Quotes after a Audi feat during Le Mans

Posted on 23. Jun, 2013 by in Audi Canada

Dr. Wolfgang Ullrich (Head of Audi Motorsport): “That was a many formidable foe I’ve gifted in my 15 Le Mans years. One reason, no doubt, was carrying to see a immature foe motorist from Denmark remove his life this weekend. We’re feeling with his family. But a foe itself was surprising too. For 24 hours straight, a drivers had to cope with fanciful continue and adjust to new conditions over and over in a unequivocally brief duration of time. Consequently, a group in a pits and along a array wall didn’t have any time to rest – we can’t remember ever carrying gifted anything utterly like this. The whole patrol showed an implausible opening in an impassioned conditions this weekend – I’m unapproachable to be a partial of it.”

Chris Reinke (Head of LMP): “After a thespian beginning, we had a good conflict on track. Various technologies competed opposite any other in a many formidable continue conditions and fought an open conflict all a approach to a final hours. We’d approaching such a foe and were intensely good prepared for it – so a Audi R18 e-tron quattro deserved ascent a unequivocally tip of a lectern today.”

Ralf Jüttner (Technical Director Audi Sport Team Joest): “This was a craziest Le Mans we’ve ever gifted in terms of a continue and a reserve automobile periods. You never knew what a understanding was. But it was an implausible stirring foe all a approach to a end. We had an positively flawless automobile and that was adequate to kick Toyota. We knew before a foe that to kick such an foe all had to fit. With a number’2’ car, this was a case. Congratulations to Tom (Kristensen) on his ninth feat and to Allan (McNish) on his third success during Le Mans. I’m also happy about Loïc (Duval) being means to applaud his initial feat here. This evokes singular emotions. ‘Thank you’ to Audi Sport and of march to my whole team, including a guys from a other dual cars. They all worked tough for this success. Unfortunately, series ‘3’ had rivalry hit and so forsaken back. Our series ‘1’ was even a fastest automobile in a margin though was simply hapless with some damage. That goes to uncover that it also takes fitness to win here. Congratulations to Toyota, who forced us to quarrel a extreme battle. That deserves respect.”

Loïc Duval (Audi R18 e-tron quattro #2): “Le Mans is a good foe that evokes so many emotions and is so tiring. Now I’ve unequivocally got to curb myself to keep from shedding tears. It was a formidable foe in that we unfortunately mislaid someone (Allan Simonsen). Since final year, a whole group has been giving all and prepared an glorious automobile for us. This is my initial Le Mans feat – together with Tom Kristensen and Allan McNish. A unequivocally good impulse in my career!”

Tom Kristensen (Audi R18 e-tron quattro #2): “For me, Le Mans was filled with unequivocally personal emotions this time. I’m unapproachable to expostulate for a world’s best team. This relates to all team-mates, all employees in Ingolstadt and Neckarsulm and for Audi Sport Team Joest. They make it probable for us to comprehend a dream. Now this dream has come loyal again – winning a fastest and toughest foe underneath a instruction of Dr. Wolfgang Ullrich. Unfortunately, we mislaid someone yesterday (with Allan Simonsen) who had a same dream. He was a unequivocally medium and good person. That’s since I’m experiencing highs and lows this time. With honour to my ninth victory: I’m pushing with integrity and a aspiration my father desirous in me. He died in March. Before his death, he told me that I’d win Le Mans this year with my team-mates. I’m anticipating that one day I’ll be means to applaud another feat with Loïc and Allan that we can dedicate to my father. Because this Le Mans success I’m dedicating to Allan Simonsen.”

Allan McNish (Audi R18 e-tron quattro #2): “Our gait was right this year. The 2013-specification Audi R18 e-tron quattro is simply very, unequivocally good. The engineers did a ideal pursuit in a winter. We were here on a exam day. Loïc Duval’s path time and a certainty that Tom Kristensen and we had in a automobile gave us a good feeling. That’s since for us it was about being clever and pushing a purify foe via – though additional array stops. Except for a puncture on Tom’s army a run was ideal for 24 hours straight. There aren’t too many races like that during Le Mans. And we had clever foe in a form of a ‘sister car’ and by Toyota.”

Lucas di Grassi (Audi R18 e-tron quattro #3): “I gathering during Le Mans for a initial time. The lane is unequivocally unique. It’s unequivocally quick and impossibly formidable to learn and to know as well. But a atmosphere, a fans and a bid that all a teams deposit into this one foe are impressive. You can feel a good certainty that Audi has in us. Especially for me as a newcomer, a foe wasn’t easy. But we gave my best. We even finished on a podium, that is unequivocally a good feeling. we schooled a lot and would unequivocally many like to run here again in a future.”

Marc Gené (Audi R18 e-tron quattro #3): “What a illusory outcome for Audi. Unfortunately, a patrol mislaid dual laps during a commencement of a foe due to a shop-worn tire valve. As a result, Oliver (Jarvis) had to finish a whole path on 3 wheels. Afterward, we benefited from a reserve automobile duration to correct a car. Congratulations to a Audi winners as good as to Toyota on a good foe and to my team-mates Lucas (di Grassi) and Oliver, who gathering a good foe in formidable conditions.”

Oliver Jarvis (Audi R18 e-tron quattro #3): “The whole foe was unequivocally difficult. Fortunately, my team-mates handed a automobile over to me in a earnest position. We knew that to finish on a lectern we had to give everything. And that’s accurately what we did in a final 18 hours. We watched a stretch to a Toyota and knew that we’d have to be during slightest 1.2–1.4 seconds faster per path to locate adult to it. we always gathering during a limit, that wasn’t easy as a conditions kept changing. That was unequivocally severe since in front of a spin we never knew what was available you. It was arguably a many formidable foe I’ve contested so far. I’m happy about third place. But it’s also a bit frustrating that we mislaid dual laps due to a collision. ‘Well done’ to a group of Audi’s automobile series ‘2.’ Tom, Loïc and Allan They gathering a flawless race. But we honour Toyota as well, who were a clever rival.”

Marcel Fässler (Audi R18 e-tron quattro #1): “Congratulations to a whole patrol of a winning car.  They had a flawless weekend, were always super-fast and therefore deserved winning. Unfortunately, we had a tiny technical problem that caused us to remove a lot of ground. Afterward, we attacked. The automobile was ideal and we unequivocally enjoyed it. We done adult a bit of belligerent though unfortunately it wasn’t adequate to be means to conflict again during a unequivocally front. But that’s delegate – a many critical thing is that Audi won.”

André Lotterer (Audi R18 e-tron quattro #1): “This is a good day for Audi. Congratulations to a group of series two. I’m quite happy for Loïc (Duval), since he’s been a good crony of cave for a prolonged time. we endorsed him to Audi Sport and it’s illusory that he managed to bind this success. But a ninth Le Mans feat by Tom (Kristensen) is an considerable feat as well. For us, a foe took an hapless course. That was a contrition since we had an positively quick car. Unfortunately, we mislaid a lead due to a technical problem. Afterward, Ben, Marcel and we gave all again though with a twelve-lap gap, it’s unequivocally formidable to allege again to a distant front. The categorical thing is that an Audi has won. We’ll try it again subsequent year.”

Benoît Tréluyer (Audi R18 e-tron quattro #1): “This was a quite tough 24-hour foe during Le Mans this year.  The whole patrol did a glorious pursuit and we had an glorious car. But to win here, simply everything’s got to fit – and it didn’t in a box this year. We were simply lacking a required fortune. Otherwise we could no doubt have been in row for feat here. ‘Well done’ to a group of a sister automobile designated as series ‘2’ that gathering a good foe and clinched a well-deserved feat for Audi.”

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