team Joest – a classic race that promises to become equally exciting as the most recent one at Silverstone.
  • WEC 2015
    04/20/15
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    ​A great opportunity for three talents

    The third R18 e-tron quattro that is additionally fielded in two rounds of the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) is a ‘dream cockpit’ for many race drivers. Audi has traditionally been offering selected talents an opportunity to prove themselves at the wheel of this car. Be it Mike Rockenfeller, who was in the cockpit of the third LMP race car for the first time in 2007 and, three years later, celebrated overall victory at Le Mans with Audi, Loïc Duval, Lucas di Grassi or Oliver Jarvis, all of them have since been promoted to regular cockpits – so the third car is practically a career springboard.
  • WEC 2015 Various
    04/16/15
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    Flashback: Le Mans 2005 and an Audi victory that seemed impossible

    In 37 years, not a single American team had won at Le Mans until, in 2005, the Audi customer team ADT Champion Racing, in spite of being in a near-hopeless position, ended this barren spell with the Audi R8 – because team spirit and consistency are sometimes more important than lap times alone.
  • WEC Silverstone 2015
    04/12/15
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    WEC Silverstone: Audi Sport quotes

    More than 45,000 spectators witnessed a fascinating FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) season opener at Silverstone. The victorious Audi R18 e-tron quattro covered a record distance of 201 laps in the race. Quotes following the start of the season.
  • Audi wins WEC opener at Silverstone
    04/12/15
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    Audi wins WEC opener at Silverstone

    Audi Sport managed a dream start of the 2015 motorsport year. In the season opener of the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) at Silverstone, the Audi R18 e-tron quattro of Marcel Fässler, André Lotterer and Benoît Tréluyer took victory after a thrilling six-hour race in which the lead kept changing and was fiercely contested.
  • Audi starts WEC season from second row
    04/11/15
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    Audi starts WEC season from second row

    Motorsport fans can look forward to a thrilling FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) season opener. In the qualifying session at Silverstone (Great Britain) the gaps between the top cars amounted to only a few tenths of a second. Loïc Duval, Lucas di Grassi and Oliver Jarvis, who will be starting the 6-hour race on Sunday from position three in their Audi R18 e-tron quattro, were the best Audi team.
  • WEC Silverstone 2015
    04/09/15
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    Oliver Jarvis: “A dream comes true for me”

    At home yet very unfamiliar: Audi driver Oliver Jarvis starts his season with Audi in his British homeland at Silverstone. Despite this, much is new in the opening round of the FIA World Endurance Championship WEC for the 31-year old professional racing driver.
  • Audi ready to battle for World Endurance Championship title
    04/06/15
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    Audi ready to battle for World Endurance Championship title

    Audi is ready for the 2015 FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC). On Sunday, April 12, at Silverstone in the UK, the chase begins for the World Championship title that Audi won in 2012 and 2013. With two new R18 e-tron quattro cars and six successful drivers, Audi Sport Team Joest will be battling for the first victory in the new season.
  • WEC 2015 Various
    04/05/15
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    ​Flashback: Le Mans 2004 and the “japanese” Audi victory

    After Audi had won the Le Mans 24 Hours three times in succession between 2000 and 2002, the brand with the four rings left the field to its customers for the time being.
  • WEC 2015 Various
    04/01/15
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    ​Flashback: Le Mans 2002 and the hat-trick for Audi

    Audi managed a hat-trick at Le Mans in 2002. Never before had the same driver team triumphed at La Sarthe three times in succession. Frank Biela/Emanuele Pirro/Tom Kristensen were the first to achieve this feat.
  • WEC 2015 Various
    03/29/15
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    Flashback: Le Mans 2001 and TFSI gasoline direct injection

    The Audi R8 won the Le Mans 24 Hours for the second time in the 2001 season. In addition to the sporting success, Audi caught the public’s attention with a technological innovation as well.
  • WEC Prologue Le Castellet 2015
    03/28/15
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    ​Audi prepares for Silverstone season opener

    Audi used the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) Prologue at Le Castellet to thoroughly prepare for the season opener. In the official track test of the racing series in southern France, the engineers tested the two R18 e-tron quattro cars that will be competing in the first WEC race in the United Kingdom.
  • New Audi R18 e-tron quattro even more efficient
    03/21/15
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    New Audi R18 e-tron quattro even more efficient

    Audi is starting the 2015 season with a thoroughly revised R18 e-tron quattro. In the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) and in the Le Mans 24 Hours as the season’s pinnacle event, Audi is going to compete with a hybrid sports car in the 4-megajoule class.
  • Audi Sport Warm-up Neuburg 2015
    03/19/15
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    ​Jörg Zander: achieving aims through communication

    Since 2015, Jörg Zander has been heading the technical team of Audi Sport that lays the foundations for success in the DTM and the WEC.
  • Audi Sport Wintercamp 2015
    03/15/15
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    René Rast: Fit for the endurance season

    In 2015, René Rast competes for the first time in Audi’s LMP program after having previously been very successful in GT3 racing in the Audi R8 LMS ultra. At Le Mans, in June, he will be able to prove that he is physically fit even for the highest demands.
  • WEC 2015 Various
    03/12/15
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    ​Flashback: Le Mans 2000 and the Audi idea of changing the rear end

    At the Geneva Motor Show in early March, the second generation of the Audi R8 celebrated its world debut – a high-performance sports car the genes and name of which have their origins in motorsport: in Le Mans, strictly speaking.
  • WEC 2015 Various
    03/09/15
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    WEC: the challengers

    When Lucas di Grassi (BR), Loïc Duval (F) and Oliver Jarvis (GB) start the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) in April, they will do so as established Audi drivers. Still, the situation will be completely new for each of them, as they’re forming a driver team for the first time.
  • WEC 2015 Various
    02/27/15
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    ​Chris Reinke – achieving aims with positive energy

    Be it in his role as a manager at Audi Sport, in dealing with the race drivers or serving as an interview partner for the media: Chris Reinke, who heads up Audi Sport’s Le Mans Prototype (LMP) department, is a man in demand in the paddock of the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) and at the season’s pinnacle event – the Le Mans 24 Hours.
  • WEC 2015 Various
    02/19/15
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    Three friends in the Audi R18 e-tron quattro

    Audi’s Le Mans program has been in existence since 1999 and during this period there have been numerous successful driver teams competing in unchanged line-ups for many years. The three Le Mans winners Marcel Fässler/André Lotterer/Benoît Tréluyer (CH/D/F) are by now ranking in second place of this list.
  • WEC 2015 Various
    02/15/15
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    René Rast – new signing with ambitions

    When Audi announced the up-and-coming racer René Rast as a new LMP driver in December 2014 a dream came true for him. Hailing from Westphalia, Rast is a German talent to have managed the leap into the top category of sports car racing. Alongside André Lotterer, he is the only other German in Audi Sport Team Joest.
  • Three Audi R18 e-tron quattro cars at Le Mans
    02/05/15
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    Three Audi R18 e-tron quattro cars at Le Mans

    The wait is over: The Selection Committee of the Automobile Club de l’Ouest (ACO) has accepted all nominations submitted by Audi for the 83rd running of the Le Mans 24 Hours. As a result, three Audi R18 e-tron quattro cars will be competing in the world’s major endurance race on June 13 and 14, 2015, for which Tom Kristensen has been appointed as ‘Grand Marshal’ by the organizer.
  • WEC 2015 Various
    01/28/15
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    Oliver Jarvis and the fulfilment of a dream

    When Oliver Jarvis joined Audi in 2008 he had a dream: a ‘seat’ as a regular driver in Audi’s LMP squad. This dream has now come true.
  • Emotional WEC finale for Audi at São Paulo
    11/30/14
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    Emotional WEC finale for Audi at São Paulo

    Audi was pleased to finish the finale of the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) on a positive note. The brand with the four rings achieved its sixth podium result of the season at São Paulo with Tom Kristensen securing another trophy in his last race as a pro. Audi closed the year in second place of the manufacturers’ standings, while Marcel Fässler/André Lotterer/Benoît Tréluyer (CH/D/F) took second place in the drivers’ championship. Following a remarkable recovery, the trio in the number 2 Audi R18 e-tron quattro battled its way forwards from the last to fifth place.
  • Second row of the grid for Audi in WEC finale
    11/29/14
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    Second row of the grid for Audi in WEC finale

    Audi has achieved its best qualifying result of the season’s second half in the finale of the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) in Brazil. Marcel Fässler/André Lotterer/Benoît Tréluyer (CH/D/F) in the number 2 Audi R18 e-tron quattro qualified by setting the fourth-best lap time. The trio had last started from the second row at Austin in September, in the fourth of eight races of the season.
  • Audi heads for grand WEC finale in Brazil
    11/24/14
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    Audi heads for grand WEC finale in Brazil

    Brazil is hosting the finale of the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) for the first time. On November 30, WEC round eight will be held at São Paulo, marking the first time the manufacturers’ championship title outcome is determined in the last race of the season, Audi having become the World Champions early in 2012 and 2013, the first two WEC years. For Tom Kristensen (DK), the race marks the end of his career in professional racing.
  • Audi factory driver Tom Kristensen ends unique professional career
    11/19/14
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    Audi factory driver Tom Kristensen ends unique professional career

    One of the really big names in sports is retiring: Le Mans record winner Tom Kristensen will contest his last race as a professional race driver in São Paulo (Brazil) at the end of November. The 47-year-old Dane will be retained by the brand with the four rings as a representative and partner of Audi Sport.
  • Audi continues to keep WEC title decision in manufacturers’ classification open in Bahrain
    11/15/14
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    Audi continues to keep WEC title decision in manufacturers’ classification open in Bahrain

    In what has been its most work-intensive 6-hour race in the three-year history of the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC), the Audi squad managed to continue to keep the title decision open. As a result, the manufacturers’ classification, for the first time ever, will only be decided in the finale after Audi had been “crowned” early as the World Champions in each of the past two years.
  • Fifth place for Audi in qualifying in Bahrain
    11/14/14
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    Fifth place for Audi in qualifying in Bahrain

    Audi is dealing with a race before the race in round seven of the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) in Bahrain. While Marcel Fässler/André Lotterer/Benoît Tréluyer in car number 2 achieved fifth place in qualifying, Audi Sport Team Joest was simultaneously preparing car number one again from scratch. Following the first day of practice on the Bahrain International Circuit, Audi Sport Team Joest had discovered monocoque damage on the race car of Lucas di Grassi/Loïc Duval/Tom Kristensen late on Thursday night. As a result, the trio was unable to participate in either the third free practice or in qualifying but will be admitted to start the race.
  • Audi ready for challenges in Bahrain
    11/10/14
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    Audi ready for challenges in Bahrain

    The FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) is turning onto the finish straight. Only 13 days after the race in China, round seven of the season follows in Bahrain on Saturday, November 15, and two weeks later, the finale is on the calendar. After taking victory on the Persian Gulf in 2012 and second place last year, Audi is again setting its sights on a podium position.
  • Audi scores 22 points in battle for WEC title in China
    11/02/14
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    Audi scores 22 points in battle for WEC title in China

    Audi just missed out on a podium place in round six of the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) at Shanghai. Marcel Fässler/André Lotterer/Benoît Tréluyer (CH/D/F) in the best Audi R18 e-tron quattro had to admit defeat in the six-hour race. The Le Mans winners crossed the finish line in front of their team-mates Lucas di Grassi/Loïc Duval/Tom Kristensen (BR/F/DK).
  • Audi in positions five and six in qualifying in China
    11/01/14
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    Audi in positions five and six in qualifying in China

    Audi took fifth and sixth place in qualifying for round six of the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC). In the race, Audi – currently the runner-up in the manufacturers’ standings – is aiming to make up positions with a consistently good performance throughout the six-hour race.
  • World Endurance Championship visits Audi’s largest market
    10/27/14
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    World Endurance Championship visits Audi’s largest market

    The FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) is wound up to a high pitch. Within the space of three weeks, sports car fans have been thrilled by the lead in the manufacturers’ championship changing twice. Following two one-two victories in succession, Audi had taken the top spot in the standings at the season’s midpoint. Although the brand had to relinquish its lead in the race in Japan, it remains in striking distance of the leader of the standings. Now the World Championship decision is coming to a head, as the sixth of eight WEC races is on the agenda at Shanghai on November 2.
  • Audi maintains its challenge for WEC title in Japan
    10/12/14
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    Audi maintains its challenge for WEC title in Japan

    Round five of the FIA World Endurance Championship marked the end of a superb string of results for Audi. Following two consecutive one-two victories and a total of five podium results since May, Audi Sport Team Joest had to settle for positions five and six at Fuji. As a result, the battle for the World Championship is intensifying as the lead of the standings has changed again three races before the end of the season. Audi, as the runner-up in the manufacturers’ classification, now trail Toyota by just 8 points, continues to maintain its challenge.
  • Audi will start from third row in Japan
    10/11/14
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    Audi will start from third row in Japan

    Audi achieved grid positions five and six in qualifying for round five of the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) at Fuji (Japan). In the practice sessions, the team of Head of Audi Motorsport Dr. Wolfgang Ullrich and Chris Reinke, Head of LMP, thoroughly prepared for the 6-hour race on Sunday.
  • Audi competes in Japan as WEC leader of the standings
    10/06/14
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    Audi competes in Japan as WEC leader of the standings

    Audi looks at a good interim tally. In the FIA World Endurance Championship that has been held since 2012, the brand has now clinched 13 victories in 20 races. The most recent success at Austin (USA) marked the turnaround in the battle for the title and Audi, for the first time this season, took the lead in the manufacturers’ classification. The team is aiming to further extend this advantage in WEC round five at Fuji (Japan) on October 12.
  • Audi celebrates second WEC season victory at Austin
    09/20/14
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    Audi celebrates second WEC season victory at Austin

    Audi has celebrated the second consecutive one-two win in the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC). Following their victory in the Le Mans 24 Hours in June, Marcel Fässler/André Lotterer/Benoît Tréluyer (CH/D/F) in the fourth race of the season at Austin prevailed again. A sudden downpour of rain, red flags after a series of spins and a tactically challenging course of the race on a drying track converted the night race in Texas into a real thriller. Lucas di Grassi/Loïc Duval/Tom Kristensen (BR/F/DK) completed Audi’s success by taking second place.
  • Disappointment for Audi in qualifying at Austin
    09/19/14
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    Disappointment for Audi in qualifying at Austin

    Audi started qualifying for round four of the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) at Austin full of optimism. Following two best times set in the free practice sessions, the squad of Head of Audi Motorsport Dr. Wolfgang Ullrich and Chris Reinke, Head of LMP, saw itself well prepared for the final qualifying session as well. However, the failure of a lap trigger signal frustrated any hope of taking a position on the front row of the grid.
  • Audi at Austin: Sights are set on repeating last year’s victory
    09/15/14
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    Audi at Austin: Sights are set on repeating last year’s victory

    Following its 13th victory at Le Mans, Audi is aiming to also grab the lead of the standings in the next round of the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) in North America. Before the fourth race of the season at Austin, Texas, on Saturday, September 20, World Champions Audi are trailing challenger Toyota by exactly one point in the manufacturers’ championship. In America, Audi is again meeting with its two fiercest rivals each having led laps at Le Mans in June.
  • Triumph at Le Mans: Audi defeats Porsche and Toyota
    06/15/14
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    Triumph at Le Mans: Audi defeats Porsche and Toyota

    In front of nearly 300,000 spectators, Audi continued its unique string of victories in the Le Mans 24 Hours. In the 82nd running of the world’s most important endurance race, Marcel Fässler/André Lotterer/Benoît Tréluyer (CH/D/F) and Lucas di Grassi/Marc Gené/Tom Kristensen (BR/E/DK) made for a one-two Audi victory.
  • Triumph at Le Mans: Audi defeats Porsche and Toyota
    06/15/14
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    Quotes following Audi’s triumph at Le Mans

    Audi achieved an impressive one-two victory in the Le Mans 24 Hours in front of 263,300 spectators. Quotes after the brand’s 13th Le Mans triumph.
  • A lot of VIPs with Audi at Le Mans
    06/14/14
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    Many celebrities visit Audi at Le Mans

    The 82nd running of the Le Mans 24 Hours attracted more than 250,000 spectators and numerous prominent guests. For a whole week, the Audi drivers were very busy off track as well.
  • Audi ready for the race at Le Mans
    06/14/14
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    Audi ready for the race at Le Mans

    Following a final check in the morning’s warm-up, Audi Sport Team Joest is ready for the 82nd running of the Le Mans 24 Hours that will be started on Saturday at 15.00 (CEST) by the two-time Formula 1 World Champion Fernando Alonso.
  • Audi wins race before the race
    06/13/14
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    Audi wins race before the race

    Audi has won a ‘race before the race’ in the Le Mans 24 Hours. Following the serious accident on Wednesday, the mechanics of Audi Sport Team Joest managed to prepare the #1 Audi R18 e-tron quattro from scratch again in record time overnight – a feat that caused a sensation around the world.
  • Audi receives enthusiastic welcome at Le Mans
    06/10/14
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    Audi receives enthusiastic welcome at Le Mans

    Audi Sport Team Joest received an enthusiastic welcome by thousands of sports car fans in downtown Le Mans on Monday.
  • Audi with most fuel-efficient powertrain at Le Mans
    06/09/14
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    Audi with most fuel-efficient powertrain at Le Mans

    Audi has been competing at Le Mans since 1999 in order to achieve sporting success with technological innovations. Never before has an LMP1 race car sporting the four rings been as light, fuel-saving and efficient as the current Audi R18 e-tron quattro. As required by the regulations, its fuel consumption per 100 kilometers has to be up to 30 percent lower than that of the previous models. Despite these tough requirements, Audi is endeavoring to battle for its 13th victory in the Le Mans 24 Hours on June 14 and 15.
  • Successful test day for Audi R18 e-tron quattro
    06/01/14
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    Successful test day for Audi R18 e-tron quattro

    Audi intensively used the only testing opportunity for the Le Mans 24 Hours at the ‘Circuit des 24 Heures.’ The three R18 e-tron quattro cars on a total of 284 laps completed an aggregate of 3,870 kilometers before the 82nd running of the iconic endurance race on June 14 and 15.
  • Audi R18 e-tron quattro ready for official test day at Le Mans
    05/27/14
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    Audi R18 e-tron quattro ready for official test day at Le Mans

    June 1 is the day of the ‘dress rehearsal’ for the new generation of the Audi R18 e-tron quattro. The official test day at Le Mans has traditionally been the only opportunity for all the teams to set up their cars for the track before the week of events for the 24-hour race begins.
  • Audi prepares ‘men and material’ for Le Mans
    05/19/14
    Sports

    Audi prepares ‘men and material’ for Le Mans

    The Le Mans 24 Hours on June 14 and 15 is the season’s pinnacle event every year for Audi Sport Team Joest. It is the world’s major endurance race with the largest number of fans and twice the number of WEC points to be scored. Plus, the preparation for this event is more extensive than for any other race.
  • Audi develops sophisticated aerodynamics for Le Mans
    05/13/14
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    Audi develops sophisticated aerodynamics for Le Mans

    The Audi R18 e-tron quattro uses less fuel than any of its predecessors. In addition to the powertrain, aerodynamics makes a significant contribution to achieving excellent lap times with low fuel consumption. At round two of the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) at Spa (Belgium), the second body version of the new Audi R18 e-tron quattro made its debut. It has less aerodynamic drag for the Le Mans high-speed circuit.
  • Audi R18 e-tron quattro with complex electronic architecture
    05/05/14
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    Audi R18 e-tron quattro with complex electronic architecture

    The Audi R18 e-tron quattro is the most complex race car created in Ingolstadt and Neckarsulm to date. This not only applies to the mechanics. The electronics of the most recent LMP1 race car with the four rings is more sophisticated than ever before.
  • Audi achieves second place at Spa
    05/03/14
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    Audi achieves second place at Spa

    Round two of the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) at Spa marked the first event this year in which the relative strengths at the front of the field began to show, as this time the LMP1 hybrid sports cars of all three manufacturers finished the race. Audi, in front of 46,000 spectators, achieved second place with a gap of 1m 13.926s.
  • Audi with solid starting base at Spa
    05/02/14
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    Audi with solid starting base at Spa

    In the weather gamble at Spa, the crowd got to see a thrilling qualifying session for round two of the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC). On a drying track, the best teams opted for a second driver change, in addition to the one driver change prescribed by the regulations. The 2012 World Champions, Marcel Fässler/André Lotterer/Benoît Tréluyer (CH/D/F) were the best Audi squad. In the Audi R18 e-tron quattro, they achieved position three.
  • Audi set on battling for victory at Spa
    04/25/14
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    Audi set on battling for victory at Spa

    For the first time this year, Audi will be entering three R18 e-tron quattro cars in the WEC race at Spa (Belgium) on May 3 – at round two of the FIA World Endurance Championship. The preparation phase for this event was particularly intensive. The accident damage sustained by the two cars in the season opener resulted in a lot of work.
  • Audi driver Filipe Albuquerque in eager anticipation of WEC
    04/22/14
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    Audi driver Filipe Albuquerque in eager anticipation of WEC

    Audi factory driver Filipe Albuquerque (Portugal) is facing a major challenge on switching from touring car to endurance racing. The Portuguese will contest his first race in the Audi R18 e-tron quattro diesel hybrid sports car at round two of the WEC at Spa (Belgium) on May 3.
  • World Champions Audi unfortunate in WEC season opener after strong performance
    04/20/14
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    World Champions Audi unfortunate in WEC season opener after strong performance

    For Audi, the season opener of the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) at Silverstone began with good performances, but the race ended in disappointment. Both Audi R18 e-tron quattro cars retired due to accidents in which the drivers sustained no injuries.
  • World Champions Audi start from front row
    04/19/14
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    World Champions Audi start from front row

    Audi demonstrated a good qualifying form at the beginning of a new era in the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC). At Silverstone (Great Britain), last year’s World Champions had to admit defeat in a thrilling qualifying session by merely five thousandths of a second. The average of four lap times, which have to be set by two drivers, is decisive for all entrants. The #1 Audi R18 e-tron quattro will start from the front row on Sunday, car #2 from the second row.
  • Audi begins new era as World Champions
    04/14/14
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    Audi begins new era as World Champions

    This is a change of historic proportions: The new regulations of the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) force the automobile manufacturers to use significantly less fuel than last year. The new rules will come into effect at the Silverstone (GB) season opener on April 20. Audi is tackling the challenge as the 2012 and 2013 World Champions with a newly designed R18 e-tron quattro and two strong driver lineups. Besides demonstrating their driving skills in the race they will also have to make their personal contribution to efficiency – not least due to the fact that, following an adjustment of the regulations on short notice, race cars with diesel engines like the R18 e-tron quattro are subject to another reduction of fuel-energy compared to competitors using gasoline engines.
  • Audi designs lightest sports prototype in its history
    04/07/14
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    Audi designs lightest sports prototype in its history

    Audi had to master a particularly challenging task before the 2014 season. Since the brand entered Le Mans prototype racing in 1999, the safety rules have never been as strict and a race car as complex as this year. At the same time, the car is allowed to be lighter than ever before.
  • Improved ergonomics for Audi’s WEC drivers
    04/01/14
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    Improved ergonomics for Audi’s WEC drivers

    Audi has developed a new concept for the R18 e-tron quattro’s ergonomics for the 2014 season. The configuration of the elements in the cockpit is even more logical now, their functions have been rethought, and the seating position has been improved. This makes it easier for the Audi drivers in the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) to operate the controls of the hybrid sports car.
  • Audi unveils the new R18 e-tron quattro
    03/25/14
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    Audi unveils the new R18 e-tron quattro

    Audi began the 2014 WEC season with a spectacular appearance. The new Audi R18 e-tron quattro did not do its initial kilometers at Le Mans on the legendary race track in Western France but in public traffic. Audi factory driver Tom Kristensen, with nine victories under his belt the record holder of the Le Mans 24 Hours, drove the diesel hybrid sports car from the Saint-Julien du Mans cathedral in the city center to the famous race track.
  • Audi presents new R18 in urban traffic at Le Mans
    03/21/14
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    Audi presents the new R18 in urban traffic at Le Mans

    With a unique presentation Audi will be unveiling the technology, the innovations and the graphics of the new Audi R18 e-tron quattro at Le Mans on March 25, starting at 13.15 CET. Escorted by a police escort, Le Mans record winner Tom Kristensen will be driving the diesel hybrid sports car from the city center to the race track.
  • Audi Sport in 2014 again relies on strong partners in the FIA WEC
    03/17/14
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    Audi Sport in 2014 again relies on strong partners in the FIA WEC

    Audi is defending its titles in the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) backed by strong partners. Renowned companies with worldwide operations accompany the presence of up to three Audi R18 e-tron quattro in the WEC.
  • Audi achieves pioneering feat with e-tron quattro four-wheel drive
    03/09/14
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    Audi achieves pioneering feat with e-tron quattro four-wheel drive

    Audi has set another trend in motorsport. After the brand revolutionized rally racing with quattro four-wheel drive in the nineteen-eighties and significantly shaped touring car racing with this system in the nineties, four-wheel drive has been making its way into LMP1 sports prototypes as well. The Audi R18 e-tron quattro now aims to extend ‘Vorsprung durch Technik’ with a system featuring an all-new development.
  • FIA and ACO homologate the Audi R18 e-tron quattro
    03/03/14
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    FIA and ACO homologate the Audi R18 e-tron quattro

    Before the Audi R18 e-tron quattro is allowed to contest its first race, the FIA (Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile) has to approve it. The required homologation documents had to be submitted by February 15.
  • Efficiency of Audi drivers crucial in WEC
    02/24/14
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    Efficiency of Audi drivers crucial in WEC

    Motorsport is changing: When the new Audi R18 e-tron quattro is pitted against its competitors in the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) the Audi factory drivers have to deliver an additional quality. Not only will they need to master the races in a flawless, fast, reliable and intelligent manner as before, but in a highly efficient one as well. Otherwise, penalties are a possibility.
  • Audi welcomes LMP1 efficiency regulations
    02/17/14
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    Audi welcomes LMP1 efficiency regulations

    The changes to the Technical Regulations of the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) for the 2014 season can justifiably be called a revolution. For the first time, the output of a race car is no longer subject to targeted restrictions. Instead, limitations are imposed on energy consumption while new engineering freedoms are allowed. This way, technical creativity will be rewarded so that the most efficient race car may win at Le Mans on June 15.
  • Logistic trip around the world for Audi
    02/11/14
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    Logistic trip around the world for Audi

    The new Audi R18 e-tron quattro will be running in eight World Championship rounds in Europe, Asia, North and South America in the 2014 season. The logisticians of Audi Sport Team Joest manage a sizeable cargo volume that will be transported around the globe.
  • Tom Kristensen, Loïc Duval and Dr. Wolfgang Ullrich
    02/03/14
    Sports

    Audi with powerful squad at Le Mans and in FIA World Endurance Championship

    Five World Champions and Le Mans winners plus a former Formula One driver – this is the high-caliber driver line-up Audi will be competing with in the 2014 FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) and at Le Mans.
  • Audi and the long way to Le Mans
    01/27/14
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    Audi and the long way to Le Mans

    On June 14/15, Audi will leave no stone unturned to continue its string of victories in the Le Mans 24 Hours. The new Audi R18 e-tron quattro the brand will be competing with is the most complex race car in Audi’s history. Chris Reinke, Head of LMP at Audi Sport, outlines the key milestones of the project.
  • Encounter - The Audi Technology Magazine 1/2014
    01/20/14
    Sports

    Laser light assists the Audi drivers at Le Mans

    LED daytime running light, LED headlights, matrix beam and now laser light: Audi is again using the Le Mans 24 Hours this year to further extend its advantage in the area of light and vision. With the new R18 e-tron quattro race car Audi has opted for a combination of LED and laser light.
  • Audi as trendsetter at Le Mans
    01/13/14
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    Audi as trendsetter at Le Mans

    For 15 years, Audi has been demonstrating ‘Vorsprung durch Technik’ in the world’s toughest endurance race. With the latest generation of the R18 e-tron quattro hybrid race car Audi continues its string of technical innovations at the Le Mans 24 Hours.
  • Audi R18 e-tron quattro 2014
    12/18/13
    Sports

    Audi R18 e-tron quattro with laser light

    At the world premiere of the new Audi R18 e-tron quattro, Audi unveiled another technical highlight of its new LMP1 sports car in Ingolstadt on Wednesday night. In 2014, the brand with the four rings will be running with laser light for the first time in the Le Mans 24 Hours and in the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC).
  • Audi driver Allan McNish ends LMP career
    12/17/13
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    Parting at the pinnacle: Audi driver Allan McNish ends LMP career

    One of the most successful and charismatic race drivers is leaving the grand stage of motorsport. A few days before his 44th birthday, Audi factory driver Allan McNish announced that he would not continue his active career in the 2014 season.
  • Audi R18 e-tron quattro
    12/12/13
    Sports

    The next Audi R18 e-tron quattro: new technology for the World Champions

    The name remains unchanged but the technology is completely new. In the 2014 season, Audi is aiming to achieve the hat-trick in the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) and another success in the Le Mans 24 Hours with a Le Mans prototype that has been redeveloped from scratch – combined, yet again, with technical innovations that are relevant to the production models of the brand with the four rings as well.

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