Audi starts WEC deteriorate from second row

Posted on 11. Apr, 2015 by in Audi Canada

Ingolstadt/Silverstone, 2015-04-11

Audi starts WEC deteriorate from second row

  • Loïc Duval/Lucas di Grassi/Oliver Jarvis in position three
  • Both Audi R18 e-tron quattro cars of Audi Sport Team Joest in a tip five
  • Head of Motorsport Dr. Wolfgang Ullrich: “Good bottom for a race”

Motorsport fans can demeanour brazen to a stirring FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) deteriorate opener. In a subordinate event during Silverstone (Great Britain) a gaps between a tip cars amounted to usually a few tenths of a second. Loïc Duval, Lucas di Grassi and Oliver Jarvis, who will be starting a 6-hour competition on Sunday from position 3 in their Audi R18 e-tron quattro, were a best Audi team.

Following complicated few sleet in a morning, a drivers started subordinate on a dry lane during noon. The fastest male underneath a ensign of a 4 rings was Lucas di Grassi, who in a series ‘8’ Audi R18 e-tron quattro set a initial best time of 1m 40.180s. His team-mate Oliver Jarvis, who posted 1m 40.525s, managed a clever path as well. In a WEC, a normal of a dual fastest laps determines a grid position.
“I’m happy with a grid position even yet in a finish usually twelve hundredths of a second were lacking for a initial row,” says Lucas di Grassi. “We know that a competitors are in a improved position in qualifying, though I’m assured that we’ll be means to conflict opposite a competition stretch and are going to broach a stirring competition to a fans.”
The sister car, series ‘7’ competent in fifth position on a grid. André Lotterer, who was a second-fastest Audi driver, and Marcel Fässler set a times for a car. “A satisfactory to intermediate subordinate event in that we didn’t grasp an optimal lap,” says Lotterer. “But anything is probable in a race.”
Head of Audi Motorsport Dr. Wolfgang Ullrich’s comment of a initial subordinate event in a 2015 deteriorate was positive. “We saw a tighten subordinate event currently in that a gaps between a tip cars amounted to usually a few tenths of a second.” The initial dual rows on a 5.891-kilometer lane during Silverstone are distant by usually 6 tenths of a second. Dr. Wolfgang Ullrich: “We didn’t grasp a stick position today. But we knew that a strength is not manifested by a quick path though by coherence in a race. Therefore, a grid positions are a good bottom for Sunday.”
The 6-hour competition during Silverstone starts on Sunday during 12.00, internal time (13.00 CEST). Benoît Tréluyer (F) in automobile series ‘7’ and Lucas di Grassi (BR) in automobile series ‘8’ will be a starting drivers. Eurosport will promote a final theatre of a competition live from 18.00 to 19.30.
Qualifying results
1 Bernhard/Hartley/Webber (Porsche) 1m 39.721s
2 Dumas/Jani/Lieb (Porsche) 1m 40.340s
3 Di Grassi/Duval/Jarvis (Audi R18 e-tron quattro) 1m 40.352s
4 Davidson/Buemi/Nakajima (Toyota) 1m 40.382s
5 Fässler/Lotterer/Tréluyer (Audi R18 e-tron quattro) 1m 41.153s
6 Conway/Sarrazin/Wurz (Toyota) 1m 41.694s
7 Yacaman/Derani/Gonzalez (Ligier-Nissan) 1m 48.021s
8 Rusinov/Canal/Bird (Ligier-Nissan) 1m 48.083s
9 Howson/Bradley/Tandy (Oreca-Nissan) 1m 49.389s
10 Panciatici/Chatin/Capillaire (Alpine-Nissan) 1m 49.498s

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