Audi completes Le Mans preparations

Posted on 09. Jun, 2013 by in Audi Canada

On a mostly soppy Sunday during La Sarthe, a group of a eleven-time Le Mans leader strong on contrast several aerodynamic set-up versions of a Audi R18 e-tron quattro. In addition, a engineers experimented with opposite tire pressures in sequence to investigate a opening of a sleet tires on a singular path and opposite longer distances. When showers set in, a group motionless to finish a morning’s use event early. The lane conditions were too inconsistent, as Loïc Duval came to find out too in an off-track outing in a Tertre Rouge dilemma toward a finish of a initial half of a day. His car, designated as series 2, remained structurally unimpaired in a occurrence and was prepared to resume a exam after a lunch break.

In a afternoon, there was usually delayed alleviation of a continue situation. It was usually probable to use dry tires on a tradition-steeped lane in a final 90 minutes. The 3 R18 e-tron quattro cars finished a exam day in a tip 3 positions. Despite a prevalent stormy continue conditions automobile series 4 also collected critical commentary for a future. Audi bureau motorist Marco Bonanomi in a black R18 e-tron quattro tested a new tire era by partner Michelin for 2014.

“We trafficked to a exam day in sequence to work by several programs and to learn something in a process,” pronounced Head of Audi Motorsport Dr. Wolfgang Ullrich in summing adult a day. “Unfortunately, due to a fluid weather, we didn’t even come tighten to being means to try out all a designed options. It usually became dry toward a end. Loïc Duval eventually found a giveaway lap, and he managed to set a fastest time. But usually in a competition we’ll unequivocally see where we stand.”

Results of a exam day

1 Duval/Kristensen/McNish (Audi R18 e-tron quattro), 3m 22.583s
2 Gené/di Grassi/Jarvis (Audi R18 e-tron quattro), 3m 25.358s
3 Fässler/Lotterer/Tréluyer (Audi R18 e-tron quattro), 3m 25.647s
4 Buemi/Davidson/Sarrazin (Toyota), 3m 27.581s
5 Bonanomi (Audi R18 e-tron quattro), 3m 27.894s
6 Lapierre/Nakajima/Wurz (Toyota), 3m 29.593s
7 Heidfeld/Jani/Prost (Lola-Toyota), 3m 31.967s
8 Beche/Belicchi/Cheng (Lola-Toyota), 3m 34.724s
9 Kane/Leventis/Watts (HPD-Honda), 3m 35.631s
10 Brundle/Heinemeier-Hansson/Pla (Morgan-Nissan), 3m 38.801s

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