Audi and a prolonged approach to Le Mans

Posted on 28. Jan, 2014 by in Audi Canada

July 2012: Shortly after a initial hybrid feat during Le Mans, a judgment of a new R18 e-tron quattro is determined – even yet a regulations have not been finalized during a time.

October 2012: Initial tests in a breeze hovel – aerodynamics play a vital purpose during Le Mans and have poignant change on a altogether pattern of a car.

December 2012: Start of a engineering pattern theatre – a new Audi R18 e-tron quattro consists of over 4,200 singular parts. Almost each one of them will be redesigned.

Beginning of 2013: Decision that a new R18 will be regulating with laser light – a record that Audi’s prolongation growth has been researching for years and in that it is forward of a competition.

March 2013: Production of a initial components for a new R18, followed shortly thereafter by initial member tests on exam rigs and a competition track.

June 2013: On a exam day during Le Mans, we accumulate critical information with a slimmer tires specified as of 2014 for a tire partner Michelin, regulating a fourth R18 with exam motorist Marco Bonanomi. There are no other contrast opportunities accessible during a Le Mans competition track.

June 2013: Shortly before a competition during Le Mans, a new V6 TDI engine for a 2014-specification R18 is run on a dyno in Neckarsulm for a initial time.

July 2013: Start of a simulator tests – in together to a real-word competition car, Audi continues to rise a practical chronicle of a R18.

September 2013: Assembly of a initial exam antecedent (chassis series 401).

October 8, 2013: A special day in any competition automobile project: a roll-out on a competition track. In this case, it is Le Castellet in a south of France. Lucas di Grassi is during a circle before Oliver Jarvis takes over pushing duties. On a following days, a categorical concentration is placed on checking a functionality of all a components of a new R18.

December 8, 2013: The initial sketch of a new R18 is published. Track tests during Sebring, Florida, start a subsequent day. All new Audi prototypes have had to infer their viability on this lane that is severe on a vehicles’ technology. It is quite good matched to identifying diseased points.  

December 18, 2013: At a Audi Sport Finale in Ingolstadt, a new R18 celebrates a universe premiere. Allan McNish and Loïc Duval benefaction a automobile on stage, with Tom Kristensen during a wheel. At a same time, Audi showcases laser light as a latest creation in automotive lighting technology.  

Going forward:

From Jan to May, a new Audi R18 e-tron quattro is being tested on several competition tracks. The simple homologation of a new LMP1 sports automobile has to be finished by a finish of February. The continuance of a R18 will be accurate in a 30-hour test.  From thereafter on, there should be no some-more changes done to any components, as public of a competition cars and engines for Le Mans will be in progress. On Mar 27, a initial technical scrutineering will take place before a central tests of a FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) during Le Castellet. Furthermore, use units focused on how to change tools and countless array stop use sessions are on a agenda. The WEC deteriorate opens during Silverstone on Apr 20. Two weeks later, Audi will contest in turn dual during Spa-Francorchamps, before a new R18 e-tron quattro hits a competition lane during Le Mans on a exam day on Jun 1 – afterwards, there will usually be a brief time left before a competition to investigate a information gathered.

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Note to editors: Every Monday until a Le Mans competition in June, we will be providing we with new credentials information on a R18 plan and Audi’s joining in a world’s many famous continuation competition that will be hold on Jun 14/15 this year. Next week’s topic: a drivers of Audi Sport in a R18 project.  

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