Quotes after a Audi delight during Le Mans

Posted on 03. Apr, 2017 by in Audi Canada

Dr. Wolfgang Ullrich (Head of Audi Motorsport): “This is no doubt a ancestral attainment for Audi. We were a initial to win Le Mans with a direct-injection turbo gasoline engine and a initial to be successful with a diesel engine. It’s a good outcome that Audi is now a initial code to have achieved attainment with a hybrid automobile – and right on a initial run, as before with a dual other technologies, and – what’s some-more – with both R18 e-tron quattro cars on a dual tip spots. That was an superb attainment by a whole squad, naturally with support from Audi’s Technical Development too, as we’re always operative unequivocally closely together with a people who are building a cars of tomorrow for a customers.”

Ralf Jüttner (Technical Director Audi Sport Team Joest): “What a race! It was a prohibited conflict right during a beginning, as Toyota was a many worse opposition than many had been expecting. It’s a contrition that both of their cars late so early, and Anthony Davidson’s automobile with a complicated accident. We usually remember too good from final year what a group is going by in moments like that. Afterward, we fought a team-internal conflict with cars series one and dual – and it was an open and conspicuous fight. we honour a winners nonetheless wouldn’t have disposed saying a other group win either, quite Dindo Capello, whose birthday is currently and who substantially contested his final Le Mans competition –although that’s what we’ve been meditative for a past 5 years … But not usually a display of a dual hybrid vehicles was impressive. Our rookies Marco (Bonanomi) and Oliver (Jarvis) in a Audi R18 ultra together with ‘Rocky’ (Mike Rockenfeller) delivered a constrained competition that caused them to finish in third place. They had to knowledge a fact that Le Mans has a possess laws nonetheless they commandingly mastered this challenge. Our series ‘3’ had dual accidents that were roughly matching and unfortunately undone their competition for a lectern even nonetheless they were using fast. All in all, we’re unequivocally happy. All 4 automobile crews did an superb job. For Audi, carrying achieved a entrance win of a hybrid automobile has noted another miracle during Le Mans after a initial triumphs with a TFSI and a TDI. We’re unapproachable to have had a event of being partial of this.”

Marcel Fässler (Audi R18 e-tron quattro #1): “This was an implausible race. There were so many highs and low – generally for me. we had a good team. The mechanics gave all after a collision to correct a automobile as discerning as possible. As always, my motorist colleagues did a illusory pursuit too. For Audi, this is a good day. Clinching not usually attainment nonetheless a one-two outcome with a new record of a e-tron quattro is a shining feat.”

André Lotterer (Audi R18 e-tron quattro #1): “The new Audi R18 e-tron quattro is unequivocally clever and gave us a lot of confidence. It’s shining to have won nonetheless again! That’s an impossibly good feeling. It was a unequivocally eager race. A year ago, we were battling opposite Peugeot and this year opposite Toyota during a commencement of a race. Unfortunately, a opposition retired. But we contested a unequivocally extreme competition opposite automobile series ‘2’ in a group as well. Audi Sport authorised all of us to give everything. It was genuine racing, and in your possess group that’s quite interesting. Last year, we were using opposite Peugeot by ourselves after dual vital accidents. This year, a trust among a whole patrol has grown even further. Competing with Audi continues to be unequivocally special.”

Benoît Tréluyer (Audi R18 e-tron quattro #1): “It was a unequivocally tough competition since trade on lane was quite complicated this year. You had to be intensely clever not to leave a racing line while lapping as a lane was intensely sleazy there. There were a series of vicious maneuvers. In a morning hours, we had a stirring and satisfactory duel with a ‘sister car.’ The duel between a dual Audi R18 e-tron quattro impressively valid a intensity of a hybrid car. I’m happy to be on a tip mark of a lectern again.”

Dindo Capello (Audi R18 e-tron quattro #2): “Up until a collision it was a good race. When it happened we were in row for victory. As we could see final year, you’ve got to take risks if we wish to win. Without those risks, Audi wouldn’t have won during that time. That’s since we took risks this year too. The outcome is a bit unsatisfactory for a whole group and generally for Allan (McNish). As a racer, we know how he’s feeling during a moment. Tom (Kristensen) and we know that something like that can occur to any motorist anytime, generally when you’re battling for victory. Here during Le Mans, we can’t means to give divided even a tenth of a second anymore. Sometimes it works out and during others it doesn’t. For us, it didn’t work out this time. But subsequent time we’ll have improved fitness again.”

Tom Kristensen (Audi R18 e-tron quattro #2): “The competition gave me a lot of pleasure since it offering everything. we quite enjoyed a 3 stints during night. we was ostensible to expostulate as discerning as probable and finish twelve laps with any fuel tank filling. we managed this each time. Especially in a morning when we’d done adult a lot of time and even taken a lead we were unequivocally confident. I’m unhappy that we wasn’t means to conflict with André (Lotterer) for attainment anymore on a final laps. But I’m even sadder about a fact that Dindo (Capello) didn’t win on his final run during Le Mans. He would have deserved it. We gave all for that. ‘Well done’ to automobile series ‘1.’ They did a good pursuit and merit this success as well. Audi’s opening and trustworthiness are considerable when we demeanour during a hurdles to be mastered in a race. At Le Mans, you’ve got to design anything during any time.”

Allan McNish (Audi R18 e-tron quattro #2): “I’m devastated. I’m contemptible for a team: Dindo, Tom, a engineers and a mechanics. They did a ideal pursuit via a race. Despite a few problems we were in row for attainment adult to my accident. we held a slower GT automobile in a Porsche corners and approaching a motorist to stay on a right-hand side. But he didn’t. we haven’t got a idea why. we spun and crashed into a ensure rail with a right front. That shop-worn a front bodywork and a cessation – a required correct cost us dual laps. That was a very, unequivocally vast disappointment.”

Marco Bonanomi (Audi R18 ultra #4): “It’s simply good to have finished on a lectern right on my initial Le Mans run. The competition wasn’t easy for us since we had a puncture early on and delivery problems later. But we were unequivocally discerning and done no mistakes. I’m unequivocally happy for Audi, my group colleagues and myself. A ideal result.”

Oliver Jarvis (Audi R18 ultra #4): “Incredible. A competition with a lot of ups downs. There were phases when I’d have never believed that we’d be means to make it on podium. We were using unequivocally discerning for a few hours and thereafter a automobile unexpected stopped on track. That’s when we suspicion ‘it’s all over now.’ But a group not usually worked tough in that box and we were means to continue. we wish to appreciate a guys; they did an superb job. We owe a lectern to them. This has done a dream come loyal for me.”

Mike Rockenfeller (Audi R18 ultra #4): “To be honest, I’m flattering happy that we done it onto a lectern during Le Mans. That was a smallest goal. We weren’t discerning adequate during vital tools of a competition to be in row for a unequivocally tip spots. Still, we wish to appreciate a group and my dual associate contenders. We done a best of a conditions and done no mistakes ‘Well done’ to a other 3 Audi teams who had an implausible speed. we consider we’ve gifted a good day for Audi that we can applaud today.”

Romain Dumas (Audi R18 ultra #3): “Actually, we had a good competition in a Audi R18 ultra. Unfortunately, we were slowed by dual accidents one of that we acknowledge we was during error in. This occurrence alone cost us so many laps that a jump onto a lectern was no longer possible. Still, nobody in a group needs to feel bad about that. On a whole, all of us did a good job. That quite goes for a mechanics, who had to correct a automobile twice.”

Loïc Duval (Audi R18 ultra #3): “For us, it was a rather frustrating, tough race. We had dual accidents and associated correct breaks. But like they had via a week, a mechanics did a illusory job. Aside from a incidents a automobile was using well nonetheless a conditions during a front was unequivocally tight, so we weren’t means to tighten adult to a 3 front runners. But I’m already looking brazen to subsequent year and wish to grasp a improved finish then.”

Marc Gené (Audi R18 ultra #3): “It was a unequivocally formidable competition for us. We mislaid belligerent due to a puncture early on. We kept on battling thereafter nonetheless Romain (Dumas) and we both had an collision that cost us time again. But a mechanics did a good pursuit of behaving a required repairs. The many critical thing, though, is that Audi managed a one-two-three win. I’m happy that we gathering a vast series of laps and schooled a lot that I’ll be means to advantage from subsequent year.”

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