Audi Motorsport Newsletter 25/2015

Posted on 19. Jul, 2015 by in Audi Canada

Audi operative Leena Gade visits Formula Student

Exchange with immature generation: Audi operative Leena Gade visited a opening eventuality of Formula Student UK. Along with other motorsport engineers like Ross Brawn and Willem Toet, she got in hold with a students who put a foe cars they grown themselves on track. “Especially with a uninformed impressions from a Le Mans 24 Hours, it was engaging to listen to a participants’ questions, accommodate with a teams and give them a few tips,” pronounced Leena Gade, who as an Audi foe operative has won a Le Mans 24 Hours 3 times so far.

Marcel Fässler during Land-Water Fun Race in Einsiedeln

Self-built amphibian vehicles that can transport on land and H2O and are visually suggestive of a Audi R18 e-tron quattro? Marcel Fässler was vacant during what he saw when he visited a Land-Water Fun Race in his home city of Einsiedeln. The Swiss Audi racer and his family were guest during a eventuality that saw adult to 50 vehicles infer their bravery on H2O during a Einsiedeln Summer Carnival. Members of his fan bar had built 6 amphibian vehicles from timber and Styrofoam. “Absolutely reliable, means to float, maneuverable with paddles and designed to compare a Le Mans foe cars – awesome, my compliments to a participants,” pronounced a gratified Marcel Fässler.

Duel of a triggers

An surprising duel during Bilster Berg: A slot-car foe on Saturday was a stage for a face-off between Christer Jöns and Dominik Peitz, an Audi GT motorist opposite one of a youngsters in a Audi Sport TT Cup. The inner Audi-duel was motionless in preference of Jöns, who was piloting a new Audi R8 LMS. Both concluded with their comments: “It was a lot of fun and we will come behind for more!”

A word from … Markus Winkelhock

Markus Winkelhock is returning in a Audi R8 LMS to a Spa 24 Hours as final year’s winner.

A year ago, we won a Spa 24 Hours for a initial time together with René Rast and Laurens Vanthoor. What creates this continuation foe so special?

There is no other foe in a universe in that about 60 GT3 sports cars meet. Competing in a margin of eleven marques is a dream for a fans, as good as for us foe drivers. Last year, we saw how severe this foe is. After scarcely 3,700 kilometers on track, we won with an advantage of usually 7 seconds. I’m happy about racing again with René and Laurens for Audi Sport Team WRT.

Audi grown a new R8 LMS for a 2015 season. The sports automobile won a initial 24-hour foe during a Nürburgring in May. What opportunities are we awaiting to have with it during Spa?

The automobile is good to drive. It has turn improved in all areas and a business for whom we grown it will suffer it as well. Although a R8 LMS is production-based, it feels like a loyal foe car. Traction control and ABS are most improved than before, that is useful generally opposite a 24-hour distance. At a Nürburgring, a team-mates valid that a automobile is able of winning. Obviously, we’d like to be in row for a tip mark during Spa. But there’s also a somewhat opposite change of opening rating for a several foe cars. Plus, we’re pushing with a opposite tire manufacturer – Pirelli instead of Michelin – who is imperative for all a participants. So we’ll be challenged. In addition, a 24-hour foe is always totally unpredictable.

How are we privately preparing?

At a finish of July, temperatures are typically really high. In contrariety to a Nürburgring, where 4 of us were on a grid, usually 3 drivers per automobile are authorised to contest during Spa. So, there’ll be a good earthy aria on us opposite a distance. The aptness training was partial of my credentials and in Jul we also familiarized ourselves in a new Audi R8 LMS with a circuit in a Ardennes in an central test. I’m confident though honour a opponents as well. There are utterly a few teams in row for feat – including a clever team-mates.

Coming adult subsequent week
24-25/07 Hockenheim (D), DMV GT, rounds 9 and 10
25/07 Lime Rock (USA), Tudor United SportsCar Championship, turn 6
25-26/07 Spa (B), 24h Spa, Blancpain Endurance Series, turn 4
25-26/07 Snetterton (GB), GT Cup Championship, rounds 13, 14 and 15
25-26/07 Buriram (THA), Thailand Super Series, rounds 3 and 4

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