Audi and a FIA WEC mangle new belligerent in Mexico

Posted on 29. Aug, 2016 by in Audi Canada

Thrilling atmosphere in skinny atmosphere – this awaits a drivers for a fifth WEC competition in Mexico. Five of a 6 Audi drivers have already gifted a outrageous unrestrained triggered by motorsport in a Central American nation when they raced progressing in their careers. André Lotterer (D) raced here 14 years ago in a ChampCar series. “The fans screamed so shrill and excitedly that we had to cover my ears during a motorist parade,” remembers Lotterer. Marcel Fässler (CH) and Oliver Jarvis (GB) gifted a eager fans 9 years ago in a A1GP championship – Jarvis even flew home with a winner’s trophy. And final March, Lucas di Grassi (BR) and Loïc Duval (BR) raved about a public’s comfortable accepting after a FIA Formula E competition in Mexico. The surprising lane also runs by a ball stadium. “It was usually implausible what was function in a grandstands,” pronounced di Grassi and Duval. Benoît Tréluyer (F) is a usually Audi motorist never to have competed in Mexico in his career. The Frenchman earnings alongside Fässler and Lotterer in a Audi R18 cockpit in September. The 39-year aged veteran was forced to take a mangle during a Nürburgring following a cycling accident.

The six-hour competition creates good final of a 6 drivers’ fitness. The Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez lies during an altitude of roughly 2,300 meters. As a result, a atmosphere is about 25 to 30 per cent thinner than during sea level. The Audi Sport engineers have prepared meticulously for this. The Audi R18 diesel hybrid sports automobile reaches aloft speeds on a straights, as a atmosphere insurgency sinks. In turn, a reduce atmosphere firmness is a waste in corners: “A together vast volume of downforce is lost, that is generated by a atmosphere flow,” explains Jan Monchaux, Head of Aerodynamics during Audi Sport. “This is because we set each probable aerodynamic assist on a physique for limit downforce.” The engine is also influenced by a thinner air. The V6 TDI energy plant is granted with atmosphere by a turbocharger. Up to now, this has dense a intake atmosphere fourfold, for Mexico a regulations now assent 5 times a value. Thus, a altitude-related detriment of energy can to a vast border be compensated for. “However, a aloft focus also increases a assign atmosphere temperature, that is because we run with blending cooling,” says Ulrich Baretzky, Head of Engine Development during Audi Sport. A high-altitude focus for a engine wiring completes a changes. 

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