Second quarrel of a grid for Audi in WEC finale

Posted on 30. Nov, 2014 by in Audi Canada

On a severe roller-coaster line during São Paulo, a 2012 World Champions cumulative a best starting bottom for a foe within a Audi Sport Team Joest squad. The drivers of automobile series 2 with a total path time of 1m 18.889s will start from a second row.

The sister car, designated as series 1, in a final 6-hour foe of a deteriorate achieved a place on a third quarrel of a grid. With their time of 1m 18.983s Lucas di Grassi/Loïc Duval/Tom Kristensen (BR/F/DK) were usually 63 thousandths slower than a fifth-placed Toyota, nonetheless a Audi contingent usually gathering a imperative series of laps in qualifying. As a result, automobile series 2 will be means to make use of a best intensity of a Michelin tire set from qualifying. For Lucas di Grassi, a foe will be his home turn and for Tom Kristensen a farewell foe of his prolonged and successful career.

Before a race, a Audi group focused on a foe credentials on a 4.309-kilometer line on a hinterland of São Paulo. In a 3 giveaway use sessions, a engineers and foe drivers extensively tested path time coherence of a tires opposite longer runs and were assured with a results. Round 8 of a deteriorate will start on Sunday during 13.00, internal time (16.00 CET).

In Germany, viewers can watch a final theatre of a WEC foe during São Paulo live on Sunday, Nov 30, from 20.30 to 22.00 on a TV channel Eurosport. Audi reports about all a use and subordinate sessions and a foe on Facebook (AudiSport), Twitter (@Audi__Sport), a news ticker on and a Audi Sport App.

Quotes after qualifying

Dr. Wolfgang Ullrich (Head of Audi Motorsport): “The formula endorse what we’ve seen in a prior use sessions. We’re doing a line flattering good and were comparatively unchanging over a prolonged runs. At a moment, subordinate is no doubt a many formidable partial of a weekend for us. we consider we’ll be means to broach a good opening in a race.”

Chris Reinke (Head of LMP): “The commencement of a weekend was no doubt noted by Tom Kristensen’s farewell. In qualifying, a approach foe credentials started for us. We’re happy about a second quarrel and assured that we’ll be means to bind a good outcome in a foe on Sunday.”

Ralf Jüttner (Team Director Audi Sport Team Joest): “Qualifying isn’t a favorite fortify this year. But on a prolonged runs, we’re set on leveraging a strengths in terms of tire wear and to allege with both cars that way.”

Marcel Fässler (Audi R18 e-tron quattro #2): “We were a initial in a array lane. That approach we achieved a purify lap. we gathering dual laps, returned to a pits and handed a circle over to Benoît. Finishing a subordinate event in fourth place in front of a Toyota is a good starting base. Still, a foe is some-more critical than qualifying. I’m gratified with a change of a automobile and we’d like to conflict for a podium.”

André Lotterer (Audi R18 e-tron quattro #2):
“The outcome was positive. On Friday, we already rubbed a line flattering well. Being a small bit serve towards a front than in a past races can really be of help. Hopefully, we’ll be means to arrangement a strengths in a race.”

Benoît Tréluyer (Audi R18 e-tron quattro #2): “Qualifying was severe yet a automobile is really good. Although we clever on a foe set-up we were doing flattering good in qualifying. I’m assured for a race. Our patrol did a good job.”

Lucas di Grassi (Audi R18 e-tron quattro #1): “We again evenly worked on environment adult a automobile for a race. That’s because a subordinate outcome wasn’t a tip priority. We’re looking brazen to a culmination and trust that we can grasp a good result.”

Loïc Duval (Audi R18 e-tron quattro #1): “Compared with a past 3 events we managed to do improved in subordinate today. Even yet we’re not starting a foe from a really front we’re comparatively tighten to a competition. We saw on Friday that we’re fast, quite on a straights. It would substantially play into a hands if a continue on Sunday was a small hotter and drier. The harder a aria on a tires, a improved it’ll be for us.”

Tom Kristensen (Audi R18 e-tron quattro #1): “We entirely clever on a foe and that’s because we usually gathering really few laps in qualifying. Hopefully, we’ll be clever in a race. We were really tighten to Toyota in qualifying. Maybe we underestimated that to some border and should have taken a few some-more chances.”

Qualifying results

1 Bernhard/Hartley/Webber (Porsche) 1m 17.676s
2 Dumas/Jani/Lieb (Porsche) 1m 17.783s
3 Buemi/Davidson (Toyota) 1m 18.070s
4 Fässler/Lotterer/Tréluyer (Audi R18 e-tron quattro) 1m 18.889s
5 Conway/Sarrazin/Wurz (Toyota) 1m 18.920s
6 Di Grassi/Duval/Kristensen (Audi) 1m 18.983s
7 Beche/Heidfeld/Prost (Rebellion-Toyota) 1m 21.127s
8 Belicchi/Kraihamer/Leimer (Rebellion-Toyota) 1m 21.644s
9 Auer/Kaffer (CLM-AER) 1m 22.081s
10 Canal/Pla/Rusinov (Ligier-Nissan) 1m 24.463s

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