Facts on Audi’s 13th Le Mans victory

Posted on 26. Jun, 2014 by in Audi Canada

The regulations concede a Audi R18 e-tron quattro to use clearly rebate fuel than final year. Audi saved appetite by a use of ultra technologies such as optimized aerodynamics, 45 kilograms rebate weight of a competition car, a newly grown 4-liter V6 TDI engine, an optimized hybrid complement and a new driveline.

In total, Audi’s winning hybrid sports vehicle designated as vehicle series 2 used 22 percent rebate fuel per 100 kilometers than a 2013 R18 e-tron quattro. Ever given a TDI epoch began in racing in 2006 this has resulted in a 38-percent expenditure reduction.

After LED headlights with pattern lamp record had done their approach from a Audi R18 e-tron quattro into prolongation cars a year ago, a new Audi laser light is a many new creation that has been tested during Le Mans and will now primarily be accessible to business in a special model.

With 13 victories in 16 events Audi has increasing a Le Mans success rate to 81.25 percent. No other vehicle manufacturer in a story of a competition that has been hold given 1923 has clinched such a vast series of winners’ trophies in such a brief time. Porsche – with a sum of 16 victories – stays a ancestral record holder. These wins are widespread opposite a duration between 1970 and today.

In further to a winners’ prize of a organizer, Audi, as a many fit participant, won a Michelin Total Performance Award in a 2014 Le Mans 24 Hours. Car #2 ranks in front of a #1 sister vehicle in a tire manufacturer’s classification.

At 29 array stops, Audi altered a tires of a winning R18 e-tron quattro eleven times, that meant a winners used usually twelve sets of tires, many of that had to final for several stints.

Michelin, Audi’s tire partner ever given a LMP1 module was launched, was successful during Le Mans for a 23rd time.

Audi has equaled a possess record. From 2004 to 2008, a association won Le Mans 5 times in succession. The many new success completes a subsequent 5 in a fibre that has been uninterrupted given 2010.

The group of Reinhold Joest distinguished a 15th feat during La Sarthe. The outfit formed in Germany’s Odenwald segment won with Audi eleven times and twice, respectively, with a Porsche and a TWR Porsche. In addition, crew from Joest Racing were instrumental in achieving a 1994 feat of Dauer Racing and a 2003 success of Bentley.

The winning Audi of Marcel Fässler/André Lotterer/Benoît Tréluyer compulsory 29 array stops on a 5,165.391 kilometer drive. The many-sided interlude time was 58 mins and 12.362 seconds. Never before has an Audi R18 lonesome such a prolonged stretch during Le Mans within 24 hours.

The winning Audi achieved an normal speed of 214.927 km/h on a 379 laps. The fastest competition path was driven by André Lotterer in 3m 22.567s. This equates to a speed of 242.213 km/h. For Audi, this noted a tenth fastest competition path during Le Mans.

263,300 spectators watched a 82nd using of a Le Mans 24 Hours on location. A throng of 245,000 attended final year’s winning event. When Marcel Fässler/André Lotterer/Benoît Tréluyer won in 2012, 240,000 fans had incited out for a philharmonic during La Sarthe.

Tom Kristensen has continued a fibre of personal tip performances. The Dane has been on lectern fourteen times in 18 runs now – his 9 victories included. His vehicle unsuccessful to finish usually 4 events. This means that a Dane has been in one of a tip 3 spots in any of a races he finished.

The long-tail chronicle of a R18 e-tron quattro privately grown for Le Mans is designed for low aerodynamic drag. This chronicle of a hybrid sports vehicle achieves a tip speed that is adult to 30 km/h aloft than that of a competition vehicle for a other WEC rounds.

The haven cars were usually deployed 4 times this year. In total, a competition was neutralized for 1.38 hours. In addition, ‘slow zones’ in that a participants had to belong to a limit speed of 60 km/h were announced 3 times. In total, a ‘slow zones’ that were singular to particular lane sectors amounted to 1.07 hours.

Following a many new success, a 10 Audi drivers, including haven motorist Marc Gené, have a total sum of 20 victories in a Le Mans 24 Hours.

Audi has achieved 31 lectern formula during Le Mans to date. In further to a 13 winners’ trophies achieved given 1999, a code has clinched 7 second and eleven third places.

Audi’s success noted a eighth Le Mans feat with TDI power, a third uninterrupted one for a e-tron quattro hybrid complement and a 31st feat for a German manufacturer as good as for closed-wheel competition cars and turbocharged engines.

Today’s Volkswagen Group brands Audi (13), Bentley (6), Bugatti (2) and Porsche (16) now have a total lane record of 37 victories during Le Mans.  

Marcel Fässler/André Lotterer/Benoît Tréluyer motionless a iconic continuation competition in France in their preference for a third time in 4 years. Since 1923, a usually other unvaried motorist squads to have achieved success 3 times during La Sarthe were Phil Hill/Olivier Gendebien, Jacky Ickx/Derek Bell and Frank Biela/Emanuele Pirro/Tom Kristensen. No motorist choice has ever scored 4 victories together.

The winning Audi contingent distinguished a success together with a British competition operative Leena Gade for a third time.

For a eighth time, a patrol in vehicle #2 has won during Le Mans. Audi was formerly successful with a series dual vehicle in 2008 and 2011.

38 of a 54 competition cars that started a competition saw a finish – an attainment rate of 70.37 percent. Two of a 3 Audis on a grid saw a black and white mottled flag. Only vehicle #3 late after apropos caught in an collision on path 26 by no error of a driver’s.

This year, Le Mans saw 9 competition leaders, that meant a lead altered 8 times. All 3 vehicle manufacturers from a LMP1 category available streamer laps. On path 220, Audi took a tip mark for a initial time. Audi was a usually marque with dual opposite cars streamer a margin during tools of a race: vehicle #1 available 66 streamer laps and vehicle #2 was streamer a margin for 73 laps.

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