Mood during Le Mans anniversary dampened

Posted on 22. Jun, 2013 by in Audi Canada

Two comfortless deaths dark a mood during Audi on Saturday during Audi: At Le Mans, Aston Martin motorist Allan Simonsen succumbed to a injuries he postulated in a critical collision shortly after a start. At a VLN competition on a Nürburgring-Nordschleife, ‘Wolf Silvester’ died during a circle of an Opel Astra presumably due to health problems. Both drivers had also contested races in a Audi R8 LMS. Audi Sport and Audi Sport patron racing are deeply saddened by a dual deaths. The Audi motorsport family extends a magnetism essentially to a family members of a dual deceased.

On a arise of a 90th anniversary of a Le Mans 24 Hours, Audi handed a 2012 FIA World Endurance Championship winning Audi R18 e-tron quattro over to a Automobile Club de l’Ouest (ACO). The automobile will be exhibited in a museum located alongside a Le Mans competition track. During a normal Audi press conference, Head of Audi Motorsport Dr. Wolfgang Ullrich symbolically presented ACO President Pierre Fillon with a steering circle of a hybrid competition car.

A good respect for Dr. Wolfgang Ullrich: A block has been named after a Head of Audi Motorsport in a core of Saint Saturnin. The tiny suburb of Le Mans has traditionally been a heart for fans roving to a eventuality from Great Britain. Mayor Bruno Jannin and Stéphane Auvrignon, President of a ‘Classic British Welcome,’ denounced a ‘Place Dr Wolfgang Ullrich’ on Friday in a participation of a Head of Audi Sport, who was visibly moved. “I’m totally astounded to accept such an honor,” pronounced a local Austrian. “Although I’ve been to Le Mans so many times we didn’t know Saturnin and this considerable event. This is another place where we can unequivocally feel how many a segment ‘lives’ a Le Mans 24 Hours.”

It has turn a loving tradition: On a Friday before a competition during Le Mans, Tom Kristensen together with his team-mates visits a biggest stay with Danish fans along a track. More than 3,000 of his compatriots stay during Le Mans for a whole competition week and behind a record leader with resounding rounds of cheer. Whereas Allan McNish has been informed with a philharmonic for years, Kristensen’s new team-mate Loïc Duval now gifted his Danish premiere – and was visibly tender with a unrestrained of a Scandinavians.

Newcomer Jamie Green is gelling some-more and some-more with a Audi family. After carrying scored his initial DTM points during a Lausitzring, a Briton trafficked to Le Mans on Thursday to keep his fingers crossed for a Audi Sport patrol on location. It was a initial competition week during Le Mans that Green experienced. “It’s fascinating to see Audi’s participation here during Le Mans – both in a sporting clarity in a pits and in terms of a charity that is accessible to a guest and journalists.” Green watched a essential subordinate event for a stick position in a garage of Audi Sport Team Joest. Allan McNish showed him around a Audi R18 e-tron quattro.

Actor Hardy Krüger jr., drummer Nick Mason (‘Pink Floyd’), a former Le Mans leader Richard Attwood and comedian Django Asül watched a 24-hour competition during Le Mans as guest of Audi. From a Volkswagen Group’s tip echelon, Ferdinand Piëch, Ursula Piëch and Martin Winterkorn were on location. The Management Board of AUDI AG was represented by Rupert Stadler (Chairman), Luca de Meo (Marketing and Sales) and Thomas Sigi (HR and Social Affairs). Norbert Rank, Chairman of a Works Council of a Neckarsulm plant, kept his fingers crossed for Audi Sport Team Joest during Le Mans as well.

Before a start of a 24-hour competition during Le Mans, a mixed Le Mans winners Frank Biela and Dindo Capello did demo laps in an Audi R10 TDI and an Audi R18 e-tron quattro. The dual LMP1 sports cars from Ingolstadt and Neckarsulm had been voted as being among a many mythological competition cars in Le Mans story on a arise of a classical continuation race. With a R10 TDI Audi achieved a initial feat of a diesel sports automobile during Le Mans in 2006 and with a R18 e-tron quattro a initial delight of a hybrid competition automobile final year.

Audi extended a quite comfortable acquire to a fan village during this year’s Le Mans 24 Hours. At a Audi Fan Area alongside a initial equivocation after a start and finish, a brand’s supporters could suffer a perspective of a fantastic lane section. And those who have always been fervent to learn a secrets of a Audi R18 e-tron quattro could prove their oddity by holding a tighten demeanour during a cross-section of a Audi R18 e-tron quattro. Xbox racing simulators gave a many zealous fans a event to validate for a competition opposite an Audi Le Mans fable on Sunday morning by environment quick path times. Other successful names in motorsport kept dropping by a Fan Area for meet-and-greet sessions. Furthermore, Audi posters and T-shirts were accessible during a Fan Counter. A live DJ supposing low-pitched entertainment.

Almost accurately 30 years ago, Dr. Christian John was deployed as Audi Sport’s group alloy for a initial time – from Jun 25 to 28 during a New Zealand Rally. Back afterwards and currently Audi battles for universe championship titles around a globe, behind afterwards and currently a patrol from Ingolstadt and Neckarsulm relies on a skills of a lerned surgeon, mishap surgeon and consultant for naturopathy. The competition drivers are not a usually ones benefiting from a physician’s resources of experience. At a 2013 Le Mans 24 Hours, a 67-year-old alloy headed a five-member group that took caring of a health of all employees and supposing nutritive tips to a mechanics as well. “The categorical concentration has always been placed on a aptness of a drivers,” emphasizes Dr. Christian John. “But now we’re charity extensive medical to a array crews too, that includes consummate impediment with nutritive recommendation since during a array stops seconds are essential as well.”

This year, Audi’s tire partner Michelin again easily rewarded a winners of a Le Mans 24 Hours from a prior year. Marcel Fässler and Benoît Tréluyer any perceived a entirely versed mobile apparatus chest. André Lotterer will be off-roading on a Polaris RZR Quad.

Just before a start of a Le Mans 24 Hours on Saturday, Dr. Wolfgang Ullrich greeted dual members of a French government. At a Audi garages, a Head of Audi Motorsport welcomed Valérie Fourneyron, Minister for Sport and Youth, and Stéphane Le Foll, Minister for Agriculture and Forestry.

Dr. Wolfgang Ullrich perceived a present during a normal talk event following Technical Scrutineering during Le Mans. MC Bruno Vandestick presented a diorama with a signatures of all 9 bureau sports automobile drivers to a Head of Audi Motorsport on a arise of his 20th anniversary of use this year.

Every year, a Le Mans winning drivers make their handprints of that a expel bronze board is placed in a cement of a Le Mans walking streets a year later. André Lotterer, Marcel Fässler and Benoît Tréluyer, who in 2012 won a 24-hour competition for a second time, were guest during a phenomenon rite of a board on Monday. In assemblage as good were ACO President Pierre Fillon and Mayor Jean-Claude Boulard.

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