Successful exam day for Audi R18 e-tron quattro

Posted on 02. Jun, 2014 by in Audi Canada

The 8 hours of contrast during La Sarthe valid really profitable for Audi. During a 4 hours in a morning, Lucas di Grassi/Loïc Duval/Tom Kristensen (BR/F/DK) in automobile series 1, Marcel Fässler/André Lotterer/Benoît Tréluyer (CH/D/F) in a series 2 R18 e-tron quattro and Filipe Albuquerque/Marco Bonanomi (P/I) in a third automobile put all a set-up work into on-track action. In further to a final aerodynamic configuration, a mechanically generated hold was another focal indicate of a program. Furthermore, all 8 drivers had a initial eventuality during Le Mans to align their competition cars and their personal pushing styles with a appetite expenditure targets that a regulations privately conclude for any track. In a morning, Marco Bonanomi, on environment a path time of 3m 23.799s, achieved a fastest time in a initial use session.

During a march of 125 laps (1703.625 km) a Audi drivers met a mandate set by a engineers with such pointing that all 3 motorist squads were means to use a afternoon for endless tire tests. The design was to exam a opening of a essentially new tire era over a prolonged run. Three interruptions of a use eventuality by red flags interfered with their stroke usually in a teenager way. After 159 laps in a afternoon, Audi looked behind on a sum of 3870.636 kilometers driven. Filipe Albuquerque/Marco Bonanomi finished a use eventuality as a best Audi patrol in third place.

“Our drivers, Audi Sport Team Joest and all Audi Sport employees entirely achieved an desirous module currently and in doing so achieved profitable work,” pronounced Audi Head of Motorsport Dr. Wolfgang Ullrich. “The patrol surpassed a expectations. Now, in a remaining week before a event, we’re going to investigate this information in sequence to find an optimal set-up for all 3 competition cars.”

Chris Reinke, Head of LMP during Audi Sport, was gratified during a finish of a exam day as well. “We finished a prolonged and endless module on a exam day. My interjection go to all a people concerned in this project, who are looking behind on some tough weeks and months. We’re entering a competition week with a feeling of being entirely prepared. We know how tough Le Mans will be this year. Now we’re all focusing a corner efforts on a singular large aim – we’re set on battling for feat in dual weeks from now.”

Test day formula (parts 1 and 2 combined)

1 Buemi/Davidson/Lapierre (Toyota), 3m 23.014s
2 Nakajima/Sarrazin/Wurz (Toyota), 3m 23.156s
3 Albuquerque/Bonanomi (Audi R18 e-tron quattro), 3m 23.799s
4 Di Grassi/Duval/Kristensen (Audi R18 e-tron quattro), 3m 24.453s
5 Dumas/Jani/Lieb (Porsche), 3m 24.692s
6 Fässler/Lotterer/Tréluyer (Audi R18 e-tron quattro), 3m 24.757s
7 Bernhard/Hartley/Webber (Porsche), 3m 24.911s
8 Beche/Heidfeld/Prost (Rebellion-Toyota), 3m 31.700s
9 Belicchi/Kraihamer/Leimer (Rebellion-Toyota), 3m 33.043s
10 Canal/Pla/Rusinov (Morgan-Nissan), 3m 37.795s

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